November 17, 2018.
Live with yesteryear's grace and charm...and with all the conveniences of now. Here is your next adventure!
Seeking the unique and the beautiful? Here it is: an heirloom property on Salt Spring Island.
A sunny and private 10+ acres, in a premier rural neighbourhood, close to Village, to lake, to theatre, to golf.
Totally upgraded by current owners (only the second owners of this historic property), yet retaining the appeal and charm of the architect designed home.
Initially home to a British family, working and living in China, designed and built by a Vancouver architect and contractor, the home enjoys an homage to an Edwardian-style ethic.
Main level: Formal entry/foyer, expansive living with feature fireplace and access to private garden patio, formal dining, recently renovated kitchen, plus guest bath, library/den, separate laundry/pantry.
Upper level: master-sitting with dressing room and ensuite bathroom. Three other bedrooms (one currently an office and another a sewing/craft room), plus full bathroom.
Lower level/basement: expansive storage, workshop, wine room, furnace room.
Wood floors, custom windows, yellow cedar panelling...a lovely homage to another time...an authentic character home...with all the required elements of a happy 21st Century lifestyle.
A priceless offering! The plus? Subdividable. A further plus? Zoned for separate guest cottage & separate studio.
Live with grace and charm...easy care lifestyle!
November 13, 2018.
Salt Spring Island showcases a foodie paradise. Yes, the Island has long been famed for being an authentic artists colony...and that is important to the rhythm of the lifestyle.
The many agricultural pursuits now underway on this essentially rural environment are amazing, too.
Check out the Saturday Market and the Tuesday Farmers Markets, frequent the many farmgate stands, get onto a farmer's list for regular produce...the "cool Mediterranean" micro-climate on Salt Spring encourages myriad vegetable and berry fruit crops, grapes (3 wineries on Island), the orchards (cideries here), organic hops (craft brewery), olive grove...nut trees...the earth awaits the farmers ideas.
In Harvest season, September/October, the Island presents the agricultural outcomes at Fall Fair, at Sip & Savour, at special menu dinners at the island's several fine restaurants.
To eat well, with local organic opportunities...to be inspired by creative endeavours (painters, potters, actors, singers, musicians, fabric artists, sculptors, poets), to be a part of a preserved natural world...lucky Salt Springers!
More information? Call me. How may I help you to discover the gem called Salt Spring Island...and to purchase your Island property? Look forward to your call.
November 9, 2018.
Brand new elegant home...close to Ganges...sunny opportunity, with a view...just move in!
A new home, purpose designed for this lovely small acreage (lot 22, Spring Gold Way). Views over St Mary Lake, Salt Spring fields and forest, towards the dramatic Lower Mainland mountains.
Sunny exposures (e/s/w). Excellent drilled well, new septic, park reserve on one side-line for privacy...paved road to your private driveway. Mainly level, easy to landscape/garden to your wishes.
3 bed / 3 bath, dramatic living, stone fireplace, entertainment dining, great kitchen (appliance package), sep. laundry, attached double garage. A Wow! Close to all of Ganges Village amenities (schools, indoor pool, shopping, galleries, library, ArtSpring theatre centre, restaurants and also to golf & marinas...also close to hospital). Close to park hiking/walking trails.
Sleek design, lovely finishes,ready to enjoy!
Check this one out....a definite "best buy".
November 5, 2018.
Salt Spring enjoys an authentic community spirit. Although there are lots of opinions on any given subject, there is also a huge underlying caring spirit.
There are many things to become a part of: trail & nature club, walk or hike the many trails purpose-built; choirs, theatre groups, painters guild, potters guild; volunteer groups such as food bank, hospital auxiliary, thrift shop; be a library volunteer, help out at the SPCA, be a crew in the year-round sailing races; help the pathways people to continue their network of walk-ways around both Upper and Seaside Ganges; join a yoga or Zumba or tai chi class or become involved with the regular runners group. Be a part of the Salt Spring Folk Club. Volunteer at ArtCraft, at ArtSpring; learn about the Salt Spring Foundation. Be a volunteer at the Visitors Centre. That's just a few!
One can also just simply "be" on Salt Spring.
The Island offers a very appealing year-round lifestyle, whether it's about solitary pursuits or about participation in the many unique opportunities offered up. It really is up to you.
The Chamber of Commerce tag-line is: Discover Yourself Here!
Now, there's an invitation....
November 2, 2018.
Beautiful sunny acreage, large pond, forest/Meadow mix, panoramic ocean and mountain views. A WOW!
Seeking privacy, dramatic acreage, and all day sun exposures? With arable potential? Here is a Salt Spring treasure, awaiting your discovery.
This 74+ acre beauty offers a charming driveway entrance, off a paved road (this is lot 27, in the premier Skywater neighbourhood). One can also access this special property via Musgrave Road.
Forested hiking/walking trails on your own property, plus sunsplashed natural meadow areas, a large "baby lake" pond, and inspiring views of ocean and mountains...sunsets here!
Naturally occurring Quartz in many of the rock formations here...it's very interesting land and quite varied.
Drilled well in place, power at lot line, zoned for main home, separate guest cottage, separate studio...create your estate acreage private reserve here. Tranquility awaits.
Approximately 12 minutes to Fulford Village and ferry to Victoria; approximately 30 minutes to Ganges Village...close to all services/amenities and yet wonderfully "apart".
Located at Salt Spring's preferred "south end", this mainly level acreage offers many possibilities...farm here, keep sheep or horses, or simply enjoy the myriad parts of this land "as is".
Easy to view.