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This rural property is located on the sunny north shore of Francois Lake in central British Columbia, Canada. The closest town is Burns Lake, approximately 20 miles (32.2km) to the northeast via a well maintained all-weather paved highway. The largest nearby city is Prince George, approximately 135 miles (217km) to the east along Yellowhead Highway #16. Situated on 5.3 acres (2.05 hectares), this unique 3 bedroom home fronts on Francois Lake. Approximately 4 acres (1.62ha) is covered with trees consisting of spruce, pine, aspen and cottonwood. The timber is marketable. The home is situated facing south overlooking the Francois Lake and is approximately 85 feet (26m) above lake level. A wide path leads down to the lake and the approximate 545 ft (165m) of private lakeshore.

The area surrounding the home is landscaped with wide lawns and circular driveway providing a protective fireguard. All large trees in the proximity of our home and power lines have been professionally topped. Several large flower beds provide a blaze of contrasting colour to nature's green. Seasonal mushrooms such as morales, shaggy manes & others grow wild on the property. There is an abundance of wild berries on the property for the picking. Being a rural area, it's normal to have deer and other wild life in the vicinity.

Imagine having fishing right outside your front door. Rainbow trout, kokanee, ling cod, and char can be caught in the lake out front. The outlying areas abound with deer, moose and bear for the hunter. Enjoy year round sports.

Below is a panoramic view from our front deck.

Panoramic view of the Lake Front


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These two photos below were taken with a drone helicopter high above our home.


Looking west along Francois Lake. That's our home in the lower left of the photo. - Lyle Phillips Photo


Looking east from our location along Francois Lake. - Lyle Phillips Photo


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PRICE:   $419,000. Canadian


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We are not prepared to move between October 1st and May 1st


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PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:

Size - 5.3 acres (2.05 hectares)
Title - Clear
Lakeshore - Approx 545 ft (165m)
North shore - southern exposure

UTILITIES:

Water - Private (2 systems)
  • 160 ft drilled deep well.
    • Water softener installed for well water.
    • Reverse osmosis filter system installed for drinking water (well).
  • Francois Lake ( Backup system & summer use)
    • New water pump in lake in 2010.
Sewer - Septic system - Serviced August 2017
Hydro - Yes
Phone service- Yes
Cell phone service - Yes
High-speed internet service - Yes

Included in price:
  • Riding lawnmower / garden tractor & trailer
  • All existing window covers
  • 35 ft (10.7m) free standing antenna tower
  • Steel standing garden tool cabinet
  • Gazebo & furniture
  • Xplornet Hi Speed Internet (dish, cables & modem) (un-connected)
  • Star Choice HD dish, cables & 4 receivers (connected)
  • Fire supression water pump & hoses

Major home appliances included:
  • Electric stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Bar fridge


Autumn sunrise from our front deck.
Autumn sunrise from our front deck

View of house from out on the lake.
View of house from out on the lake

View of house from out on the lake.
View of house from out on the lake

Autumn sunset from our front deck.
Autumn sunset from our front deck

HOME DESCRIPTION:

House Details: Note: This has been a non-smoking home since construction in 1992.

  • Main Floor size - 1780 sq ft (165.4sq m)
  • Second Floor - 220 sq ft (20.4 sq m)
  • Bedrooms - 3 ( 1 bedroom is being used as a den)
  • Bathrooms - 2 ( 4 pc downstairs. 2 pc upstairs)
  • Basement - Insulated crawl space.
  • Carport - Yes - Attached
  • Garage - Yes - Detached
  • Front Deck - 420 sq ft (39 sq m)
  • Rear deck - 216 sq ft (20.1 sq m)
  • Construction - Wood frame.
  • Walls - 6" (15.2cm) with extra insulation.
  • Age - 25 years.
  • Insulation - Fiberglass
  • Windows - Double glazed thermo pane
    Solar Gard Film on all south facing windows.
  • Roofing - Duroid shingles.
  • Siding - Vinyl
  • Hot water tank - Electric
  • Heating - Electric baseboard. Electric forced air in main bathroom and kitchen.
    • A circulating system draws excess heat from livingroon ceiling and directs it into the crawlspace to warm the floors.
  • Fireplace - Zero clearance approved RSF wood insert with circulating fans used as a heating backup.

