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    “Buck’s Landing” Waterfront Estate - Glimpse Lake, BC

    Okanagan Listing No. 20136

    One of the nicest lakefront properties in the BC Interior!! Priced well below replacement value. 5,700 ft2 custom built timber frame home on 650 ft of lakefront with 5.9 private acres. Geothermal system & 600 amp power. Fishing, hunting, sledding, horseback riding.


    Price
    $2,950,000

    Size
    5.9 acres

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    Description

    Located on the north side of Glimpse Lake, Buck’s Landing consists of approximately 6 acres of gently sloping land that has been professionally landscaped and maintained. The development, construction and placing of the main house and supporting outbuildings was meticulously managed to ensure the careful retention of the property’s original and indigenous ground cover. Aspen, pine and fir trees provide shade and privacy, while modern landscaping, in-ground irrigation and period style fencing complement the architectural magnificence of the property’s main residence.

    Glimpse Lake is private and quiet with only a small number of cabins and public use areas. Enhancing the lake's peaceful nature is the electric-motor-only policy. This, combined with the positioning of the property on a point of land provides for spectacular views of the lake as well as the ultimate of privacy.

    Designed by Vancouver architect David Poskitt and interior design by Terry Doyle, this 5,655 square foot timber-frame building was designed to reflect a traditional ranch home that would have typically been built around a central living area with wings being added as the family grew and required more space. The home is oriented in a linear fashion with all rooms facing the waterfront.

    The home has an open concept, central main floor area of 3,745 square feet incorporating a gourmet kitchen, dining room, sitting room, billiards area and large great room, all with views of the lake. The west portion of the home features a large master suite, while the east portion hosts two guest rooms each with their own en-suite and patio. Upstairs is a 1,063 square foot loft area that surrounds the great room below. This is currently a games room and features an incredible collection of unique Canadiana antiques. A large basement of approximately 1,600 square feet (plus additional crawl space area) accommodates regular and cold storage, much of the home's infrastructure and an immaculate and well-designed workshop.

    Flanked by the master suite on one side and two guest rooms on the opposite, this residence provides an incredible amount of privacy while offering a range of amenities designed for entertaining guests. These amenities include an inventory-controlled wine cellar, separate commercial grade wet bar with beer taps, and of course the ‘chef quality’ gourmet kitchen. Further guest accommodation is provided in a one bedroom plus loft guest house of approximately 847 square feet, located just off of the east wing.

    It is obvious that the owners of this property desired a residence that was far from ordinary, regardless of its impressive size and location. They methodically out-sourced unique and historically significant materials to ensure this home was built to their satisfaction and the highest standards. The timber frames used in the house were sourced from an old BC Packers plant from Alert Bay on Vancouver Island (circa 1876), while the wide plank first growth fir floors (two inches thick and up to 14 inches wide) came from an old school in Vancouver. The kitchen features tin tiles that were sourced from a Quebec farmhouse, and locally sourced French limestone countertops. Complementing these features is an inventory of original Canadiana antiques that would rival any antique dealer's collection.

    While the house conveys its rustic charm, the infrastructure that supports the house is extremely modern. The house is temperature controlled using geothermal heating and air conditioning. This heating system is supplemented by a 160,000 btu furnace that provides added comfort in particularly cold weather.

    Municipal power services the home with an incredible 600 amp electrical service. The power supply is voltage regulated ensuring that power spikes do not damage sensitive electrical equipment. In the event of a power failure, the house has been designed for the addition of an auxiliary generator.

    Water is provided via an on-site well. The water is treated with a water softener and UV filtration to ensure its quality. A 4,500-litre water tank is located in the basement, ensuring a significant supply of water, while four hot water tanks guarantee a hot shower for all guests.

    Sanitary services are provided by a septic system. Rare for a remote location, Glimpse Lake has fibre optic services delivering high speed internet and communications as well as Directway satellite Internet access.

    The property incorporates several outbuildings. The most significant of these is the garage. This building, also known as the "red shed," houses a variety of tools and equipment for property maintenance, and also includes a studio suite for a caretaker or caretaker couple.

    Adjacent to the garage is a building designed to house the local transportation—two golf carts. The waterfront features a small dock and boathouse for fishing gear, kayaks and canoes.

    Snowmobiling is a popular winter activity in this region with miles and miles of trails. As such, a dedicated sled building accommodates (and includes) five large sleds. Additional outbuildings include a garden shed, pump house for the well and a hill-top gazebo.

    Bare land strata fee of $222/month. All measurements are approximate. Buyer to verify any measurements deemed important.

    Call the listing REALTOR® today for more information or to book a showing.

    Location

    5250 Lauder Road - Merritt, BC

    330 km from downtown Vancouver, 50 km from Merritt, 90 km from Kamloops and only a 2-hour drive from Kelowna and the Okanagan Lake.

    Access

    Call listing REALTOR® for detailed directions, showings by appointment only.

