This is a remarkable property, in a remarkable location, and close to a remarkably sophisticated small town. Nelson is known for its culture and art, its interesting restaurants, as well as for its wonderful mixture of people.


Emerald Lakes is truly a four seasons paradise. This stunning post & beam estate home with dramatic entry portico sits on two forested and landscaped acres directly on Kootenay Lake in southeastern British Columbia, Canada. It is halfway between Calgary and Vancouver and  3 ½ hours north of Spokane, Washington.

The indoor pool located in a tropical pool atrium with cathedral ceiling is the breathtaking centre of the home. Tropical plants (banana, bird of paradise, pineapple, etc.) thrive in the atrium (also called solarium or conservatory) and summer planters and hanging baskets can over-winter here as well. A spacious cedar sauna helps melt away stress. A large BBQ with gas hookup on the patio is great for parties and family gatherings.

The large master bedroom and largest downstairs room open onto the pool atrium through French doors. One of these has a view of the lake and rose garden and a tiered luxury bath with two-person jaccuzi tub and waterfall shower, The largest main floor room  is a dramatic post and beam room with skylight and lovely two-person jaccuzi bath. Profuse rhododendron in spring and white and blue hydrangea in summer grow outside the latter room.

The dining area is post and beam construction with a cathedral ceiling and large bay window that affords a spectacular view of the lake and garden. Close by is the huge beautiful gourmet kitchen with multiple cabinets that line both sides, a desk, and a book case for a large cookbook collection. A large island runs almost the entire length of the room, but the pride of the kitchen is the royal blue AGA stove with backsplash of Italian tiles that provides warm “hugs” and the best cooking of any stove/ cooker on the market (the AGA can be included in the sale for those who value it). There is a small office (sewing room) behind the kitchen, as well as a powder room, and a generous laundry area and attached single car garage with extremely generous attic storage space with clothing racks.


There are two other rooms of generous size on the main floor that can be used for a living room to entertain guests (or for an office) and a den/informal dining room off the kitchen. There are three bedrooms and two baths upstairs. One bath has a standard soaker tub and the other has a two-person bubble jetted tub.


A huge garage with workshop, mezzanine for storage, and room enough for a boat, RV, or truck is located on the property. The landscaped area of the property is fully fenced and there are two fenced dog runs as well as two gazebos. The yard has multiple fruit trees and berry bearing plants. The bounty begins with the strawberries, then cherries, then raspberries, followed by the blackberries and red currants. The plums, pears, and finally the apples are the gifts of autumn. Spring is breathtaking with spectacular azalea, rhods, lilac, forsythia, and much more.

The property has a beach, a stream running beside the property, and a dock. The lake abounds with wildlife and the land on the opposite shore is Crown Land (park). The glacial water in the lake is reputed to be some of the best in the world. The home has both inslab and forced air heating as well as very effective air-cooling for the summer.

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