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Mar232016

Grand Etang Vistas...............................................$399,000

Wide open vistas in every direction from this well designed 11 year old home, whether it's out to the ocean, behind to the mountains or up and down the coast. Spacious open plan living areas, a lovely sunroom facing the mountains, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Plus a triple garage, all on 1.68 acres sloping gently towards the sea. Lower level with walk-out could be an apartment.  

Here is half the 180 degree ocean view, given the limitations of photos to wrap around! 

 

 

And behind - again only half the panorama: 

 

 

Every spot on the property has these unobstructed views.

And here's an "average" sunset!

The House

Main level  With over 1,500 sq ft. on the main floor, this is a large home, beautifully furnished for comfort and style. The back door enters into a sunroom facing the mountains and the morning sun. The kitchen / dining / living area comprises over 500 sq ft. White is the kitchen theme, and a long counter-top turns into a sitting area at one end.  Windows everywhere flood the interior with light and bring the ocean views. High ceilings enhance the spacious feeling, and a fireplace is the focal point of the sitting area.

The master bedroom shares the living room fireplace: the same fire is viewable from both sides.  Large double windows look out to the sea.   

There are two more bedrooms, and two bathrooms on this floor. Large decks on different levels run the length of the house, with landscaped beds around them. 

Photos

 

Lower level  

 Downstairs is another 1,200 sq ft. Most of this is currently one large multiple-use space, finished but for a ceiling and a finish floor. The space could be a self-contained apartment with two bedrooms - there is rough-in for a kitchen sink. Separate ground level walkout and several windows make this a bright living space.

Also on this level: laundry, a 3 piece bath, water softener, the furnace room and a cold room  - a wonderful thing to have for storage. The furnace room has 2 furnaces - wood and oil - and space for wood storage. And there is a generator wired into its own panel for back-up power.    

Photos

 

 Garage 

A triple bay garage, 30' x 40', is a real feature.  One of the three doors is oversized for large vehicles, and the whole structure is finished  - interior walls are plywood - and insulated (2x6 construction). The wood stove was keeping the place warm on a cold day in January! Power is buried, as it is to the house. 

Another clever feature: there is a septic hookup in the gravelled parking area near the garage, to service a camper/trailer.  

Location

Altogether a large modern comfortable home with all the bells and whistles, conveniently located to access many of the attractions and amenities of the west coast of Cape Breton Island.

 

Cheticamp with its hospital, shops and restaurants, boat tours and busy fishing harbour is less than 10 minutes north. The entrance to the National Park is a couple of miles beyond that.

Inverness lies 25 miles south, the Margaree River 7 miles. Closest of all, Grand Etang has a Co-op store, post office and wharf within walking distance.    

 

PHOTOS - exterior

 

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