A private elevator, formerly a niche perk for big-city penthouse dwellers, is now within reach. For those with multi-generational families, mobility needs or a desire to age in place, an elevator is a smart investment. Gyro Beach Townhomes in Kelowna incorporates Hybrid Elevators (eco-friendly aluminum, and equipped to work even in a power outage), from the garage up to the rooftop deck–an asset for lifting everything from laundry and groceries to holiday luggage. Similarily, Shoreline on Beach in Peachland offers an elevator option in its town homes (two-storey living stacked on top a garage): build one in right now, or have the shaft roughed in for completion later. gyrobeach.ca, newtownservices.net/project/shoreline-on-beach/
Buy one: Cost of a residential elevator, $40,000-$100,000.