Prime location in Victoria's most prestigious neighbourhood across from the Victoria Royal Yacht Club and Loon Bay Park.
This charming, almost 3,000 sq. ft. bungalow, offers enticing ocean peeks. Floor-to-ceiling windows and multiple skylights bathe the home in all-day sunshine. Loved over the years, there are attractive original elements to give it character while some modern upgrades offer convenience. The light-filled spacious and elegant living room has a vaulted ceiling and attractive wood burning fireplace with natural gas igniter. A bank of French doors open up from the country style kitchen and dining room to the private sun-swept southwest facing paved patio. The master suite with ocean views is a generous size with updated ensuite bathroom and gas fireplace. The garage has been repurposed as a bedroom but could easily revert back.
With little effort, the beautifully landscaped level, .42 acre garden, can return to its original glorious state. A perfect canvas to make your dream home.
The Uplands is a 465-acre neighbourhood located on the north east part of the municipality of Oak Bay, south of the University of Victoria and beautiful Cadboro Bay.
Uplands is a prominent example of a garden suburb designed in the early part of the 20th century. In 1907, the developers of Uplands, John A. Robert and Dawson Turner previously cattle and horse ranchers from Turner Valley Alberta and originally from Scotland purchased the area for the sum of $275,000 and hired the leading landscape architect, John Olmsted as the designer. Olmsted designed famous neighbourhoods and parks in North America. The Uplands of today is faithful to Olmsted's vision: an elegant neighbourhood with estate-sized lots, serpentine streets and the signature green, globed, ornate lamp posts. The houses are built to impress and the sprawling gardens are carefully manicured. For John Olmsted personally, of all his subdivision projects, Uplands was “unquestionably the best adapted to obtain the greatest amount of landscape beauty in connection with suburban development.”
Uplands has a seaside setting and has within its boundaries the large Uplands Park. Uplands Park is not the manicured park of flower beds and walks that might be expected in such a meticulously designed garden suburb. Rather, it is a wild, seaside expanse of jagged rock crags, trees stunted and shaped by the wind, lonely heaths and dramatic ocean vistas. The wildness of Uplands Park contrasts sharply with the manicured lawns and flower beds in front of the mansions that line Beach Drive, the main road through Uplands.
In keeping with its seaside location, the Royal Yacht Club is located within the Uplands, and is the oldest yacht club in British Columbia.