Mountain Property Spotlight: A 1901 Heritage Home in Golden, B.C.

Steeped in history and charm, this home has a wraparound porch, sweeping mountain views, a tranquil yard and stained-glass windows.

Photo by Marlon Chambers.

Where it is

909 11 Street, Golden, B.C.


The history

This heritage home is located in Golden, B.C., which has a rich history. In 1881, the Canadian Pacific Railway hired surveyor A.B. Rogers to find a rail route through the Selkirk and Rocky Mountains (a route that was later named in his honour). Golden first began as a base camp for Rogers’ surveyors called McMillan’s Camp, after the leader of the crew. In 1884, when a nearby lumber camp renamed itself Silver City, McMillan’s Camp decided to rename their settlement Golden City, which eventually became the current town of Golden.

During the railway construction period, mills opened up to provide lumber, including the Golden Sawmill Company along the Columbia River. In 1901, the company was incorporated as the Columbia River Lumber Company (CRL). That same year, this home was built, reportedly for the chief financial office of CRL.


What to love

This heritage home has been meticulously restored and maintained over the years, preserving its original charm while adding in modern-day necessities. The spacious kitchen, private dining room and open living room all provide the perfect setting for entertaining. The two open fireplaces add a warm, charming ambience for all occasions. Wood-clad walls are a feature throughout the home, sweeping from the main floor to the upstairs, bringing warmth to every room. Downstairs, the equally spacious basement offers a recreational room fit for any game night.

Outside, the fully fenced yard brings a natural tranquility with mature trees, colourful perennials, an ample vegetable garden space and underground sprinklers. The screen wraparound porch lets you enjoy the outdoors no matter the weather, while the private outdoor hot tub is the perfect indulgence after a long day.


What to consider

Golden is an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts, offering world-class skiing and snowboarding opportunities. Outside of winter, there are year-round opportunities to enjoy and explore. Nearby schools and daycares make it ideal for families, while local shops, dining and recreational options bring plenty of options for fun outside the home.


The stats

3,500+ square feet
Four bedrooms
Four bathrooms
Two open fireplaces
Set on four 25 x 130 foot lots
Built in 1901


Listed for $1,289,000 with realtor Marlon Chambers of Mountain Lifestyle Properties, Re/MAX of Golden.


Inside the Home

Photo by Marlon Chambers.

Built during the early years of Golden’s establishment and during the construction of the railroads, this home is designed to accommodate families with room to host friends and family.


Photo by Marlon Chambers.

Stepping inside, the natural wood accents throughout the home bring a sense of warmth and comfort, while paying homage to the home’s historic nature.


Photo by Marlon Chambers.

The kitchen, which maintains its original features and charms, is also outfitted with modern appliances and ample room to move around, cook, sit and socialize.


Photo by Marlon Chambers.

The private dining room just off the kitchen is a great space to entertain guests, host family meals or enjoy a quiet dining space.


Photo by Marlon Chambers.

The classic wood staircases lead upstairs, adding a feature touch to the main floor and continuing the natural theme to the upper levels.


Photo by Marlon Chambers.

Each of the four bedrooms provides ample space in a comforting layout that can be tailored to different needs, ages and uses (such as converting one into a playroom or office).


Photo by Marlon Chambers.

Lounge and enjoy a quiet retreat in this bathroom, which is one of four in the home. The bold splash of red against the white decor brings an energetic feel to the space.


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