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Aug242016

Luxury waterfront retreat.......................................$799,000

This 5 year old dream home sits on the shore of the Bras d'Or Lakes, just 10 minutes from Baddeck. Everything about this home is state-of-the-art, from the basic construction on up: the design, the finishes, the dock and the view. Four or five bedrooms, two with ensuite baths. A great room that vaults 22' high at the peak with a stone fireplace and chimney, and a kitchen to die for!  

The house covers 1,567 sq ft on the ground level, 1,128 on the upper. Construction is ICF walls, from the 4' frost wall footing to the roof. Exterior is sheathed with Canexel wood siding which never needs painting. Likewise the exterior trim is maintenance free. Windows are Kohler casements. 9'ceilings on main, 8' upstairs. 

The main level has a bedroom with ensuite bath, also a powder room and a laundry room, so it's possible for owners to live entirely on one level in this home. Kitchen dining and living rooms are open plan, with the living area open to the vaulted ceiling. 

Upstairs a gallery looks down over the living areas. Three more bedrooms - one with ensuite bath - and a den/living room and another bathroom complete the upper level. All bathrooms and the entrance hallway have porcelain tile floors, otherwise floors are engineered hardwood throughout the house. All bathrooms have floor to ceiling tiled showers and granite-topped vanities.   

A huge L-shaped covered and screened-in sunroom wraps around the ground floor, and the corresponding space on the other side of the house is a covered but open deck area. House plans are available.

The kitchen has SS appliances, a propane range, retractable microwave, Franke sink, wine fridge and custom maple cabinetry. Counter tops are all granite, includng a huge island. 

Living room has a massive stone fireplace with beautifully built interior chimney, and double glass doors to the deck facing the water.

In-floor hot water heat is throughout, on both levels, powered by an electric furnace. The 440 amp electrical  service uses off-peak rates - approximately a 50% saving over the regular kw/h rate. The house is wired for sound. Drilled well, engineered septic system.

A short stone path across the front lawn takes you to steps to the floating dock, which at the end has about 6' of water - enough for most pleasure craft. Power and water to the dock. Boat launching area is 50' away.   

Location  

The property fronts onto the Bras d'Or Lake. This is an approximately 1,000 sq km inland sea, with 3 points of access to the Atlantic ocean. Famous for fishing, boating and the scenic vistas all around. A short driveway connects to the Trans Canada highway, with Baddeck 10 minutes away. 40 minutes takes you to Inverness and Halifax is a 3-hour drive.     

 

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