Have a look at this sweet Character Home in a seaside town in Canada’s westernmost province, British Columbia.
616 Seaview Road is located in the small town of Gibsons, BC on the Sunshine Coast, along the Strait of Georgia.
Although it is on the mainland, the Sunshine Coast is actually not accessible by road. The town of Gibsons can only be reached by ferry boat, float plane to the harbour, or by small aircraft to the nearby Sechelt Airport.
You would think the remoteness of the place would adversely affect the real estate prices in the area, but towns along BC’s sunshine coast have some of the highest home prices in the province!
This little blue cottage in Gibsons is no exception. It is currently listed for sale for $1,599,000!
Although the house was built in 1925 and is known as a “Character Home” – what they call anything built before 1940 in Canada – it has been thoroughly updated and little of the original craftsman features remain.
But what this place has lost in vintage character, it more than makes up for in views!
The entire front of the house is vaulted with large windows to take in the ocean & mountain views.
The town of Gibsons is best known in Canada as the setting for the popular and long-running CBC Television series The Beachcombers, which aired from 1972 to 1990. It featured a rag-tag bunch of locals whose lives centered around log salvaging and the local cafe, Molly’s Reach.
House Crazy Sarah grew up watching this gritty, working-class show, so she was pretty surprised to find that Gibsons, in real life, had transformed over the last couple of decades into a playground for wealthy retirees.
In any case, it’s still nice to look at these adorable coastal cottages and dream.
One thing that is original to this home: the maple wood floors.
Even with all the windows and the stellar views, this home still has a quaint and cozy vibe to it.
The house is just under 2,000 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
It doesn’t look that big from the road but the house has a whole lower level that is actually a separate living quarters.
The garden level is used as a rental unit with a long-term tenant “who would like to stay”.
The property also includes a garage and a 100-year-old peach tree!
The neighborhood in which this home is located is known as “Heritage Hills”.
This desirable neighborhood is just a one-minute walk to the beach.
And while the home prices have sky-rocketed to near LA levels here, the views and scenery of Gibsons BC can’t be beat!