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    Charming Island Home with Ocean Views - Bowen Island, BC

    Metro Vancouver & the Fraser Valley Listing No. 19287

    2.05 acres of natural surroundings, this private residence offers ocean views, south facing exposure & easy access to the Mainland. 4 bdrms, fully developed lower floor, high end finishes & a meticulously designed layout this island oasis is a dream come true.


    Price
    $1,800,000

    Size
    2.05 acres

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    Description

    A marvelous estate offering the utmost in peace and serenity. Nestled amongst mature forest, this property perfectly amalgamates rural charm with modern comfort and convenience. Sitting atop a stunning bluff, the home offers warm southern views of the Strait of Georgia. You can gaze out the home’s windows and watch the distant sail boats as they slowly drift by along the horizon.

    The home resides in quiet cul-de-sac. Low density allowances means you do not see, nor hear your neighbours. The quiet and serenity rapidly eases the soul and melts away the stress of the workday.

    The home is accessed via a treed driveway approach. The tall and imposing fir trees generate a very natural feeling, as you approach the modern residence. The front entrance way is built up upon a rock retaining wall and a greystone walk way provides access to both the front door and the wrap-around covered porch. The driveway consists of fine gravel and is well groomed/maintained. There is ample parking in front of the home with sufficient space to turn and rotate both vehicles and trailers.

    Walking around the side of the home from the driveway, towards the south facing back yard, you travel parallel to the elevated retaining wall, which sits several levels high. A variety of shrubbery crowns the top of this ornamental rock wall and is extremely pleasing to the eye.

    The back yard quickly opens up and you can feel the sun’s warm rays glow against your face, as the trees open up and the sun pours in. From the backyard, the elevated bench, upon which the home sits, becomes very apparent and the landscape gently drops off towards the sea. The grassy yard is of ample size and provides an excellent space for children and pets alike to frolic and play. Beyond the lawn are placed 10+ elevated garden beds. These have been strategically tiered and located to maximize sun exposure while having as little impact as possible on the backyard’s utility. This is an excellent location to try your hand at growing an assortment of fruits and vegetables.

    There are numerous entry points from the backyard into the home. The walkout basement, with covered patio, provides a non-obtrusive point of entry for children to access and egress the home while they run and play outside. They may enter in and out of the home this way without disturbing the adults, as they sit and enjoy the second-floor deck. To the east side of the home, there is a set of stairs, which provides access to the home’s second level deck. Both the lower patio and second level deck are graced with stunning columns, which serve to support the shade providing rooves.

    Residence

    The home is unrivalled in beauty, functionality and appeal. It sits naturally upon the lot and gives the impression that it is a part of the natural landscape. With three fully developed levels of living space, offering 3,652 ft2 in living space, this is an ideal home to raise a happy and healthy family.

    The home is shrouded in windows permitting natural light to illuminate and warm the house at all times of the day despite the mature forest beyond. As you enter the home, you are greeted by a spacious entrance way. The grandeur of the entrance way offers a small peak into the charm and beauty yet to come. On the main level resides a cozy family room, tucked away off the front entrance.

    Continuing into the heart of the home you will come across the main living room. This is the home’s place of gathering where stories are regaled, and quality time is spent with those you care about. Adorning the living room is one of the home’s crown jewels; a classic wood fireplace, with blower, resting in a slate ornamented and indented wall insert. This stunning layout is both aesthetically pleasing and extremely functional. Imagine sitting in this cozy room enjoying the company of friends and family adjacent to the warmth and glow of the fireplace. Behind this living area there is access to the sliding doors, which exit out onto the back deck and its stunning views of the wild landscape beyond.

    Off the living room is the trophy kitchen. With its immense windows and southern exposure, this is one of the brightest rooms in the house. The kitchen floor is rustically, yet tastefully tiled, there are granite counter tops, a dual basin sink, stainless steel appliances and richly coloured cabinetry. There is a breakfast bar off the end of the kitchen, where guests can sit and enjoy the festivities while the food prep and cooking is underway. The kitchen is spacious, open and offers the utmost in utility. The views afforded from the kitchen are some of the best in the house.

    On the other side of the kitchen is the formal dining area. Keeping with the theme of the home, the dining room is blessed with panoramic windows and a sliding door, which provides a second access point to the back deck. This is not your typical stale dining room. Rather, it is bright, welcoming and full of energy.

    The main level is capped off with a spacious bedroom and a 2-piece bathroom.

    Ascending to the top floor, the immediate revelation is how much the view of the Strait of Georgia improves. Boats can be seen clearly above the crowns of the trees, as they slowly lap against the distance waves.

    The second level houses the master bedroom with its 4-piece en-suite. The master bedroom is extremely spacious with ample room for a king sized bed and other furniture pieces. There are breathtaking exterior views throughout the room. The master en-suite has two sink basins and an impressive vanity space. A couple could easily prepare for the day simultaneously without feeling confined. There is a gorgeous tub in the en-suite where you can soak away your worries. Over the tub is another large window with views of the forest and ocean below.

