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House General Details

Property - Building - Community Amenities - Walls - Floors - Windows - Doors - Storage - Eco - Unique Features

 

Plenty of boat, RV and vechicle storage.

North side of house (taken prior to new neighbour building in 2008 and prior to new windows, new paint, etc)

   

 

House General Details

Property

Location: 7080 50th Street NE, Canoe BC V0E 1K0, Canada. Located within Salmon Arm Municipality.

Real Estate Type: Single Family

Building Type: House

Floor Space [exterior measurements, both floors]: 2180 sq ft

Bedrooms: 4+ (5 when including Den)

Bathrooms: 2 full

Storeys: 2 full (no basement; level entry)

Built: Over a span of many years past lockup, 1985-1995 with numerous recent major renovations & custom improvements

Land Size: 0.115 acres; mature landscaping andfenced with chain link and custom decorative 7' cedar panels

Title: Freehold (has remained in the same family, no renters)

Access: Easy access on main road; municipal snow route; public and school bus routes. Also convenient back lane access (two gates on either side of workshop)

Other Structures: Insulated Workshop/Guest on concrete foundation, Expansive Lockable Storage Sheds and exterior covered shelving as well.

Driveway: Large Concrete & Decorative Pavers driveway. Gated driveway and man-gate.

Total Parking Spaces: 6 in driveway [also space for parking off the road and ample room to increase driveway]. A carport kit or building an attached/detached garage would be a simple addition. Large enough for a camper, large RV (we fit a 30-footer last winter), and two boats plus vehicles.

Deck: 20.5' x 18' private deck between house and workshop; newly finished and freshly colour stained [not painted, as to avoid peeling]

Yard & Landscaping: Large private yard with all new landscaping, established lawn and many arbours and trellises; front strawberry patch on all new topsoil going down 5 feet; established maple and elm trees for summer shade; many established decorative plants and vines as well. Walking paths with aggregate pavers for easy access. All grass areas are surrounded by sunk-in pavers for easy edge-to-edge lawnmowing; no weedwacking required.


Building

Exterior Finish: Fine-sand stucco & Brick, New Hardyplank Window trim. Entire exterior recenty painted.

Flooring: See Below

Foundation Type: Block & Pillars/Beams

Utility Sewer: Municipal sewage system

Utility Water: Municipal water

Heating Fuel: Natural Gas; Also updated large natural gas water heater.

Heating Type: Forced Air with all new vents and intake.

Roofing Material: 30+ year asphalt shingle (new in 2002). A steel beam runs through the center of the roof, which adds incredible strength not engineered in other homes. Workshop roof recently replaced and matches gates and exterior doors. Newly painted or replaced soffit on all buildings. New rain gutters with special leaf guards.

 

Interior Details

Walls

All walls [except laundry room] freshly painted in high quality paints in a stunning palette of designer Benjamin Moore classic colours. Ceilings, brickwork and all trim freshly painted white.

Masonry: Custom tile and brickwork in living room and tilework in both bathrooms.

Ornamental white wood chair rail in Master Bedroom, Chairrail and wainscotting in Dining Room and Rear Hallway.

Floors

This floor is very pet-, child- and allergy-friendly. The only carpeted area is on the stairs, which features dark neutral high-traffic grade carpet.

Flooring is combination of original hardwood [fir], new and well-kept laminate flooring in "maple" and "birch," new hand-scraped espresso-coloured Engineered Hardwood in Den/5th Bedroom, and tough as nails tile-patterned vinyl.

New tall white wood floor moldings throughout.

A central vac with hookups on both floors makes for quick and convenient cleanup.

Windows

All New double-paned argon high-efficiency Gienow windows. Most are casement style to allow for maxium view. Awning style in Bedroom 3, Kitchen and upstairs bathroom.

Screens attach from inside, making their removal for winterization or cleaning easy. Quality latch mechanisms. Stained glass window inserts in Dining Room and Master Bedroom.

All white painted trim with classic heritage design and mini-crown adornments.

All windows, except those with stained glass, are adorned with new light-filterning cellular blinds. Master Bedroom and Livingroom picture window have top-down/bottom-up feature.

Doors

Absolutely stunning front and rear new exterior doors with 3/4 and full-lites in a privacy glass with inset wrought-iron vine pattern. Doors are painted in incredibly durable automotive paint which matches other exterior doors and garden gates. (Touchup paint remains with the house but frankly has never been required).

Interior doors painted in bright white. Some glass doors, such as in the walk-in closet, den/fifth bedroom and in some built-in cabinetry. Unique, custom Mennanite-built arched-top wainscot door with a decorative wrought-iron window separates downstairs hallway from the kitchen/dining area. Also matching wainscot door at downstairs bathroom.

Keyless entry oil-rubbed bronze quality Schlage exterior handlesets and locks (including workshop/guesthouse). Auto-lock mode on rear and workshop doors as well as keyed deadbolts. Give out a temporary 4-digit pin/code to houseguests and housesitters, and never lose your keys again! Doors can be easily reprogrammed to have the same or different codes.

All updated round doorknobs in brushed steel. Locks on Master Bedroom (as well as a privacy latch) and both bathrooms [upstairs and downstairs]. All new brushed steel cabinet and bi-fold door knobs.

