PNE Prize Home – It’s (Fair) Time to Check it Out

PNE Prize Home front view

It’s one of Western Canada’s most anticipated summer events and a favourite Vancouver tradition – the Pacific National Exhibition. Each year, the coveted Prize Home lures hopeful thousands of lottery participants and interior design enthusiasts to get a tour of this beautiful home.

An annual summer event since 1910, the Pacific National Exhibition draws visitors from all over BC that are willing to submit themselves to long lines in the summer sun. All to get a glimpse of the always beautiful Prize Home interior and the many amazing features the home can boast.

The PNE Prize Home lottery has been a favourite feature of the PNE since 1934, and this year’s grand prize home lives up to the standards of luxurious living that fair-goers have come to expect. It is known for featuring the best in residential design and functionality. This year is no exception.

PNE Prize Home 2019

The 85th annual PNE Prize Home is a farmhouse-style residential work of art. Its 3,159 square feet of contemporary luxury will meet picturesque valley and lake views when it moves to its permanent home on Kelowna’s Kirschner Mountain. That view is sure to make the 2nd level deck one of the most popular features of this beautiful residence.

This energy efficient home by Freeport Industries has three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, gourmet kitchen complete with pantry and separate prep kitchen; all outfitted with state-of-the-art furniture and appliances. Valued at over $2 million, the real prize with this home is the lifestyle it will provide one lucky winner.

PNE Prize Home 2019 Master Bedroom with Balcony by Duradek

The master bedroom features a private balcony for the best in indoor-to-outdoor living space.

The ultimate residential lifestyle includes a harmonious flow of indoor and outdoor living space, and this home by Freeport Industries kept this in mind in the design. In addition to a covered patio off of the main floor, the upper level has a bonus. There is a beautiful balcony off of the 2nd floor master bedroom above the 2-car garage.

PNE Prize Home 2019 Balcony Duradek Installation

Duradek Legacy Driftwood is installed with professional waterproofing techniques.

Since this balcony also serves as a roof, it was important to use a decking product that would also act as a roofing product for the area below. That’s where Duradek comes in. Duradek is building code approved as both a walking surface AND a roofing membrane. It is installed with professional waterproofing techniques to ensure it is a reliable part of the building envelope that protects the home. The 2019 PNE Prize Home balcony had Duradek vinyl installed by authorized Duradek dealer, Northshore Duradek.

PNE Prize Home 2019 Balcony with Duradek off bedroom

The private balcony surfaced with Duradek Legacy Driftwood vinyl is the ideal low maintenance deck waterproofing solution when over living space.

The lifestyle advantages from this gorgeous balcony is not limited to being a great place to relax and enjoy the views. Duradek vinyl decking is wonderfully low maintenance and will stay waterproof throughout its lifetime with no recoating required like many other waterproof decking products. All Duradek requires is cleaning. Less time on maintenance means more time for enjoyment.

PNE Prize Home 2019 front view at dusk

The 2019 PNE Prize Home allows for easy outdoor living space.

PNE Prize Home 2017

The 83rd PNE Prize Home was a 3,100 sq ft West Coast Modern style home valued at 1.6 million dollars. The house’s permanent home after the fair is at Naramata, with beautiful views of Okanagan Lake. Spacious and modern, the Energy Star certified home has all of the modern luxuries one could hope for. Additionally, it has the traditional features of 2 decks for the important outdoor living space that families can enjoy together.

PNE Prize Home 2017 Deck with Duradek Legacy Pebble Beach Vinyl

2017 PNE Prize Home with Duradek Legacy Pebble Beach deck.

This year, authorized Duradek dealer, Citywide Sundecks, installed Duradek on the Prize Home. The lower deck was surfaced with Duradek Legacy Pebble Beach vinyl decking, so the lucky winner gains the benefit of low maintenance outdoor living space to go along with their showcase home.

