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    Bella Coola Estate Property

    North Coast & Northwestern BC Listing No. 20033

    Dramatic 4,670 ft2 rancher style, riverfront estate. Home is 50±% complete. Solid timber frame construction, 19 ft cedar beams, copper roof, eves, gutters, some window flashing. Extensive work has been done on the property developing ponds, creeks, fields & gardens.


    Price
    $989,000

    Size
    198 acres ~ 3 titles

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    Description

    I am very pleased to present one of the most dramatic home and acreages on the Central Coast. There are so many special features to this land and home; you have to see it to get a true feel for its beauty. This property is a wildlife paradise complete with ponds, river frontage, waterfalls, mountain views and timber.

    As you are traveling to the property, you are following the lower boundary on your right. The Saloompt River flows through the property for over 400 m amidst the old growth forest. You then turn right on Egan Road and enter the lower end of this very private estate through large gates. Your eyes are immediately drawn in all directions as you take in the majestic mountain views and expansive fields. The lower fields are complete with a large fenced garden area and numerous ponds. The main pond features an island with a log platform and zipline. The island also has a large log tower with a dock and diving platform extending to the deepest part of the pond.

    As you follow the road to the top of the hill, notice the well planned natural landscaping leaving tree stands along the way. At the summit of the hill, overlooking the lower fields sits the massive 4,650 ft2 rancher. From this viewpoint, you are surrounded by stunning views and enjoying year-round sun exposure. I will continue to refer to this structure as a home but the possibilities are endless. It would make a perfect retreat, fishing lodge, heli-ski lodge or other ecotourism destination.

    The home is currently at 50% completion just waiting for the right person to realize their dream. It has been built in an L shape to treasure the natural landscape and the views. From the parking area (which could also accommodate a helicopter) you enter through the main foyer into a very impressive 30’ x 15’ living room and 18’ x 15’ library boasting 5 massive 6’ x 8’ windows. The library then flows seamlessly into a 30’ x 22’ kitchen with 3 more large windows exposing the rivers flowing out of the mountains, across the valley. The construction of this wing also features impressive 19’ walls with exposed clear cedar beams running throughout.

    Also on this wing of the home, are 2 bedrooms one of which is a massive 17’ x 28’ master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. Enjoy your morning coffee and the breathtaking views from inside the bright and spacious bedroom or, step out onto the attached covered patio and take in the fresh air.

    The entire home was designed with a total of 15 rooms and 4 covered patios, all meticulously planned with a purpose. Aside from the kitchen, living room, bedroom and solarium, these include a cold storage room, a mudroom connected to the garage, a mechanical room, a utility room, an attached yard storage room, and 3 bathrooms.

    The covered parking area, just outside the 3 door garage, is beautifully accented by a12 ft, locally carved totem pole.

    Everything about this home has a dramatic feel, from the polished cement floor to the copper roof, eves and gutters.The property and home have too many “must see” details to list, call Fawn Gunderson for an appointment to view this truly incredible paradise.

    Location

    2712 Egan Road - Hagensborg, Bella Coola

    Access

    From Williams Lake travel Highway 20 west for 460 km. This highway will take you over the Chilcotin Plateau, into Tweedsmuir Provincial Park and down “The Hill” dropping 1,400 metres into the scenic Bella Coola Valley. You then travel 65 kilometres alongside the breathtaking Atnarko and Bella Coola Rivers until you come to Saloompt Road on your right. Follow Saloompt Road for 4.3 kilometres, staying left at the Y, cross over Saloompt River and turn right onto Egan Road. Follow the road to the gates.

    The Bella Coola Valley can also be accessed by Pacific Coastal Airlines with daily flights to and from Vancouver, or by The Discovery Coast Ferry during the summer months.

    Area Data

    The Great Bear Rainforest covers 6.4 million hectares along BC’s Pacific Coast—an area almost the size of Ireland. With one quarter of the world’s coastal temperate rainforest, it offers breathtaking scenery and unparalleled recreational opportunities that draw from around the globe.

