2545 Elk Trails Way, Nanaimo, BCMLS#: 308777
- Property Value$583,995
- Property Address2545 Elk Trails Way, South Forks Estates, Nanaimo, BC, V9X 0A3, Canada
- TypeHouse on Acerage
- Parking3 cars
- Year Built2009
- Est. Property Tax3,072.76
- Living Area3,080 sq.ft.
- Lot Size Area2 hectares
- Bathrooms3 full
Elk Trails Estates - Nanaimo Lakes
2545 Elk Trails Way, South Forks Estates, Nanaimo, BC, V9X 0A3, Canada
The South Forks Estates development sold out, however, the prime lot that was sold first is now available with a completely finished unique 3080 total square foot home and landscaped yard. All the hard work has been done - you can now bring all your toys and move in.
This very attractive and unique home has some great features not found in other homes. The main living area is on the upper level. The finishing in the gourmet kitchen accents the colours and wire brushed 3/4" gun stock oak flooring. Skylights cast ample sunlight into the living room. You'll enjoy entertaining family and friends in this open living area. A spacious master bedroom has large windows with quality window coverings and large closets. The second bedroom is ideal for younger children and could either be furnished with 2 single beds or 1 single bed and a homework desk area.
With a separate entrance, and originally designed to be an office with a loft is what could be a mortgage helper bachelor suite. Complete with a very unique imported Italian spiral staircase up to the loft and a 4 piece bathroom. This large room could be ideal for visitors as it has its own entrance yet still has access to the main part of the house up the spiral stairs.
The main living area also has a laundry closet giving you the option to look after your laundry upstairs or utilize the laundry facilities downstairs in the workshop.
Concerned that the skylights may let too much sun in heating the home in the summer? No need for concern as this home has a 3.5 tonne Heat Pump that heats the home in the winter and provides cooling in the summer. Other highlights are the 8000 low energy loss windows, larger than normal hot water tank holding 60 gallons, screens on all windows (upstairs and down). This home was designed and built to be kept by the builder - no corners were cut and many extras have been included.
The extras continue in the garage below. This home was designed with engineered beams which has the added benefit that the 12' (3.6m) ceiling garage has no posts and no beams - clear unobstructed area for all your toys. Three large bays with 10' (3m) x 10' (3m) commercial grade garage doors and a near silent belt drive heavy duty garage door openers on each. 1100 sqft of garage and workshop space will give you plenty of room to park your Boat, Quads, Skidoos, Motorbikes, collector cars and whatever else you have that needs to be protected. Additionally the garage and workshop has four 220V outlets so that you can have your welder running where you need it.
The garage has a 3 piece bathroom as well as laundry hookups and includes the Maytag Team washer/dryer/dry cleaning appliances. Utilize the workshop area to store more of your toys, a pool table/games room or build a dividing wall to create an additional suite with its own external access. The complete garage has been finished to the same standards as the living area with moldings, paint and window screens. The Every attention to detail was covered when this home was built.
Although this home was built in a zone that didn't require building permits - the owner took extra measures to prove that this home was built properly he had it inspected Herold Engineering and the inspection report is available. The well for the property is the best in the whole development with 8 gallons per minute and quality water. The water system in the home was built and maintained by ABC Water Systems and utilizes a Constant Pressure Controller providing a regulated water supply just like you had municipal service. The report for the septic system called the system an advanced "Cadillac" system that is extremely efficient. The septic system has an alarm installed in the garage alerting of any issues before they become disasters.
The external of the home also had extra care and attention in its finishes - it has 40 year Fiberglass IKO Shingles instead of the standard 30 year shingles, all the fascia boards are oversized, cedar siding was double dipped providing extra UV protection on all sides. Cladded with durable, long lasting and visually attractive hardiplank. Accents around the home with chimney lights and soffit lighting provide for a classy estate look.
Built as an "Owner Builder" the home has been registered with Homeowner Protection Office and includes a warranty.
The property has some other features that aren't visually evident. An in ground 1200 gallon cistern that is feed by the drain spouts provides an extra water supply where needed. The RV septic catch will allow you to come home after a long journey on the road without having to find a sanidump station. Being on an acreage at the edge of the woods lends itself to having wild animals in the area - the 8' chain-link dog run provides a safe place away from potential predators.
All the hard work of building a fence has been completed to create two separate paddock as the posts have all been installed and your choice of wire or boards just needs to be attached. This area is an ideal spot for a few Thoroughbred Horses - trails throughout the area will give you endless areas to ride and explore.
This is a great mini-estate with room to expand and build a barn or an additional home in the future. Room for a swimming pool, beach volleyball court - whatever you would like to have you have plenty of usable land to build on.
South Forks Estates is an 80 acre naturally level land with full southern exposure. Roosevelt Elk are commonly found in the area which are only typically seen in remote areas - rarely will you find them only 20 minutes away from a city of 80,000 people. Living here you are close to Nanaimo yet nature is everywhere.
South Forks Estates is a secret pocket of Nanaimo that even the majority of Nanaimoites don't even know exists. It is right next door to the amazing Nanaimo River and only minutes to small fishing lakes, numerous streams and endless mountain trails. The Nanaimo Lakes recreation is just around the corner and still only fifteen minutes to downtown Nanaimo.
Some may think that this Estate is too far away - however, it is only 15 minutes to downtown and 25 minutes to the popular North Nanaimo Malls. The distance to South Forks is similar or closer to other areas of North and South Nanaimo, but your drive home will be relaxing and there is never any traffic!
There are very few opportunities to buy land or properties in the South Forks area as there is a very limited supply of residentially zoned land in this area. There has only been 2 other residential developments in the past 20 years and it is believed that there isn't any other residential development land available in the area - this is very unique area of very limited supply. The estates appeal to retiring baby-boomers as well as to young families who are looking for an unmatched quality of life.
If you remember the good ol'times when a neighbor lent a helping hand - this is where that time went. You'll find yourself in a community where your neighbors care and will help just like the ol'days.
South Forks Estates is located in the Nanaimo River corridor amongst other estate acreages and surrounded by pristine Vancouver Island forest. Your tree-lined drive home along the peaceful Nanaimo River or Nanaimo Lakes Roads will put you into relaxation mode, even before you arrive at your own private estate. No traffic and no street lights, just you and Mother Nature.
Central Heating/Cooling with 3.5 Ton Heat Pump
8 Gallons/Minute Quality Well Water
5 Acres of Useable Land
1200 Gallon Supplementary Water Cistren
12' High 3 Bay Garage with no posts
2 Horse Paddocks
Fenced Dog Run
RV Septic Catch
Nanaimo River Swimming
Nanaimo Lakes Recreational Area
Morrell Nature Sanctuary
Unlimited forested trails for hiking and riding
And only a short drive to:
City of Nanaimo
Nanaimo Regional Airport
BC Ferry Terminals
Listing Provided By
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- Dan Morris - Realtor
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