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    Lakefront Estate with Log Constructed Sauna, Boat Launch & Dock - Charlie Lake, BC

    Peace River & Northeastern BC Listing No. 19238

    Sprawling lakefront estate situated on 1.49 acres. Wonderfully modern residence with panoramic views of the lake, private boat launch, sauna house & rock outcrop firepit. Offered in conjunction with the adjacent 3.8 acres of fenced pastureland.


    Price
    Reduced $649,000

    Size
    1.49 acres

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    Description

    A trophy lakefront estate complete with everything required to enjoy luxury lakefront living. The property is meticulously landscaped creating complete privacy from the neighbouring homes. As you enter the property, you are greeted by a groomed roundabout serving as the centerpiece in the main yard. The roundabout makes it easy for large vehicles and trailers to manoeuvre about the property. There is a large and flat gravelled parking space where boats, RVs and other toys may be efficiently stored.

    The yard features a log frame storage building to help store larger items and those items less frequently used. The roof is clad in metal and the building is of extremely sound construction. This building presently serves as a storage facility, but could be quickly and easily converted into guest sleeping quarters. There are 6 separate electrical outlets providing electrical access for guest RVs and trailers camping in the yard over the summer months.

    Below this building sits a stunning firepit, protected from the wind by a large rock outcropping. The views from the firepit looking out over the lake provide a scenic backdrop for bon fires on a warm summer’s evening.

    The edge of property gently begins to slope towards the lake, providing the perfect grade for the private boat launch. This is one of the only properties in the Charlie Lake neighbourhood to possess a private boat launch. A floating 34’ x 18’ T-dock lies adjacent to the boat launch for easy access and egress from a boat moored in the water. Large steel pilings and lateral posts have been implemented along the shoreline to form an escarpment and to prevent any possible erosion of the property shoreline. The property offers approximately 275 feet of waterfront.

    Off the main home, sits the beautiful and unique sauna/steam room. This sauna room is accessed via a wooden walkway from the main home. The sauna room was constructed using quality timber and is aesthetically very pleasing. There is a small entrance room/changing area prior to entering the main sauna room itself. The sauna room has wrap around seating, and a large wood stove to ensure occupant comfort. The sauna room is heated via a wood stove, which is fed from the sauna’s rear exterior.

    Adjacent to the main home and sauna is a detached garage, which is heated and wired with an automatic overhead garage door. There is ample space to store trucks, toys and tools. The garage also houses the water cistern for the home.

    The property possess an intricate underground sprinkler system, which irrigates the lawn on an automatic timer, reducing your chores and keeping the property looking clean and fresh. Despite the stunning landscaping, the property is low maintenance and is easily maintained.

    This property is offered independently or in conjunction with the adjacent 3.8 in fenced pasture. Listing 19237 has fencing and cross fencing to permit the rotational grazing or separation of specific animals. There is a round pen on this property as well. Additionally there is a wired barn/shop which measures 30’ x 80’. There is a sliding door to access the barn and there is a box stall in the barn as well. It is offered in addition to the main residence property for the price of $399,999.

    Residence

    The 2,170 ft2 home has a large and spacious outdoor porch, perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or an evening glass of wine. The porch houses a hot tub, providing an additional form of relaxation, even during the coldest of winter nights. The main entrance has plenty of space to remove footwear and to hang up coats and sweaters. The main entrance way, outside the front door, is covered to prevent snow and ice from accumulating on the walkway. Beside the front entrance sits the laundry room, complete with a newer washer and dryer and plenty of counter space to fold and store laundry items.

    Entering into the kitchen/dining room, you will find an open concept living area, perfect for entertaining and hosting friends and family. The kitchen has granite counter tops, under cabinet lighting, dual sink basins, a dishwasher, stove, fridge and microwave. There is an island with a breakfast bar, and several bonus electrical outlets to assist with cooking and baking. The kitchen is bright and spacious and there is ample cabinet and pantry space for a cooking enthusiast. The dining room provides access to the aforementioned porch space. This makes it easy to transport items to and from the kitchen and the porch if you’re hosting a BBQ. Adorning the wall in the dining area is a woodstove with brick backsplash to radiate the heat throughout the dining space. This creates a cozy and warm atmosphere for those enjoying their meal.

    Off the dining area sits the master bedroom and a second spacious bedroom. Both possess large windows, permitting natural light to shine in and illuminate the two rooms. A king size bed would fit comfortably within the master bedroom. Adjacent to the two bedrooms sits a large 4-piece bathroom, complete with shower, jacuzzi tub, toilet and vanity.

    Down the main hallway sits the powder room, with a toilet and sink, for guest use. There is also a storage closet for jackets, boots and miscellaneous items. Continuing down the hallway is the grand entertainment/living space. The room has high vaulted ceilings, bright floor to ceiling windows and a bar. This is an enormous space, ideal for entertaining guests and watching the big game.

