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    Lakefront Award Winning Home on 5.5 Acres, Barn, 3-Car Garage - Stump Lake BC

    Thompson Nicola Listing No. 24077

    Stump Lake waterfront executive home with Multi Tommie Awards for architectural excellence. No detail spared—expansive windows, geothermal heat, chef’s kitchen, fireplaces, courtyard, heated infinity pool, 3-car garage, barn, and paddock.


    5.51 acres ~ 245 ft lakefront

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    This magnificent trophy home is perched along the serene shoreline of Golden Quill at Stump Lake, in the heart of BC's Nicola Valley. Architecturally designed, this 4,075 ft2 home, commands an expansive lake and rolling vistas. Soaring windows bring this view scape alive! Sparing no expense, this home exudes quality from the initial concept through to the finishing details.

    As winner of three Tommie Awards, this prestigious designation speaks to high-end finishes, architecture, creation, and craftsmanship. Local architect Kevin Ryan, Coast Architectural Group, conceived and designed this timeless home with Robert Bailey master crafting the interiors. With such close attention paid, zero details were overlooked. The professionally terraced landscape is adorned with night-lit trees, shrubs, and bushes. Sparing no expense, this home is listed millions of dollars below replacement value.

    2003 Tommie Awards were presented in the 3,500 to 4,499 ft2 category.

    • Excellence in single-family detached home
    • Excellence in kitchen design
    • Excellence in a master suite

    Upon arrival, the main double gates with impressive stone and wood-accented columns, and two flag poles issue passage onto the property. Leading past meticulously maintained and irrigated paddocks, and a stately barn; the driveway sweeps around to the home. The three-car garage tucks your vehicles away and continues to lead you through the spacious courtyard warmed by an inviting fireplace during cooler months. All roofing structures are supported by statuesque 12” turned Douglas fir posts. A feature multilayered zinc-roofed walkway leads from the courtyard past an artful rock retaining wall and up to the barn.

    Zinc roofing combined with live sod and natural grasses provides energy efficiency, long life expectancy, and an appealing and unique exterior aesthetic. The house and structure exteriors have cedar fascia and siding and feature extensive stonework that also can be viewed from the interior.

    The grand wood and glass double door main entrance leads through the foyer and into the great room, dining room, and kitchen. Immediately upon entering this home, your breath is taken away with unobstructed views through wall-to-wall and 12-foot floor-to-ceiling anodized windows. Sweeping views of Stump Lake and rolling ranches are featured to the west, north, and south.

    The open concept is supported with Douglas fir beams and columns, along with engineered glulam beams and trusses. Slate and maple floors add to the expanse and grandeur as you enter the home. All living areas including bedrooms are afforded views of the surrounding country and lake.

    It’s not difficult to imagine enjoying a morning coffee overlooking the sweeping views, enjoying family and friends for a BBQ, a day of fishing and watersports, and then watching the sunsets reflect in the lake and disappear over the rolling grasslands.

    House Features
    • Solid wood and glass double door main level entry
    • Custom-milled maple cabinetry, doors, and millwork/closets
    • Slate and maple flooring throughout
    • Granite countertops
    • Electrical by Advanced Electrical Systems
    • Decorative lighting fixtures throughout (including dining room chandelier)
    • Motorized window coverings
    • Living/winter room propane fireplace and custom maple wall cabinetry
    • Geothermal heating and air conditioning
    • Audio switched from the living room, speakers in the living room, kitchen, BBQ area, pool, and courtyard
    House - Upper Level


    • Custom-milled maple cabinetry
    • Granite countertops
    • Maple flooring
    • ‘Miele’ Dishwasher with maple cover
    • ‘Fisher & Paykel’ stainless steel double dishwasher
    • ‘Viking’ 6 burner gas range with two ovens and stainless-steel ventilation hood
    • ‘Sub-Zero’ side/side refrigerator
    • ‘Panasonic’ stainless steel microwave
    • ‘Miele’ built-in coffee maker
    • ‘Sub-Zero’ under-counter wine storage
    • ‘Viking’ garbage disposal

    Dining Room

    • Slate flooring
    • Chandelier
    • Motorized window coverings

    Living/Winter Room

    • Maple maple flooring
    • Motorized window coverings
    • Feature rock fireplace
    • Custom maple wall cabinet

    Master Bedroom - Office/En Suite

    • Sweeping ‘wraparound’ views over the lake to the east, south, and north
    • Maple custom cabinetry with heavy-duty full-extension drawers
    • Maple flooring and countertops
    • Slate floors in en suite
    • Walk-in steam shower with ‘Dorn/Bracht’ ceiling/wall faucets and controls
    • ‘Americk’ soaker bathtub
    • ‘Flamina’ dual hand basins
    • ‘Duravit’ toilet with privacy door
    • Walk-in closets
    • Private covered deck with spacious outdoor shower
    • Dual-sided fireplace with custom mill woodworking
    • Stainless steel towel bars

    Utility Room

    • Large stainless steel all-purpose sink
    • ‘Maytag’ washer/dryer set
    • Custom cabinetry
    • ‘Workers’ entrance from the courtyard

    Guest Bedroom #1

    • Extensive views and beautiful en suite
    • Walk-in shower with ‘Dorn/Bracht’ shower heads, controls, and faucets
    • ‘Duravit’ toilet
    • ‘Flamina’ hand basin

    Guest Bedroom #2

    • Panoramic views of the pool and lake with private access to the courtyard
    • Walk-in shower with ‘Dorn/Bracht’ shower heads, controls, and faucets
    • ‘Duravit’ toilet
    • ‘Flamina’ hand basin

    Guest Bedroom/Office #3

    • Extensive lake views
    • Large room (can be used for combined office & bedroom)
    • Built-in desk
    • Separate powder room

