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4 Bed Single Family in West Duncan

RIVERFRONT TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY HOME WITH CABIN

$1,275,000

5720 Riverbottom Road - West Duncan
MLS: 871647

Beds:
4
Baths:
4
Total SqFt:
5,355
Land SqFt:
111,949
  • Riverfront home and water tower built pre–WW I
    Riverfront home and water tower built pre–WW I
  • River running by parkland across the river
    River running by parkland across the river
  • Mermaid rock a paddle from the beach
    Mermaid rock a paddle from the beach
  • Spring casting
    Spring casting
  • Paddling up river
    Paddling up river
  • Aerie overlooking the river
    Aerie overlooking the river
  • Beach  in Spring
    Beach in Spring
  • Riverfront  meander looking upriver
    Riverfront meander looking upriver
  • Welcome!
    Welcome!
  • Kitchen arrival from the garage
    Kitchen arrival from the garage
  • Pantry at entry from the garage
    Pantry at entry from the garage
  • Counter overlooking kitchen garden
    Counter overlooking kitchen garden
  • Broad access to kitchen
    Broad access to kitchen
  • Kitchen in mix of cherry and white
    Kitchen in mix of cherry and white
  • Generous and well designed storage
    Generous and well designed storage
  • Lit undermount and display cabinet
    Lit undermount and display cabinet
  • Functional and accent lightingg
    Functional and accent lightingg
  • Ease of movement between indoors and out
    Ease of movement between indoors and out
  • Living room and south facing enclosed verandah
    Living room and south facing enclosed verandah
  • Broad entrances around the central hearth
    Broad entrances around the central hearth
  • Sun lit living room
    Sun lit living room
  • Stone fireplace
    Stone fireplace
  • Enclosed verandah overlooking the Cowichan river
    Enclosed verandah overlooking the Cowichan river
  • Doors to morning deck
    Doors to morning deck
  • Spaces shift with movement of interior doors
    Spaces shift with movement of interior doors
  • East entrance, windows latched up
    East entrance, windows latched up
  • Sitting room near entrance
    Sitting room near entrance
  • Entrance
    Entrance
  • Main floor powder room
    Main floor powder room
  • Peek into former gun room
    Peek into former gun room
  • Office and bar
    Office and bar
  • Sound hub with satellite speakers
    Sound hub with satellite speakers
  • Stairway to the 2 bedroom suites
    Stairway to the 2 bedroom suites
  • Balcony overlooking living room
    Balcony overlooking living room
  • Stair top nook looks up river
    Stair top nook looks up river
  • Guest bedroom
    Guest bedroom
  • Shower with Port Renfrew stone inlay
    Shower with Port Renfrew stone inlay
  • Guest suite washroom
    Guest suite washroom
  • Primary bedroom window seat overlooking orchard
    Primary bedroom window seat overlooking orchard
  • Roomy primary suite
    Roomy primary suite
  • Ensuite with river view
    Ensuite with river view
  • Ensuite dresser with sink
    Ensuite dresser with sink
  • Ensuite shower and sauna
    Ensuite shower and sauna
  • Lower level walkout to river patio
    Lower level walkout to river patio
  • Lower level cold storage room with ramped enrty
    Lower level cold storage room with ramped enrty
  • Larger and lesser storage rooms
    Larger and lesser storage rooms
  • Driveway to cabin
    Driveway to cabin
  • Cabin gardens
    Cabin gardens
  • Cabin gardens in their infancy
    Cabin gardens in their infancy
  • Cabin carport surrounded by fox glove
    Cabin carport surrounded by fox glove
  • Cabin sitting room
    Cabin sitting room
  • Cabin vaulted ceiling, open floor plan
    Cabin vaulted ceiling, open floor plan
  • Peeks into laundry and kitchen,clerestory windows
    Peeks into laundry and kitchen,clerestory windows
  • Cabin kitchen
    Cabin kitchen
  • West side bedroom and patio
    West side bedroom and patio
  • Cabin skylight shower room
    Cabin skylight shower room
  • Kitchen garden
    Kitchen garden
  • West verandah with seating overlooking the river
    West verandah with seating overlooking the river
  • A place to enjoy the warmth of the sun in the west
    A place to enjoy the warmth of the sun in the west
  • East entrance
    East entrance
  • Approach to the morning deck
    Approach to the morning deck
  • Fire pit and bbq table with veg sink
    Fire pit and bbq table with veg sink
  • Kitchen entrance
    Kitchen entrance
  • East entrance and view to aerie
    East entrance and view to aerie
  • East lawn
    East lawn
  • Aerie for relaxed nature viewing
    Aerie for relaxed nature viewing
  • Lower level patio below enclosed verandah
    Lower level patio below enclosed verandah
  • Kitchen and entry pathway
    Kitchen and entry pathway
  • West face and lush lawns
    West face and lush lawns
  • Country clothes line for the freshest linens
    Country clothes line for the freshest linens
  • Virginia creeper coming to life over ramp
    Virginia creeper coming to life over ramp
  • Over hangs keeps the building cool in summer
    Over hangs keeps the building cool in summer
  • Stone chimneys
    Stone chimneys
  • East side laburnum arbour
    East side laburnum arbour
  • Spring bulbs flourishing
    Spring bulbs flourishing
  • Old apple orchard
    Old apple orchard
  • Aerie place to relax
    Aerie place to relax
  • Up river river bank over looking to beach
    Up river river bank over looking to beach
  • Adventuring on the river cart
    Adventuring on the river cart
  • Crossing over on your own private cart
    Crossing over on your own private cart
  • View to Gleadle Creel
    View to Gleadle Creel
  • Checking on the Mergansers
    Checking on the Mergansers
  • Ahhh!
    Ahhh!
  • Room to play
    Room to play
  • Dense foliage provides neighborly privacy
    Dense foliage provides neighborly privacy
  • Wood shed with grapevine
    Wood shed with grapevine
  • The grate gate to wood shed
    The grate gate to wood shed
  • Waterfall into sunken garden
    Waterfall into sunken garden
  • Back for more riverside relax time
    Back for more riverside relax time
  • Water tower circa 1911/12
    Water tower circa 1911/12
  • Green house below tower
    Green house below tower
  • "5720" any ay you spell it!
    "5720" any ay you spell it!
  • Gleadle Creek up close
    Gleadle Creek up close
  • Estate property beside the Cowichan river
    Estate property beside the Cowichan river
  • Main Floor
    Main Floor
  • Upper Floor
    Upper Floor
  • Lower Floor
    Lower Floor
  • Cabin
    Cabin

