Located on the southeast corner of Vancouver Island is the scenic District of Oak Bay, an affluent area filled with scenic sandy beaches. (A road called Beach Drive runs along the entire east coast, giving you a sense of just how many beaches there are.)

Oak Bay consists of two major neighbourhoods: South Oak Bay and Uplands, and Uplands is the place to be for those who enjoy the carefree Island lifestyle, as it's home to destinations that include Uplands Golf Club, Uplands Park, and even the Royal Victoria Yacht Club.

Almost right dab in the centre of those three destinations is an elegant property on 3320 Upper Terrace Road, currently on the market for $3,450,000.

The home was originally built in 1931, and its design is both of that time and timeless, like some hidden gem you might find waiting in the Italian countryside.

READ: Modern Meets Classic at This $5M Uplands Estate in Vancouver Island's Oak Bay

The three-storey home includes four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 3,190 sq. ft of living space across a 0.37-acre lot. The property also provides a detached two-car garage and a beautiful garden.

A charming little pathway leads up to an enclosed terrace area outside the main entrance. Immediately upon entry, resting below 14' vaulted ceilings, is the main living room, which serves as the connection between an office that features a curved matrix of windows, a central dining room, and a very modern, minimalistic gourmet kitchen.


  • Address: 3320 Upper Terrace Road
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Size: 3,190 sq. ft.
  • Lot size: 0.37 acre
  • Price: $3,450,000
  • Listed By: Lisa Williams, Sotheby's International Realty Canada

Also on the main floor of the home is a laundry and mudroom, and two of the home's four bedrooms, one of which is equipped with a four-piece ensuite bathroom.

The remaining two bedrooms are found on the upper level of the home, including the 14' x 18' primary bedroom, which is equipped with a sizeable five-piece ensuite bathroom and a 14' x 12' balcony that overlooks the front garden.

The other bedroom is an L-shaped bedroom that's equipped with a four-piece ensuite bathroom, across the hall from another office, all of which sit below vaulted 9' to 10' ceilings.

Our Favourite Thing

This is a home for those who adore greenery and gardening. The front yard consists of an extensive plot along the walkway leading up to the house, and the backyard is sprawling, with a collection of nooks and crannies that will keep the most avid of gardeners busy, happy, and flourishing.

The lower floor of the home consists of a small 15' x 15' space, a bathroom, two separate crawl spaces that span the width of the home, and access to the backyard. All of which are perfect for storing your outdoor gear.

The backyard, like most of the property, is surrounded by a wide assortment of trees and shrubbery, and extends around two sides of the home. There's a small pond, a garden shed, a hexagon-shaped gazebo, and access to both the garage and driveway.

If you're in the market for an elegant home filled with character, this historic Oak Bay beauty should be at the top of your list.


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This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.

Listed Luxe