    Sitting Room

    • Views of the courtyard with glass patio door access
    • All 3 bedrooms exit directly into the sitting/TV room
    • Glass privacy/sound barrier door from the remainder of the house
    House - Lower Level


    • “Mondo Sport” impact flooring

    Food Storage Pantry

    • Food storage shelving units
    • Chest freezer
    • Stand up refrigerator
    • Wine cellar

    Mechanical Room

    • Water purification system
    • Geothermal system - horizontal field
    • Electrical panels
    • Cell phone booster system
    • Two geothermal and two propane hot water tanks
    • Multiple glass doors leading from the main level onto the deck (easily accessed from the kitchen and great room)
    • Spacious covered wrap-around deck
    • Stairs leading down to the patio and pool
    • ‘Sonos’ built-in stereo speaker system
    • ‘Viking’ stainless steel propane BBQ under covered deck
    • ‘Viking’ stainless steel exhaust hood over BBQ
    • Thermal glass guard rails around decks
    Outdoor Features
    • 18’ x 40’ electrically heated infinity pool
    • Powered pool cover
    • Extensive slate deck
    • Exterior lighting
    • Irrigated landscaped
    • 1,150 ft2 three-car garage
    • Automatic electric doors
    • Security system
    • Concrete floors and walls
    • I-beam construction
    • Storage and workbench
    • Generator (backup power)
    • 2 horse stalls (converted to open storage)
    • Tack room, hay and feed storage, attic with access out/inside
    • General storage including boat
    • Zinc roofing
    • Concrete foundation
    • Glulam beams 12” turned log posts
    • Anodized aluminum window frames
    • Cedar facia and siding


    8855 Old Kamloops Road - Stump Lake, BC

    3 hours from Vancouver, 40 minutes from Merritt, and 20 minutes from Kamloops.


    Strictly by appointment only.

    Please call listing REALTOR®.

    Area Data

    Golden Quill and Stump Lake is an unincorporated settlement in the Upper Nicola Valley. The lake is well known for its fishing and watersports opportunities, and is one of the closest lakes to Vancouver that offer both. Stump Lake is 1,927 acres, six miles long and one mile wide at an elevation of 750 m (2,460 ft). It freezes over every winter for great winter fun.

    The Nicola Valley's range of wildlife and vegetation varies dramatically with terrain and elevation, and the entire valley is filled with amazing natural attractions. Wind erosion has created unique formations in the walls of Windy Canyon near Merritt, and ancient Glacial Shorelines of 10,000-year-old glacial lakes are visible in the grasslands, particularly along Highway 5A north of Merritt. Ancient volcanic Lava Cliffs are viewed along the hiking trail at Monck Provincial Park.

    Historic Quilchena, on the east shore of Nicola Lake, is 32 km from Stump Lake. The remote Quilchena Hotel captures the ambiance of southwestern British Columbia’s cattle country.

    Feature films such as The Wicker Man and Battlestar Galactica had key scenes shot in the lake area. Several car manufacturers, Toyota, Hummer, Ford, and Harley Davidson, have taken advantage of the serene atmosphere, long winding roadway, and rolling hills within the picturesque setting to shoot commercials. The grasslands are a popular location given the ability to emulate prairie, frontier, and otherworldly environments. The Thompson-Nicola Film Commission (TNFC) promotes the area to filmmakers around the world.


    The diverse landscape is a network of interacting habitats, including rolling grasslands, evergreen and deciduous forests, lakes, rocky areas, and wetlands which are the homeland of moose, deer, eagles, black bears, and coyotes.


    This is a four-season property that ticks all the boxes for the outdoor enthusiast. With plenty of room for horses, ATVs, recreational vehicles, and boats of all types (no motor restrictions)—this lake right at your fingertips is paradise! Additionally, the warm water creates a comfortable environment for swimming and cooling off in the heat of summer. Despite all these attractions, the waters remain relatively uncrowded and calm.

    Water Sports

    Unrestricted lake activities invite thrill seekers to indulge. Whether wakeboarding, wake surfing, water skiing, sailing, windsurfing, or kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, or a leisurely float on an inflatable, there is something for everyone to participate.


    Fishing is plentiful with annual stocking of the lake. It is hard not to imagine catching your limit—plenty for a BBQ and stocking your freezer!

    Land Adventures

    There are plentiful trail riding opportunities past the eastern property line and onto extensive Crown land. Enjoy this ‘backyard’ whether on motorized options, horseback, or pedaling! If a hike suits your outdoor enjoyment, this area is ideal for a purposeful hike or stroll through the rolling hills, grasslands, wildlife, and fauna with a camera or paintbrush in hand. The lake awaits—to provide a cooling soak after a day of exploration.

    For other rugged land-based sports, the valley’s terrain has much to offer. Rock climbers can test their skills traversing the bluffs of Kamloops Lake at Six Mile Hill Protected Area or the incredible limestone at Marble Canyon Provincial Park. There are numerous other trails and back roads throughout the valley to explore. Sun Peaks just northeast of Kamloops provides extensive snow sports activities.


    With plenty of area BC Parks to choose from, Stump Lake Recreation campsite lies on the southeast side of the lake. With only 16 sites in this sheltered bay, the campground is a peaceful destination with the benefit of a boat launch and a sizeable fishing dock.

    Map Reference

    50°21'44.80"N and 120°21'19.21"W


    • Domestic community water
    • Drilled well for irrigation
    • Septic field
    • Power


    • Infinity inground pool
    • 4,075 ft2 two-storey house
    • 1,150± ft2 three-car garage
    • Two-stall horse barn with covered walkway to the house (stalls opened up for additional storage)
    • Floating dock

    Tax Details

    $9,532 (2024)




    PID 024-647-675

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    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.