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House General Details

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Community Amenities


Interior Details
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House General Details


Location: 7080 50th Street NE, Canoe BC V0E 1K0, Canada

Real Estate Type: Single Family

Building Type: House

Floor Space [exterior measurements, both floors]: 2130 sq ft

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 2 full

Storeys: 2 full (no basement; level entry)

Built in: 1985-1988 with many recent renovations & custom improvements

Land Size: 0.11 acres; completely fenced with chain link and 7' cedar panels

Title: Freehold

Access: Easy access on main road; municipal snow route

Other Structures: Workshop/Insulated Storage on concrete foundation

Driveway: New Concrete & Decorative Pavers

Total Parking Spaces: 6 in driveway [also space for parking off the road and room to increase driveway]

Deck: 20.5' x 18' rear wood deck; newly finished and freshly colour stained [not painted]

Yard & Landscaping: Large yard with all new landscaping and established lawn; front strawberry patch; established maple and elm trees for summer shade.

Plenty of room on south side yard for carport.


Exterior Finish: Stucco & Brick

*UPDATE: Stucco all freshly painted; not shown in photos

Flooring: See Below

Foundation Type: Block & Pillars/Beams

Utility Sewer: Municipal sewage system

Utility Water: Municipality water

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

Heating Type: Forced Air

Roofing Material: 30-year asphalt shingle (new in 2002). A steel beam runs through the center of the roof, which adds incredible strength not seen in typical homes.


Community Amenities

The small community of Canoe features many convenient amenities for residents of all ages:


Municipal Bus stop 3 doors down (hourly service), 3 blocks from Hwy 1 to Salmon Arm. 5 minute highway drive to eastern Salmon Arm or take one of many scenic back roads.


3 blocks away from North Canoe Elementary School (Grades K-5). The bus stop for Middle and High School students is right across the street. The regional School District #83 "promotes excellence in critical, creative and independent thinking based on a foundation of quality contemporary and traditional learning experiences."


Post Office, neighbourhood pub, General store, Canoe Park, Senior's Centre, Community Hall all within 2 to 5 minutes walking distance (1-3 blocks).

On Municipal Snowplow Route and plowed regularly as it is a main access road. Sidewalks across the street. Highway is also well-maintained, so drives into Salmon Arm are manageable even in inclement weather.

Canoe is a perfect community for walking and jogging as there are so many destinations in walking distance: dog owners love their strolls here.

5 minute walk to the woods and walking/hiking trails. Canoe is surrounded by excellent mountain biking trails. Shuswap Lake, Boat Launch & Canoe Pier only 3 blocks away.

10 minute walk to "Club Shuswap" 18-hole Golf Course and Go Carts & Mini Golf. Several motels also in 10-minute walking distance.

15 minute walk to Canoe Beach, a popular tourist destination and a twin baseball field for community games. A youth summer camp is also coming to Canoe soon. Boat and houseboat enthusiasts will benefit from two marinas, Captain's Cove and Claire's Cove, just down the road.


Interior Details


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

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

Ornamental white wood chair rail in Master Bedroom.


Flooring is combination of original hardwood [fir], new and well-kept laminate flooring in unstained "maple" and "birch," new upper/mid-grade tile-patterned vinyl and dark neutral commercial grade carpet on the stairs.

New tall white wood floor moldings throughout.


Custom-made, wood frame double-paned windows. All brass locking latches. Stained glass windows in Dining Room and Master Bedroom.

All white painted trim.

All windows, except stained glass, adorned with new cellular blinds.

Appliances, Fixtures & Hardware

All new kitchen appliances in white.

New Central Vac.

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

All new bathroom fixtures [except upstairs toilet] and restored antique claw tub.

All new round "ball" doorknobs in brushed steel. Locks on Master Bedroom and both bathrooms [upstairs and downstairs]. All new brushed steel cabinet and bi-fold door knobs.

Many electrical outlets in each room make for easy electric access. Some rooms feature a network jack that allows you to easily connect multiple computers to a cable or DSL internet connection.


9 closets! Also loads of built-in shelving, plenty of cabinetry, a home office with filing cabinet and other storage solutions.

The home is very well-designed for efficientant and creative use of space.

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

Eco Features

Heating, Gas & Electricity Costs

2006: Terasen $931.40, BC Hydro $524.79 = Total Annual $1456.19

2007: Terasen $907.48, BC Hydro $511.02 = Total Annual $1418.50

2008: Terasen $999.02, BC Hydro $541.39 = Total Annual $1540.41

Copies of last few years' statements available upon request.

The house has a very low heating and utility bill, especially when compared to comparable-sized and aged homes which run double and triple the cost to heat*. The home is insulated exceedingly well with well over R40 in the roof alone. There is an inch of foam under the main floor joists and in all outside walls: not seen in even new homes or current building code

* The programmable thermostat saves energy. Note the heat was kept at a comfortable, cozy 70°F during days all winter long.

Other Eco Features

Foam-core metal exterior doors. Back door 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.

Added insulation to water tank pipes. Most appliances are Energy-Star Certified.

Double-paned windows. New weather seal in most windows, where needed. 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. All real wood trim; no MDF.

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.


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 and also provide light without distractions of a view or compromising privacy.


Visit Kitchen page for list of many unique features.


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


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