PNE Prize Home 2013

The more than 3,000 square foot Prize Home has a beautiful exterior and a comfortable elegance in its interior design scheme (provided by Jillian Harris from Love it or List it Vancouver) that will blend beautifully at its future home on a scenic mountain lot at Sun Peaks Resort. A virtual tour of this home will show you the exquisite design details and demonstrate the attention to detail that went into its construction.

PNE Prize Home 2013 with Roof Deck by Duradek

2013 PNE Prize Home with a roof deck by Duradek

Featuring two decks and an indoor/outdoor fireplacFeaturingmain deck, this home embraces the trend of making the most of outdoor living space. The second level deck is finished with Duradek Ultra Forest Floor Birch waterproof vinyl and provides access to the fantastic games room situated over top of the double garage. This deck waterproofing is one critical detail of the home that should not be taken for granted, particularly as it is situated over top of living space. Duradek Ultra vinyl is a guaranteed waterproofing membrane acts as a building code approved roofing membrane and walking surface in one.

PNE Prize Home 2013 with Duradek Forest Floor Birch Vinyl

This low maintenance deck surface provides roof-grade waterproof protection for the living area below.

PNE Prize Home 2012

Duradek was proud to be a part of one of Western Canada’s most anticipated summer events and a favourite Vancouver tradition as a supplier sponsor for the 2012 PNE Prize Home. This gorgeous craftsman-style home was constructed by Britco. As a supplier sponsor, Duradek provided our quality waterproof vinyl for the two decks on the home.

PNE Prize Home 2012

The more than 3,000 square foot Prize Home had a beautiful exterior and a warm and rich interior design scheme (provided by Jillian Harris from Extreme Makeover Home Edition) that reflects the natural environment of its future home at Canada’s Alpine Village at Sun Peaks Resort. A virtual tour of this home shows you the exquisite design details and demonstrates the attention to detail that went into its construction.

PNE Prize Home 2012 with Deck off of bedroom

Just outside of these master bedroom doors is one of the beautifully protected decks from Duradek.

With 20’ vaulted ceilings, 3 fireplaces, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a walk-in wine cellar this home features 2 decks that Duradek has protected with Duradek Ultra Forest Floor ‘Birch’ waterproof vinyl. This is one critical detail of the home that should not be taken for granted. Duradek Ultra vinyl is a guaranteed waterproofing membrane that protects a home from costly water damage that can silently overtake a house when the decks are incorrectly constructed or inadequately waterproofed.

PNE Prize Home 2012 with Durarail Adjustable Stair Railings

The upper-level deck protected with Duradek waterproof vinyl keeps the lower level deck dry with Duradek’s roofing approved waterproof membrane. Durarail provides the finishing touches with authentic looking Wood Grain Finish over the durable powder coated aluminum railings.

Whether the lucky winner of this home wishes to enjoy the deck off of the master bedroom or off the main living area, they are enjoying it with very little maintenance thanks to the durability of Duradek vinyl and the low maintenance aluminum railing system. The railing system available from Durarail is made from long-lasting aluminum from Excell Railing Systems. This system was designed with the appearance of real wood with a quality finish from Mayne Coatings to blend in with the natural surroundings of its Sun Peaks location.

Even in the winter months, there is no worry about rust to the railings and the Duradek vinyl deck surface can accept the application of de-icing salts without damaging the surface. A simple rinse to ensure all chemicals are removed from the deck before the spring sun comes out keeps Duradek vinyl looking great.

PNE Prize Home History

Did you know…?

  • The first PNE prize home was given away in 1934 and was valued at $5,000.
  • The first PNE prize home giveaway was created to bolster a less than prosperous house-building industry during the Great Depression.
  • Tickets to the first PNE Prize home were sold for 10 cents each…which covered all costs and even generated a little profit.
  • There was no prize home at the PNE in 1973. They raffled a gold brick that year – which was not as successful – and so it’s been a prize home every year since.

Good Luck to all who enter from your friends at Duradek!
For details, check out the PNE Prize Home Lottery website.

Good Luck to all who enter from your friends at Duradek!

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