Wonderful Family Orientated Log Home on 2.69 Acres with Shop, Shed and Chicken Coop – Quesnel, BC
- Select Property type: Sold
- DESCRIPTION: A stunning log home in the beautiful Cariboo region of British Columbia. Situated less than 15 minutes south of Quesnel, this is the perfect combination of rural living and urban convenience.
- PROVINCE: BC
- COUNTRY: Canada
A stunning log home in the beautiful Cariboo region of British Columbia. Situated less than 15 minutes south of Quesnel, this is the perfect combination of rural living and urban convenience. The residence is functional and well-constructed with a modern kitchen and open concept living room/dining area. The house is a sprawling 2,800 ft2 offering ample space to host gatherings and to seek privacy/solitude.
As you enter the back door and ascend the stairs you are met by a grand living room and family area. There is an A-frame ceiling creating a splendid sense of grandeur. The sky light permits the sun to shine in bringing with it a warm and bright atmosphere. A large window adorns the eastern wall further adding to the glow of the room.
Off the family room is the kitchen and dining area. This is the perfect space to cook large family meals and entertain guests. All appliances are stainless steel and in excellent condition, with a dual sink and gas burning stove top. There is a bay window over the sink with a southward facing orientation. This window helps to illuminate the kitchen. The countertops and black splash are of tasteful stone. There is ample cabinet space to store kitchen essentials for a large and active family. The dining area off the kitchen is spacious and possesses two large bay windows providing views out into the yard.
Beyond the kitchen is a mudroom with coat hangers, shelves and a stand-alone sink. The mudroom exists out onto the covered wrap around porch. The mudroom serves as the perfect place for kids to wash their hands and remove their footwear and coats after playing in the yard outside. The mudroom, with exterior door, serves as the perfect conduit between the barbeque area outside and the kitchen.
On the west side of the living/family room the washer and dryer is tucked away. There is also a toilet complete with sink and cabinet storage. On the north end of the living/family room is the entrance to the spacious master bedroom. Here, the floor transitions from hardwood into a soft, gentle carpet. The master bedroom offers a skylight (with curtain), and three windows. All windows are adorned with curtains and blinds, so that you may make the room as bright or dark as you please. Off the master bedroom is the master bath. This large space features a toilet, shower, soaker tub and dual sinks. There is lots of counter and cabinet space to help you get ready for your day without fighting for space with your partner.
Descending the stairs there is the furnace room with ample storage space and another stand-alone sink. There is also a cold room for jarred food items. The basement is completed by a large games room, three bedrooms (perfect for kids) and completed with spacious closets, an office area and a full bathroom. The basement is bright and clean with large windows helping to cut down on the lighting/electricity bill.
One of the most stunning features of the residence is its covered wrap around porch. It wraps nearly half of the house and presents a wonderful and cozy space to relax in the shade on a hot summer’s day. It is the perfect spot to place a barbeque, which you may use year-round, safe from the elements and in all-weather conditions. The porch has a beautiful wooden railing and offers stunning views of the fenced yard.
The roof of the residence consists of asphalt shingles and is in excellent condition. The home’s exterior can only be described as beautiful with a large A-frame peaked roof and rich dark colouration on wooden beams. The log work and design is both functional and aesthetically appealing.
The east portion of the property offers fenced greenspace for children and dogs to play. It is a picket fence stained the same colour as the residence. Mature trees dot the perimeter of the yard and there is plenty of space for flowers and a garden.
The front yard is completed with a self-contained chicken coop. The coop is completely fenced to keep predators out and the chickens in. The hutch has a pulley system allowing for the easy retrieval of eggs without having to enter the hutch.
As the driveway wraps around the back of the house to the primary entrance, you will notice a very well-constructed storage shed and a shop/garage. Both are wired and serve as valuable space for tools, toys and vehicles. The shed has shingle siding and a firm, secure door.
The shop has three large doors and additional covered storage space. The ceilings are extremely high permitting for a wide array of activities. There are concrete floors and a sliding chain fall attached to a steel beam to assist in lifting heavier items. As an added bonus, the shop is heated with natural gas. This is the perfect shop for someone with transport trucks.
There is easy access to school buses from the property allowing children to independently commute to school.
The main heat source in the house is a forced air, natural gas furnace. Water is pulled from a drilled well and the sewer system consists of a septic lagoon.
This property is located at approximately a 13-minute drive south of the downtown Quesnel core.
From Quesnel, head south on the 97 Highway for approximately 10 minutes until the Yendryas Road exit. Take this exist and continue south on Yendryas Road for 0.8 km at which point the road will turn west and turn into Timothy Road. In 0.2 km turn south on Hayman Crescent. In 0.24 km, the property and residence will be on the west side of the road. It should take no longer than 13 minutes to reach the property from downtown Quesnel.
The Cariboo Region of British Columbia has a total approximate population of 127,900. Manufacturing, forestry, mining, oil and gas are the most prominent sources of employment through the region with manufacturing leading the way at 12% of total employment. The Government of British Columbia has predicted regional job growth at 0.4% per annum out to 2022 at which point regional job openings will reach 30,330.
The town of Quesnel itself is located at the confluence of the Quesnel and Fraser Rivers. It is the commercial centre for some 23,000 residents and is serviced by diverse rail, road and air networks. The Quesnel Airport is directly north of town and services all domestic air travel needs.
The Quesnel economy has traditionally been orientated around the timber industry. There are numerous mills, which currently operate in the region providing stable predictable employment. West Fraser Integrated Forest Company, one of the most prominent players in British Columbia’s timber industry, operates several corporate offices in Quesnel. Other prominent industries in Quesnel include agriculture, mining and service/support companies for northern resource development and extraction.
The property and surrounding region is an outdoorsmen’s dream. With hunting and fishing opportunities a short commute from the property. The lush growing climate and ample yard space creates a garden enthusiast’s dream with excellent opportunity to grow and harvest a wide array of fruits and vegetables.
The property is well situated to house all the toys and recreational items you could think of. With thousands of square kilometres of Crown land, in close proximity to the property, there is infinite opportunity to explore the countryside. Some of the recreational opportunities available include:
The town of Quesnel was named after Simon Fraser’s clerk during his expeditions, Jules Maurice Quesnel. The town grew as a major supply and transportation hub for the gold town of Barkerville and its surrounding gold fields. Following the region’s gold rush, Quesnel continued to play a major role as a supply and transportation center for the exploration of Northern British Columbia.
From 1921 to 1952 Quesnel was the northern terminus of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway. This transportation network and the rich, productive forests surrounding Quesnel led to a boom in the regional lumber industry. In fact, by 1952, there were 180 sawmills and 5 planer mills all within a 30-mile radius of Quesnel. This number has declined over the years, with the consolidation of the mills under the ownership of some of the larger regional companies. The lumber industry has continued to be the primary economic driver for the region.
As time passed, upgrades were made to the town of Quesnel including paved roads, electricity, a bridge spanning the Fraser River, which amalgamated West Quesnel with East Quesnel, a natural gas transmission line and the construction of the GR Baker Hospital. All these developments permitted the town of Quesnel to gain city status in 1979.
52°54’36.63″N and 122°26’16.63″W
Heating – natural gas
Stove – natural gas
Sewer – sept/lagoon
Water – drilled well (160’ and producing 4 gpm)
Cell phone reception
2,800 ft2 log home
Lot 8 Block 1 DL 3951 Cariboo District Plan 20659