The house was custom designed and built in 2002. While having the appearance of an older farm home it was built in 2002 with the modern conveniences that make this house a joy to live in, such as full in-floor heating throughout the house, an air exchange system, a recirculating water system that ensures immediate hot water, kitchen under-counter lighting, and much more.This rare acreage property is 1.6 acres and sits on the south side of the small town of Crofton, BC. It's fully cleared, fenced and cross fenced with vehicle gated accesses. It has open views to the south, east and west of similar rural properties and Maple Mountain to the southeast. The property slopes gently to the east with the house sitting on the west side of the property and a terraced step leads to the fields below. Late afternoon sun is filtered through trees on the west side. There is one fir tree along the west property line and three cedar trees in the back field behind the barn. The land is well drained and fully utilized.
At 2364 square feet, this two-story home has 1164 square feet on the main floor. Immediate comfort is found in a country kitchen the full width of the back of the house and is flooded with light from the many windows. Make breakfast as the morning sun streams in and enjoy the backyard gardens or the neighbour’s alpacas from the kitchen sink. Watch as the sun dips behind the trees and houses to the west. The vintage inspired cookstove is the center attraction set between tile toped side cupboards and custom fitted natural pine cabinets. The floor in the kitchen is a light pecan engineered hardwood. There's room for a large harvest table or use the open space to create a desk/reading/sitting area. A back door opens to a 10x24 deck overlooking a large patio with a BBQ casita. Leading from the kitchen to the formal dining area is a butler pantry which houses the fridge and has a bar sink, cupboards and counter space. Here the flooring becomes the medium brown engineered oak that continues through the dining, living, entrance, hall and powder room.
The electric, replica coal burning fireplace sits within a custom mantle and Victorian tiles to provide atmosphere to the cozy front room. The front entry through the custom cherry wood and glass front door opens to a foyer and elegant wood staircase where a door leads down to the four-foot crawlspace that extends beneath the full house footprint. The hall features 100-year-old cedar five panel doors and leads to the downstairs powder room and the side entrance. Off to the east side of the dining room is a light filled breakfast /plant/ sitting den with white tile floor. The overall feel of the formal rooms creates an old-world charm and comfort.
Upstairs there is approximately 1200 square feet beginning with a central sitting/ tv room, a large laundry/ sewing/ craft room, two bedrooms and a bedroom/den. The guest or front bedroom is a complete suite with walk in closet and its own three-piece bathroom. The den has built in bookshelves and desks on one wall and the opposite wall is a fully built in murphy bed and closets. On the north side is the master suite with a large walk-in closet, a vintage inspired four piece bathroom and a door which leads to a charming Juliet balcony where you can look out over the yard or even hang towels in the fresh breeze. The upstairs is carpeted throughout except for the linoleum laundry room.
The detached large single car garage is 536 sq. ft. feet including an attached 13x10 fully wired workshop with 220 volt service. Built in cupboards and a large upper mezzanine provide ample storage.
The outbuildings consist of a lovely little potting shed, a chicken coop with fenced yard, a storage shed and and your classic red barn. The barn with aluminum roof measures 19'x30'6" and has two 10x10 stalls and an upper storage loft. Large doors on two sides allow for storage of tractors etc. Of the total 1.6 acres, approximately 0.75 acres is dedicated to house and numerous gardens which are protected by deer fencing and a gated driveways. Cherry, apple, plum trees and grape vines are in addition to the fruit orchard which has crab-apple, raspberry, strawberry, boysenberry, blueberry, rhubarb and even cranberry plants all in raised beds surrounded by lawn. In addition to fruits, there is opportunity for vegetable produce in the numerous raised beds where asparagus is the first spring crop. Close enough to town with quiet country living is the perfect life!