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Luxurious Home on Large Acreage - Francois Lake
Luxurious Home on Large Acreage - Francois Lake
8,100 ft2 home surrounded by 70+ stunning acres. Property offers views of surrounding wilderness and Francois Lake. Impressive improvements, outbuildings and an airstrip are included on the acreage. Easily accessible and only 15 minutes from town!
  • Size: 70.48 acres
  • Area: OMINECA
  • Price: $1,099,000
  • Listing Agent: Liam Reifel - liam@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 604-655-9370

  • Listing Agent: Chase Westersund - chase@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 778-927-6634
Description :

This is a rare opportunity to own a large acreage home in the renowned region of Francois Lake.

The property is just over 70 acres in size and is a truly impressive piece of real estate. The acreage has been partially cleared allowing for a wide array of potential use including agriculture, recreation and further development. The property is remarkably flat and sprawls across manicured fields and abundant vegetation. A private pond is also on the property which can be used for swimming in the summer and skating in the winter. Looking south on the property, the slightly higher elevation offers spectacular views of Francois Lake and the surrounding wilderness. The location is remarkably private and maintains a beautifully rural atmosphere. This is an impressive achievement as all modern amenities are located only 15 minutes away in the town of Burns Lake. The property is easily accessible via paved road, or the private runway located on the eastern portion of the acreage.

The improvements of the property are also impressive featuring a 8,100 ft2 main house with a total of five levels. The construction has striking architecture and an open concept as shown in the photos. An abundance of windows offers a great deal of natural light and extraordinary views of the surrounding property.

The house is comprised of five bedrooms and four bathrooms. Including a 225 ft2 master bedroom with a 5 piece en-suite. Other rooms of the home include an entrance hall, living room, dining room, kitchen, solarium, family room, studio, office, laundry room, loft and study.

The full basement is another impressive component of the home with a spacious floorplan and 10” walls and cement floors. The basement is perfect for indoor recreation and currently contains a workout studio and a pool table. A section of the basement was recently renovated containing an entertainment room and two bedrooms.

Overall, the house has been constructed of very fine quality and is durable and comfortable through all seasons of Northern BC. In the winter, the new (installed fall of 2017) wood furnace and electric baseboards heat the house effectively. The property is on grid power, and is supported by a backup generator. A recently drilled artisan well provides ample water throughout all seasons.

Additional outbuildings include:

  • Double detached garage
  • Barn with tool shop
  • Chicken coop
  • Heated Workshop
  • Greenhouse
  • Airstrip with hanger
Location : Francois Lake, BC
Access : From Burns Lake head south on Highway 35 for approximately 20 km, the road will come to an end at the stop sign. Take a left onto Francois Lake East Road. The property will be on your left.
Improvements :
  • Main house
  • Detached garage
  • Barn
  • Shop
  • Chicken coop
  • Greenhouse
  • Airstrip with hanger
Services :
  • Grid power
  • Sewer
  • Backup generator
  • Artisan well
Recreation : Burns Lake and the surrounding region offers plenty of year-round recreation in the area, nature trails, camping, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, swimming, watersports, boating, hunting, fishing (both summer and winter), cross -country skiing, snow shoeing, golfing, tennis, skating, curling and downhill skiing at nearby Smithers and Fort St. James.
Area Data :

Francois Lake is located approximately 30 km south of Burns Lake which is the closest town to the property. Burns Lake is located in the Geographical Center of BC and contains an impressive array of amenities. This region of the province is known as the Lakes District and boasts over 1,000 lakes and some 4,800 kilometres of fishing, hunting and outdoor recreation.

Forestry, ranching and tourism are the main economic factors influencing the small towns in the vicinity. The region has a strong economy, and a vast array of amenities for a rural area.

Amenities of Burns Lake include a hospital, shopping centres, hardware and building supply stores, restaurants, hotel, motels, recreation facilities, schools, Regional College and a public beach with boat docking. In close proximity to Burns Lake is Baker Airport offering a variety of charters to the region.

History :

The movement of Old Colony Mennonites to Burns Lake was a project undertaken by the Saskatchewan and BC governments to bring farmers from drought stricken areas to new farm land. The settlers came from the Hague-Osler and Toppingham areas of Saskatchewan. They established the Cheslatta and Grassy Plains churches.

Early settlers arrived here via the Bella Coola trail until the RR was completed in 1912. Settlers made their living hunting, trapping, fishing, cutting RR ties and subsistence farming.

Zoning : No zoning.
Legal : DISTRICT LOT 1010 RANGE 5 COAST DISTRICT EXCEPT PLANS 3413 4022 4171 4913 AND BCP33456
PID 007-937-920
Taxes : $2,717.25 (2017)
Map Reference : 54° 3'5.58"N and 125°42'31.48"W
Listing # : 17278