Rarely do homes like this come to market. This South facing waterfront Penthouse condo was completely renovated by James Joinery, a custom building company. You will enjoy breathtaking, 180 degree views of the Inner Harbour, Parliament Buildings and Waterfront Activity. The hand scraped wide planked walnut flooring just one of the unique and quality finishings that will be appreciated in this home. The owner has added modern touches while remaining loyal to the Edwardian Style that 50 Songhees mimics. Songhees Point is a progressively managed concrete and steel building that is steps from the Songhees walkway, providing close walking access to downtown, inner harbour ferries, and the newly constructed Victoria International Marina. This spacious executive suite offers bowed living room windows to enhance your views and a beautiful south facing balcony that will surely be enjoyed. Secured underground parking and a large storage area are included.
Flooring throughout all the living areas, bedrooms, kitchen, closets and laundry room is by Craft flooring - hand scraped wide plank engineered walnut hardwood with noise dampening cork underlay. This is a British Columbia company that produces high end hand finished hardwood flooring.
The flooring in both bathrooms is genuine Carrara marble basket weave
mosaic tile. Sealed premium stain resistant grout was used with all tile installations to ensure easy care.
The shower walls, counters and backsplash are solid Duncan marble.
The kitchen counters are solid Italian granite. The gas fireplace is new— with a remote controller and temperature and flame height control and Victoria-appropriate beach rocks and driftwood. It has a granite surround which matches the kitchen counter, and a custom solid oak mantle with corbels.
All hardware pieces in the unit are premium products from Victoria Specialty Hardware. The faucets and bathroom fixtures are by Hans Grohe and the bathroom sinks and toilets are by Khoeler. The kitchen sink is a double staggered depth sink by Franke. There is a garburator. The door hardware is antiqued Venetian bronze by Baldwin Brass— featuring the addition of period appropriate roses on all the door handles. All interior doors are specially sourced completely solid red oak doors, which were custom stained.
All cabinetry is custom by Victoria Millwork. All cabinetry is made from solid wood— the mahogany colored island and cabinetry is red oak, the white kitchen cabinetry is solid birch, and the inside of the cabinetry is birch as well.
In the bathrooms there is custom red oak cabinetry, with built in mirrored medicine cabinets.
The custom pantry has birch shelving and hardwood flooring. It stores the AV system for the home— with a 4 Home integrated system, and a remote control system means bulky components for the TV and stereo do not clutter the living areas. The home has built in speakers in the second bedroom and the living room, to provide a surround sound experience when watching television. The bedroom and living room have wired in power for easy installation of wall mounted televisions.
The walk in master closet has solid oak shelving. The master bedroom has a dressing area with a makeup desk with solid oak cabinetry, and marble counter. The dressing area has floor to ceiling solid oak wardrobes, with a variety of drawer units and shelving units. Inside two units are full length mirrors.
During the renovation the electric baseboard heating was replaced with a new electric system which is more compact, visually appealing and efficient at heating than the original system.
The kitchen appliances are all stainless steel, by Samsung. They feature a programmable ultra quiet dishwasher, a French door bottom freezer fridge and a programmable touch control integrated range which thanks to its slide-in, over counter design appears built-in. Above the range is a convection microwave with integrated high speed fan and light. There are four beveled glass front display cabinets in the kitchen. There is a hanging file system in one section of the kitchen cupboards, for easy storage of documentation or important files. The kitchen island features “hidden” extra storage for large seldom used serving pieces. A bulkhead feature was added above the kitchen island to delineate and highlight the kitchen area. The backsplash is glass tiling.
Unlike other units in the building with a limited number of light fixtures, it’s top floor location meant the owners were able to have pot lighting installed throughout the unit. The lights are appropriately zone controlled to maximize function and flexibility.
A stunning feature of the unit is the custom, hand made stained glass arched door leaving from the living room into the second bedroom/ den. It was a custom design by a local Victoria artisan.