Main floor

Upper floor
Second Level
(above dining area)


Living room:
A huge 27 X 27 ft (8.2m X 8.2m) carpeted living room features a floor to ceiling rock-faced fireplace which acts as auxiliary heat as required. The front wall is mostly glass providing a spectacular view of the lake and surrounding hills all the way to the snow-capped peaks of Mount Tweedsmuir and Mount Wells in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. The house faces south to take full advantage of the sun's warmth during the winter months. There are double french doors leading onto the large front deck. A carpeted bench runs the length of the living room windows allowing one to sit or lay close to the windows and soak up the sun. The ceiling is vaulted with laminated beams and finished in western knotty cedar. A ceiling fan helps to control air flow in the room. A system exists to draw excess heat from the high ceiling and blow it under the main floors. Freshly painted in 2008. A large built-in cedar planter in the living room neatly divides a walkway between the front and rear entrance ways. A stairway leads to a second storey landing and access to the upper bedroom. New laminate flooring in foyer between front & rear doors in 2009.

Wet Bar:
A 9 X 5 ft (2.7m X 1.5m) wet bar features a wall full of glass shelves with back mirrors to display liquor bottles and nic-nacks. There are ample upper and lower cabinets for storage. Repainted in 2008. Fixtures include a bar sink and refrigerator. The bar with stools abuts the living room. New laminate flooring in 2009.

Den/Bedroom:
The den/bedroom is 12 X 11 ft (3.7m X 3.4m) in size with a large opening window overlooking the front deck and the lake. Freshly painted in 2008. The den opens into the living room via cedar cased sliding patio doors with double glazed glass. The wall between the den and the main bedroom is insulated for sound proofing. The room has extra electrical outlets on separate isolated circuits for electronic equipment. There is a storage closet with shelving. A ceiling access to the east attic space is in this room. This room could easily be used as a bedroom.

Kitchen:
13.5 ft X 10 ft (4.1m X 3m). The kitchen and dining area is separated by a work counter and upper cabinets with an opening between. The upper cabinets have grazed doors on both sides allowing access from the dining side. The kitchen has loads of cupboards. Full ceiling florescent lighting. The refrigerator, electric stove and range hood are all recessed, as is the dishwasher, all with standard openings. The wide counters have a double steel sink and ample electrical outlets. A window above the sink overlooks the rear deck. Freshly repainted in 2008. New laminate flooring in 2009.

Dining Area:
13.5 ft X 8 ft (4.1m X 2.4m). It has upper storage cabinets, writing counter and recess for a china cabinet. The kitchen area is visible from the dining area. A large window overlooks the back yard and driveway area. A five bulb chandelier provides adequate lighting. Freshly repainted in 2008. New laminate flooring in 2009.

Utility Room:
13.5 ft X 9 ft (4.1m X 2.7m). This room houses the water system tank(40 gal) & controls, electric hot water tank(40 gal). The electrical panel(200 amp) is also accessed from this room. There is a laundry tub and proper electrical plugins and venting for clothes washer and dryer. The room is also large enough for a full sized deepfeeze. Access to the crawl space under the house is in this room.

Main Bathroom:
Large 13 ft X 9 ft (4m X 2.7m) bathroom with 3 privacy windows, one opens. The room is wheelchair accessible and has handicap assist bars by toilet and bathtub. Fixtures include toilet, full sized bathtub with shower, walkin shower, his & her mirrored medicine cabinets with large lighted mirror between, plus ample cabinets. Repainted in 2008.

Main Bedroom:
Large 19 ft X 14 ft (5.8m X 4.3m) main bedroom features corner view windows that look up and down the lake. You can enjoy sunrise & sunsets while still laying in bed. One window could easily be replaced with a door to provide access to the front deck. New laminate flooring and new paint in 2008. There are large his & her closets with 8 full height mirrored bi-fold doors along the west wall. There is a large storage cupboard with sliding mirrored doors on the opposite wall. The opposing mirrors make the room seem infinitely large. The floors are reinforced on the south wall to support a waterbed. The room also features a ceiling fan. A second hidden access to the crawl space under the house is hidden in this room. Wheelchair width door.

Hallway:
The 19 ft X 5 ft (5.8m X 1.5m) wheelchair width hallway leading to the main bathroom and bedroom area is bright and roomy. It features a large double door closet for the rear entrance way. Newly painted in 2008. New laminate flooring in 2009.

Upper Guest Bedroom:
The upper guest bedroom is 13 ft X 10 ft (4m X 3m) with a window overlooking the back yard and driveway area. The room has a built-in clothes closet. It also has its own 7 ft X 4 ft (2.1m X 1.2m) private 2 piece bathroom. There is a fire escape landing right outside the window. The door leads onto a landing overlooking the living room and a great view of the lake. There is access to an attic from this room. Freshly repainted in 2008. New laminate flooring in 2008.

Solarium:
The solarium is 12 ft X 11 ft (3.4m X 3.4m) in size, partially insulated and opens onto the rear deck. It has large windows on three sides and a cedar cased sliding patio door to the deck. The solarium sits on a concrete pad and has 220 volt wiring for a hot tub. It makes an excellent room for starting nursery plants in the spring, an artist's studio during summer, a unique summer dining area and temporary storage during winter.

