Located on the southwest corner of Vancouver Island, Sooke is often referred to as the small town "where the rainforest meets the sea." A newly-listed home here captures that essence, as it's surrounded by a forest on one side and the sea on the other.
The property sits at 2908 Fishboat Bay Road, about midway between Sandcut Beach and Sheringham Point Lighthouse, just above the Juan de Fuca Strait, boasting clear views of Washington State's Olympic Mountain Range.
Sooke has a population of just over 15,000, according to the District, with a land area of about 56 sq. kilometres. This means property owners get ample space, and the aforementioned forest serves a good amount of privacy, too.
Currently on the market for $12.6M, this five-bedroom, eight-bathroom home sprawls out across 12,214 sq. ft of living space and sits on a 2.5-acre lot -- private stair access down to the water included.
The abundance of space is clear before even entering the home, with a sprawling driveway that leads towards a wooden porte-cochère, not to mention the detached three-car garage.
Inside, a charming combination of design features make the home feel modern, but with some castle inspiration mixed in.
- Address: 2908 Fishboat Bay Road
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 8
- Size: 12,214 sq. ft.
- Lot size: 2.50 acre
- Price: $12,599,000
- Listed By : Samantha Jensson, Andrew Maxwell, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada
The front door looks like it could withstand a mortar, the chandeliers above the entryway and main living area are like those from the era of Vikings, and the stoned walls of the fireplace, kitchen, and staircase only add to the feel.
Down on the lower floor, accessible by elevator, you'll find a sprawling living space, including another lounge area surrounding a stone-walled fireplace, a retro bar (retro cash register and telephone included), a pool table, a theatre room that sits at least eight people, a small gym, and sauna.
The main attraction, however, is the 21,000-litre saltwater aquarium, which is home to fish and mollusks local to the surrounding area.
Our Favourite Thing
We can see ourselves spending long hours lounging in the family room. Not only does it look spacious and cozy, it also has sprawling windows that provide some of the best views in the house -- and because the wall is curved, the views are truly panoramic.
On the upper level, you'll find most of the beds and baths, many of which feature more design elements that could only be summed up as "contemporary castle." Think: stone doorways and walls paired with marked use of glass and modern finishes.
The abundance of windows also provide clear views of the horizon, which can be enjoyed even further from the patio area in the backyard, or from the small private beach, accessible by a private staircase that leads down the cliffside.
All-in-all, this is an abode fit for a (contemporary) royal.
WELCOME TO 2908 FISHBOAT BAY ROAD
LIVING, DINING, AND KITCHEN
BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS
This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.