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Elegant house on 128 acres with 7.85KW constant off-grid hydro power

Near Silverton and New Denver, Slocan Valley, Central Kootenays, British Columbia

What is different about this property from others in the area is that you will have no more electricity bills! This open concept 2200 sq.ft custom-built house is off the grid with a very reliable micro-hydro generating system supplying a constant 7.85KW of AC power to the home year round. Enough power to heat the house in winter, and possibilities of generating more power and selling it to the grid. AC generation means that there is no need for complicated battery storage and inverters. The system also supplies 6 gpm domestic water service to the house and yard.

Safely away from the house, two mountain creeks and a dramatic waterfall grace the beautiful 128 acre property. Provincial water rights were secured 23 years ago. All hydro works are on the property (not on Crown Land) and there is potential for expanding the system and increasing power output. A BC Hydro grid connection is only 1km away (about 12 poles or underground). High speed internet is available with Explornet satellite.

The house has a covered deck to enjoy the incredible lake and mountain views - some say the best in the Slocan Valley. High ceilings throughout with Douglas Fir trim and accents. Extensive use of low-E windows makes the panoramic views part of the living space and contributes to passive solar heating. The entire house has clear wood floors except for the large Italian porcelain tiles in the bathroom and entranceways. The design is elegant and timeless, and a peaceful energy imbues the space.

The basement/ground floor has heavy but elegant timber posts and beams, 9 foot ceilings, wood and tile floors. and windows on three sides. Mechanical room, cold room, and laundry are located in the rear of the ground floor. Outbuildings include a 384 sq. ft. studio, and a 416 sq. ft.cabin with its own toilet and bath. Both buildings are heated by the hydro-electric system. There is also a tool shed, 2 large storage sheds, a wood shed, and a vegetable garden.

This stunning location provides supreme privacy (nearest neighbours are about 1.5km away) and the property is bordered on two sides by Crown Land, while being located only 10 minutes from the villages of Silverton and New Denver with stores, caf├ęs, a school, a hospital and a vibrant cultural community. The property is in the Fire Protection Area of Silverton, so insurance rates are lower than some rural properties. The current owners have always enjoyed the privacy which this extensive land base provides, but it does have potential for easy subdivision.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 31 2018    ID: 44939