Renovation of a Historic home in Victoria

This past year, I helped clients purchase a beautiful home on Fort St in Victoria.  This section on Fort st is home to a variety of zones including; Residential, Multi family, Commercial and Office.

Originally a family home, over the past 130 years it has had several uses ( Real Estate Office, Care Home management to name a few)  Historic home renovation

The house required a major lift for these clients who were looking for a space to move their family wealth management business into.  The home had great interior features that needed some new love and planning.  Parking downtown was tough and at the very least, this site offered generous space for employees and clients.  

I thought it would be fun to take people on a journey…

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Mid-Century Modern West Coast Contemporary.

Designed and built in 1963, this timeless architecture is married with the ecological ethics of our evolving culture. A private arrival at this farm status South facing 5 acre homestead on Salt Spring Island you are greeted by a large carport connected to the home via covered walkway amongst mature landscaping. Inside we have 6 bedrooms and 2 kitchens reflecting the walkout one bedroom suite. An open plan with a recent custom kitchen update featuring local clear fir millwork and marble countertops .

An adjacent open pantry with laundry is beautifully constructed with Douglas Fir custom cabinets.Throughout the home you will enjoy relaxing on the hardwood floors, if you like doing your early morning yoga…

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Things to do in Victoria

 

One of the many great things about living on Vancouver Island is the ability to hike out to incredible places like Mystic Beach | Juan de Fuca Marine Trail.

An hour out of Victoria is this beautiful part of the world. The Juan de Fuca Marine Trail is a rugged 47-kilometre wilderness hiking trail located within Juan de Fuca Provincial Park along the southwestern coast of Vancouver Island. The trail stretches from China Beach, 35 km west of Sooke, to Botanical Beach, just outside Port Renfrew. Panoramic views of the coastline, Juan de Fuca Strait and the Olympic Mountains can be seen from many points along this rainforest trail. Lucky are those who spot a pod of whales, but it is not uncommon to view sea lions, bald…

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322 Plaskett Place | Waterfront Property for Sale | Victoria BC

322 Plaskett Place is a rare combination of four high value elements in today’s Victoria; an protected waterfront location, a estate sized lot , a gracious single family dwelling and a short commute to the downtown core. 

The Location

Set back on a no-through road and nestled between Macauley Point and Saxe Point park, it is a 10 minute walk to shopping, restaurants, cafe’s, groceries and the brand new Esquimalt recreation center. Launch your boat for sight seeing or fishing right next door at the Esquimalt Anglers Association at Macauley Point Park.  Downtown Victoria is a 10 minute drive or bike to the inner harbour and the vibrant culinary and cultural downtown core.

The…

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Westbay Quay

The Westbay Quay is probably one of the most aesthetically compelling new real estate developments in the greater Victoria area. This collection of three, low rise buildings features both residential and ground floor commercial space in the heart of the Westbay Marina. The collection features 85 condominiums incorporating the waterfront into the 

lifestyle that so many people are looking for in a city home.

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Waterside Living

 

 

Residents of this new home will enjoy the inner harbour walkway that begins at the Quay and runs all the way to downtown Victoria, the harbour taxis, and the many great amenities that will be featured on-site, such as restaurants and cafe's, to some the many other establishments close…

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If you are a family considering a move to the Victoria Area, you may have children who are involved at competitive levels in sports, like swimming or hockey. Schools and sports are two important decisions when you are planning to purchase your next home in the Victoria Area. 

As fellow parents, we can appreciate the consideration that occurs when you are considering relocating to a new area. Many of you may have children involved in Hockey programs. Once they get the the Bantam and Midget levels the stakes become higher, and the requirement to manage academics and sport become a more serious commitment. Victoria Minor Hockey and Saanich Minor Hockey have good information on the various general hockey programs that exist in and around the Victoria…

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Biking in Victoria

It's finally time to dust off the bike or even buy a new one if you are planning to get out for some exercise with the family!'

Victoria is one of the best places in Canada to ride a bike. Whether you are a commuter or fitness buff, ride with a group or just enjoy getting out with your family, Victoria has it all for any persons who want to cycle here.

A good start to getting ready for the season is having your bike serviced.  If that is the case, check out Mac's Cycle Centre at Shelbourne plaza http://www.macscyclecentre.ca  The friendly service from Cam and the gang will be waiting.

Watch the video below and take advantage of the special deals he has for anyone mentioning this blog or video!

 

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I do like to brag about the weather in Victoria BC

 

Ok so maybe I talk about it a little bit more than the next guy. Perhaps it's because I moved here from Montreal and Toronto where the weather is more challenging! In any event, here was my latest weather report from Victoria :-)

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The new development in Royal Bay, has an array of Custom homes for sale at a variety of price points, I was out there for the first time yesterday with some repeat clients to take a look around.

Take a look at all Colwood / Royal Bay homes for sale
All Victoria Condos here!

Also if you would like to see other homes for sale in Victoria BC or are interested in real estate investing in Victoria BC, search here with Stephen Foster of Macdonald Realty Start looking around :-)

Check out all the houses for sale in Victoria BC with this customized search for condos
All Victoria Condos here!

** Wondering what your condo or home is worth in Victoria BC? Stephen Foster will give you an instant home value assessment report
What is my Victoria Condo…

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Tortoise Island | Gulf Island Real Estate 

A Virtual Tour of Robert Batemans' Island For Sale

The house was orginally conceived by Hank Schubart and Robert Bateman.. After spending many lovely days...weeks.. dreaming and finding the best spot to place a structure, a cabin was born!

Tortoise Island a retreat for the soul. Owned by Robert Bateman, artist & one of the top 100 environmental proponents of the 20th century.This 2+ acre Island is located within the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve about a 10 minute boat ride from Swartz Bay & moments from the airport and town . Nestled in on a sandstone isthmus is a retreat conceived by both Bateman and famed architect Hank Schubert.Accessed by water and enjoying year round deep water moorage, the…

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