For those looking to buy a home, one of the great things about Vancouver Island is that there's an abundance of land -- and properties -- along the water. Case in point: a home recently sold in North Saanich.

The home is located just north of Victoria International Airport on the northeast tip of Swartz Bay, a 10-minute walk from the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal and across the water from Goudge Island and Coal Island.

Originally built in 1961, this home at 2310 Dolphin Road doesn't look anywhere close to its age, having gone through various modernizing renovations.

The home consists of four bedrooms and two bathrooms, with 2,145 sq. ft of indoor living space across a 0.83-acre lot -- private waterfront space included.

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The neighbourhood is quiet and private, with most of the roads -- including the private circular driveway leading to the home -- lined with tall trees.

Inside the home, on the main floor, you'll find a modern open-concept layout with the kitchen, dining area, and living area all atop hardwood floors made of wide-plank oak.


The kitchen is minimalistic, clean, and all-white, with multiple windows looking out over the front of the house. The ultra-wide and modern fireplace is the centrepiece of the living area which -- along with the dining area -- leads out to the main attraction of the house: the patio.

Coming in at a whopping 1,763 sq. ft, which is almost the amount of space the home has indoors, the patio includes its own roofed kitchen and a recessed hot tub, with enough space for the weather to be dubbed "patio season" year-round.

Our Favourite Thing

This home boasts a long list of impressive details, but when it comes to our chosen favourite, how can it not be the deck? Look at the floorplan and you'll see: this outdoor space is quite literally the size of a home's main floor. It's spacious, invites opportunities for gathering with friends, and the elevated views of the water are exactly what you'd hope for from an oceanfront property.

Below the deck is a standalone studio unit, which could conceivably be used as a guest room, an office, or a gym. Of course, this space also has its own little patio.

Back inside the house and down the glass-railing stairs to the lower floor, you'll find two more bedrooms, plus a four-piece bathroom, as well as the laundry room -- all of which have windows providing views of the property's stunning surroundings.

To top it all off, the home's exterior walls are white-shingled, the black metal roof was a new addition, and the house is also equipped with a new furnace and heat pump that provides efficient heating and cooling.

The official motto of North Saanich is "the land where it is good to be," and if you ask us, this motto is apt -- and the purchaser of this home likely isn't feeling any buyer's remorse.


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This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.