527 COLLINS LANE

House with Acreage For Sale in Bowen Island, Bowen Island

$3,890,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 6,657 Sq. Ft.
  • Built 2007

THE GROUNDS 
A very special setting for a very special home

A couple of minutes off the ferry you turn left at the historic Little Red Church into a tree-lined lane. Trees border the property for near total privacy, and offer only glimpses as you approach 527 Collins Lane. Through the original farm gate and past the imposing old oak—said to have grown from an acorn brought over from England’s Sherwood Forest—you can choose any number of parking spaces or drive up to the portico of the convenient level entry. Beyond the modest west facade of the house, the drive continues along the open manicured south-facing lawn, swings south past the cottage—with its own parking—and around the barn. 

Walking the grounds, you will discover a small stream and pond, a 100-year-old apple and pear orchard, and specimen trees including chestnut, hawthorn, Ponderosa pine, Japanese maple, Weeping willow, Pink flowering dogwood, and Sequoia. At the south of the site you’ll find a private wooded slope, about 1-acre in size, with a path leading to small clearings perfect for meditation, picnics, or whatever children can imagine. 

Four private acres, mostly flat that are perfect for active sports-minded families, kids and pets, and reunions in the summer entertained by the family band in the gazebo.  

THE HOUSE 

Heavy timbers, vaulted wood ceilings, expansive windows, and oversize French doors—clear fir—opening to a south-facing terraced patio, sports pool, and hot tub, are only part of the reason this country home won the 2008 Residential Wood Design for BC. 

The open plan embraces the patio and all your living spaces have a commanding view across the manicured lawn past a picturesque barn to an acre of verdant backdrop—a private wooded hillside. Your private 4-acre park features beautiful specimen trees, a 100-year-old apple and pear orchard, a picturesque barn, and a 2-bedroom cottage.  

The oversize French doors and expansive glass of all the living areas on the main floor blur the division between the design and nature. The open plan flows from the entry foyer to the unique ‘island’ kitchen with buffet service to the patio, into the family lounge with a wood-burning stove and wet bar, and then gently turns to the great room with its imposing granite fireplace and views to the east, south, and southwest over the pool. 

The level entry and main floor owners’ suite makes the main floor perfect for single level living while the upper floor owners’ suite offers a balcony and mountain view. The mudroom’s separate entry opens to a spacious bright laundry room and beyond to the butler’s pantry, featuring a second dishwasher and refrigerator. The office has an entrance from the patio as well as the house, and the small raised nook off the kitchen is ideal for a child’s computer and the cook’s recipe books. 

The stair to the lower level offers views to the more intimate northeast corner of the property and opens at its base to a bright, airy recreation area with 9-foot ceilings and ample room for both table sports and a gym, and a lounge area with a wood burning stove and outdoor sculpture area. Entertainment options also include a sound-buffered media/music room and a small wine closet. The flex room on this level has a wall of windows with French doors facing east and can used as a guest room or fourth bedroom with the adjacent pool dressing room doubling as a 3-piece ensuite. Heated, polished concrete floors on all levels—except in the wine closet!—will handle whatever the most rambunctious kids and pets can dish out. And with up to 6 bedrooms (including the 2-bedroom cottage and 2 owners’ ensuites) to easily accommodate a large family, the in-laws, or ‘bubble’ guests’ during COVID-19, this remarkable home is designed for casual comfort and country living. 

UTILITIES
 
Electrical: The home has 400-amp service and a large and accessible electrical room.  

Water: The property is serviced by a deep drilled well with excellent flow rates. The home-run plumbing system is neatly organized and fully labeled. 

Wastewater: A double-size septic field easily handles even the largest of families over the weekend — or longer. 

Heating: The zoned geothermal heating system with heat exchange technology can economically heat both the house and the pool—if desired. 

THE COTTAGE 

The charming cottage is perfect for guests—it has its own laundry!—or can be rented as a legal ‘detached’ suite. Formerly known as ‘The Lookout’, the Panabode-style cottage has 2 bedrooms, a 3-piece bath, a large open kitchen and dining area, and the living room includes a wood-burning stove. The large partially covered deck faces east with a view of the north shore mountains. 

THE OUTBUILDINGS 

Barn: The picturesque barn was originally a 6-horse stable and could be returned to the original state or used as a garage. The current owners built a freestanding insulated structure of use as storage. 

WOODSHED: The utilitarian woodshed is the perfect place for gardening tools and equipment, seasonal outdoor furniture, and workshop. 

PUMP HOUSE: The fully enclosed pump house protect the well, pump,and water purification equipment. 

GAZEBO: The traditional-style gazebo has been the site of numerous weddings and gatherings and is a big hit with children. 

WHAT’S CLOSE?  

You can easily walk to just about everything except the golf course­—for that you want a car—the ferry, Snug Cove village, shopping, restaurants, schools, the health centre (coming Q1, 2023), and the future community centre. You can also walk to the beach at Mannion Bay and a walk through Crippen Park can figure in almost anywhere you want to go. 

School age children? High school students can walk to the ferry in ten minutes (no half-hour bus ride to or from) and elementary students can walk to school through the park—and it’s just minutes to either if you’re driving. Disclaimer: All measurements, area, and data are approximate, buyer to verify if deemed important. 

Address 527 COLLINS LANE
List Price $3,890,000
Property Type Residential Detached
Type of Dwelling House with Acreage
Style of Home 2 Storey w/Bsmt.
Area Bowen Island
Sub-Area Bowen Island
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 5
Floor Area 6,657 Sq. Ft.
Lot Size 175452 Sq. Ft.
Year Built 2007
MLS® Number R2506663
Listing Brokerage Angell, Hasman & Associates Realty Ltd.
Basement Area Full, Fully Finished
Postal Code V0N 1G1
Zoning SR1(A)
Tax Amount $7,549.00
Tax Year 2020
Site Influences Central Location, Golf Course Nearby, Marina Nearby, Paved Road, Private Setting, Rural Setting
Features ClthWsh/Dryr/Frdg/Stve/DW, Free Stand F/P or Wdstove, Hot Tub Spa/Swirlpool, Microwave, Security System, Storage Shed, Swimming Pool Equip., Vaulted Ceiling, Wet Bar, Windows - Thermo
Amenities Barn, Guest Suite, Pool; Outdoor, Storage, Swirlpool/Hot Tub, Wheelchair Access, Workshop Detached

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Timothy Rhodes

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204 - 1544 Marine Drive West Vancouver, BC V7V 1H8

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