Historic Phillips River Homestead
There are a number of special and unique places throughout the BC coast, and this property is no exception – this is a one of a kind opportunity. Located on the estuary of the Phillips River with Phillips Arm to the south and Phillips Lake to the north, this 2.67 acre property (in two adjoining titles) is the only private property on this fresh water system. This opportunity does come with a few challenges. Given that the property was originally homesteaded approximately 100 years ago and during that time a number of structures and improvements were put in place, much of these improvements are now in an obvious state of disrepair. The property is in need of a substantial clean-up, including the removal of old buildings. This work and the needs of this property have been reflected in the current offering price. The property has a flat topography, is surrounded by miles of Crown land which provide for endless territory to explore and a network of old logging roads provides access into the region. If you enjoy wildlife you are in the heart of the action. The estuary is prolific with Dungeness Crab and the deep waters of the surrounding inlets and passageways provide for excellent prawning. The improvements on the property include a variety of structures in various states of condition. The primary 1150sqft residential structure is sound and functional with an approx. 950sqft dormer-style second level constructed on a large cedar log foundation. It can use some improvements, but it could be maintained and utilized. A historic boardwalk along the shoreline leads to a few older structures which are nearing or at the end of their lives as well as to the old log sort and bulkhead.