This sophisticated residence is perfectly placed on a beautifully manicured lot in a desirable North Nanaimo neighborhood. Gorgeous professional landscaping picturesquely frames the home and incorporates attractive stone work into the verdant low maintenance array of perennials. Inside is light and airy with 9 ft ceilings, attractive trim detail and abundant light from vast windows. The open concept floor plan is excellent for hosting family and friends where everyone can enjoy and contribute to fun and conversation. Hand hewn engineered wood flooring extends through most of the main level yielding to heated tile in the kitchen and ensuite bathroom. Spectacular views span 180 degrees and overlooks Georgia Strait, Neck Point Park, Pipers Lagoon and historic Shack Island with the Sunshine Coast serving as the perfect backdrop. Gaze as cruise ships and pleasure craft glide along the ocean from behind a wall of windows. Outside, a wraparound upper deck with three access points and covered lower deck provide multiple viewpoints, rain or shine. In the evening, enjoy the twinkling lights of downtown Vancouver and North Shore ski hills. Making a grand statement is the Great Room where ceilings soar. Your flat screen tv can be mounted above the gas fireplace as all wiring is in place. This space integrates flawlessly with the carefully designed kitchen. The family chef will enjoy the gas stove, expansive granite countertops, walk-in pantry and centre island with eating bar flooded with light from dual skylights above. This area was designed to accommodate large gatherings, and in our warm climate, friends and family can spill out to the deck where the conversation will surely focus on the spectacular views. When entertaining is over, retire to your master suite. This romantic refuge complete with gas fireplace offers access to the deck where you can watch as the sun dances on the magnificent mainland mountains while marvelling at the glorious ever-changing ocean views. Two closets and a luxurious ensuite with soaker tub completes this stunning retreat. The light filled lower level is completely finished and includes a family room and spacious den. The balance consists of a legal self-contained bachelor suite with separate entrance and shared laundry. This well-appointed space has views to the pretty patio area and is equipped with three stainless appliances and full bathroom. The ample lot on which the house is situated, provided the perfect opportunity for a professional landscaper. A landscape design was created to showcase the Island's diverse vegetation taking into consideration the colour, size, texture and blooming season of each plant. A stone walkway meanders through grassy lawns past a pond and through a gate to a hidden terrace perfect for your morning coffee or summer relaxation. The yard and outdoor spaces provide a balance between open and private areas featuring the diversity and splendour of West Coast flora. Added features of this special home include a heat pump, 5 zone irrigation system with drip system, built-in vac, roughed in alarm, durable hardi plank siding, gas hook up for bbq and wiring for hot tub in the private terrace. This is a wonderful location within walking distance to Neck Point Park. Whether strolling the meandering seaside trails, enjoying an afternoon picnic, or watching the tides roll in and out, you will appreciate the opportunity to explore some of the best scenery on Vancouver Island. This one of a kind home is waiting for new owners to appreciate the thoughtful care and attention to detail it holds. All you need to do is move in!
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