Call it the call of the wild: the following properties offer a special combination of architecture, landscape, and scenery that make for an incredibly immersive experience, all the way from the backyard to the great beyond.
In vino veritas
Revel in this 50-hectare vineyard property in the world’s most celebrated wine-producing region. Planted primarily with Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes, the estate produces 125,000–175,000 bottles annually. The accompanying chateau (selling under separate contract) offers a 360-degree view of the rolling hills in the distance.
Chateau offered at €889,000, Vineyard offered at €2,862,000
Contact Michael Baynes, Maxwell | Storrie | Baynes,
Walking on sunshine
4600 Cameron Road, Sunshine Coast, BC
There’s a reason why they call it the Sunshine Coast. Hint: It’s not just the weather. One look at this 11.6-acre private island and you’ll be beaming from ear to ear. This cozy, recently renovated home sports a massive 1,000-square-foot deck overlooking the Salish Sea. An ideal summer home, executive retreat, or family estate, it’s the epitome of West Coast Living. The island also comes zoned for another full-sized dwelling.
Offered at $1,750,000 CAD
Contact Eugen Klein, Klein Group, Royal LePage, (604) 684-8844
Shelter Island, Flathead Lake, Montana
It doesn’t get more majestic — or more breathtaking — than this: a 24-acre private island in one of the top three cleanest lakes in the world. Situated next to Glacier National Park, this property holds the largest private home in Montana, 24,000 square feet, with richly detailed African-sawn mahogany, Italian marble, and French limestone. There’s also a shooting range, a built-in boathouse, and a 4,500-square-foot guest home.
Price upon request
Contact Bob Hurwitz, Hurwitz James Company, (310) 477-8865
Home on the range
1700 N Trout Lake Road, Ophir, Colorado
Space — and plenty of it. That’s exactly what this 153-acre ranch in the heart of the Rockies is all about. Nestled in a picturesque valley surrounded by 13,000-foot peaks, about 20 minutes south of world-famous Telluride ski resort, the property offers plenty to see (mountains, forests, rivers, streams) and do (hiking, fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and of course, skiing). The home itself is an 8,000-square-foot log home with a unique, rustic charm.
Offered at US $19,995,000
Contact Brian O’Neill, O’Neill Stetina Group, Telluride Properties, (970) 708-5367
The Cape on Bowen Island, Bowen Island, BC
This collection of 10-acre private estates on the southwest tip of Bowen Island gives you plenty to contemplate. Located a short 20-minute ferry ride from Vancouver, the master-planned community offers a wide variety of building sites: Some of the lots feature steep hillsides with dramatic ocean views, others are gentle with open meadows and flats, and a select few are nestled in the heart of the coastal forest. Let the dreaming begin.
Price varies with lot size and type
Contact Suzanne Miscisco, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, (604) 290-3819