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Salt Spring Island BC

Recently Purchased

The McNairn-Dent House

House Recently Purchased - Salt Spring Island BC

There is something profoundly moving about a house that tells a continuing story. This building’s creation in the late 1960’s was a collaboration between its original owner Ian McNairn, a professor of fine arts at UBC, and architect Barry Downs, who along with master carpenter Aage Villadsen, revived the nearly long-gone hand construction skills of joinery, mortice and tenon, splicing and doweling, to construct a remarkable summer residence enjoyed by its family for nearly 30 years. The home’s good fortune continued in 1998, when like-minded owners with the means and imagination to visualize the property’s next phases of life, coaxed the original architect and both second & third generations of the master carpenter’s family back to their creation decades after the original commission. The outstanding level of uncompromising commitment and creative energy can be glimpsed in the photo files above, yet if ever a property was meant to be felt, there is little doubt this house and its next owner will meet in an instant . And both will know….

Outstanding Features:

  • Top of the line kitchen with Dacor 5 burner gas cooktop; Miele hoodvent; Dacor convection & microwave ovens; 36″ Sub-Zero refrigeration and Bosch dishwasher
  • Franke undermount sinks with KWC faucets
  • Azule Cascias honed granite counters
  • Architectural lighting and roofline windows
  • Myrtle wood flooring
  • GU European door hardware
  • In-floor radiant heating in baths
  • Master bath with walk-in glass shower; heated air-massage tub; motion activated ambient lighting; walls of glass and roofline windows
  • Chumon gallery with slide away walls of glass
  • Akari light sculptures by Isamu Naguchi
  • Extensive outdoor patios and viewing platforms
  • Triple forced-air furnaces
  • 23’x21’ Double Garage with attached workshop and storage areas
  • Extensive outdoor lighting
  • Artisan stone entry and garden walls
  • Stone path leads to the shore
  • Exceptional ocean views
  • Conveniently located to the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club

Heating: Forced Air, In Floor Radiant

Piped Community Water

Property Features
  • House
  • 2 bed
  • 2 bath
  • Built 1970
  • 1 Parking Spaces
  • Land is 0.83 acre
  • Floor Area is 3,671 sqft
  • Garage
  • Dishwasher
  • Workshop
  • Open Fire Place
  • Satellite
  • Street View
  • Transit
  • Bike
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