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    Country Estate Offering Breathtaking Views with a Stunning Residence and Workshop - Barriere, BC

    Thompson Nicola Listing No. 22158

    Meticulously designed 2,326± ft2 country home with modern appeal. 360° views out over the surrounding mountains ranges & valley. This rural oasis offers a country lifestyle with access to urban amenities with all of the bells & whistles. 1,620 ft2 workshop.


    Price
    $1,329,000

    Size
    9.91 acres

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    Description

    We are very pleased to present, for the very first time, this immaculately designed and constructed 2,326± square foot country residence perched atop 9.91 expansive acres. The property itself is truly a marvel, and offers world-class views out over the North Thompson Valley. The 360-degree sightlines will make exploring the surrounding region with just your eyes as appealing as physically adventuring through the unbounded rural land and recreational territory just out your front steps.

    The home was thoroughly thought out, and meticulously crafted with all the bells and whistles to ensure a comfortable living, while still maintaining its rural country charm. A sprawling main floor provides an open concept living room, dining room and kitchen area that is fully equipped and features stunning quartz counters. The inviting and airy space is idyllic for entertaining, or spending time with your family in the sun-soaked living area, or just off of the kitchen on the southerly facing patio where you can see for miles and miles. Four (4) oversize bedrooms, plus two (2) 4-piece bathrooms (including an en-suite) dot the main and upper floors, there is also ample storage space, a spacious laundry room, and, of course, large inviting windows providing ample sunlight throughout each room. Attached to the home is a roughly 600 square foot garage with space for two vehicles. The in-floor heat warms your toes even in the depths of winter, and ensures you can enjoy the additional space year-round. Whether you choose to store your vehicles, tinker on your toys, or allow the kids to play floor hockey, this is a comfortably sized and well planned addition to the home.

    The home is serviced with all the most recent, and code applicable, appliances and upgrades. The drilled well extends 400’ down and can produce an astounding 40+ gpm, plus is aided by a 5 hp irrigation pump. For waste disposal a sizable septic tank is located at the back of the house with gray water field. Hydro is connected to the home and shop via underground lines, and heat is supplied via a top of the line wood boiler to both buildings. A forced air system within the home supplies a comfortable level of warm air when needed, and an air conditioning ensures you and your family stay cool and safe during hot summer months. The boiler provides a constant on-demand supply of warm water to the home ensuring no risk of running out or intermittent periods of hot water stoppages.

    For anyone with a love of vehicles, welding, woodworking, or just storing oversized toys the 30’ x 54’ workshop is a masterpiece. 16’ clear ceiling heights and a 14’ h x 16’ w automatic roll up door make it possible to fit inside just about any vehicle you can imagine. The floors are 6” poured concrete at an 8” grade from back to front so water flows out and to the side of the property down the hill, with no risk of pooling or flooding the shop. If that is not enough, the owners built up a 2’ concrete pony wall which is topped by 5” plywood. Multiple energy efficient light fixtures cast away all shadows and guarantee a bright and safe work environment. The shop brings in 200 amps, and has two (2) existing welder plugs plus airlines running throughout. For ventilation, an exhaust fan safely blows smoke or any contaminants out the back of the shop. Like the garage the shop floor has a number of waterlines running below the floors that provide a warmth that you can set and forget.

    The surrounding region is famous for its recreational opportunities. Crown land and endless hiking, biking and horseback trails are never too far and a multitude of provincial parks are scattered around the North Thompson Valley. Regardless of how you enjoy the great outdoors, there is a good chance you can find it in abundance here.

    Location

    900 Harvie Road - Barriere BC

    Access

    Contact listing REALTOR® for directions.

    Area Data

    Barriere is primarily driven by the forest industry, however the other industries which serve the town are tourism and agriculture, primarily alfalfa. Mining development is on the increase in the North Thompson Valley, and it is predicted that many forestry workers will migrate from forestry to mining as these new developments begin production. There are two industrial parks in the community. One is located in nearby Louis Creek and is the former site of the Tolko Mill, which was destroyed by a fire in 2003. Barriere is just south of the newly discovered Harper Creek Copper deposit, considered to be the eighth largest in the world.