Front Deck:
21 ft X 20 ft (6.4m X 6.1m) This floor level deck provides a spectacular view of lake and surrounding hills all the way to the snow-capped peaks of Mount Tweedsmuir and Mount Wells in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. One can relax in a deck chair and watch the boats travel the lake or enjoy breathtaking sunrise and sunsets. Rebuilt in 2015.

Rear Deck:
16 ft X 12 ft (4.9m X 3.4m) This floor level deck provides an excellent entrance way for the home's rear door. It is well protected from the weather and makes for a great barbecuing area on windy days. Modifications in 2016.

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Front view of house from the South East.
2 - Front view of house from the south west.
3 - House view from front.
4 - South East view from front deck.
5 - Southern view from front deck. Shows campfire and barbeque pit area.
6 - South West view from front deck.
7 - View from Livingroom towards front entrance.
8 - View of north Livingroom towards wetbar and stairs to landing.
9 - View of main hallway at rear entrance.
10 - View from Livingroom towards fireplace.
11 - View from Livingroom towards wet bar area & west windows.
12 - View from Livingroom towards rear entrance and kitchen.
13 - Looking down from second floor landing.
14 - Looking into living room from rear entrance foyer.
15 - View into the Den / Bedroom area. Currently used as a den
17 - Looking through foyer to front door.
18 - View from Livingroom towards stair case and second floor landing.
19 - Looking into second floor bedroom area.
20 - Guestroom bathroom area.
21 - Looking down on den / bedroom area.
22 - View into main bathroom.
23 - Looking across main bedroom towards the east window.
24 - Looking across main bedroom towards the west window.
25 - View into kitchen area.
26 - View at south wall of kitchen area.
27 - View of dining area and window overlooking back yard.
28 - View of rear deck area and solarium from the east.
29 - View from rear deck towards solarium and north east yard.
30 - Looking from back deck towards carport.
31 - Looking from carport into rear deck area.
32 - Looking into the solarium.
33 - Rear view of house from the north east.
34 - Rear view of house from the north west.
35 - Looking west through the compound area.
36 - Raised garden beds.
36 - Flowering crab-apple tree.
37 - Apple tree in full bloom.
38 - Small garden c/w tool shed & greenhouse..


OUTBUILDING & EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION:


Garden Shed.

Garden shed - 12 ft X 11 ft (3.4m X 3.4m) in size, there is a large work bench under a big window that overlooks the lake. Lots of storage area. Wide doors. Vinyl siding and steel roofing. There is an emergency outdoor toilet built into the back corner with a separate door.

Wood Shed.

Wood shed -This 14 ft X 9 ft (4.3m X 2.7m) building is used for drying & storing firewood. The building can also be used for storage. Wide door opening. Steel roofing and the same vinyl siding as the house.

Workshop.

Workshop - Originally designed for storing a boat, this 28 ft X 11 ft (8.5m X 3.4m) workshop has work benches and storage cupboards down both sides. The attic is open for storage. Vinyl siding and steel roofing. Large double doors provide easy access. A garage and utility room have been added to each side.

Inside Workshop.


Garage - Attached to left side of the workshop and connected with an inner door, this 20 ft X 13 ft (6.1m X 4m) garage has folding doors, vinyl siding and steel roofing.

Utility Room - Attached to the right side of the workshop and connected with an inner door, this utility room is fully insulated with double sliding glass windows in front & back. It has an installed artificial fireplace. It's 12 ft X 12 ft (3.4m X 3.4m) in size and has vinyl siding and steel roofing.

Storage shed.

Storage shed - A 6 ft X 6 ft (1.8m X 1.8m) fully insulated shed. Orginally built for a spoiled dog, It has a pet door as well as a regular walk-in door as there is a 6 ft (1.8m) ceiling. It also has 2 double sliding windows. The building has duroid shingles and vinyl siding to match the main house.

Gazeebo.

Gazeebo - A 10 ft X 12 ft (3.0m X 3.6m) metal framed gazebo sits on a 12 ft X 12 ft (3.6m X 3.6m) treated wood deck. The gazebo is an excellent spot to spend a leisure summer day. The deck is portable but currently situated out of any wind and still has a view of the lake.

Trailer storage

Travel trailer storage area - There is a roof structure to back a trailer under for protection. Right now it's housing a 17.5 ft Travelaire trailer but could handle longer. The building has a steel roof and some vinyl siding to match other buildings.

Garden tractor.

Garden tractor - No property is complete without a tractor. This tractor is both a riding mower and utility tractor with trailer for general yard maintenance.



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Francois Lake Website    Burns Lake Website



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