    Tucked in behind this entertainment room, sits a third spacious bedroom for children or guests.

    Bonus Additions:

    • Lawn tractor
    • Cistern water tank - 300 gal
    • Honda water for cistern
    • Deep freezer
    • Stand-up fridge in garage
    • Solar powered boat lift
    • Irrigation system with pump

    Location

    This property is located in the quaint community of Charlie Lake, BC, approximately 5 minutes north of Fort St. John, BC. The property is located lakefront along Lakeshore Drive. This is one of the most prestigious and sought after communities in British Columbia’s Peace River region.

    Area Data

    The Peace River region of British Columbia lays claim as the most robust and diverse economic region of the province outside of the Lower Mainland. The regional GDP has exceeded $6.6 billion over the last several years and employment opportunities abound.

    The region contains vast supplies of natural gas. It is estimated that northeast British Columbia holds more than 2,933 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. This resource provides significant economic opportunity, as global companies invest in resource extraction and infrastructure to transport the region’s various petroleum products to market.

    The region also possesses 40% of the cumulative provincial ALR lands in British Columbia. This makes the region a mecca when it comes to farming, ranching and outdoor recreational pursuits. Cattle ranching continues to dominate much of the Peace River region’s rural landscape with the area possessing over 60,000 head of cattle and accounting for over 22% of the provincial total. This is a testament to the quality grazing conditions throughout the region.

    The region’s annual average temperature rests between -2.9 to 2 degrees Celsius and the region receives approximately 330 - 570 mm of annual precipitation. The area possesses rich, fertile soil and produces more wheat, barley and grass seed than any other region of the province.

    The city of Fort St. John is the most populace municipality in the Peace River Region with a population of 20,155. The oil and gas sector continues to be the primary economic driver of the municipality with over 15% of Fort St. John residents employed directly in the industry. Most regionally active oil/gas exploration, production and servicing companies have offices located in Fort St. John, which serve to boost other businesses particularly those in the service sector.

    Recreation

    The property, being lakefront, offers infinite summer and winter activities. Charlie Lake has excellent Pike and Walleye fishing during all seasons, whether through the ice, or from a boat. There is opportunity for a variety of water sports from a motorized boat. Alternatively, canoeing, paddle boarding, kayaking, ice fishing, snowmobiling, ice skating are all excellent options as well.

    One of the benefits of the property’s convenient location relative to Fort St. John is the opportunity to go into town to enjoy various forms of urban recreation. If the new owner feels like eating out or catching a movie, they may easily do so without the hassle traditionally associated with rural living. Fort St. John offers numerous dining and entertainment experiences all within a short commute from the property.

    In addition to recreational activities on the property, there are endless outdoor pursuits in the greater Peace River Region. Some of the best hunting and fishing in all of British Columbia may be found in the Peace River region and along the Alaskan Highway.

    History

    Fort St. John is rich in history and discovery. For instance, at Charlie Lake Cave, located 7 kilometres north of Fort St. John, archaeologists have uncovered artifacts from a Paleo-Indian settlement that was active there more than 10,500 years ago.

    It is also interesting to note that Fort St. John is the oldest non-native settlement in British Columbia. The town was first built in 1794 when it was called Rocky Mountain House. It was a staging point from which further incursions into Northern BC could take place. It was the Second World War which was responsible for expanding the infrastructure through the Fort St. John region with the construction of the Alaskan-Canada Highway.

    In 1951 the region gained fame, as a major producer of oil and gas in British Columbia. In that year the "Fort St. John No. 1" well hit gas at a depth of 1,524 metres. A few months later, in January 1952, the first deep well hit gas at 4,418 metres. Drilled on the Bouffioux Farm, that well is still producing today. Transportation/infrastructure improved at a rapid rate after that. In 1952, the Hart Highway finally connected the region to the rest of British Columbia, and in 1958 the Pacific Great Eastern Railway arrived in Fort St. John. That ease of transportation has allowed the region's agricultural and forest industries to compete in distant markets.

    Map Reference

    56°17'14.50"N and 120°58'7.59"W

    Services

    • Electricity
    • Water - cistern
    • Heat - natural gas, woodstove
    • Sewer - community

    Improvements

    • Main residence - (2,170 ft2)
    • Detached garage 30’ x 40’
    • Log frame sauna house
    • Log frame storage building with outlets for trailers/RVs
    • Paved private boat launch
    • Floating T-dock structure 34’ x 18’
    • Fencing

    Tax Details

    $3,234.70 (2019)

    Zoning

    R2

    Legal

    Lot A Section 17 Township 84 Range 19 west 6th Meridian Peace River District Plan EPP77517
    PID 030-443-717

    Maps & Plans

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    Adjacent Lot B - Listing 19237

    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.