A Moberly Lake acreage dubbed the "Jewel of the North" is once again northern B.C.'s highest valued property in 2023.
Data from BC Assessment released this week lists the 100 priciest homes in northern B.C. based on their total taxable value.
The lakefront log lodge at 6653 Lakeshore Drive in Moberly Lake features regularly as the priciest on the annual list — this year assessed at $4.462 million.
Wayne Christensen and Christina Yee commissioned the impressive home in 1999, said to be one of the largest log structures in the world. BC Assessment lists the property land size at 9.29 acres, the home sprawling 28,686 square feet and featuring 10 bedrooms and 16 bathrooms.
It was originally intended as a fishing lodge, but is currently a private residence. Williams Lake contractor Pioneer Log Homes built it—a company best known for staring in a reality TV show on HGTV. In an April 2021 blog post, local video production company Eagle Vision noted the house also features two kitchens, a wine cellar, home theatre, and workout room with a pool and hot tub (click see more pictures).
The home topped BC Assessment's northern list in 2022, too, when it was assessed at $3.783 million. In 2021 it topped the list at $4.427 million, and in 2020 at $3.284 million.
And of the top-20 most expensive homes in Northern B.C. in 2023, it's the only one from the Peace Region to make that shortlist.
In fact, few other homes from the northeast cracked this year’s Top 100, which was dominated by real estate in Prince George, Williams Lake, and other areas of Northwest B.C.
An acreage at 9401 3 Street in Dawson Creek was ranked 83rd on the list, valued at $1.553 million. At just over 8,400 square feet, the home sits on 2.77 acres and features four bedrooms and six bathrooms, according to BC Assessment.
And 14380 Welch Subdivision in Charlie Lake was ranked 93rd, valued at $1.499 million. The 4,840 square foot home sits on five acres and includes five bedrooms and five bathrooms, according to BC Assessment.
Check out the Top 100 Valued Residential Properties in Northern B.C. in 2023 below:
— with Alaska Highway News files