A paradise for moose for sale $8 million

A moose paradise for sale $8M

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Hunting and fishing enthusiasts who dream of a little private paradise not too far from Quebec City should look to Lac-Pikauba, where a domain is for sale for the sum of $8 million  .

The 4.1 km2 territory is located in the unorganized territory of Lac-Pikauba, 175 km from Quebec City. 

” It's a gem, it's very rare. Properties like that, there are none. And it's only two hours from Quebec ,” says its owner, Roger Cauchon.

Part of Lac à la Cruche.

In 1996, the estate was sold by Donahue to Imprimerie Québecor. Mr. Cauchon and a partner acquired it for $300,000 in 2002. In 2004, the current owner bought out his partner's shares for $150,000. 

The deal could be very profitable since at $8 million M. Cauchon would get 26 times his bet, minus of course the selling costs.

Fortunately, municipal taxes (2656  $) and schools ($634 $) are within reach of all budgets.

The estate is advertised worldwide at a price of $7,995,000 by luxury property broker Sotheby's.

The entrance to the main chalet with a nice space for fishing rods.

Lover of the forest

The 73-year-old owner also owns an estate in Château-Richer “four times the size of Lac-Pikauba”, he specifies.

“I am a forest engineer. I have always been in the woods. On Sunday mornings, we would go hunting, fishing and trapping with Dad,” explains Mr. Cauchon.

The latter also sold his shares in the Spécibois company in Château-Richer, which sells multiple species of wood for structures, interior and exterior cladding and furniture.

If the four chalets in territory date from 1970, the photos on the broker's site suggest that they have been very well maintained. “We don't give up”, confirms the seller.

The dining room of the main chalet.

Improvements

Since he bought the domain 20 years ago, it's mostly been on the development of the territory that Roger Cauchon has put his efforts.

« I have done more than 20 km of paths. The forest has been managed to prepare it against the budworm. By developing it, it brought moose. There were hardly any, they had nothing to eat. There are lots of moose there. But when I go to record one, no one believes me that I killed it on my property ”, laughs M. Cauchon.

The rich buyer could also have a hunting easement transferred to an adjacent territory five times larger than the property he is acquiring.

Peace

The tranquility of the place is another element on which the seller insists.

« No one passes through the territory. I am independent of neighbors. If Céline Dion does not want to be disturbed, she goes there, she closes the gate, and no one comes through,” said Mr. Cauchon.

Even much more expensive properties in Quebec are also in sale by Sotheby's.

The house of the late businessman John Wilson McConnell, in Montreal, is listed at $31 million $.

An 8 km2 estate in Arundel, in the Laurentians, is offered for sale. $21.5 million. 

A LARGE PLAYGROUND

  • Surface area: 4 ,14 km2
  • 4 chalets
  • 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in the main chalet
  • 3 lakes
  • Hunting servitude of 21.3 km2 additional
  • 22 km of road
  • Electricity by solar panels and generator
  • < li dir="auto">Propane and wood heating

  • Municipal evaluation  : $590,200
  • Municipal taxes: $2,656
  • School taxes  : 634 $ 

ITS LOCATION

  • Unorganized Territory (TNO) of Lac- Pikauba
  • At km 57 of route 381
  • North of Saint-Urbain, in Charlevoix
  • South of Ferland-et-Boilleau, in Saguenay 

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