    The primary employers in the town are Gilbert Smith Forest Products, with 75% of the town's residents being linked to forestry. Many residents who live in Barriere commute to work in Kamloops, 45 minutes to the south. Currently there is a community effort to promote the development of a TV, film and new media technology industry in the area.

    Barriere has its own medical clinic with doctors and a day time ER, so any health issues can be addressed immediately. The closest hospital in the region is the Royal Inland Hospital located to the south in Kamloops and to the north in Clearwater. One of the main reasons for the growing community's existence is its location on the Yellowhead Highway 5, which offers the only viable route in the interior to northern British Columbia, Jasper and Edmonton. A Canadian National Railway line passes through the town as well.

    Recreation

    The region surrounding the property is famous for its outdoor recreational opportunities. The following activities are available:

    Hunting

    The region around the property offers unrivaled hunting opportunities for mule deer, moose, bear and multiple game bird species. There are thousands of acres of public lands in close proximity to the property upon which you may pursue a plethora of game.

    Skiing/Snowboarding

    Within a short commute, the ample annual snowfall and high altitudes around Sun Peaks Ski Resort create some of the best skiing and snowboarding opportunities in all of British Columbia.

    Cross-Country Skiing

    The same snow, which affords excellent snowmobiling opportunity provides excellent cross-country skiing conditions. This is a wonderful way to explore the peaceful countryside without the constant hum of an engine.

    Boating/Fishing

    The many river networks and lakes that dot the landscape provide infinite fishing and boating opportunities. There are many trophy trout fishing resorts a short drive north of the property. Most lakes are all available as day trips. The North Thompson River offers some of the best Steelhead Fishing in southern British Columbia.

    Hiking/Camping

    With all the surrounding Crown land and nature, the options for hiking and camping are endless.

    Gardening

    The combination of the warm regional climate and long summer days create unrivalled growing conditions for fruits and vegetables. Taking into consideration the considerable available space on the property and you have the opportunity to grow the garden of your dreams.

    Urban Recreation

    Kamloops, being only 45 minutes away, offers the opportunity to eat out for dinner, catch a flick or enjoy the community rec center, or catch a Kamloops Blazers WHL game. Additionally, the Lower Mainland is easy driving distance if you require access to the big city.

    History

    The origin of the name 'Barriere' is uncertain but dates back to at least 1828. There are two main theories: the name arose either as a description of indigenous fishing techniques or as a description of the difficulty with which the river was crossed by early French-speaking fur traders. George Mercer Dawson noted in an 1877-78 geological survey report that, "[t]he [Barrière River] as its name imports, is sometimes crossed with difficulty in the spring. Difficulty in crossing was also noted by early Hudson's Bay Company traders.

    The present community dates its beginning from 1914 with the establishment of the post office and railway station. The people of the Simcw First Nation, still reside in present-day Chu Chua, just north of Barriere.

    Gold was discovered in the area as early as 1861, and was mined using the placer method. The August 12, 1861 edition of the British Colonist mentions "... one party of Frenchmen at a place above Kamloops called Barrier. They are fluming the Thompson, and expect to take out $25 per day to the hand.”

    Depending upon where one resided, $25 could purchase an acre of land, a saddle, or double-barreled shotgun. To give some sense of proportion to these figures: comparing $25 of daily productivity per hired hand to the price of a barrel of crude oil in 1861 $0.49, the gold production would yield roughly more than 1,200 barrels (190 m3) of oil per hand per day.

    Services

    Heating via open air wood boiler

    • Forced air for home
    • In-floor heat in the garage and shop

    Electric back-up generator

    Septic system

    400’ drilled well

    Tax Details

    $2,649.31 (2022)

    Zoning

    RL-1

    Legal

    LOT 1 DISTRICT LOT 1571 KAMLOOPS DIVISION YALE DISTRICT PLAN EPP108412
    PID 031-368-581

    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.