When asked, "who would be the perfect fit for this 1 of kind private oasis, with 1300+ft of shoreline nestled near the foothills of the world renowned Monashee Mountains/Lakes", I think of passionate artists, musicians and writers who crave privacy with a creative atmosphere...I think of environmentalists who know how to live "with" our land... I think of young families longing to balance their busy lives with a home that speaks of skipping rocks into the river or growing their own gardens... I think of those who seek adventures not found in the mainstream commercial resorts, like back country snowmobiling or wilderness hiking/camping.
Welcome to the ultimate escape for those seeking privacy, wrapped in decadence and Mother Nature's most natural therapy!
Enter through the gates onto 8.8 acres of old growth trees, meandering paths and lush meadows, fed generously by the fresh waters of the Shuswap River (612 ' of shoreline) on 1 side and Cherry Creek (700' of shoreline) on the other. Brilliantly "semi off-grid"... this amazing property has licensed river water rights... fresh drinking water from a prolific water well, a septic sewage system and pellet burning boiler system efficiently creating radiant heat throughout the sprawling 3124sq/ft "castle" yet fully connected to BC hydro for its power, security and today's modern technology needs.
Passionate about architecture, these original owners painstakingly researched 15th century castles, falling in love with their soaring ceilings, arched doorways and large, multiple rooms and modernized the build to commercial grade specifications.
Acid washed and polished concrete floors throughout, feel so clean and warm beneath your feet in the winter, while so cool and comfortable in the heat of the summer.
Imported 8ft solid wood interior doors buffer sound and offer privacy, while the custom 8ft arched mahogany front door, frames the end of the wide planked drawbridge, carrying you across the coy filled moat and beckoning you to come inside.
With the option of at least 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths plus 2 half baths in the main "castle" this creative family currently uses 2 of the bedrooms as their offices/studios and music rooms. The spacious master retreat features its own fireplace, decadent ensuite bath with his/her sinks, doorless deep shower and spa-like soaker tub, water and walk-in closets. A "not so secret" door, allows the master to escape to the serenity of their own quiet patio and garden oasis.
The open concept kitchen and living beckons family and friends to gather in the middle, with seamless flow to the backyard and cool comforts of the covered patio.
The commercial grade kitchen is a hub, loaded with cabinets, spacious illuminated countertops and stainless appliances for the chef with a convenient work station set up to monitor home security and communication.
Off the kitchen, what is currently the percussion room and "his" home office, has been purposely pre-wired and prepped to become a fully self-contained, lock-off suite,, just in case, a paying guest wanted to stay "locked up in this castle" at some point in the future.
And then there is the massive roof top patio. Truly, the absolute ultimate in 3000+sq/ft of outdoor living space, prepped with 3 layers of roofing material plus drain matt under the concrete roof deck, it is a sprawling "room without a roof". The timber framed covered gazebo creates the perfect outdoor kitchen, with power and water and its own easy access to the 2piece half bath hidden discreetly at the top of the spiral staircase from inside.
Meander through groomed paths, gardens and meadows to discover the guest or caretaker's cottage. Rustic in nature, heated with its own wood burning boiler system, this highly efficient home offers spacious rooms inside, with easy flow to a generous back deck and sprawling back yard.
Begin, end or spend your days lingering in crystal clear waters of the river. Literally "zip-across" the waters of the Shuswap to your very own island for a picnic. Gather at the shoreline to meditate or roast marshmallows in the firepit.
Or escape to the many lakes or Monashee Provincial Park for unlimited adventures, less than 15 minutes away.
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For an informed viewing, or for more information regarding this truly "1 of a kind" property, please call/text Cheryl Soleway: 1-250-308-8093
Sotheby’s International Realty Canada
108-1289 Ellis Street
Kelowna, British Columbia, V1Y 9X6