The District of Oak Bay is one of the most scenic regions of Vancouver Island -- and all of British Columbia. If there's one perfect example of the area's beauty, it's a historic manor that recently hit the market.
The property sits in South Oak Bay at 1101 Beach Drive, right next to the Victoria Golf Club -- it's literally across the street -- and it's about as close to the southeastern coast of Vancouver Island as you can get. Read: one of the most desirable waterfront locations in the province, if not the country.
The 1913-constructed manor comes already complete with three beds, three baths, a three-car garage, and a truly stunning garden that provides uninhibited views of Mount Baker. But that's not all.
The manor was expanded in 1989 by C&W Construction, and has recently seen another refresh courtesy of Zebra Design, which could expand the home's floorplan to include seven bedrooms, eight baths, and over 10,000 sq. ft of living space.
The best part is, much of that refresh has not been finalized, meaning the new owners of this four-level home will be able to choose the best fits and finishes for their unique lifestyle.
Currently, the floorplans envision a kitchen immediately upon entry, with its own enclosed pantry, leading directly into the family room. On the other side of the main floor is a large living space, while the dining space sits in the middle of the level, connected to each surrounding room.
- Address: 1101 Beach Drive
- Bedrooms: 0+1 (up to 7)
- Bathrooms: 3 (up to 8)
- Size: 10,015 sq. ft.
- Lot size: 2.25 acre
- Price: $10,000,000
- Listed By: Andy Stephenson, Sotheby's International Realty Canada
The upper level is anchored by a central office space that's surrounded by four bedrooms, including the 20' x 20' primary bed. This chamber is equipped with a 10' x 9' walk-in closet, an ensuite bathroom, and a 25-ft-wide balcony overlooking the backyard.
The top level of the home is envisioned to house another central office space, plus two more bedrooms, each of which would span the length of the home and come equipped with windows overlooking both sides of the manor. On this storey there could also be an attic storage space.
Our Favourite Thing
The beautiful garden is one of the property's biggest draws, while the circular stone patio area on the main floor must be dubbed the heart of the home. It's connected to multiple storeys of the home, while also serving as the gateway into the rest of the garden.
The lowest level of the home consists of a secondary kitchen, dining space, and living room, plus a 25' x 20' recreation room, a 20' x 9' storage room, and yet another bedroom. The rear side of the lowest level also provides two access points to the outdoor patio, which both leads up to the beautiful circular stone patio space on the main level, and down to a walkway below, where the rest of the garden waits.
The backyard provides beautiful green spaces across various elevations, with tremendous landscaping all around. And, of course, an abundance of spots to soak in the sun and views of gorgeous Oak Bay.
WELCOME TO 1101 BEACH DRIVE
This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.