TeamW - RE/MAX First Realty

Custom Built Madrona Rancher

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1844 Craig Drive
The private south facing yard is warm and sheltered!

Custom Built Madrona rancher has a Separate guest studio, it’s Perfect for retirees or first time buyers!

3 bedrooms, 3 baths, on crawl space offered at $369,900


This lovingly built and cared for home was built by the original REALTOR for the first Madrona subdivision. The lot was purchased as a surprise gift for her husband.  She realized this was the perfect place to live, because of the unique microclimate and extra sun here.  They knew they could not afford to live on the ocean, but they wanted to be as close as possible & across the street seemed perfect.  A short walk (less than a minute) and they were on the beach!  They built the home to enjoy the sun and be protected from prevailing winds, so the home is oriented to the backyard.  It has big overhangs to protect from the wind and rain.  The street is quiet and feels kind of “upscale rural” as does the whole area, but jump in the car and in 12 minutes you are in North Nanaimo, or in 6 minutes you are in Parksville, with all the shopping you need!

The home is extremely affordable to live in, (heat & air conditioning, power, water, septic, garbage, taxes and lawn cutting averages about $400 a month!).  The mortgage payment of $1,387 +/- (at 25% down) makes this truly affordable living.  You could even use the studio for extra revenue (nightly B&B or monthly).

We seldom see homes this well maintained
The current owner has decided to move on after 35 years, so her change in plans is your opportunity!  Ex-REALTORS make the best seller because they do all the right things to get their homes ready to sell.  We love that!  This home is clean and fresh and ready to move into.  We seldom see homes this well maintained and thought out for sale in this area, especially in this price range.

Great guest space in the studio!
The floor plan is open so when you are entertaining you can still visit with your guests but the mess is hidden!  The rancher style means all the living is on one floor and it is not too big for you to look after, but don’t forget you have great guest space in the studio that is only 4 years old.  There is lots of storage here with double garage and 3 ½ ft crawl space.  This is the type of home that your friends say “If you’re ever going to sell, let me know!”  and that helps you realize just how wonderful it is to be in this unique area.  It is usually a major change in lifestyle that causes homes to be sold in this phase of Madrona, so make sure you see this home.  There are things you can do over time to improve the value of this home but it is move in ready!  Ask us, we always have lots of ideas!

The seller is represented by Rudi Widdershoven of teamW at RE/MAX First Realty at 250-248-1071 & Stanley Chong of Realty Executives.  

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