770 Beechwood Drive - Mayne Island

770 Beechwod Drive

Price: $2,795,000 (CAD)
Contemporary Pacific Northwest House on Ten Secluded Acres On Mayne Island with 1000 feet of oceanfront

Mayne Island, this property, this home is a destination. Whether your enjoyment lies in quiet solitude, horseback rides along the hilltops, a sailing trip through the spectacular island-seascapes or personalizing a retreat that is all your own, this home is your destination. The duality of island life is fully characterized in every nuance of this magnificent property. From land it is the stark beauty of endless ocean vistas, waves lapping at the rocks, and sailboats bobbing in crystal aquiline water, And from the sea, this home truly beckons. Nestled privately among arbutus, pine and cedar, the classic West Coast plan reveals sweeping open rooms with stunning natural elements of maple, cedar pillars, and fine stonework accents at every turn. Luxurious finishing, custom kitchen details, and practical amenities abound. Beyond the walls, architectural magnificence blends seamlessly into welcoming outdoor living space, stone paths and access to ocean frontage. This property is truly the place to rest, work, play and to just be who you are, and who you want to be.

This attractive and inviting architecturally designed West Coast home with a Mediterranean flavour is set in 10 secluded acres (4.05 hectares) and is sited at the waters edge with a south west exposure and expansive views over Navy Channel and Plumper Sound and of the distant islands.

The Residence: This well planned two level home of approximately 4800 total square feet built in 2000 has been designed to be environmentally friendly and for easy maintenance. Making use of natural woods such as maple, alder, pine cedar, fir (some actually milled from the property), beams/logs, and high end appliances, fixtures and fittings.

The main floor of 2500 square feet (232.3 square metres) features a large entrance with high vaulted (17 feet/5.2 metre) glass skylight ceiling and center hallway; large living/dining room opening onto large deck area; gourmet kitchen with high end “Miele" appliances (steamer cooker, wall oven, dishwasher, cook top propane stove); spacious utility room off of which there is a fresh air pantry; library/media room with ample shelving; two piece guest bathroom; master bedroom with five piece custom bathroom, large custom walk-in dressing room cupboard plus a balcony/deck overlooking the ocean.

The Lower Level with a finished area 1658 square feet (154 square metres) has a separate entrance plus a plumbed area for small kitchen, etc.; there are two bedrooms; large office (possible bedroom); three piece custom bathroom plus sauna; the unfinished areas include a root cellar, mechanical room, security room and crawl space dry storage. All main rooms of the residence have beautiful marine and forested views.

Some Features: 5" wideplank solid maple wood flooring, Slate floors, custom Loewen over height solid wood doors and picture windows, skylights, vaulted and beamed ceilings, wood-burning genuine Rumford Fireplace with aged beam mantle, stereo system with speakers throughout, Lutron lighting system, security systems, vacuum system for future hook-up, high-end fixtures, fittings and finishes. Heating is by an electric hot water heating system engineered to be efficient with Swiss Runtal steel radiators - it is a dual system whereby wood can also be used plus there is a back up generator. There is an attached Double Garage with loft area suitable for development. See the Floor Plan.

The exterior finish is cedar board and batten siding with feature cedar log pillars, clay tile roof, extensive decks/patio, hand-cut Slate stairway for separate access to lower level.

The Property: This desirable oceanfront property of Ten acres (4.05 hectares) is accessed off a quiet country road. Down a long gravel driveway which becomes circular at the residence. The back of the property being level is in meadow (suitable for animals) and orchard with a pond. About half way down the property it takes a gentle slope to the house site where it becomes level. The lower part of the property with a pond and waterfall on the North West side of the house is beautifully treed (pine, fir, cedar, alder, arbutus aka madrona) and natural state offering total seclusion and expansive marine views - see the Plot Plan.

The Waterfront: The water frontage of approximately 1000 feet (305 metres) has a medium height rocky foreshore with easy access to a level rocky sandstone area (great for sunbathing, launching kayaks, etc.) and to the sandy beach in Arbutus Cove on the east side of the property. You can moor your boat offshore or in Kadonaga Bay. There is also moorage in Horton Bay.

The property is situated in a very rural area adjoining a small cove known as Kadonaga Bay on Mayne Island at the south east end of the island (48º49`N.,123º18`W) offering a south west exposure with views over Plumper Sound and Navy Channel and of distant islands. It is about a 10 minute drive from the Ferry Terminal at Village Bay at the west side of the island.

The general area is considered excellent for boating, diving, fishing and marine life. The Island is easily reached via British Columbia Ferries from Vancouver (Tsawwassen - 1 hour) and Victoria (Swartz Bay - 45 minutes), seaplane service, water taxi service or private boat. Mayne Island is considered to be a very desirable Southern Gulf Island being removed yet easily accessible and close to major areas. This fine oceanfront estate is offered at $2,795,000 (CAD). Currency Converter.