Affordable, carefully maintained and fully-updated two storey home on a quiet cul-de-sac walking distance to the ferry. The 0.42 acre lot provides privacy plus lots of space for gardening.
All the expensive upgrades and renovation work have been done: 200 amp electrical, new septic in 2006, recent generator back-up power system, new kitchen and bathroom this year.
Each floor comprises 1100 square feet of fully-finished space. There are two bedrooms per floor but a third could easily be added to each floor if required.
The 800 square feet of beautiful red cedar decks have been completely refinished and provide an extensive and tasteful platform for outdoor living. The new kitchen offers a wealth of cabinets, plus granite counters and custom tile-work.
Upper floor has level entrance to driveway and yard so the property could easily be modified for people with restricted mobility.
The original hardwood floors with hand-crafted inlays extend throughout the upper level, have been professionally restored and are in excellent condition.
Enjoy the security of the 16 KW propane generator system which will automatically start up and service all your essential loads until the power is restored.
A high efficiency woodstove with all-new chimney was recently installed in the living room to supplement the electric baseboards. Both floors can be serviced by a five-year-old high-efficiency propane furnace.
The water system has been optimized for Gabriola; there is a 2400-gallon cistern fed by a drilled well, so there is always a large reserve of water to draw from. Super-efficient dual-flush toilets have been installed to minimize water use. There is also a second 800 -gallon cistern filled by rainwater that services garden watering.
The self-contained lower level, built in 1993, has it's own bathroom, entrance, laundry and HW tank.
This property is 'for sale by owner' -- reducing the costs for both the buyer and seller. Remember that your lawyer/notary provides you with full legal protection -- you don't need a realtor to successfully buy a house! All serious offers will be respectfully evaluated.
Beautiful Gabriola Island lies a twenty minute ferry ride from Nanaimo. Having a year round population over 4000 the island supports full local services with a shopping area, RCMP, pharmacy, school, firefighting and new medical clinic -- all of it a 5 minute drive from this home. For more information on Gabriola see gabriolaonline.ca