SOLD

Privacy and tranquility await on these 2.5 plus acres… worries evaporate. The dwelling has spectacular proximity to the Cowichan looking to the changing seasons of the treed parkland across the river. River life is abundant along this 300+feet of low bank riverfront in the heart of the Cowichan Valley. Pre WWI construction has been enhanced by tasteful functional renovations. The 2020 installed heat pump, wood burning furnace and main floor fireplace with iron insert as well as thermal windows assure comfort. The old fashioned gabled roof and large overhang cool the building in summer. The welcoming front entry brings one into a spacious sitting room. The gun room, now an English bar and office is tucked in the interior. The living room embraces the past. Its fir floors are bathed in the warm light of a clerestory window. Its central stone fireplace has a craftsman style mantel bordered by a bench to cozy on. The interior French doors can be moved from one sector to another, doubling the size of the social space. Ascend to the 2nd floor to discover a reading nook with upriver views, the hall overlooking the living room below. The primary suite has built-in cupboards with doors fashioned from the old wood paned windows. A heated tile floor in the ensuite leads to the sauna and shower. This master is roomy enough to be adapted to your vision of comfort with its views of river and eastern grounds. A second bedroom suite completes the upper floor. The character and warmth of the building was not lost in the kitchen, a modern and generous space to cook and congregate. Bright white and warm Cherry cabinetry showcases favorite serving ware. Staples housed in the walk-in pantry, a double oven in the propane range. A room with plenty of space for the addition of an island or chopping block. Downstairs you’ll find a preserves cupboard, a cold room, a plumbing room, work room and wood room. The perfect bunk room with heated tile floor is central. Walk out to a south facing bricked patio then a short way down the stone lined embankment to the beach. When entering the cedar and rhododendron lined driveway you might miss a cheery well-kept cabin tucked by the gates. (See Gatehouse info and tenants bio). There is just so much of interest on these grounds. The ’needs work’ water tower supports a useful greenhouse; the picturesque “grated” carport/woodshed; an arbor adjacent to the ancient apple orchard. Adventure on the Cowichan’s only private rivercart to the midpoint of the 20 km Cowichan River Footpath. (See history). The cart also carries waterlines for the licensed use of water from Gleadle Creek to irrigation cistern. This rustic estate in the friendly hamlet of Lower Sahtlam grounds you in life like a warm hug. Book an appointment today.

General

Property Type:
Single Family
Title of Ownership:
Freehold
Taxes:
$4,113
Tax Year:
2020
Total Sq. Ft.:
5,355
Finished Sq. Ft.:
5,355
Unfinished Sq. Ft.:
440
Year Built:
1912
Elementary School:
Palsson/Tansor
Senior School:
Quamichan/Cowichan

Interior Details

Bedroom(s):
4
Bathroom(s):
4
Basement Type:
Full
Basement Description:
Partly Finished
Lower Floor:
1177 Sq Ft
Main Floor:
2188 Sq ft
2nd Floor:
1054 Sq ft
Other Floor:
935 Sq Ft

Building Details

Foundation:
Yes
Exterior Finish:
Wood
Roof:
Asphalt Shingle
Heat/Air:
Heat Pump
Fuel:
Electric
Construction:
Frame wood
Fireplace:
1
Flooring:
Soft wood/tile

Site Influences

Lot SqFt:
111,949
Acres:
2.57
Water:
Drilled Well
Waste:
Septic - Yes
Zoning:
Single Family
Parking:
Garage + Carport
Lot Features:
Acreage, Additional Accom., Can Be Rented, Easy Access, Level Lot, Private Setting, Quiet Area, RV Parking, Southern Exposure, Sprinkler System, View - River, Walk On Waterfront, WATERFRONT, Waterfront - River/Crk, Wooded Area

Features

  • Acreage
  • Additional Accom.
  • Can Be Rented
  • Easy Access
  • Level Lot
  • Private Setting
  • Quiet Area
  • RV Parking
  • Southern Exposure
  • Sprinkler System
  • View - River
  • Walk On Waterfront
  • WATERFRONT
  • Waterfront - River/Crk
  • Wooded Area

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