Seek refuge from the buzz of the city at this spectacular modern a-frame retreat located just ten minutes north of cozy Sydney, Victoria International Airport, and the Swartz Bay ferry terminal. This generous 0.85 acre plot enjoys approximately 100 feet (30m) of beautifully landscaped rear ocean frontage overlooking the Satellite Channel, backed by Saltspring Island to the North. This gated estate sits on a terraced plot, with main and guesthouse hidden from the main road by lush west coast forest.
Offered fully furnished, the custom built main residence presents a sleek interior well suited to the discerning modernist with luxurious considerations such as radiant heated engineered hardwood floors, under-lit vanities, premium lighting and built-in audio, as well as automated window coverings. Naturally lit by an array of skylights and floor to ceiling windows, this home is replete with premium materials, fit, finish, and fixtures complemented by a variety of elegant décor. The main floor’s vaulted ceilings and open concept design connect living room, dining area, kitchen, and loft, leaving plenty of room for social gatherings or solace. Also located on the main floor, both master and guest bedrooms feature walk in closets, private exits to the full length rear deck, as well as four and five piece ensuite bathrooms respectively.
A basement complete with living room, rec room, wet bar, laundry/mudroom, and guest bedroom featuring a three piece ensuite, and private exit to the generous lower patio are perfect for families and friends alike.
Afforded a full kitchen, bedroom with four-piece ensuite bathroom and walk-in closet, as well engineered hardwood floors and a walkout patio, the guesthouse is perfect for staff, or honoured visitors.
Fully gated with two entrances, the estate features a remotely accessible security system, and is fitted with a triple, and separate single garages finished with engineered tile walls and floors.
Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Strait of Georgia and the Inside Passage, Vancouver Island is known as “the Hawaii of the North”. With its vast wilderness, picturesque peaks, and temperate climate, this stunning locale is a paradise for those seeking serenity and natural beauty. A breadth of lifestyles are available here from charming coastal communities and pastoral estates, to busy urban centres.
Unlike much of Canada, Vancouver Island's weather is mild year-round. Spring comes early, with cherry blossom, tulip, and daffodil blooms lit by sparkling ocean sunsets. Summer is close behind, with the first sightings of migrating whales and local fishermen. In fall, a plethora of farms, vineyards, orchards, cideries, and breweries take local culinary culture to new heights. Come winter, cars loaded with kayaks, surfboards, paddle boards, skis, and snowboards come out to play, while golfers teeing off, and joggers taking to the trails remain common sights. Whatever the season, there’s plenty to enjoy on Vancouver Island.
From the remote Canadian surf-capital, Tofino in the north, to the tech-friendly historic harbour city of Victoria in the south, Vancouver Island is a mecca of world-class destinations, and facilities:
Known also as "The Garden City" for its perpetual greenery and rarely freezing temperatures, Victoria is the capital of British Columbia, and is a thriving collection of municipalities from it's historical urban centre, to it's various suburban, and rural developments both inland and oceanfront.
Located 15-minutes from Victoria in fast-growing Langford, Bear Mountain Mountain Resort is one of North-America's finest recreational developments, It is home to Canada's only 36 holes of Nicklaus Design golf, its largest indoor/outdoor red clay court tennis centre, and an extensive network of top-tier mountain bike trails. It is the headquarters of Golf Canada's National Development Team, the Canadian National Mountain Bike Team and is supported by Tennis Canada and Tennis BC.
The Victoria International Marina, completed in 2019 offers full-service premium luxury yacht moorage for yachts from 65-feet to 175-feet in the heart of Victoria. With 28-slips, upscale security and safety, amenities, concierge services and crew facilities, this is the ultimate port-of-call from which to cast off and explore North America's most spectacular cruising waters, the Pacific Northwest and Inside Passage,
Centrally situated in the lush Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit is Canada's only year-round motorsport circuit. This highly technical circuit features 19 corners and 11.5% in elevation changes, and is committed to providing the highest quality professional training, track-side support, and driver's education available.
Only a 45-minute drive from Victoria, the Cowichan Valley often referred to as the "Napa of the North" is home to 14 unique wineries. This cool climate viticulture is paired with a growing list of craft cideries, breweries, and distilleries located throughout the island, but mostly concentrated in the south in and around the agriculturally-rich Saanich Peninsula.
There are more than 200 islands in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve located between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia. Teeming with land and sea life including seals, whales, eagles, otters, and porpoises this area is home to numerous rarely explored precious ecosystems. The larger islands are serviced by BC Ferries while the smaller ones can only be reached by private boat or float plane.
Convenient international access to Vancouver Island includes numerous ferry routes to and from mainland Canada and the USA, the award-winning Victoria International Airport, as well as numerous private flight operators, airfields and heliports scattered island-wide.