Occupying a premier waterfront location in one of the world’s finest residential neighbourhoods, this magnificent property is the ultimate in understated luxury. Presiding over an acre in the exclusive Uplands area, the idyllic private setting of this incredible seaside residence presents enchanting views of the Pacific Ocean and Royal Victoria Yacht Club. The defining hallmarks of this seven bedroom masterpiece, fine design and impeccable craftsmanship are evident in every superior detail of this stunning home. Engaging the natural setting with an abundance of wood, brick and stone, the low scale design and shake exterior assure a tastefully subtle profile, yet offer a stately 9,560 sq.ft of living space.
Set on the protected shores of an intimate cove on Cadboro Bay, this outstanding marine property enjoys 150 ft. of breathtaking ocean frontage. While conveniently located only ten minutes from downtown Victoria, this prestigious address affords a relaxed luxuriant lifestyle.
The eminent calibre of design impresses upon arrival, and welcomes you into the heart of this gracious home with the striking symmetrical beauty of the romantic central hallway. Immediately noticeable is the remarkable texture of the incredible ebony stained white oak floors. Reminiscent of the ocean’s surface, every square inch was hand-carved with special tools to appear rippled.
Evident throughout, the guiding design principal of timeless understatement, shine in the distinctive central rooms of this sophisticated home. The formal dining area features elegant traditional ceilings, a grand fireplace, generous built-in cabinetry and panoramic views of Loon Bay.
At the heart of this remarkable residence is a superb, Mediterranean-accented gourmet kitchen graced with fine custom details and exceptional finishing. Open to the bright comfortable family room, this gorgeous space was built with relaxed entertaining in mind. Sure to be the focal point of any party, a grand central island invites frequent gatherings. Rendered in a traditional style, a refined neutral palette pairs honey-toned tiles and rich hardwood cabinetry with complimentary stainless steel accents. Premium appliances include an impressive bespoke gas and electric dual-fuel range and oven.
High vaulted ceilings, window walls, and cool calming tones turn the private master suite into a stunning private sanctuary. Complete with a spacious dressing room, ultra-deluxe walk-in closets, indulgent sensuous ensuite, a fireplace and double doors opening to the hot tub and patio.
Finished to resemble a romantic, candle-lit Tuscan wine grotto, the much loved tasting room sits beside the wine cellar on the lower level. The desired effect was achieved by a European trained painter employing a rare technique whereby walls were covered in rumpled linen, and painted over in layers. Ideal for connoisseurs whose enjoyment of fine vintages would be heightened by the appropriate ambiance, or simply for those who appreciate la dolce vita! Savour a drink in Italy...
The large manicured back yard affords endless enjoyment of the magical setting, as well as extensive outdoor activities. Lush landscaped grounds feature mature plantings, pathways, stone and brick walls, a large fire pit and a staircase to the beach. The spacious slate patio, perfect for alfresco-style entertaining, offers covered and open areas, an exterior fireplace and an ocean-view hot tub.
The prime leisure area of the exceptional lower level boasts a 1,500 bottle wine cellar, a fantastic recreation room with extensive wet bar, deluxe 12 seat movie theatre and a spacious fitness area.