Nestled along the shores of Cordova Bay, with ocean views to the front and 464 acres of majestic parkland to the back, this spacious family home celebrates the essence of good living and West Coast lifestyle.
Ever-changing horizons of colour are enjoyed from all principal rooms from sunrise to sunset. As impressive is the forest-scape backdrop bordering the expansive backyard. An urban sanctuary for nature enthusiasts to access 21 kilometres of Mt Douglas Park hiking trails directly from the property. Watch marine and wildlife such as the resident bald eagles, and revel in the privacy afforded by the property’s .33 acres of land and border of protected green-space. The park trails are lush with Pacific Northwest foliage, Douglas Fir, Cedar and stunning coastal Arbutus making it one of Victoria’s largest and most magnificent urban forest. The reward at the summit of the park is a breath-taking 360-degree view of the entire south island; from downtown city lights and Olympic Mountains to the shores of Cordova Bay, the Haro Straight, gulf islands and Mount Baker, around to the rural farmlands of the Saanich Peninsula.
The home’s recent renovations were conceived to open the space, maximize views and to ensure effortless entertaining, both inside and out.
A bright and airy interior is enhanced by skylights, cathedral windows and series of French doors. Vaulted ceilings punctuate the main living areas, while bamboo floors make a unified statement. The large finished basement and the charming cottage suite over the garage provide flexibility for a variety of accommodations to host family, guests or to use as home office and studio. The charming cottage suite has a 4 piece bathroom, kitchenette, certified wood burning stove, almost 400 square feet of living space, with a large deck overlooking the forest.
The gleaming kitchen boasts customized birch cabinetry for ample organized storage, quartz counters and brand new stainless steel appliances throughout. A customized island and casual stainless bar counter provide choices for informal dining or communing with guests. Radiant floor heating adds warmth, with an additional pantry and a built-in desk to serve as command central to keep things practical.
Outdoor living has been enhanced by over 1200 square feet of decks that grace the house and cottage suite. An expansive two-level Trex composite deck is an extension of the living space. Ocean & mountain views provide the focal point, and prolific walls of ivy create a privacy border for an idyllic setting to entertain, relax or enjoy the new spa hot tub.
The private road, shared by only one neighbour, provides a sense of procession as it climbs towards the home. The large bright garage has been wired for a Telsa charging station and additional space with storage shelves. A recently built double carport for additional cars or leisure vehicles, and a spacious garden shed/studio will support and inspire an endless amount of lifestyle activities.
The property is a rare combination of elevated ocean views and large, usable, flat backyard space waiting for recreation ideas.
This is an incredible opportunity to acquire space and natural wonder without isolation or compromise with location. Conveniently located near coveted public and private schools, world-class recreation amenities, lakes, a short stroll to the beach and 15 minutes to downtown, airport & ferries.