SOLD (20/10/2020)

457 Cowan Road

House/Single Family For Sale in Bowen Island, Bowen Island

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 945 Sq. Ft.
  • Built 1960

You’ve always dreamed of living the farm-to-table lifestyle, and being a proud steward of the environment. Now is your chance to own this rare, off-grid, sun-drenched 6-acre sanctuary on beautiful Bowen Island. Imagine harvesting your own solar energy and enjoying free power from about March to November. A propane generator kicks in automatically when there is less sun in the winter months, and the large, efficient wood burning fireplace insert keeps everyone toasty warm.
Working the deep organic soil and nurturing the productive permaculture ‘food forests’ will satisfy the most passionate gardener. Several nut and fruit trees, and berry crops have been planted alongside edibles and pollinators. Multiple water sources – a creek, ponds, a well, and water collection off the roof - provide ample supply for irrigation and drinking.

The cozy and comfortable cottage, with 1 bedroom and a den, oozes in charm from bygone days, and can accommodate a small family. Recent renovations in the last 6 years include new windows, insulation, electrical, plumbing, metal roof, and a new kitchen. A 225 sf ‘cob’ utility building is ready to be finished, and there’s a 8’x10’ pad ready for a greenhouse.

Enjoy rowing, swimming or skating on your own pond, reminiscent of a Monet painting with its hundreds of water lilies. Kids can spend hours exploring the ecosystems with multitudes of newts, frogs, dragonflies, and birds. Many large, mature Rhododendrons and Japanese Maples dot the landscape and provide for stunning vistas everywhere you look.

Approximately 1/3rd of the property has been cleared and is relatively flat, and the southern exposure ensures plenty of sunshine year round. The remainder of the property is forested, including some old growth trees, with private trails throughout. You’ll never run into another soul with crown land on 3 sides, and the 1000 acre Bowen Island Ecological Reserve beyond.

Sunset here is magical as rays of light reach deep into the clearings in the forest, the frogs begin to sing, and the deer stop by to say hello. Special places like this don’t come along very often.

Address 457 Cowan Road
List Price $950,000
Sold Date 20/10/2020
Type of Dwelling House/Single Family
Area Bowen Island
Sub-Area Bowen Island
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Floor Area 945 Sq. Ft.
Lot Size 263974 Sq. Ft.
Year Built 1960
MLS® Number R2509297
Listing Brokerage Macdonald Realty Ltd.
Postal Code V0N 1G2
Zoning RR1
Tax Amount $2,449
Tax Year 2019
Site Influences south facing; permaculture gardens; ponds; creek; mature forest with private trails; borders crown land on 3 sides
Features off-grid power: solar panels, battery bank, propane generator, on-demand hot water; water collection; water storage; new kitchen, windows, flooring, insulation, electrical and plumbing; metal roof
Lot Size 6.06 acres
Year Renovated 2015