Cortes Island, 1361 Bodington Road
Cortes Island, 1361 Bodington Road
2.1 acre oceanfront property and residence located at the end of a no-through road and situated along the northern shores of protected Gorge Harbour on Cortes Island. The property has southern exposure, slope and orientation with 268 feet of walk-on oceanfront gradually rising up to the very comfortable modern home situated towards the back of the property with beautiful views and privacy. The location provides quick access to the services and amenities at Gorge Harbour Resort and Marina as well as the Government Dock in Gorge Harbor. It is also within approximately five minutes of Whaletown and the ferry service to Quadra Island.
The acreage provides diverse features from natural, mature forests to manicured lawns and pathways throughout. Beautiful landscaping around the home includes extensive rock work, a large pond surrounded by ornamental shrubbery and lilies, a magnificent flower garden and a complement of mature fruit trees. A short walk from the pond is a fire pit area nestled among large, majestic fir trees. There are cleared, wide grass pathways down to the walk-on oceanfront.
This 2256sqft Cortes Island residence is a one owner, custom designed and quality built home designed to incorporate enjoyable living both inside and outside year-round.
The interior of the home is designed for comfortable living, cooking and entertaining, and unique colors, materials and fixtures have been incorporated. The open concept living area incorporates the kitchen, dining room and family room.
The kitchen features solid wood cabinetry, granite countertops and an island with a sit down bar, prep sink and wine cooler built-in. There are high-end KitchenAid appliances including a double wall oven, glass cooktop with custom stainless backsplash and range hood and a built-in dishwasher.
The primary living room is on the main floor adjacent to the kitchen however nicely separated for privacy and incorporates vaulted ceilings with 3 skylights and ceiling fan as well as a Napoleon freestanding propane stove. Both the dining room and living room have direct access to the expansive deck and outdoor living area.
The large, full width deck spans the entire oceanfront portion of the home overlooking the manicured grounds and the pond on the west side. Tempered glass railings complement the viewing of the garden below. A portion of the deck is covered for year-round enjoyment and barbequing, with an alcove for a full-size hot tub.
Downstairs has a spacious laundry room with extensive cabinetry and counter space. This room has access to the outside as well as a large window over the counter. There is also a 2 piece bathroom on this level.
Upstairs there are three spacious bedrooms. The master bedroom has a generous size walk-in closet with a beautiful complement of built-in wood cabinetry and shelving plus a lavish ensuite which includes beautiful fir cabinetry, a large vanity with double basins and unique granite countertops and backsplash which also surround the soaker tub overlooking the waters of Gorge Harbour, and a large walk-in shower. The master bedroom has a private deck with beautiful views of the garden area and the pond as well as out to Gorge Harbor.
There is a separate four-piece bath on the upper level.
Flooring throughout the home is a tasteful mix of engineered laminate floors in the kitchen, dining and family room area with hardwood in the living room and carpet in the upper level bedrooms.
The mechanical systems and infrastructure include a drilled well with respectable 5 gallons per minute production for domestic use, an approved septic system installation, a 1,000 pound propane tank and 200 amp service through BC Hydro. There is also a 15 KW Kabota back up generator and switching gear sufficient to run all of the household systems during times of power outages. The home is heated with a combination of two ductless heat pump systems for heating and cooling - one for the main floor and one for the upper level - plus there are drop in electric space heaters and the propane fired freestanding stove in the living room.
A lot of thought, time and expense went into the design of this home and infrastructure and the quality of the build is readily apparent. The home has been meticulously maintained.
There is a detached 29 x 19ft foot shop located behind the home. The shop has a man door and a garage door at the front and a double man door at the back of the building. There is a workshop area inside as well as lots of windows and power. A covered walkway connects the home to the shop.
This home would make a beautiful island residence or family home, with good building locations for a guest cottage.