Built in 1890, this converted carriage house offers loads of historic charm on 1.74 lush acres. A long private driveway leads to the property, which features a 30-foot heated pool and specimen plantings.
Located on the southern end of Vancouver Island, the impressive 43 acre estate features traditional European style with stuccoed walls, handcrafted stone work and a concrete tiled roof. The 10,000 square foot home includes seven bedrooms, six full bathrooms and two half bathrooms.
Through the custom wrought iron gate, a large paver driveway leads the way to this exquisite country estate set on 43 acres in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The property boasts breathtaking panoramic views of the natural Fiord of Finlayson Arm and the Saanich Inlet and includes an infinity-edge pool, terrace with a fire pit, guest suite and a spacious garage that car enthusiasts can only dream of, just to name a few.
Because of the "soupy" soil conditions, the foundation of the house was built specifically to keep it afloat."The house had to be designed so that it was like a box so it would sit on top of the ground," designer Felicia Foster says. The gravel landscaping was also instrumental in preventing drainage areas from impacting the home.
Mature landscaping envelops the property, offering a private country retreat. A lush green backyard provides a place for kids to run around and play while the adults relax and enjoy the lounge chairs or dining on the patio.
Stone siding creates a textural finish over the exterior of this country home. Stained wood siding covers the remaining exterior sections and blends seamlessly into a covered porch protecting wood rocking chairs. A mulched section borders the home with planted shrubs and ornamental grass.