Qualicum, SL49, 3688 Horne Lake Caves Road
Qualicum, SL49, 3688 Horne Lake Caves Road
Situated on one of the larger properties within the Horne Lake development, this beautiful property and exquisite home is a very luxurious lakefront vacation and recreation property. Very few lakefront properties of this caliber exist on Horne Lake and rarely does one come available.
Constructed in 2008 by Craftsman Timberframe in Campbell River, this impressive custom timberframe home offers 1820sqft of appealing and comfortable living space, southern exposure and 123ft of south facing lakefront.
A lot of thought was put into the development of this property. Everything was professionally constructed and built to code from the site prep to top notch infrastructure and exquisite materials. No expense was spared!
The property has a steel gate at the top of the drive which is bordered with a split rail fence and stacked stone walls. The driveway meanders through a beautiful mature fir forest and to a level parking area. A combination of earth-filled wood frame stairs and timberframe staircases and landings, with lighting that can be switched on at the top and bottom of the stairs, lead down to the residence and through the property to an extensive flat area just up from and along the 123ft of shoreline where there is a substantial dock system.
Stone columns and a beautiful timberframe entryway frame the front door of this main level entry home with basement and second floor.
The main level living area includes a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and lots of storage. An extended counter with bar stools on the dining room side allows for extra seating and a skylight over the kitchen brings in lots of natural light.
The kitchen adjoins the dining and living room areas, both of which overlook the lake and have access to a 10x37ft partially covered patio deck through French doors. The master bedroom is also on the main level, with French doors that access the expansive deck. The bathroom on the main level is beautifully detailed with granite countertops and a tile shower with glass surround.
Upstairs features two private bedrooms as well as a two piece powder room with granite countertop.
The basement level includes one large open space and the mechanical room. The open area is a great space for indoor recreation and relaxing, or to accommodate additional sleeping areas. This rec room has French doors leading out to another 7x37ft patio deck. One end of the deck leads to the timberframe staircase and the beach while at the other end is an outdoor shower.
The rec room, both bathrooms and the kitchen feature tile flooring. There are high quality window shades on the main level of the home throughout the living spaces.
The use of fine, high quality woods is evident throughout this beautiful home. Fir beam timber framing showcases the vaulted ceiling in the living room, enhanced with pot lighting. Edge grain fir is the predominant material used for the majority of the flooring, staircase, doors, cabinetry and trim throughout. All windows, many of which open for ventilation, are high quality with edge grain fir interior finish and metal clad exterior.
The exterior of the home is finished in high quality cedar board and batten as well as cedar shingle siding. There is a seamless metal roof. The deck railings are timberframe with glass panels.
The mechanical systems are first class and state of the art. The home has a Lennox forced air central heating system which is propane fired and complemented with a Lennox heat pump for efficient year round climate control. There is a Rinnai on-demand hot water system which is run by propane. The domestic water has both UV and particulate filters. There is an approved septic system.
Adjacent to the parking area is the generator shed. This is a 9x12ft heavily insulated structure on a concrete slab with cedar exterior finish to match the home. There is a brand new 19kw diesel powered Mitsubishi generator integrated with a substantial bank of 24 batteries and a Xantrex invertor system. 6 solar panels are located on the south facing roof over the main level patio. This power system is fully automatic and sufficient enough for all power requirements.
Outside the generator shed on an extended slab are two 350lb propane tanks (owned not rented). The propane runs the range, furnace, on-demand hot water and outdoor barbeque.
Extras include a home security system with video monitoring, a cell phone booster, underground sprinklers and wiring for exterior staircase and patio lighting.
The dock system is substantial, with a swimming platform and diving board. An auxilary building with matching exterior is located by the lakeside for easy storage access.
Horne Lake has a lot of history as a recreational area, and the development is now owned by the Horne Lake License Holders Association. The Horne Lake Community consists of 400 bareland strata recreational lots and 3200 acres of forested common property. All the lots have frontage on Horne Lake.
Horne Lake is located on central Vancouver Island, just 20 minutes north-west of Qualicum Beach. It is a popular recreational area, and is also the location for the Horne Lake Caves. It is under 3 hours driving from Victoria and just over an hour from Campbell River.