    The Bella Coola community is remote in nature and contains a population of approximately 2,000 people. The primary geographical structure of the community—both in terms of physical structures and population distribution—is the long, narrow valley. The Chilcotin Highway 20 stretches from the Government wharf (on the Pacific Ocean) through the extent of the populated portion of the valley, through Hagensborg and Firvale before climbing to the Chilcotin Plateau. The entire population of the community lives on either side of this road or very near to it.

    Both Bella Coola and Hagensborg have essential services including retail outlets for groceries and hardware, gas stations and repair shops, Canada Post offices, gift shops, and places to purchase fishing/hunting licences. Banking can be done at the Williams Lake & District Credit Union in Bella Coola; ATMs are located at the Hagensborg Shop Easy, Thunderbird Store, the Credit Union and the Bella Coola General Hospital. The Bella Coola General Hospital has a walk-in clinic and a pharmacy. There are no permanent veterinary services in the Valley.

    Bella Coola also has a gym, an outdoor rink, an outdoor public pool, an organic market as well as numerous arts, gifts and coffee shops.

    Vegetation

    The primary tree species in the Bella Coola valley are Western hemlock, cedar and Douglas fir. The forested and grassy areas in the meadow and along the riverbank are home to many animals including grizzly bears and deer.

    Recreation

    The property is an eco-paradise with endless recreation opportunities. You can enjoy salmon fishing right from your own property with over 400 metres of pristine riverfront on the Saloompt River. View wildlife right from the comfort of your own windowed solarium overlooking the expansive landscape or venture up the rock face in the back for some epic rock climbing.

    In the Bella Coola Valley, you will find an abundance of fresh water, fresh air, wildlife and outdoor recreation. During the winter months, you can enjoy cross-country skiing, snow machining, snowboarding or skiing on the local hill, skating at the outdoor rink or taking part in the weekly volleyball and basketball games. Summers are filled with hiking the many trails, kayaking or fishing in the rivers or ocean, horse riding or just taking a dip in the refreshing pools along the river. There is something here for every outdoor enthusiast.

    Belarko Bear viewing has also been created by BC Parks. The station is located at a prime grizzly feeding spot on the Atnarko River. The station is open and staffed from mid-August to mid-October, when bears are active along the river banks. The Great Bear Rainforest on the central coast of British Columbia is a world renowned wilderness eco-tour destination. It is one of the world’s few remaining old-growth temperate rainforests, coastal wolves, black bears, grizzlies and the unique Kermode “Spirit Bear.”

    In recent years, the mountainous terrain around (and accessible from) the Bella Coola Valley has become a favourite destination for heli-skiing, with a number of skiing movies filmed in the area, and local companies advertising access to 1.5 million acres (6,100 km2) of terrain. Bella Coola Heli Sports has also the winner of the “World’s Best Heli-Ski Operation” for the past 3 years.

    Map Reference

    52°24'29.92"N and 126°32'1.83"W

    Investment Features

    Prime location to develop a wilderness wildlife retreat, fishing lodge, heli-ski lodge or other eco-tourism destination.

    Services

    The only service connected at this time is the outflow water and septic. Power has not yet been brought up to the main home from the lower road. The home was built entirely with the use of a generator. Internet and cable are available in the area but are not yet installed. Telus/Bell services are also good on the property.

    Improvements

    4,670 ft2 home 50% complete with attached 3-door garage, covered parking and solarium. The property also has a small historic Norwegian cabin built in the early 1900s; as well as a second residence which is not useable.

    Tax Details

    $5,247.75 (2019)

    Zoning

    The three titles encompass 3 different zones; The home is within the R1 zone, the lower fields and the Saloompt River are within the A1 zone and the attached 40 acre parcel is in the F1 zone.

    Legal

    LD: Coast Range3 (12); Section: 17; Township 4; Range 3; narrative Part SW ¼ of SW1/4.
    PID 000-842-800

    LD Coast Range 3 (12); Section 18; Township 4; Range 3; narrative Part E 1/2 SE 1/4
    PID 009-688-145

    LD Coast Range 3 (12); Section 7; Township 4; Range 3; narrative Part E ½ of NE ¼ Except Plan 42622
    PID 009-681-108

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