    The top level is completed by two additional bedrooms and another 4-piece bathroom.

    Descending to the walk-out basement, you come face-to-face with the entertainment center of the home. The bottom level consists of two large recreational rooms perfect for a media center with a dedicated media storage room, and a pool table. In addition, the lower level features a high end 4-piece washroom that includes a bathtub. For storage, the basement also contains a shelved double size storage closet as well as a large walk in storage room. This is also a good location for children to play, while the adults enjoy the comforts and elegance of the upper levels. The basement is complete with the laundry room and office space.

    Location

    341 Aerie Tree Lane - Bowen Island, BC

    This property is located in the Cowan Point region of Bowen Island. It is accessed via Forest Ridge Road, off of Cowan Point Drive.

    Access

    From Snug Cove ferry terminal head west on Grafton Road. At the end of Grafton take a right onto Adams Road and then a left onto Sunset Road. Continue along Sunset Road which will turn into Cowan Point Road. Turn left onto Forest Ridge Road and continue up the hill. Just before the roundabout you will see Aerie Tree Lane on your right. The subject property is the first driveway after you turn onto Aerie Tree Lane - 341 Aerie Tree Lane.

    Area Data

    Bowen Island

    Bowen Island is an idyllic destination in the Howe Sound, just a 20-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver. Quiet and alluring, it’s a welcome escape from the stresses of city life. ‘Within reach, but beyond compare’ is a Bowen Island’s slogan, which speaks to its accessibility, tranquility and beauty.

    As you step onto Bowen Island you are greeted with a mixture of inviting smells, from the clean ocean air to the lush vegetation. The stimulation of your senses makes it feel as though you are stepping back in time to a new world. From the heart of Snug Cove the door step of the residence is only a 15-minute commute by vehicle.

    The island is shrouded in a blanket of mature forest, with stunning peaks, valleys, and natural lakes.

    Bowen Island is municipally a part of Metro Vancover. Located in the Howe Sound, Bowen Island is approximately 6 km wide by 12 km long. With the island at its closest point about 3 km from the Mainland. It is easily accessed via ferry service from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver, as well as semi-regular water taxi services. The current population on Bowen Island is north of 3,600. Ripe with tourism, Bowen saw approximately 621,222 people visit the island in 2017-2018 (fiscal year), which was a 6% increase from the previous year. Tourists and residents alike are drawn to the island because of its natural beauty and outdoor adventures.

    Vegetation

    Much of the vegetation on Bowen Island includes lodgepole pine, western hemlock and western redcedar. Other trees in the area include grand fir, bigleaf maple, arbutus, flowering dogwood, bitter cherry and cascara.

    Recreation

    There is a never ending array of activities to enjoy on a near Bowen Island.

    Kayaking

    With the ocean in such close proximity and hundreds of lakes nearby, the kayaking and boating opportunity is endless.

    Hiking

    Bowen itself has many hikes available to its residents, but the hiking opportunity is multiplied immensely, as you access the ferry to the Mainland, or to the Sunshine Coast.

    Golf

    The Bowen Island Golf Club is literally minutes from the front door of the property. This is a rugged course offering stunning views and challenging holes. A quick ferry trip to the Mainland opens up golfing opportunities to a wide assortment of challenging and affordable courses.

    Fishing

    Every kind of sport fishing activity you can think of is available in close proximity to the property. Whether you are interested in salmon fishing, sturgeon fishing, crabbing or fishing one of the region’s many rivers and lakes, there is ample opportunity for the discerning sportsmen.

    Skiing/Snowboarding

    Whistler Blackcomb, one of the worlds premiere ski resorts is within a short commute from Bowen Island. Within a couple hours of leaving the home you can be skiing some of the best powder in the entire world.

    Urban Recreation

    Snug Cove is home to several restaurants, pubs and cafes if you want to go out for a wonderfully cooked meal. Your meal and nightlife options expand further if you ferry over to Vancouver where some of the best nightlife and cuisine found anywhere in the world is available to you.

    Map Reference

    49°21'2.46"N and 123°22'42.12"W

    Services

    • Heating - wood, electrical, radiant
    • Stove - propane
    • Water - community

    Tax Details

    $4,126.26 (2019)

    Zoning

    RR3 - Residential Zone

    Legal

    STRATA LOT 4 DISTRICT LOT 1547 GROUP 1 NEW WESTMINSTER DISTRICT STRATA PLAN BCS1157 TOGETHER WITH AN INTEREST IN THE COMMON PROPERTY IN PROPORTION TO THE UNIT ENTITLEMENT OF THE STRATA LOT AS SHOWN ON FORM V


    PID 026-185-725

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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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