SOLD AUGUST 2022
|Beautiful River's Edge Gated Home on Acreage.
Tucked away in the pristine forestland of mid- eastern Vancouver Island just minutes from the City of Parksville you'll find the peaceful community of “Rivers Edge” - an elite rural subdivision that borders the Englishman River Valley.
Situated on a quiet no-through road, passing through the gated and lit entrance which opens to introduce you to this very private park-like 3.39 acre parcel of land that backs onto the protected forest land above the Englishman River, this is a premier lot on River's Edge.
A long curbed entry driveway with a split-rail fence leads to a stunning 4488 sq ft West-Coast Country Home with a hint of European style that rests in a picturesque setting of vast open skies, gentle fields of green, alongwith a wide variety of trees that not only provide you with privacy but offers a stunning canvas of different shapes, sizes and colors throughout the year.
A cobble stoned stamped concrete walkway leads past garden borders filled with shrubs, flowers and roses before coming to the covered main entrance with slate tiled flooring and solid wood front doors enhanced with glass inserts. The front of the house is complemented by a covered porch area which leads to a beautiful wraparound with wooden planked stamped concrete extending around the side of the house and onto a covered outdoor eating area with a gas barbeque outlet.
This sun-soaked piece of paradise boasts the indispensable deer fencing, double Garden Sheds, a wood store as well as covered outdoor storage. The gardens contain a delightful variety of trees including Red Maples, Oaks, Sweet Gums, Black Locust, Golden Chain, Silver Birches as well as Plum and Apple fruit trees alongwith many different varieties of berries and shrubs and Rhododendrons. The gardens have been perfectly laid out to give focal points of interest and color throughout all four seasons.
The rear of the house is further complemented by a huge 1334 sq ft sun-sational stamped-concrete patio. An entertainers dream with western and southern exposures, dual pergolas, a custom designed stone firepit, a roll-out sun awning providing shade on those warm afternoons and long evenings. This beautiful tranquil setting offers stunning views that reach beyond the perimeter of the garden out to the magical snowcapped Arrowsmith mountain. With the nature's trust protected area to the rear of the property leading down to Englishman’s river you’re assured of unparalleled outdoor living space all set within your own piece of paradise.
The custom-built home is finished to exacting standards, the timeless 4 Bed / 6 Bath home boasts breathtaking views from its multiple picture windows providing an abundance of natural light alongwith many fabulous extra features including an extra-large 928 sq ft Triple Car Garage with a workshop area and its own 2 pc Bath plus a superb 508 sq ft under height basement offering great storage space.
Upon entering the airy two storey foyer you’ll be welcomed by a dramatic curved staircase sweeping up to a 1630 sq ft upper level. Glass paneled French double doors to the left open onto a sizable Living room featuring an over-height cathedral ceiling with exposed beams as well as a stunning floor to ceiling stone feature with a large wood beamed mantle and hosting a traditional wood-burning fireplace cleverly fitted with a gas igniter making it quick and easy to get a roaring fire on those cold winter nights.
The Living room leads into a generously sized Dining Room via two floor to ceiling wood pillars and sports a trayed ceiling with inset exposed beams and an alcove for your china cabinet, glass paneled French doors lead out onto the covered exterior eating area. Adjacent to the dining room you'll find a huge open concept Kitchen / Family Room that is sure to be the hub of your day-to-day activities.
The exquisite Chef's Dream Kitchen offers lots of shaker-style oak cabinetry, gorgeous Brazilian Magma Granite countertops, a walk-in Pantry with an etched glass door and automatic lights, a tiered island with a prep sink and a breakfast bar, a turret-style Breakfast Nook embraced by picture windows and double French door to the covered patio area, top-quality "Electrolux Icon" stainless steel appliances including a six-burner gas cooktop, a double-sized refrigerator / freezer, a beverage cooler, and a wall oven plus a convection/microwave oven.
Warm Hickory flooring flows through the kitchen and breakfast area into the inviting Family Room where you'll find an attractive floor to ceiling impressive stone-faced gas fireplace with built in wood alcoves and French double doors opening onto the patio.
The sizable Primary Bedroom Suite is your very own private retreat with large "His & Hers" walk-in closets plus a linen closet, a sitting area with a sunny bay window, and access to the patio directly off the bedroom, a fabulous 5 pc spa ensuite with dual granite vanities, heated travertine floors, a big soaker tub, a water closet, and a large custom-tiled shower with handheld and rainshower faucets.
Completing the main level is a generous front aspect Den/Office situated off the foyer, a 2 pc Powder Room with 2 granite vanities, and a good- sized Laundry Room with slate flooring and a slate backsplash, Electrolux Washer, Dryer and accompanying pedestals, sink, abundance of cupboards, hanging rail and a countertop for folding. There is also direct access to the garage.
The curved staircase to the upper level leads to a gallery open to the foyer below, there are 3 bedrooms located off the wide corridor plus a 2 pc Powder Room. The large Second Bedroom overlooks the rear garden and has views of Mount Arrowsmith from the bay window with built in seat and storage below, a walk-in closet installed with shelves, drawers and hanging rails, there is also an en- suite bathroom featuring a bath / shower, water closet, granite vanity and under floor heating.
The large Third Bedroom overlooks the front with its own bay window and built in seating and storage below, there is a large walk-in installed with shelves, drawers and hanging rails, the room also has its own en-suite bathroom featuring a glass shower, water closet and bubble glass topped vanity and under floor heating.
The Fourth Bedroom benefiting from a bay window has a double closet and is both airy and light. The upper floor is enhanced and completed by a huge Bonus Room accessed via glass paneled French doors, there is a built-in surround sound system, black-out blinds, and extra insulation in the walls for soundproofing.
This one-of-a-kind custom masterpiece comes with all the fabulous extras that you'd expect from a home of this caliber including a built-in vacuum system with a sweep inlet in the Kitchen, automatic lighting in all closets, "Hunter Douglas" blinds throughout, a house-wide intercom system, a security system, gas igniters for the wood fireplace and firepit, a dual-fuel heat pump system for energy-efficient heating and cooling, and unique interior and exterior stonework installed by a master craftsman.
There's also a 12-zone irrigation system, an ecofriendly rainwater collection system that feeds two 6000-gallon underground storage tanks, the house is wired for a back-up generator with a separate generator panel, solar water heating, automatic lights with sensors on the entry gate.
Add to this a prime location that feels like light-years away from the hustle-and-bustle yet you're surprisingly close to shopping, amenities, and a wide range of outdoor activities! It's a quick 13-minute drive into Parksville, you're a 7- minute drive away from the Top Bridge section of the Englishman River Regional Park with its amazing walks and trails, you're within a 20- minute drive of Fairwinds Golf Course, Schooner Cove Marina, and the Euro-charming Village Center at Qualicum Beach. You're also within a 30-minute drive of North Nanaimo's sprawling shopping district, Englishman River Falls Provincial Park with its stunning waterfalls, Cameron Lake, and the towering ancient forest at Cathedral Grove.
This is country living at its very finest. Once you've experienced the peacefulness, beauty and serenity of this inspiring rural paradise, you will never want to leave!
For more information on this Beautiful Nanoose Bay Acreage 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 AUGUST 2022|
|City:||River's Edge | Nanoose Bay|
|Property Type:||Single Family|
|House Style:||Main Level Entry w/ Upper Level & Basement|
|Heating:||Heat Pump, Electric Forced Air|
|Fireplace:||Propane & Wood Burning|
|House size:||4488 sqft|
|Minutes to Parksville Shopping & Amenities|