Each week, BCBusiness takes you inside one of the most outrageously upmarket real estate offerings in the province
Address: 39877 Quadling Road, Abbotsford
The skinny: Two-bedroom, three-bathroom, 3,000-square-foot house on 146 acres in Abbotsford
The bling: You’ve indulged your holiday habits to the full, and you’ve emerged bleary-eyed, flabby-bellied, and questioning the meaning of your oh-so-lavish lifestyle. But never fear: a new year is upon us, and the possibility for a new you is as good as your commitment to all those resolutions you made from your pit of regret. Authenticity, you have decided, is key. Enough with the fancy cars, the slap-up dinners, the servants meeting your every need… You need to find out what you’re made of, what you could be if the world wasn’t handed to you every morning on a silver platter. It’s time to get your hands dirty. Well, voilà! Here is the perfect answer to your very understandable first world problems: a former dairy farm just waiting for you to unleash your inner cowboy and get those cattle rolling, rolling, rolling. And—wait for it—it comes with your very own gravel pit to play in! How cool is that? We know, you always fancied having some heavy duty trucks and tractors to dig around in.
The hidden extras: Don’t panic—you may be going back to the land, but nobody really expects you to do it alone. There are several small properties on the acreage, perfect for the little people who will be busy putting your new life into gear and doing all the heavy lifting. There’s also garage space aplenty (no, we wouldn’t honestly expect you to be satisfied with just a Land Rover to scoot about in) and country roads just begging for you to scorch. A chap has to let off steam somehow, after all.