Hunting and fishing enthusiasts who dream of a small private paradise not too far from Quebec City should look to Lac-Pikauba, where an estate is for sale for the sum of $8 million.< /strong>
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 Quebecor. 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, Mr. Cauchon would get 26 times his bet, minus of course the selling costs.
Fortunately, municipal ($2,656) and school ($634) taxes are at the reach of all budgets.
The estate is listed worldwide for $7,995,000 by luxury property broker Sotheby's.
The entrance to the main lodge with a nice area for fishing rods.
Lovers of the forest
The 73-year-old owner also owns an estate in Château-Richer “four times the size of Lac-Pikauba”, he adds. he.
“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.
He also sold his shares in the Spécibois company in Château-Richer, which sells multiple species of wood. for the structures, for the interior and exterior cladding and for the furniture.
Although the four chalets on the 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.
Since he bought the estate 20 years ago, Roger Cauchon has mainly focused his efforts on land development.
“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 Mr. Cauchon.
The rich buyer could also have a hunting easement transferred to an adjacent territory five times larger than the property he is acquiring.
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 barrier, and no one passes, ”underlines Mr. Cauchon.
Even more expensive properties in Quebec are also for sale by Sotheby's.
The late businessman John Wilson McConnell's Montreal home is listed at $31 million.
< p>An 8 km2 estate in Arundel, in the Laurentians, is offered at $21.5 million.
A LARGE PLAYGROUND
Surface area: 4.14 km2
3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in the main chalet
Hunting servitude of an additional 21.3 km2
22 km of road
Electricity by solar panels and generator
Propane and wood heating
Municipal assessment: 590,200 $
Municipal taxes: $2656
School taxes: $634
Unorganized Territory (TNO) of Lac-Pikauba
At km 57 of the road 381
North of Saint-Urbain, in Charlevoix
South of Ferland-et-Boilleau, in Saguenay
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