Appliances, Fixtures & Hardware

All upgraded kitchen appliances in white. Smooth top kitchen range.

Brand new Central Vac with two recepticles and hose long enough to service the entire home.

Restored vintage or new light fixtures; many in artsy contemporary designs.

All entirely updated bathroom fixtures and restored antique claw cast iron tub.

Ample electrical outlets (all have been replaced from the originals) in each room make for easy electric access.

Some upstairs rooms have featured a network jack that allows computer connection. The home internet hub has been located under the downstairs office. There is an outdoor grade CAT 5 etheret cable extending from the downstairs office outside and to the workshop. The workshop is, thus, connected to the home LAN when routers are installed.

Storage

9 closets! Nine.

Also loads of built-in shelving in various rooms (Master and Bedroom 3, particularly), plenty of built-in cabinetry, an efficient home office with filing cabinet and tons of built-in shelving and many other innovative and efficient storage solutions.

The home is very well-designed for efficient and creative use of space but yet still maintains an open feel.

Well-insulated workshop/guest house on foundation can also be used as heated storage.

There is a large bonus storage shed with TONS of built-in shelving and ample open space on both ends. It's like a garage without the disorganized mess!

Eco Features and Efficiencies

The owners of this house did everything they could to green up the home.

Thus, the home has a very low heating and utility bill, especially when compared to much smaller neighbouring homes which run double and triple the cost to heat. You can see the difference upgrading windows and lighting made to the cost to heat and light the home. These utility rates increased significantly over the 6 years, yet this house's bills went down by 17%.

Heating, Gas & Electricity Costs

PRE-WINDOW REPLACEMENT: (2008) Terasen Gas $999.02, BC Hydro $541.39 = Total Annual $1540.41

POST-WINDOW REPLACEMENT: (2013) Terasen Gas $624.07, BC Hydro $763.54 = Total Annual $1387.61

POST-ELECTRONICS UPGRADE: (2014): Terasen Gas $675.71, BC Hydro $606.00 = Total Annual $1281.71

The home is insulated exceedingly well with well over R40 in the roof alone. There is at least an inch of foam under the main floor joists and on outside walls: not seen in even new homes.

All new argon double-paned, tight-sealing windows and new doors, with all new weather sealing and extra insulation around the frames, have also made a huge recent difference to the bills from previous years.

An Energy Efficiency Evaluation Report was completed in 2011. Prior to the Evaluation the house already scored a decent 70% rating on a scale to the most efficient EnerGuide rated home. Unfortunately the government report did not factor in the increased insulation or other eco-inhancements such as low flush toilets, pipe insulation or replacing appliances or lighting. It focuses only on windows and heating to affect the score. After replacing the windows it scored 72% but the savings in utilities as above speak louder than that.

Swapping out the furnace would have taken up to 30 years to recover the cost, so this is the only thing that was not upgraded because the heat that is produced stays in the home.

The upgraded programmable thermostat saves energy. Heat was maintained at a comfortable 72°F during days and down to 68°F all winter long. The added insulation, better windows, white cellular blinds and large shade trees surrounding the home keep the house cool enough as to not require air conditioning. The owners had portable and window air conditioning units they sold in 2009 after realizing they were never used.

Other Eco Features

Foam-core metal exterior doors. Livingroom office south wall has a special-ordered, energy-efficient cat/medium dog door which lets out a fraction of the heat as typical pet doors. Two optional white panels can be used to seal the door.

Insulation to water tank pipes. Most appliances are Energy-Star Certified. Water-saving aerators on kitchen faucet and all shower heads.

Carpeting only on stairs [low pile], otherwise all hard floors assist those suffering with asthma or allergies. Limited amounts of MDF trim, mostly wood. The two eastern bedrooms have antique soild fur floors repurposed from another home.

Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) paint has been used throughout the home.

Water from the south side of the house is captured in a decorative rain barrel on the back deck. Water from the north side goes into the privacy cedar hedge.

 

Some Unique Features

Artistic Styling

The brickwork, stained glass and other unique features give a classic European and heritage styling to the home. It is definitely an artistic one of a kind, quality home which also shows exceptionally well.

Ceilings

No boring boxy, square rooms in this house! Each upstairs room in the home features a distinctive angled ceiling. The ceilings are lofty, reaching a height of 9 to 10 feet at their peaks. Walls join at intriguing and creative angles, making this home a treat for the eyes.

Clerestory Windows

*Clerestories were the main architectural features of ancient European cathedrals and add to the very unique feel of this home.

Over 20 linear feet of 2' tall clerestory windows in all upstairs north facing rooms [Bedroon #2, Bedroon #3, Hallway/Walk-in Closet and Bathroom]. Clerestory windows are best described as a vertical skylight. This row of windows above eye level allow light into a north-facing space (which otherwise cannot receive direct sunlight) and also provide daylight and sky view without compromising privacy.

Kitchen

Visit Kitchen page for list of many unique features.

Office

The Living Room has a Home Office nook complete with storage, built-in shelving, desk, legal-sized filing cabinet and a daylight window.

There are too many details to include here. Discerning eyes will appreciate the intricacies and thought that went into this beautiful home. Just be sure to look up if you take a tour of the home because there are many beatiful features in the arched and windowed ceilings.

 

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