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Formerly known as the W.H. Harvey Home, the Heritage House was built by William Harvey in 1907. A carpenter and early Summerland businessman, Harvey owned a Building Supply Store and worked on buildings such as the Bank of Montreal, which is still in operation today on Main Street and Kelly Avenue in Summerland.

Harvey owned much of the property around the house and ran his own orchard there. When building the house, he worked with an architect named Samuel Maclure to design a unique, majestic looking home that was characterized by solid, symmetrical proportions, a medium-pitched roof and columns -- a design reflecting the classic charm of the early 1900s. Built on higher ground with a wrap-around veranda, the house overlooked the orchard and the panoramic view beyond.

To this day, it’s been kept in immaculate condition and now operates as a quiet and comfortable Bed and Breakfast.