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168 Simson Road, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia


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Blog by Tim Ayres | November 4th, 2009


I just finished uploading this Waterfront Estate for sale, 168 Simson Road, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

Once in a long while, a truly special property becomes available. Set on a stunning 6.83 acre waterfront parcel that slopes gently to the southwest towards the pacific ocean is this unique, custom built home. Built in 1996 for its current owners, the home's classic elegance is like nothing else on Salt Spring. At just over 7000 sqft, with six bedrooms, each with a luxurious ensuite bathroom, this stately home would suit a large family as a primary or vacation residence, or would make an ideal corporate retreat. The rooms are open and bright, with Pella windows throughout the main areas of the home. A magnificent grand entrance, with rich hardwood floors and warm lighting awaits you past the double entry doors. The main level features stunning ocean views from the living room, library and master bedroom, and a wrap-around verandah provides ample outdoor space to enjoy the views over the ocean towards Vancouver Island. In one corner of the home, the dining room is surrounded by windows, looking over the landscaped grounds in the front. The kitchen will delight any gourmet, and is well equipped to cook for any size party. A commercial-quality Thermador Professional range features gas burners, grill and griddle, with convenient electric ovens. A large island in the centre of the kitchen features pop-up workstations from the cupboards below. The separate Sub-Zero fridge and freezer and a huge pantry provide ample provision storage. This truly is a dream kitchen that has it all! Upstairs, four large bedrooms enjoy views over the sea. Two have private balconies, and there is a large balcony off the hallway which provides a cool spot to retreat from the heat of the summer sun. Below the main floor, there is another bedroom with ensuite and sea view, a huge finished workshop/storage room, craft/hobby room, laundry and utilities, media room, and exercise room. Completely flexible, the basement could be used any number of ways to suit your needs. The house is completely wheelchair accessible from the driveway to all three levels of the home, accessed with an elevator. The home is heated with two energy-efficient heat pumps, one for the basement and main level, and the other for the bedrooms upstairs. The lot features approximately 350 feet of frontage along the ocean, and the house is set up atop a gradual slope for a commanding view over the water. There is a rock path down to the ocean, and a foreshore lease is in place, ready for a dock. There is relatively protected deep-water moorage right out in front of the estate. There is a detached double garage and ample surface parking, and gorgeous landscaping, plants, and trees on this truly unique property. To live on Salt Spring is to experience natural beauty, peace, tranquility and a friendly, island way of life. Please call or e-mail me today for more information or to book a private viewing of this stunning estate.