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: 24
Residential Listings: 24
Average Taxes/Year: $5,402
Average Price: $1,422,229
Highest Price: $3,888,000
Lowest Price: $499,900
Average Beds: 3
Average Baths: 3
Average House Size(Sq Ft): 2,366
Average Lot Size(Sq Ft): 6,534
Average Built Year: 1,981
Average Price/Sq Ft: $658
Highest Price/Sq Ft: $1,098
Lowest Price/Sq Ft: $342

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Rockland

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Rappahannock, A Prestigious Landmark Heritage M...

NEW Photo of Listing #415257

$3,888,000 Current

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

Residential

1595 Rockland Ave, Victoria, BC

MLS® #415257

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

Prepare To Be Inspired By This Multi Care Award...

NEW Photo of Listing #416727

$3,500,000 Current

  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 0.21 Acres
  • 5,237 ft²

Residential

1535 Despard Ave, Victoria, BC

MLS® #416727

Prepare To Be Inspired By This Multi Care Award Winning Home Located In The Heart Of Historic Rockland. Winning 6 Gold Awards Including Project Of The Year, This Masterpiece Was Created & Built By Urban Core Developments. Main Floor Features Open-concept Ki...

The Agency

In The Heart Of One Of Victoria’s Most Historic...

Photo of Listing #417288

$2,500,000 Current

  • 7 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 0.24 Acres
  • 4,222 ft²

Residential

1468 Rockland Ave, Victoria, BC

MLS® #417288

In The Heart Of One Of Victoria’s Most Historic Neighbourhoods, 1468 Rockland Brings New Life To The Traditional Community. Completely Renovated, The Spacious Home Provides Comfortable, Main-level Living Without Compromising Space For Entertaining. Illumina...

The Agency

This Custom Home Is Located On An Incredibly Pr...

Photo of Listing #415956

$2,500,000 Current

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.76 Acres
  • 2,850 ft²

Residential

928 Richmond Ave 3, Victoria, BC

MLS® #415956

This Custom Home Is Located On An Incredibly Private Enclave In Rockland, One Of The Most Sought After Neighbourhoods In Victoria. This Exclusive Project Consists Of 3 Fully Custom, Detached Homes On A Manicured, 33,000sqft Property. Lot 3 Is A 2850 Sqft Ho...

NAI Commercial (Victoria) Inc.

Nestled In The Heart Of Rockland On A Small Cul...

Photo of Listing #416638

$1,968,000 Current

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.23 Acres
  • 2,225 ft²

Residential

544 Lotbiniere Ave, Victoria, BC

MLS® #416638

Nestled In The Heart Of Rockland On A Small Cul-de-sac That Borders The Never To Be Developed 36 Acres Of Pristine Gardens And Garry Oaks Of Government House, This House Is An Urban Sanctuary Rarely Seen. This Elegant Home Was Completed In 2000 And Is The P...

Engel & Völkers Vancouver Island - Victoria

An Unparalleled Level Of Luxury Awaits You At B...

Photo of Listing #417150

$1,675,000 Current

  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.04 Acres
  • 1,526 ft²

Residential

1201 Fort St 501, Victoria, BC

MLS® #417150

An Unparalleled Level Of Luxury Awaits You At Bellewood Park, By Award-winning Abstract. Part Of The Park Luxury Collection; An Exclusive Compilation Of Nature-inspired Homes In The Established Rockland Neighbourhood; This Spacious 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath & Den...

Newport Realty Ltd.

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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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