When you come across a home that is known by its own name rather than just an address, you know it's going to have an interesting story to tell. Such is the case for a lovely heritage home that just hit the market in Victoria.

1952 Runnymede Avenue, also known as "Wynyates," is a heritage home originally built over 100 years ago. With its rich history dating back to its original construction in 1912, this architectural gem has gracefully transitioned into the 21st century, thanks to a meticulous remodel completed in 2016 that pays homage to its Arts and Crafts origins.

Grandeur and elegance define this home. From the charming gable roofline embellished with meticulous shingled textures to the unique partially covered stone driveway and the inviting front porch, you can sense that something truly special is waiting behind the front door.

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Step inside and you'll be transported to a place where heritage seamlessly merges with modern-day luxury. The sun-drenched interior will envelop you with warmth and character, while the original fir floors will remind you that years of stories have unfolded within the home's walls.

Board and batten panelling adds a touch of rustic charm. Look up, and you'll find yourself mesmerized by the coffered ceilings, each detail an artful tribute to the home's craftsmanship. The numerous leaded windows bathe the rooms in soft light, creating an ambiance that is truly inviting.

While the home is steeped in history, Wynyates effortlessly blends the past with the present, while embracing the comforts and conveniences of modern-day living.

The large living room, with its gas fireplace adorned with granite surround, is an inviting focal point. A culinary haven awaits in the well-appointed kitchen, complemented by a charming butler's pantry, while the adjacent dining room and neighbouring family room serve as ideal spots to gather with loved ones.


  • Address: 1952 Runnymede Avenue, Victoria, BC
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Size: 5,239 sq. ft.
  • Lot size: 0.16 acres
  • Price: $2,500,000
  • Listed By  Glynis MacLeod, Kirsten MacLeod, Shaelyn Mattix, Sotheby's International Realty Canada

Upstairs you'll find the generous primary bedroom, with its abundance of natural light, offering a peaceful sanctuary. One can relax and unwind even further in the luxurious five-piece ensuite.

The additional three bedrooms and the four-piece bathroom on this level ensure that every member of the household has space for their own R&R. You'll also find a private balcony on this floor, perfect for enjoying a morning coffee or evening glass of wine.

Our Favourite Thing

We love how Wynyates effortlessly captures the best of both worlds: preserving its charming original details while seamlessly incorporating modern elements. It's a testament to the home's ability to embrace the past while also embracing the present, creating a truly unique and captivating living experience.

Wynyates is also equipped with an attractive two-bedroom suite, perfect for accommodating in-laws or generating rental income. This well-appointed space offers flexibility without comprising style or functionality.

Situated in a coveted location on the Oak Bay border, this walkable neighbourhood is close to great schools and the beautiful shores of Gonzales Beach.

This remarkable heritage home is not just a house -- it is a testament to the timeless beauty of craftsmanship, a place where the past blends with the present, and where cherished memories are waiting to be made.

See so for yourself below.


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This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.