    Area Data

    Glimpse Lake is located approximately 30 kilometres northeast of the City of Merritt and approximately 70 kilometres from the City of Kamloops. The property is easily accessed from Highway 5A off of Highway 5 (also known as the Coquihalla). Kamloops is 70 kilometres from Glimpse Lake via the 5A. Kamloops is a regional centre that boasts a wealth of retail and service amenities. Kamloops also has a regional airport that can accommodate most private aircrafts as well as scheduled flights from Vancouver, Prince George and Calgary.

    Glimpse Lake is approximately 235 acres in size, and has an average depth of 30 feet and a maximum depth of 180 feet. Glimpse Lake has an electric motor only restriction and is known for its excellent fly-fishing with a healthy stock of rainbow trout.

    Merritt is proudly known as the Country Music Capital of Canada. The highlight of the year is the Merritt Mountain Music Festival, held annually in July. Merritt also has the advantage of being a four-season, outdoors-adventure destination with over 2,050 hours per year of sunshine and endless opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, camping, horseback riding and golfing.

    Merritt’s downtown recreates the western style of the early 20th century. Visitors are often charmed by the down-home, generous hospitality of this thriving community.

    Merritt is surrounded by provincial parks that are brimming with lakes—ideal locations from which to view wildlife and birds. Kentucky/Alleyne Provincial Park is known for its open forests, turquoise lakes and spectacular scenery. Watch for mallards, goldeneye and grebe, plus hawks and falcons. Roche Lake Provincial Park is a year-round recreation area, noted for camping, hunting, wildlife viewing, fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Black bears, moose, deer and birds such as the Canada goose, mallard and mountain bluebird call this park home. Visitors flock to Lac le Jeune Provincial Park for its ideal swimming, fishing, boating, hiking and mountain-biking opportunities. The Laurie Guichon Memorial Interpretive Grasslands Site describes the function and role of natural grasslands.

    Recreation

    Summer

    The fishing for wild rainbow trout is one of the main draws to the area, with Glimpse Lake on your doorstep and several other great fishing lakes only minutes away. Glimpse Lake summers warm both your body and your soul. Enjoy nature at its peak surrounded by sagebrush, wildlife and golden rolling hills. Enjoy countless picturesque trails—hiking, biking or horseback riding. Glide through Glimpse Lake in your canoe or boat (electric motors only) and fly-fish or troll for rainbow trout. Discover the many trails and unlimited backroads with your ATV.

    But most of all enjoy the scenic beauty and take in the rich bird and wildlife that nature has to offer.

    Winter

    Soft white snow blankets the Ranch in winter with a crisp clear quiet. Imagine white Christmas in this winter wonderland. Glimpse Lake freezes over and becomes a winter playground for skating, hockey, curling and ice-fishing.

    Go for an exhilarating snowmobile ride or cut through the deep snow quietly while snow shoeing or cross country skiing—a peaceful yet exciting way to explore the transformed white countryside. And nothing feels better than peeling off the layers of icy snow gear to sit by the fireplace with your favourite drink to reflect on the thrills of the day.

    History

    The Nicola Valley and Glimpse Lake are among the most picturesque and historic places in the interior of British Columbia. The area's original inhabitants predate recorded history and the valley's stunning natural beauty has remained largely unchanged to this day. Like a land frozen in time during the real West, its effect on all who see it is immediate and profound. It is, without a doubt, one of the most rare and beautiful places remaining in Canada's West today.

    Boundaries

    Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    50°15'4.08"N and 120°16'10.96"W

    Services

    While the house conveys its rustic charm, the infrastructure that supports the house is extremely modern. The house is temperature controlled using geothermal heating and air conditioning. This heating system is supplemented by a 160,000 btu furnace that provides added comfort in particularly cold weather.

    Municipal power services the home with an incredible 600 amp electrical service. The power supply is voltage regulated ensuring that power spikes do not damage sensitive electrical equipment. In the event of a power failure, the house has been designed for the addition of an auxiliary generator.

    Water is provided via an on-site well. The water is treated with a water softener and UV filtration to ensure its quality. A 4,500-litre water tank is located in the basement, ensuring a significant supply of water, while four hot water tanks guarantee a hot shower for all guests.

    Sanitary services are provided by a septic system. Rare for a remote location, Glimpse Lake has fibre optic services delivering high speed internet and communications as well as Directway satellite internet access.

    Improvements

    • 5,700 ft2 custom built timber frame home
    • Guest house or maids quarters
    • Boat house
    • Large shop/garage
    • Secure storage shed for ATVs and snowmobiles

    Tax Details

    $14,079.44 (2020)

    Zoning

    C4

    Legal

    STRATA LOT 1 DISTRICT LOT 3368 KAMLOOPS DIVISION YALE DISTRICT STRATA PLAN KAS2562 TOGETHER WITH AN INTEREST IN THE COMMON PROPERTY IN PROPORTION TO THE UNIT ENTITLEMENT OF THE STRATA LOT AS SHOWN ON FORM V

    PID 025-778-528

    Maps & Plans

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    Maps & Plans

    Our property descriptions and geographical information are taken from the BC Assessment Authority, Land Titles Office, government maps and other sources. While LandQuest® does not guarantee the information, we believe it to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. This communication is not intended to cause or induce breach of an existing agency agreement.

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