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This $9 million Kelowna waterfront estate could be sold for the first time

This $9 million waterfront home is more than 30 years old but has only ever seen one owner.
This $9 million waterfront home is more than 30 years old but has only ever seen one owner.
Image Credit: Submitted/Engel and Volkers Okanagan

The classic bargain pitch for a used car is that it’s a one-owner and only driven to church on Sundays.

The same could almost be said for this Kelowna estate with three homes on it that is being sold by 92-year-old Calgary businessman Bill Roach.

He had the main 7,800-square-foot, four-bedroom, five-bathroom house built in 1989 and still lives in it, making it a rare one-owner.

Image Credit: Engel and Volkers Okanagan

Along with the main house, there’s a two-bedroom cottage and a one-bedroom boathouse on the 5.4 acre property at 245 Swick Road, south of Bellevue Creek Regional Park.

Billed as “incredibly private” by listing realtor Richard Deacon of Engel and Volkers Okanagan, it comes with a 1.25-acre vineyard that produces 130 cases of wine a year from its Merlot and Chardonnay grapes.

Image Credit: Engel and Volkers Okanagan

Its 355-feet of Lake Okanagan waterfront includes a sandy beach.

“Quality built and ready for your designer updates, this classic home is peaceful and very comfortable and uniquely available for the next generation of incredible family memories,” Deacon wrote.

Image Credit: Engel and Volkers Okanagan

It’s listed at $9,288,800.

More information is available here.

READ MORE: Real estate prices fall in Central and South Okanagan

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While the $9 million price tag may seem high, if it sells it won't be the most expensive home to sell in the Interior of B.C.

While realtors don't keep listings of the most expensive homes sold, B.C. Assessment did show that a home at 12990 Pixton Rd. in Lake Country sold for $12 million in 2019. That was a larger house, with five bedrooms and 6.75 bathrooms covering 13,174 square feet but it sits on a much smaller lot, at a mere 0.86 acres.

An 11,000 square foot, six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home at 4800 Lakeshore Road sold for $11.33 million in February. It sits on 17.8 acres.

READ MORE: UPDATE: This is the second most expensive home ever sold in the Okanagan

— This story was updated at 10:03 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, to change the headline to clarify the property had been listed in the past, but it hadn't sold.


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