Upper Campbell Lake, 42722 Gold River Hwy
Upper Campbell Lake, 42722 Gold River Hwy
This is an amazing lakefront residential and recreational property on Upper Campbell Lake. 1.78 acres with a diverse topography and shoreline, this property is beautifully forested and extremely private. It is approximately a 40 minute drive from Campbell River or Gold River.
Upper Campbell Lake has great fishing, kayaking, boating and windsurfing, and the area has lots of trails for hiking, logging roads for off road activities, as well as access to other little lakes in the region to explore.
Lakefront properties in this area are rarely offered for sale. This is one of only two privately-owned lakefront acreages on Upper Campbell Lake and this one has one of the nicest sand and gravel beaches on the lake.
Located approximately 1.5km south of Strathcona Park Lodge, there is road access by licensed Forest Service Road from Highway 18 through private lands. There is a road use agreement in place for this access. There are only three private properties within this area of the lake, all of which are behind gated access.
The home is perched on the top of a knoll surrounded by forest. This one of a kind property needs to be seen to completely appreciate all the amazing aspects. The home offers all the comforts and convenience for both full time residential use and ultimate recreational enjoyment.
The lake views are currently selective by choice, creating a private and beautiful retreat space in the forest. The views could be expanded to panoramic and open views by selectively or aggressively removing trees and/or branches.
This architecturally-appealing home is exquisite and built to the highest standards with respect to mechanical systems, fixtures and finishing. The home has approx. 900sqft main level living space, with 412sqft loft and an approx. 900sqft unfinished basement.
The style of the home is a west coast, chalet timber-frame concept, with high vaulted ceilings and lots of windows for natural light. The main floor includes the living room and dining area, kitchen, master bedroom and a luxurious four piece bathroom. The kitchen features stainless steel counters, cabinets and propane range and has a walk-in pantry. The living and dining area has French doors which lead out to an expansive deck overlooking the lake. The outside deck has low maintenance vinyl decking with tempered glass panels situated between cedar posts.
An open staircase leads up to a loft, with plenty of room for additional sleeping areas, den or studio space.
There are beautiful timber frame and wood features throughout the home. The open staircase and upper railing are custom wrought iron. The millwork trim, fit and finish, primarily edge grain fir, is unique, tasteful and very well done.
The floors are finished in polished concrete and have in-floor radiant heat.
The ground level basement area houses the mechanical systems, a two piece bathroom (plumbed for a bath or shower) and a large storage area adequate enough to accommodate a small boat, recreational vehicle and toys.
The area under the deck is screened off and has a large access door to the double steel doors which access the basement. This area under the deck provides covered outside storage and hides the basement.
A number of details set this home apart from and above more conventional cottages. There is a propane-fired boiler system which provides in-floor hot water radiant heat. Domestic water is drawn from the lake via an automated solar-powered pump system.
The mechanical room in the basement houses a 2500 gallon water reservoir, plus a 500 gallon reservoir. There is a 2000watt Honda generator and a 1000 gallon propane tank. The services are all underground.
There is a satellite internet communication system which incorporates remote security monitoring.
The exterior of the home is Cedar with heavy cedar trim and a metal roof. There is a large chimney chase which can be accessed from the loft. The satellite system is located here. The home is set up for the installation of a free-standing wood stove if so desired.
The beautiful community of Campbell River is located on the east coast of central Vancouver Island between Strathcona Park to the west, and the Discovery Islands to the east. Serving a city population of approximately 30,000, Campbell River is also the service centre for the communities on northern Vancouver Island. The city has all services and amenities, including a hospital, colleges, rec centres, museums, major shopping anchors and a wide variety of smaller shops and restaurants.