1871 Mountview Dr, Sayward, Vancouver Island, BC
- 3 beds
- 2 baths
- 1,728 Sq.Ft.
- lot size: 58,000 sqft
- 2014 built
Sayward, Vancouver Island
House with Acreage
|SIZE: 1,728 Sq.Ft.|
|TYPE: House with Acreage||$/Sq.Ft: 185|
Here is some more info on the house. It measures 24 feet by 36 feet and has two identical levels – the downstairs (lower level) being above ground. There is also a large ( 36 foot by 8 foot) fully covered front deck, a 24 foot long side deck and a small deck entrance way to the back door.
There is a large (16 foot by 24 foot) detached wired workshop with a concrete floor.
The floors in the house are all concrete and there is an in-floor heating system divided up into zones. The house itself is all 2 by 6 construction with over-grade insulation, argon windows, etc. We did everything we could to make it as energy efficient as possible. The exterior is hardy board (cement board) and the roof is metal.
Outbuildings other than the workshop include a garden shed, a small well pump-house shed, and a playhouse. The house has it's own overly large septic field ( it was made to accommodate a far larger house and family) and a very deep well. We have had the water tested on several occasions to make sure it is safe (which it is) and in any case we run it through a further set of filters before it comes into the house.
The usable property is about one and a third acres...there is actually a bit more but it is ravine and quite inaccessible. What is good about that is that there is never going to be any possibility of neighbours moving in to disrupt the peace and privacy. The portion of property that we use is all fenced and gated.
The house is two minutes off the main Highway 19 which runs from Campbell River north. As this is the main highway on the Island it is always cleared and sanded no matter how bad the weather gets. The road from the Highway up to our house is graded gravel, and our driveway is also gravel.
We are only 40 minutes out of town and nearby we have a small corner/gas store, a little library that opens up two days a week, an RCMP station, a Post Office, a couple of liquor stores, a very decent nine hole golf course.
The mission when we built the house was to provide ourselves with a quite elegant and adult building in a very rustic setting. Yaletown meets the North Island! We splurged on a really nice kitchen/living room and a large upstairs bathroom with all the bells and whistles.There is a full bath on main floor. There are three bedrooms, and a room we call the computer room which could easily be made into another bedroom if necessary. The appliances were all bought new and are high efficiency and energy saving.
We have put in a good sized vegetable garden with raised beds, and this year we were very successful in raising lots of good produce. We have three apple trees, a plum tree a crab apple, and a fig tree so far, as well as strawberries and rhubarb.
The area is famous for salmon fishing and boating. We are very close to a (free!) boat launch at Kelsey Bay which opens out into Johnstone Strait. This is THE mecca for whale watchers, and orca, humpbacks, minke whale and dolphins are regularly sighted. There are some very good hikes and an annual event called the Hkusum Climb which brings four hundred or so people out every year to race to the top of one of our biggest peaks.