This is a unique property, reflecting Cape Breton's finest features. Located on the Bras d'Or Lake, with a protected deep water anchorage, in-ground heated salt water pool, the building is timber frame construction, with 1,900 sq. ft. of delightfully comfortable privacy. 3 bedroom 2 baths, a partially covered 50 x 10 foot verandah on the front of the house faces the lake. Decking continues on the back. Specialty features abound with heated flooring in both bathrooms, and the kitchen. The fireplace dominates the great room, the massive stone structure for heat storage and lengthy release. Four skylights enhance the wood Hunt windows, while European French doors open onto the decks. The pine kitchen cabinets, cedar bathroom vanities, Heart wood birch flooring combine to set off the T&G pine walls and ceiling. The paved private drive is 400 feet from the entrance cul-de-sac subdivision road. 2 car garage, waterside 24 x 24 shed complete this very special property.
LOCATION & AREA
Located in West Bay Marshes, this is a timber frame home built in 1990 on 5.8 acres with
650 +- ft of water frontage on the Bras d'Or. The house is located in the Eagle Creek Estates
subdivision on the Marble Mountain Road 5km from the village of West Bay.
The lot is located
on Ross Pond with deep water access to the main lake. The area is ideal for sailing and boating
of all kinds. The house is located 12 km from the golf course at Dundee. One hour from the new course at Inverness. Port Hawkesbury is 27
km, St. Peter's is 30km. Baddeck and Antigonish are an hour away. One and a half hours from
Sydney and New Glasgow and three hours from Halifax.
RESIDENCE - INTERIOR & EXTERIOR DESCRIPTION
The house has 1900 sq ft of living area with a great room, 3 bedrooms, a den/office and 2
bathrooms. The house has heated floors in the kitchen/foyer and both bathrooms. The great
room, dining room and den have heartwood birch floors and the bedrooms and loft are wall to
In the great room there is a central TESS stone fireplace reaching 27 ft to the peak of the open
living area. The fireplace is constructed with stone from Cap La Ronde on Isle Madame. It has a
48 inch fire box, 5 flues and stores the heat from the fire in it's 7.5 ton mass and dispenses the heat slowly into the house. It is capable of heating the house if used daily. The fireplace sits on it's own foundation separate from the slab under the balance of the house.
The interior of the house is clad with pine on the walls 1x6 TG and spruce 2x6 TG on the
ceiling The den has a built in work area, desk and hardwood floors. The doors in the house are
all solid pine and the closet doors are classic louvered pine doors. The house has Hunt wooden
windows and European French doors to the decks and the main door was imported from Belgium.
The kitchen cabinets are pine, custom made for the house. The kitchen has a heated ceramic
floor. There is lots of light with 2 windows and a skylight.
The vanities in the bathrooms are custom made cedar. One Bath has a red marble vanity top
from River Denys with a Kohler under sink and a deep soaker tub. The other bath has a shower.
Both baths are clad with cedar 1x6 TG and have white marble heated floors.
The House has 4 skylights; one in the loft, one in the tub bath, one in the master bedroom, one in
the great room and one in the kitchen.
There is a 50 x 10 covered veranda on the front of the house facing the lake. The west side of the
veranda has been fitted for a Cape Hatteras double Hammock which is included with the house.
There is room on the veranda for the storage of wood for the fireplace. On the East side of the
house there is a 10 x 60 deck that wraps around the house from the veranda in the front to the
deck 20 x 10 at the entryway at the back of the house.
The house has a pine timber frame with curtain wall construction. The frame extends over the
veranda area which could be enclosed to add to the living area of the house if required. Also
there is a potential loft area above the dining room which the frame was designed to
accommodate. The exterior walls are 3 inches of purl board with plywood and new cedar shingles. The roof has 4 inches of purl board with a regular shingle roof. Easy to heat with wood and/or electric baseboard. Electric hot water tank owned.
Appliances included are a double door Kenmore fridge with filtered water and ice a self cleaning Frigidaire convection wall oven a Jenn-Air stove top with grill and griddle and a Sears dishwasher. In the utility room there is a laundry tub and an over and under Maytag washer and dryer and a central vac. The house has a VanEE air exchanger. The window coverings are included as well as the hammock.
