Rockland

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Rockland is an historic neighbourhood of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, located just southeast of downtown and northeast of Beacon Hill Park, and comprising the northern portion of the official city neighbourhood of Fairfield.

Real Estate Statistics

Total Listings: 10
Residential Listings: 10
Average Taxes/Year: $7,019
Average Price: $1,549,870
Highest Price: $3,988,000
Lowest Price: $429,900
Average Beds: 4
Average Baths: 4
Average House Size(Sq Ft): 3,292
Average Lot Size(Sq Ft): 8,712
Average Built Year: 1,965
Average Price/Sq Ft: $522
Highest Price/Sq Ft: $913
Lowest Price/Sq Ft: $327

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Rockland

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Rappahannock, A Prestigious Landmark Heritage M...

NEW Photo of Listing #406079

$3,988,000 Current

  • 11 Beds
  • 12 Baths
  • 0.59 Acres
  • 9,791 ft²

Residential

1595 Rockland Ave, Victoria, BC

MLS® #406079

Rappahannock, A Prestigious Landmark Heritage Mansion Converted To 11 Legal Suites. Ideally Located On A .6-acre Private Corner Lot In Victoria's Historic Rockland Neighbourhood. Every Suite Is Beautiful And Unique In Its Own Way With A Full Kitchenette And...

Macdonald Realty Victoria

Don't Miss This Beautiful 3-level Rockland Home...

REDUCED 5% Photo of Listing #404296

$1,995,000 Current

  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 0.5 Acres
  • 4,654 ft²

Residential

1550 Rockland Ave, Victoria, BC

MLS® #404296

Don't Miss This Beautiful 3-level Rockland Home Situated On A Gorgeous Half Acre Estate! Offering 3 Separate Living Accommodations & Featuring Ocean & Olympic Mountain Views From The Main And Upper Levels! The Photos Don’t Do The Views Justice! There Is Als...

Century 21 Queenswood Realty Ltd.

Located In The Heart Of Prestigious Rockland Ne...

NEW Photo of Listing #405831

$1,595,000 Current

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.4 Acres
  • 3,353 ft²

Residential

1506 Bywood Pl, Victoria, BC

MLS® #405831

Located In The Heart Of Prestigious Rockland Neighbourhood, This Custom Built, Ted Bowers Designed, One-owner 1977 Family Home Has Been Meticulously Maintained And Updated Over The Years And Offers A Spacious Layout Of 3,353sf Finished, With 4 Bedrooms, 4 B...

Newport Realty Ltd. - Sidney

Spectacular Duplex Style Townhome Walking Dista...

NEW Photo of Listing #406588

$1,499,900 Current

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.07 Acres
  • 2,549 ft²

Residential

1770 Rockland Ave 4, Victoria, BC

MLS® #406588

Spectacular Duplex Style Townhome Walking Distance To Oak Bay Village And Downtown Victoria. This Luxury Residence Is Located In The Prestigious Neighbourhood Of Rockland. Tucked Well Off The Street Behind A Stunning Samuel Maclure Tudor Revival Heritage Ma...

Newport Realty Ltd.

Located In A Prestigious Rockland Neighbourhood...

Photo of Listing #398106

$1,489,000 Current

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.06 Acres
  • 2,098 ft²

Residential

608 St. Charles St 1, Victoria, BC

MLS® #398106

Located In A Prestigious Rockland Neighbourhood, Adjacent To Government House Grounds, And Tucked Away At The End Of A Private Driveway (st. Charles Mews), You Will Discover This Contemporary Town Home. It Features A 2,200 Square Foot Easy Floor Plan, Vault...

Newport Realty Ltd.

Inviting Describes This Well-designed Executive...

REDUCED 6% Photo of Listing #404859

$1,299,900 Current

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 3,049 ft²

Residential

1751 Patly Pl, Victoria, BC

MLS® #404859

Inviting Describes This Well-designed Executive Family Home Situated At The End Of A Quiet Culdesac In The Heart Of Beautiful Rockland. Loaded With Character And Function, A Traditional Yet Modern 3000+ Sqft Plan Greets With A Dramatic Entryway, Beautiful L...

