Amblewood Manor – European style Oceanview Estate
Here is an oceanview estate property offering magnificent southern views over the San Juan Islands to the Washington State Olympic Mountains.
This sunny & extraordinarily private acreage, at Salt Spring’s special “south end”, presents a classic home design ethic with a special European flair.
Formal entry foyer, dramatic living with custom windows that frame the panoramic ocean/islands/mountains views, with feature fireplace, plus a formal dining room, a cook’s expansive kitchen with breakfast area, guest powder room, separate laundry, plus wonderful family/media room (with feature fireplace), and also an inviting & private master wing…all on this main level floor plan, a custom design that encourages gracious living.
Easy access to spacious & sunny view decking from media room, kitchen, & master suite…expand those summer living pleasures. Hot tub in place.
The upper level of this stylish classic home offers three ensuite bedrooms (one currently used as a spacious office). An enjoyable family home…or a high end B&B…or a professional couple working from home…all these potential outcomes would be beautifully offered by this grand home.
A bonus room could be created on potential 3rd floor upper level…access could be easily opened up…perhaps a fourth bedroom? Or a nanny suite?
Separate double garage (home for those classic cars?), plus separately sited guest cottage…a contemporary gem. Perfect for an extended family or inlaw need…or offer vacation rental…or accept an annual tenant. Lots of options here.
The view inspires! Easy care natural landscaping, deer fenced property, private trails…walk your own land. Stone walls enfold a garden…your secret garden?
Gated formal entrance sets the allure of this very special home and private acreage…welcome to your Island paradise!
Some of the investments, current owners have made in the property in recent years, totalling approximately $250,000, as follows:
Addition of entertainment room with state of the art video/sound system (replacing old garage) – 45,000
Addition of new 2 car garage, garden equipment storage shed – 50,000
Addition of complete main house new roof – 25,000
Addition of custom hand-quarried property entrance wall and remote controlled gates – 50,000
Addition of total property deer fencing – 10,000
Provision of broad sea view through clearance of one acre of neighbouring property trees – 35,000
Addition of three lawns, custom stone paved areas/patios, f1owerbeds, automatic sprinkler system – 30,000
Addition of gravel driveway and fencing – 10,000
All this in addition to other Significant landscaping and tree maintenance improvements.
A very desirable property for its very private sea view location and enormous potential for expansion through creating an owners suite with unobstructed sea views on the third floor, which could be accessed by a staircase from the second floor, approximately opposite the current office. That would leave four en-suite (rentable?) bedrooms on the main and second floors, and bring total square footage in the main house up to almost 4500 sq ft.
A further attraction is the completely private and furnished one-bedroom cottage, with large decks, its own garden, and a sea view. It has been rented for $1200 per month, and we had over 30 rental requests for this beautiful cottage in the first week of the rental listing.. This would be sold furnished and included in the purchase price of the property. We are also willing to negotiate including other furniture in the main house for interested buyers.