This unique estate offers a very private retreat in rural western Prince Edward Island. Set well back from the main road and separated from it by a large cultivated field, the house is nestled against the tranquil Mill River in the West Prince area of the province.
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The ranch-style home was designed by Toronto architect Jim Strasman to blend with every contour of the land. Its modular construction offers a panoramic view of the water from every room.
A circular driveway leads to the two formal entrances and to the double attached garage.
The 2,200 sq. ft. house, not counting the finished basement, has a linear flow to its rooms which combines into a very pleasing and functional whole. Especially striking are the high cathedral ceilings of red cedar in the living room, the great room and the master bedroom. The ceilings are triangular in shape and the warmth of the wood is ever so relaxing.
In addition, the great room cathedral ceiling has a very large retractable skylight which looks down primarily on the kitchen area and provides a look at the sun, the stars or whatever nature has in mind at any given time.
The paved laneway to the main road is 1000 ft. long and enhances the privacy of the estate. The curved driveway in front of the house adds another 500 ft.
The exterior of the house, including the roof, is BC cedar as are the shop and garden shed. The house is 30 years old but was extensively renovated from 2006 to 2009 including all new windows and doors, new paint everywhere, all new flooring and many, many extras. The kitchen has new double ovens, a new dishwasher, a new touch control stovetop built into the island and three sinks.There is absolutely no work that needs to be done on this house.
The basement is fully finished and includes a games room with pool table, television, sitting areas, a half bath and even a wine-making room. There is also ample storage room.
A large deck made of inter-locking brick, complete with a large hot tub, faces the water and the landscaping offers an orchard with apple, pear, plum and cherry trees. Large mature trees, a long hedge, manicured lawn and numerous flower beds add to the beauty of the property.
An exceptional added feature of the property is a large fully equipped shop. It is now used to restore classic cars but could be adapted to just about any purpose. Some of the many tools and equipment, power and otherwise, are included in the purchase price. It also has an office and a half bathroom.
The house and shop sit on 3.5 manicured acres while the remaining 14 acres stretch out to the main road and are classified as farm acreage and have been leased to a local farmer. That very well maintained field adds a unique dimension to the property while acting as a sort of shield to enhance privacy.
This classification of the land keeps the property taxes quite low. The house acreage taxes are now $2354.35 while the 14-acre farm acreage taxes are only $60.00.
The house has its own well for water, is heated by oil and has a septic field with two tanks.