A remote luxury fishing retreat on the coast of British Columbia is on the market. It encompasses 14 structures on 340 acres of pristine West Coast wilderness with a sheltered deep-water bay and fish-stocked private lake. With an asking price of $28.8 million, BC’s extravagant Fawn Bluff wilderness resort is now ready for a new owner.
“On Canada’s ancient Emerald Edge sits the crown jewel of the rainforest,” reads the listing for this luxury wilderness retreat on the edge of BC’s Great Bear Rainforest.
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“Wild yet refined,” the listing continues. “Fawn Bluff embodies the priceless, idyllic wilderness home away from home few have imagined, and fewer still could own.” A stone fireplace (shown at bottom left) offers a relaxing outdoor space.
Large and Expansive
Boasting 7,956 square feet of interior living area, this luxurious 11-bedroom, 11-bath complex can sleep 30 guests in four buildings, along with accommodation for eight support staff.
Founder’s Lodge is the main building in the complex, which was constructed in 2008, built with post-and-beam timber frame construction and “carved intuitively from living stone and vast timbers.” The front of lodge utilizes stone hand-picked from Valemount in Revelstoke, covered with living lichen that is over 100 years old, with smooth flagstone framing the exterior of the house.
Years in the Making
Construction of the Founder’s Lodge took three years utilizing a staff of 25 people. All the exterior and interior posts and beams were sourced from Alberta. The Founder’s Lodge hosts 4,000 square feet of interior space and an additional 3,000 square feet of outdoor space.
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A large hot tub sits within a wood-and-stone gazebo-style covered platform overlooking the water, which also includes an outdoor stone shower.
The central foyers open to this expansive open concept main floor, featuring soaring vaulted ceilings and solid wood walls.
“All reclaimed barn boards used for ceilings and floors of [the] main Lodge and Lake Cottage [are] sourced from old cannery in the Great Bear Rainforest,” notes the listing. “Circular burn marks in the wide planks are from old joist rings and saw blade markings, which add a real rustic feel to the floors and ceilings.”
The massive wood-burning stone fireplace in the Founder’s Lodge is built from the same living stone utilized on front facade of the house.
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Surrounded by Nature
The lodge was built with large full-height windows throughout in order to bring the lush BC wilderness within the interior space.
The “stately entertaining kitchen” features custom millwork and an oversized island with breakfast bar that seats four.
The granite countertops in kitchen were sourced from Island Stone in Duncan, BC, while the four-burner Viking oven and gas cooktop features a built-in hood fan.
Wrought Iron Chandelier
“The rustic-style oval wrought iron chandelier hangs over the island bringing warmth and ambience to the expansive kitchen,” notes the listing, which also points out the artfully integrated
Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer.
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When it’s time for a cocktail or two after a day on the lake, guests can head to this custom-built U-shaped bar with solid wood cabinets, which also includes an integrated Sub-Zero fridge and freezer.
The games room, located on the lower level, features solid wood custom cabinetry and wet bar, using the same stone countertops found in the main-level kitchen
The main-level master bedroom boasts its own ensuite and access via staircase to the upstairs sleeping loft.
The 5-piece ensuite master bath features a clawfoot tub and step-in stone shower.
A large sleeping loft can accommodate additional guests.
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There are two additional bedrooms in Founder’s Lodge, located on the lower level.
Bedrooms with Ensuites
Each of the additional Founder’s Lodge bedrooms has its own adjoining ensuite bathroom.
The home has been meticulously designed to integrate the indoor and outdoor spaces, with the lower-level bedrooms in the Founder’s Lodge featuring French doors that open to the expansive wraparound deck.
Located “just a few minutes by a meandering tree-covered road from the Lodge,” the Lake Cottage “perches in mini-grandeur above Leask Lake. Designed and built in a smaller scale imitation of the Founder’s Lodge, the cottage offers its own charming, self-contained fly-fishing paradise.”
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Expansive Gathering Space
The 694-square-foot cottage features a master bedroom in addition to a loft that sleeps two. Inside, the design features “exposed timbers, reclaimed vintage barn wood, custom fixtures, luxurious appointments and breathtaking views south,” promising guests an “idyllic escape.” Other features include vaulted ceilings, wood-burning cast iron stove, beach rock shower floor, distressed cabinetry, tumbled stone tiles and moss green granite.
The Guest House
“The Guest House performs double-duty as a gathering and event space and a luxurious bunkhouse-style stand-alone wilderness camp for large families or small corporate groups,” declares the listing. “The design and execution of the rustic board-and-batten structure, while reminiscent of outback lodges designed for adventure and big game enthusiasts, was purpose-built for hosting encounters celebrating big fish.”
Inside the Guest House
The guest house boasts 2,889 square feet of living space, with three bedrooms and two full baths, while the master suite has its own ensuite.
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