THE GROUNDS, OUTBUILDINGS & AMENITIES
There is a paved drive winding through the woods 400 ft down to the house from the cull-de-sac
on the gravel private subdivision road. There is a 30 x 22 garage behind the house with room for
2 vehicles plus room for lawn equipment plus a loft for storage. The garage has two garage door openers and 110 power.
The drive continues down to the waterfront area where the wharf was located. There is 110 power at the wharf as well as a pole light. A 24 x 24 board and batten gear shed with a metal roof is located next to the wharf with a cement floor for storage of gear, small boats and kayaks.
There is no floating wharf at the present time but the concrete weights with chains are in place as well as the header with the power outlet. There is 10 ft of water about 15 ft from the shore. 15 ft of water 20 ft from the shore . The area is well protected and can accommodate a large vessel at the wharf and/or anchored.
Located on the west side of the house is an in ground 16 x 32 salt water pool with accessories. It is surrounded by a wooden deck and a pine board and batten pool house with metal roof for the pump and pool gear. The pool is heated by a heat pump.
The lot has a cleared area between the house and the lake. The balance of the lot is wooded. The
lot is very private. There are low maintenance shrubs around the house, pool and the property.
The front of the property is treed by old growth white pine, hemlock and maples where eagles are
frequently seen. The back of the lot is mixed old growth forest dominated by hemlocks.
The house has a 126 ft drilled well with soft water with 4 gallons a minute recovery. There has
never been a shortage or any other problems with the water. The septic system is in the east yard
and the tank has been pumped on a regular basis. There is a riser on the tank for easy access.
The satellite TV dish is located on a post with the cable buried to the house. High speed wireless internet was installed in June 2011*. The power and phone lines come into the house underground.
Eagle Creek Road is a private road maintained by the Eagle Creek Road Association. In 2010
the road under went a major refit at a cost of $9,000 and is now in good shape. The Association
collects $200 a year from each of the lot owners [$3400 total] on the road to carry out the necessary work. The
association currently has over $12,000 on hand to carry out future work.
*There is a Shaw satellite setup and the home was set up for wireless high speed internet from Seaside High Speed three years ago.
The Bras d'Or, with its many miles of interior coast line, offers sea ways to the ocean, fishing, sailing, boating in a totally different and lovely setting.
- RICHMOND COUNTY COMMUNITIES:
- Arichat, Cape Auguet, Cape George, Dundee, Evanston, Framboise, French Cove, Grandique Ferry, Grantville, Head of Loch Lomond, Hureauville, Isle Madame, Janvrin Island Peninsula, Lake Uist, L'Archeveque, Loch Lomond, Louisdale, Lower River Inhabitants, Lower St Esprit, Petit Anse, Petit-de-Grat, River Bourgeois, Salmon River, Samson's Cove, Sporting Mountain, St. Esprit, St. George's Channel, St. Peters, Walkerville, West Bay, Whiteside
DUNDEE RESORT (link opens new window):
- PHOTO SLIDE SHOW #1, PHOTO SLIDE SHOW #2(AREA), PHOTO SLIDE SHOW #3
- RICHMOND COUNTY HIGHLIGHTS:
- Point Michaud Beach, Isle Madame, for more see RICHMOND COUNTY WEB SITE
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West Bay Road towards Marble Mountain. Look for Eagle Creek subdivision on water side of road. Near sign for West Bay Marshes. Take subdivision road to cul-de-sac end of road - paved driveway on left. Appointment required - please call Tom @ 866-325-1001
| Area Links:
- Dundee Resort and Golf Course Web Site
A championship course with water views on 14 holes. Very nice accommodations and other activities.
- Port Hawkesbury Web Site
Shopping, services, community, industry, photo gallery, education, events, recreation and tourism. This town is the nearest major shopping area - about a 25 minute drive away.
- Cruising Guide to the Bras d'Or Lakes
There is no doubt that Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and the 450-square-mile Bras d'Or Lakes is the premier destination for cruising yachts in eastern Canada. nova scotia boatingWith literally hundreds of anchorages, friendly people and deep, well-marked water, the Bras d'Or Lakes are an excellent choice to get away from it all. (West Bay Bra d'Or Lake info is included).
(from the Touring with Tom and other archives)