This property is the jewel of Cortes Island, with 120 Acres of Ocean front and mature second-growth forest with magnificent 100 year-old Douglas Fir and Western Red Cedar. This unique estate is the embodiment of natural luxury, using many natural building elements to compliment the state of the art comforts found throughout this elite home. The main house, designed with a Japanese / Pacific Northwest aesthetic, showcases the superior craftsmanship of local woodworkers and artisans. The formal entry welcomes all who arrive and allows a glimpse of the exquisite design within. Exposed beams, soaring vaulted ceilings and a built-in cabinetry of clear Fir are stunning enhancements. Walls of glass frame the sweeping Ocean and garden vistas, a dynamic backdrop that includes the Marina, Quadra Islands, colourful sunsets and the Coastal mountains of Vancouver Island. The gourmet kitchen is well appointed for the culinary enthusiast, or lends well to catered events with premium appliances including SubZero, Bosch and Maytag. Quality cabinetry is suspended over ample counter space with bar seating for casual meals. The adjacent dining area is large enough to host large gathering with ease. The central Great room earns its namesake, with a massive rock wall framing the fireplace with hand fitted stonework completed by two local artisans. Additionally, there is a relaxed family room, an office nook, mudroom, laundry and two piece bathroom. Above, a regal primary suite with a spa-like four piece ensuite, private deck and comfortable den. The opposing side offers another bedroom and four piece bath. The basement provide abundant storage space. Host guests while providing privacy for all, with a separate two bedroom guest cottage with three piece bath. Outside, the true beauty of this property becomes evident. Resort-style living year round and endless ways to explore and enjoy this picturesque piece of paradise. Take in the panoramic water views from the expansive wrap around deck that borders nearly the entire home, with multiple access points and several covered sections for year round enjoyment. Or, explore the trails found on the property, enhanced by large specimen trees and flowering trees and shrubs, leading to a four-season yurt complete with fully equipped kitchen, wood stove, outdoor shower and deck overlooking the ocean. Or continue on and down the staircase to one of the few sandy beaches on the island. The outbuildings on the property aid in maintenance with a sizable garage, carport, shed, wood storage and workshop with refrigerator/freezer and on-demand hot water. Engage in farm to table living with plenty of fertile soil, garden beds and the bountiful surrounding waters filled with shellfish and many fish species. Escape to a private nature hideaway and immerse yourself in one of the world’s most desirable destinations, brimming with rugged natural beauty and a wonderful sense of community.
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