Halfmoon Bay, BC
Some homes have those unique qualities that make them stand out above the rest. Granite Ridge is one of those homes. The address is 9301 Jorgensen, in Halfmoon Bay, on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.
This highbank waterfront home was architecturally designed by Jonathan Ehling for the current owners. From your initial approach coming up the driveway, you can see why the property is called Granite Ridge. The stunning rock formation to the right is absolutely beautiful, and it forms a natural privacy barrier from the road. The property sits on .64 of an acre, and enjoys panoramic south facing views of the ocean and islands.
Everything about this ocean view home and property has been uniquely designed and thought out. There are unique angles in every interior room, and visually interesting rooflines on the exterior. All principal rooms on the main floor have a great ocean view and the entire main floor has in floor radiant heating. The house is meticulous and well maintained. Nobody has smoked in the home nor have children lived here. Built in 2000, this homes has 3 bedrooms, all with Ensuites, a powder room on the main floor, and 3,287 square feet.
Shortly after entering this home, you will notice the living room is at the center of the home and it is also the most impressive room. The first thing you see is the amazing custom river rock fireplace, from floor to soaring ceiling. Windows high up on the wall ensure the room is always bright.In spite of the high ceilings, the room still feels warm and intimate. Beyond, are French doors opening onto a large, level patio where you can dine on warm nights and take in the gorgeous ocean views beyond.
If you enjoy cooking or having guests for dinner, this gourmet kitchen is every cook's dream, with gas stove, two ovens and two sinks. Oak cabinets, butcher's block counter and a Corian pastry counter provide durability with style. The large center island is great for storage, as well as a great spot for chatting with the chef while tasting wine. Large walk-in pantry has 9-foot cupboards for all your kitchen storage needs, plus an extra sink. The kitchen side door leads out to a barbecue area and spacious gazebo where you can find shade on a hot summer day.
The more than spacious master suite is in fact an entire wing of the house. The architect's use of angled walls in this space maximizes the ocean view from the master bed. The remainder of the wing is comprised of a luxurious ensuite bath with soaker tub, walk-in rain shower with heated floor and glass block wall, double sinks, double walk-in closets, a sitting room or den area with gas fireplace, and an additional bonus room above that can be used as an exercise or yoga space, office, studio, hobby room... you name it. Additionally, the master suite has two sets of French doors, each leading to a patio - one to enjoy the morning sun, the other to enjoy the beautiful afternoon sun and sunsets and the ocean view. This patio even has an outdoor wood burning fireplace for added ambience. What more could you ask for?
On the opposite side of the house, (think privacy) up a wide, winding staircase lit at night, you will find two lavish guest suites, both with king sized beds and full ensuite bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers. One suite has a gas fireplace. Between the two bedrooms is a sitting room with ocean-view balcony. This space was designed so that it could easily be converted to another bedroom. To this end, there is a third full bathroom here, or in case the guests have guests! These guest spaces can also make perfect short-term rental scenarios or bed and breakfast accommodations.
The Outdoor Space
Every part of the exterior of this beautiful property has something unique and beautiful to offer. Winding walkways lead you through stunning displays of perennial gardens and colourful plants. The main patio is like an extension of the living room. It is south facing and spacious enough to entertain many people, with a spectacular view of the Georgia Strait and the islands. There is also a large gazebo off the kitchen. It is a great place to barbecue and get some shade on a hot summer day. One of the paths lead to you to an hot tub in a private setting surrounded by gardens - the perfect place to watch sunsets or starry night skies. Continue on the same path and it will lead you down a stone staircase to a lower-level patio with two pergolas, which are also private. Here, you can sip wine and lounge with a good book, or lazily watch the boats sail by into the spectacular westcoast sunsets.
The ExtrasTo the left of the driveway, there is a 2 1/2 car garage with workshop. Above it, but with level access off the upper portion of the driveway, is a an extremely charming one-bedroom Carriage House cottage, with its own small patio and yard. This fully equipped 600 square foot accommodation can be a caretaker suite, additional guest space, or provide monthly revenue as a rental. At the base of the driveway there is a separate parking area that can accommodate additional vehicles.
Now let's talk about the neighborhood. The Jorgensen neighbourhood is comprised of about 60 homes and the residents all know one another. They are very social and love to get together for dinners on weekends, to have parties, play sports, bridge and other card games together, and hold an annual neighbourhood yard sale. The good folks that live here say if you enjoy wine, you will fit right in! You will certainly not be lonely when you move into this neighbourhood. Hiking trails are just outside the back door. The historic Halfmoon Bay general store (you can buy wine here too!) is a stones throw away.
All the amenities of Sechelt are less than 15 minutes by car, including hospital, library, movie theatre, restaurants, mall, grocery stores, etc.... Ferry to Vancouver is a 40 minute drive, followed by a 40 minute ferry ride. You only pay one way - when you travel to the Sunshine Coast. Leaving the coast is free for person and vehicle. Ferry trips into Vancouver for many medical reasons are free.
9301 Jorgensen is listed at $1,650,000.
Call Sandy Bellamy, Realtor, Royal LePage Sussex, at 604-741-1122 for viewing appointments.