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Two tastes of B.C.’s trophy listings for summer 2021

Western Investor’s annual look at trophy properties reveals outstanding, aspirational active listings across British Columbia

Western Investor’s annual Trophy Properties edition this August details some of the highest-value and most discerning real estate under active listings in Western Canada.

After sifting through numerous submissions, we narrowed our selection down to six properties this year, all in British Columbia.

Leading our trophy list for the summer of 2021 are two stunning Gulf Islands properties, which we feature here. For details on all the trophy listings, see the print edition of Western Investor, on newsstands from August 3.

North Pender Island

“This is a one-of-a-kind retreat destination,” said listing agent Bob Scragg of Macdonald Commercial in Vancouver of the Clam Bay Vineyard & Farm.

The property, where a new 7,000-square-foot beachfront manor house is being completed, features seven other lodges from a charming farm house, perfect for family getaways or an intimate wedding, to a charming house next to the half-mile of pristine beachfront. There is also the boathouse with freshly renovated interior. Each building is tastefully decorated, offering its own unique experience.

A picturesque gazebo encased in glass overlooks a fountain and includes a fully-equipped fitness centre. The second floor of the large barn has been used as a dance hall, complete with a bandstand and room for 150 patrons.

The 105-acres is a working farm that extends through a 5.5-acre vineyard, plus an orchard and an organic farm, with complete equipment and staff accommodation.

There is a 260-foot dock capable of driving onto when picking up fly-in or yacht-in guests.

Clam Bay Vineyard & Farm is listed for the U.S.-based owners at $16.5 million.

Galiano Island

For the discerning buyer, we present the exquisitely detailed and completely turnkey Blue Raven Estate on Galiano Island. With low-bank shoreline, private beaches, and its own private four-hole golf course, this “is the best of the best available in the southern Gulf Islands,” claims listing agent Mark Lester of Colliers , Vancouver.

There is, course, a private heli-pad and the estate includes a spectacular 4,819-square-foot custom Cape Cod main house, designed by renowned architect Jodi Foster. There are two additional guest houses on the 9.4-acre waterfront property. The estate, at Whaler’s Bay on Galiano Island, includes two deep-water docks and the entire estate is fenced, gated and fully secured.

The asking price is $6.98 million, through Colliers unique property division.