Old Log Barn Lives On at Predator Ridge’s Whitetail

Old Log Barn Lives On at Predator Ridge’s Whitetail

Part of what makes Predator Ridge so special, is the history behind it.

Predator Ridge is delighted to share a truly special feature that has been incorporated into a variety of the new Whitetail homes, focused on bringing the old into the new!

Recently, an old barn on the property that was built in 1898, by one of the settling families of the Commonage, the McQuarie family, had to be torn down.

This historic building was kept up for as long as possible, and was being used as a maintenance shed since the golf courses opened in 1991. The structure of the building was becoming severely compromised (it was 117 years old) so for safety reasons, the Predator Ridge team took extreme care in disassembling the building and salvaging as much wood as they could from it.

Well salvaged they did and with the help of a local millworker and our design team, the wood is being incorporated into new homes at Whitetail!

From mantles to accent pieces, the Predator Ridge design team is working all the old wood, into unique showcasing design features in the new homes.  The wood selected from the old barn is in amazing shape and includes a variety of: yellow pine, lodge pole pine, spruce and fir.

If you’re interested in learning more about the history of the Commonage area (where Predator Ridge calls home), please check out “THE HISTORY OF THE PREDATOR RIDGE AREA” blog.

You can also visit the old Commonage school house that used to be at Predator Ridge and built around the same time as the barn. In 1898, the Commonage school was built on the McQuarie land and was a major attraction for ranchers to settle into the area.  In 1975 the school was restored and moved to Paddlewheel Park where it still remains as one of Vernon’s historic sites.

If you would like more details on the new Whitetail homes, please contact a Predator Ridge Real Estate Specialist to learn more. Toll Free: 1-866-578-2233 or 250-503-1739 or by Email: realestate@predatorridge.com

Reservoir Cuts Among 2015 Billboard Award Nominees

Reservoir Cuts Among 2015 Billboard Award Nominees

The long list of nominees for this year’s Billboard Music Awards was unveiled this week, and Reservoir is proud to report that a handful of catalog tracks ultimately made the cut.

Chris Brown’s X is up for Top R&B Album, featuring Danja’s handiwork on “Add Me In” and “Stereotype”, plus Aaliyah’s trademark sweet-voiced delivery on the single “Don’t Think They Know”.

The Top Rap Album category pits J. Cole’s long-awaited 2014 Forest Hills Drive and Drake’s surprise If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, two albums featuring Reservoir cuts, against one another.  A former R&B/Hip-Hop Chart #1, Forest Hills includes a sample of Lil Jon’s contemporary classic “Get Low” on the track “G.O.M.D.”  Meanwhile, all-around record breaker IYRTITL includes a Ginuwine sample, “So Anxious”, from the Black Fountain catalog on “Legend” and “Madonna”; and the Scott Storch credit “You Got Me” on “6 Man”.

Not to be overlooked, relative newcomer Iggy Azalea is also up for the Top Rap Album title with her Grammy-nominated debut release, The New Classic, which features a cut from Reservoir producer-performer duo WatchTheDuck, “100”. Fittingly for the group’s halfway behind-the-scenes m.o., vocalist Jesse Rankins performs vocals on the cut while both he and producer Eddie Smith III enjoy production credits.

Switching to a more international perspective, Spanish superstar Enrique Iglesias is up for Top Latin Album with Sex and Love, the 2014 release featuring the Reservoir catalog cut “Only A Woman”.

Meanwhile, over in the world EDM, Avicii’s True, which includes the Reservoir cut “Dear Boy”, earned him a nomination for top Dance/Electronic album.

Finally, Jason Derulo and 2 Chainzubiquitous 2014 hit “Talk Dirty” gained a nomination for Top R&B Song.

This year’s Billboard Music Awards will air live on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17th at 8pm.

Wishing Reservoir’s contenders and all of the nominees the best of luck!