Short distance from Prince George, BC, this estate was crafted with luxury in mind. The 5,100 ft2 home has a presence on the property; maximizing indoor and outdoor living space. Shop and outbuildings add to the property’s utility; making it suitable for a wide range of usages.
Introducing an Extraordinary Estate Near West Lake: A Masterpiece of Craftsmanship and Comfort
Nestled on a sprawling 15-acre parcel of pristine land just a short 15-minute drive from the vibrant city of Prince George, this magnetic home is a testament to luxury, quality, and thoughtful design. With 5,100 ft2 of custom-crafted living space, this residence redefines the art of living.
This home is a triumph of modern construction, meticulously built to the highest standards with Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) construction. Radiant heated floors grace every inch of this sprawling abode, providing unparalleled comfort and energy efficiency. From the moment you step inside, you'll be captivated by the seamless flow, from the rich oil-rubbed birch hardwood flooring to a creative layout of the porcelain tile, each element exuding quality and craftsmanship.
With five generously sized bedrooms and four luxurious bathrooms, this home effortlessly accommodates family and guests. Vaulted ceilings throughout create an expansive atmosphere, further enhanced by a second-floor office offering an elevated scenic view and a loft that overlooks the grand great room.
A large, family-friendly mudroom connects seamlessly to the oversized 28 ft. x 32 ft. garage, ensuring convenience and functionality for everyday living.
The bright, sunlit walk-out basement is a haven for entertainment and relaxation. Discover areas for a theater room, rec room, sitting room, and a full kitchen, perfect for hosting gatherings. Discover excellent suite potential with a self-contained unit in the basement, offering versatility for various living arrangements. The basement contains a full kitchen.
The kitchen is a culinary delight, with cabinets custom designed from natural maple and birch, providing ample storage and functional elegance. There is a Thor Professional gas stove and range hood. Plus, what every cook desires, a custom crafted solid and large center island. Also in a convenient location is a built-in beverage fridge and microwave. All this blanketed by wrap around windows giving the kitchen a warm bright feeling.
Find yourself drawn through the front door and foyer, to not only have a impressive view of the expansive natural surroundings out the great room windows but experience the grandeur of 20 ft. vaulted ceilings in the great room and master bedroom, creating an atmosphere of opulence. The main floor boasts a comfortable 9 ft. ceiling height, while the basement offers a cozy 8 ft. 6 in. ceiling height.
For those with a passion for craftsmanship, a detached 40 ft. x 32 ft. workshop awaits, complete with a bathroom and loft. Stay cozy with heating powered by the house boiler and a certified wood stove. The workshop's 2 ft. x 6 ft. walls are meticulously insulated to R-26. The vaulted ceiling in the workshop is adorned with spray foam and cellulose insulation rated at R-60, making it an ideal workspace for any project. The attached garage complements this with in-floor heating and a 30-amp electrical sub-panel.
The home's commitment to energy efficiency is evident throughout, with boiler heat lines buried 6 ft. deep and extending to the shop. A main mechanical room houses a 150,000 BTU boiler and an 80-gallon indirect hot water tank, ensuring your comfort year-round. An electrical closet with the main electrical panel and generator panel provides added convenience and is poised for future battery bank or generator backup system installation.
Prepare for cinematic experiences in the basement's wired theater room, primed for a ceiling projector installation.
This property is more than just a house; it's an embodiment of comfort, craftsmanship, and thoughtful design. It offers an unmatched opportunity to embrace an exceptional lifestyle in a serene and beautiful natural setting. Experience luxury living at its finest.
18650 Hughes Road - Prince George, BC
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Prince George, with a population of 76,708 (2021 Census), is the largest city in northern British Columbia and is the "Northern Capital" of BC. Situated at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers, and the crossroads of Highway 16 and Highway 97, the city is the service and supply hub for one of the fastest-growing regions in Canada and plays an important role in the province's economy and culture.
Prince George is the dominant economic center of the region. Public sector and education-based jobs dominate the municipality’s economy. Presently the Northern Health Authority, stationed in Prince George, possess a $450 million budget and have invested $100 million into local infrastructure. UNBC, the College of New Caledonia and School District 57 adds a further $750 million into the local economy.
The city’s economy was once dominated by the lumber sector; however, the Fraser-Fort George Regional District has experienced extensive closures of the region’s lumber mills. This has been attributed to the movement towards “super mills,” a loss of supply caused by the prevalence of the Mountain Pine Beetle and US tariffs on lumber exports. It is predicted that mining exploration and development will soon supersede the lumber industry, as the dominant industry in Prince George and the surrounding areas. Additionally, Initiatives Prince George estimates that the Nechako Basin contains 5,000,000 barrels of oil, which could help diversify the region’s economy further through the commencement of petroleum harvesting operations.
Presently, the city of Prince George has a number of private enterprises and facilities operating in and contributing to its local economy. These facilities include:
Prince George has a large regional airport offering daily flights to numerous major destinations.
The origins of Prince George can be traced to the North West Company fur trading post of Fort George, which was established in 1807 by Simon Fraser and named in honour of King George III. The post was centred in the centuries-old homeland of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation, whose very name means "people of the confluence of the two rivers.
In 1903, Fort George's began to expand when reports said that the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (later part of CN Rail) would pass near the fur post. In 1906, agricultural settlement began around Fort George and then in 1909, development of the town began as two rival land speculation companies built the communities of South Fort George and Central Fort George. South Fort George was built on the Fraser River near the Hudson's Bay Company’s trading post and Central Fort George was built two miles (3 km) to the northwest on the Nechako River. Both communities flourished due to the marketing strategies of the land promoter for Central Fort George, George Hammond, who advertised the community all over Canada and Britain, describing Fort George in glowing terms as being the future hub of British Columbia, having mild winters and being suitable for any agricultural endeavour (except for the growing of peaches). Ten paddle steamer sternwheelers serviced the area, coming up on the Fraser River from Soda Creek.
53°45'21.50"N and 122°49'59.53"W
LOT 2, PLAN EPP9249, DISTRICT LOT 1879, CARIBOO LAND DISTRICT
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