Macdonald Realty Ltd. (Sid)

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Rockland is an historic neighbourhood of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, located just southeast of downtown and northeast of Beacon Hill Park, and comprising the northern portion of the official city neighbourhood of Fairfield. Its boundaries are imprecise but the area roughly flanks Rockland Avenue. The neighbourhood was founded as, and remains, one of the tonier neighbourhoods in the city, and contains a notable concentration of opulent houses and heritage architecture and lush gardenscapes. The two largest, and most famous, of Rockland's residences are Craigdarroch Castle, built by the Dunsmuir fortune, and Government House.

History

The area known today as Rockland was originally divided between the land grants taken up by James Douglas, second governor of the Colony of Vancouver Island and Joseph Despard Pemberton. As early as 1860 Cary Castle was built on a high point in Rockland with extensive views south to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Cary Castle was used as residence by Arthur Kennedy, governor of Vancouver Island and served as the vice-regal residence for the Lieutenant-Governors of British Columbia when the Province entered Confederation in 1871.

The original Cary Castle was destroyed by fire in 1903, but was replaced by another grand mansion designed by architects Samuel Maclure, designer of many of Victoria's grandest homes, and Francis Rattenbury, architect of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings. This building was in turn destroyed by fire in 1957, and was replaced by the present building that serves as Government House. Cary Castle, British Columbia's first Government House

In the late Victorian period additional grand homes were constructed along Belcher Avenue, as Rockland Avenue was then known, including Duvals, constructed in 1862 and occupied by Joseph Needham, Chief Justice at the time of the Colony of Vancouver Island, and later of Trinidad, before being sold to Francis Jones Barnard who operated a freighting company and stage coach line to the Cariboo and was later a member of the Canadian House of Commons (his son Francis Stillman Barnard was later Lieutenant-Governor). Gonzales, the home of Joseph Pemberton, was built in 1885 near the corner of Rockland and St. Charles Street. Fairholme, the home of John Chapman Davie and his wife Sara Holmes Todd, was built in 1886 on Rockland Hill. Gyppeswyk, built in 1889 for the Greens who, like many of Rockland's early residents, relocated from the once fashionable James Bay neighbourhood to take up residence in Rockland, served briefly as the residence of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia after a fire destroyed Cary Castle. Located on Moss Street, Gyppeswyk forms today the nucleus of the Greater Victoria Art Gallery. Another home built in 1889 was The Laurels, which was later used as a boys' school, the gymnasium of which continues in use as the Langham Court Theatre. Further along Rockland Avenue stands the Rattenbury-designed residence built in 1900 for Lyman Duff, who became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and his wife Elizabeth.

The most costly residence built in Rockland during the Victorian era was Craigdarroch Castle. Craigdarroch Castle was constructed in the 1890s as a family residence for the wealthy coal baron Robert Dunsmuir and his wife Joan. Robert died in April 1889, more than a year before construction on the castle was completed, and was set on 27 acres (110,000 m2) of grounds with an entrance on Fort Street. His sons Alexander and James took over the role of finishing the castle after his death. The initial architect of the castle, Warren Williams, also died before completion of the castle. His work was taken over by his associate, Arthur L. Smith, in 1890. After the death of Joan Dunsmuir the castle was raffled off, served as a convalescent home for soldiers during the First World War, then as Victoria College, the forerunner to the University of Victoria from 1920 to 1946.

Apart from Government House itself, there are relatively few public buildings of any type in Rockland. At the beginning of Rockland Avenue on the edge of Downtown Victoria stands Christ Church Cathedral, begun in the 1890s with construction extending to 1990. Built in a Gothic style reminiscent of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and Durham Cathedral, Christ Church is the cathedral church of the diocese of British Columbia. The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria on Moss Street is the only other significant public institution in the area.

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