SOLD OCTOBER 2020
|A Cabin on the shores of Horne Lake with almost
100 ft of south-facing waterfront...ideal for
both summer and winter living or use it as a
fabulous vacation getaway far from the hustle-
Enjoy lazy summer afternoons of trout fishing, boating, water skiing, and paddle boarding on the calm waters of the lake, and active winter days of snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and downhill skiing at Mount Washington only an hours drive away...lake life is the good life!
Just a short drive from the town of Qualicum Beach you’ll find this charming and fully- furnished Lakefront Cabin on .55 acre boasting 1239 sqft of finished living space including day-to-day main level living and a non- conforming upper level capable of sleeping eight people, an unfinished full-height lower level waiting to meet your needs, 1206 sqft of deck and patio space encircling the home, lots of storage, and a prime location built into the natural incline of a hill that offers spectacular elevated views of Horne Lake and the forested hills surrounding that change with the four seasons!
Best of all, most everything you need for off- the-grid lakefront living is waiting for you including most of the furniture and all beds if wanted, a floating dock, a canoe and a rowboat, as well as power and water systems.
An entry driveway leaves the main road and winds its way down the hillside to the first parking area (with space for two vehicles), before curving around to a lower second larger area that could accommodate two more vehicles. A few steps lead down to the deck of this stunning lakefront cabin with its cedar and pine interior, where a front door with a screen welcomes you into a foyer (with dual closets) that opens to a bright open plan Kitchen/Living/Dining Room featuring engineered hardwood flooring and a jaw-dropping panorama of picture windows perfectly positioned to maximize the inspiring lake views.
An inviting woodstove is ready to provide warmth and ambience throughout the room on those cooler evenings, as well as a lovely spot to curl up with a good book in the wintertime or simply relax and lose your thoughts in the fog-enshrouded lake with towering snow-capped hills in the distance!
The Kitchen offers custom shaker-style cabinetry, a “Hafele LeMans" Lazy Susan, gleaming granite countertops, an on-trend tiled backsplash, inset lighting, a handy portable island/breakfast bar, and stainless steel appliances including a 4-burner propane stove and a replaced fridge (2015).
Dual sets of french double doors open to a large and very private deck with lovely treed views overlooking the shimmering lake! The railings of the glass-panelled deck were re- stained in 2019, a weather seal surface was added 5 years ago, and an indispensable roller awning allows for all-weather use...relax and enjoy the full-on southern exposure, beautiful views of the crystal lake embraced by endless hectares of timeless and spiritual forestland, the rich aroma of the evergreens and red cedars, and the soul-rejuvenating peace and quiet only occasionally broken by the distant cry of waterfowl or a passing boater!
Completing the main level is a Master Bedroom and a 3 pc Bath with tile flooring, a vessel sink, and a glass shower, while a staircase invites you to the 586 sqft underheight upper level that’s capable of hosting eight friends or family members when they come to visit throughout the year!
Here you’ll find a bright open plan room with ceiling vaults, picture windows offering spectacular lake views, and a clever use of dividers and custom floor-to-ceiling fir cabinetry to separate each bedroom area while offering storage space. This superb height non- conforming space currently hosts three queen- sized beds and two twin beds so there’s lots of room to host the kids and the grand-kids, and also included is a “Pack n Play” portable playpen.
Nicely separated from all main living areas and accessible only from the exterior is an undeveloped 653 sqft walk-out lower level with 9 ft ceilings, concrete flooring, lots of storage cabinets, and a door leading out to a covered area (beneath the main-level deck) that’s currently used as an extension of the workshop for those messier jobs, but could easily be converted into an additional patio. A Storage Room hosts some of the power and water systems including a “Bosch” hot water on- demand system, a 1780-Watt trace inverter, and a battery box connected to solar recharging panels on the roof.
A natural rock staircase with solar lighting leads to a lovely cleared bank overlooking the shoreline with a firepit...a great spot to gather at the end of those care-free summer days as the pastel colours of dusk slowly mellow into an endlessly-starry night sky, or relax by the crackling fire in the wintertime and warm up with a hot cup of cocoa and your favorite blanket as the snow falls around you!
Natural rock steps and a trail leads down to a rock beach with a fabulous floating cedar dock boasting spectacular panoramic views that span from a distant regional park on the right to Rocky Point and Fletcher’s Island on the left...the perfect launching point for a day of boating or fishing for cutthroat and rainbow trout and at days end you can treat your guests to a barbecue of your fresh catch!
The dock can be released from the shoreline and secured with chains to protect it, there are boat whips to prevent vessels from damaging it, and custom-made dock floats of plastic-wrapped styrofoam have been added. A canoe and a rowboat are included, and a 23’ “Bowrider 1999 Searay Signature Power Boat” (with a trailer, boat whips, life jackets and accessories) can be purchased separately.
Among the great extra features you’ll find a Wood Shed already stocked with lots of firewood for the woodstove, two 5-KW generators (one is remote controlled), a 550 gallon water tank that draws water from a submersible jet pump in the lake, a ”Honda Trash Pump” with a 4.5” intake, a 2000 gallon “Pump & Haul” tank (installed in 2002 and good for 40-50 years), additional off-road parking for your guests, a security system for peace of mind, and an 80” roll-up screen that hooks in front of the living room window for projecting movies when its movie night at the lake (projector needed).
In addition the BBQ and the wholly-owned propane tank are both staying, the lower exterior of the house was repainted in 2020, and the steep gravel driveway could be redone with grading and filling if desired.
Horne Lake offers a beautiful scenic location with a remote “unplugged” feel, yet there’s no need to travel a long distance to get to your lakefront paradise if you’re already an “Islander”...you're just 20 minutes from Qualicum Beach and within 45 minutes of both Parksville and Nanaimo. Those coming from farther away will love the easy accessibility of Horne Lake...fly into either Comox Airport or Nanaimo Airport, or take the Departure Bay Ferry, and within 90 minutes you'll be relaxing on the shores of your own magical piece of paradise!
Your fabulous four-season lakefront cabin awaits...don't miss this amazing opportunity!
For more information on this Delightful Horne Lake Home and for all your real estate needs in Qualicum Beach, Parksville, and Nanoose Bay BC call Team Susan Forrest, Royal LePage Parksville Qualicum Beach Realty.
|Status:||SOLD OCTOBER 2020|
|Property Type:||Single Family|
|Heating:||Wood - Other|
|Fireplace:||1 - Woodstove|
|House size:||1892 sqft|
|Lot Size:||.55 acre|
|20 Minutes to Qualicum Beach|