Barona Beach

Barona Beach Accents

Barona Beach Lakefront Resort is a 155-unit luxury condominium property on Lake Okanagan, designed by Coastal Architects’ Kevin Ryan. The project was a huge success with all units selling out in a day. While it’s minutes from the City of Kelowna, the development feels removed from the busyness of city living and is situated to take in the natural beauty of the area.

One of the challenges we worked with early in this project was the seamless melding of the timber frames to the stick framed main buildings, which would settle. Timber frames don’t settle; they retain their original height. Load transfer and stability were an especially important focus at stick-to-timber-frame transitions, and the end product was a great success.


Very large scale project.

Timber frame tie-in to conventional frame.

Outdoor structural additions.



West Kelowna, B.C. (shores of Lake Okanagan)






Kevin Ryan, Coastal Architect



300,000 board feet



Timber—#2 interior Douglas fir