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I have sold a property at 1026 Greig AVE in BRENTWOOD BAY.
Don’t miss this amazing updated mid-century west coast contemporary home on gorgeous 1.82 acre property across from renowned Gore Park. The 2839 SF home has been extensively updated inside & out boasting large open area concept living with vaulted ceilings and walls of windows in every room. 1600+ SF wraparound patios and decks afford exceptional private oasis and indoor/outdoor entertaining space. Every window offers views of lush gardens, and old-growth trees –like living in a tree house! Upstairs find a media rm, massive living/dining great rm, guest bath, master suite with private deck, brand new 4 pc ensuite and extensive closets, gourmet kitchen, with cozy sitting area. Downstairs: 2 bedrooms, new laundry rm, 3 piece bath, office/sewing area, rec room and tons of storage Mudroom/workshop in garage, greenhouse, fire pits and worksheds outside. The heart of Brentwood Bay, yet minutes to downtown, airport, and the ferries. Own your personal version of Butchart Gardens.
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I have sold a property at 145 Sims AVE in VICTORIA.
Remarkably affordable opportunity. This charming 1914 ‘3 level’ home of 2500 sq. feet offers plenty of room for a growing family - 4 bedrooms total plus 2 bathrooms, family room, rec room and a bonus of a quiet flex room/office with its own entrance! Bright kitchen which leads to a south facing deck and a fenced yard. A nice canvas to work on in a quiet setting with lots of sun. This works nicely for a family, few blocks to Uptown and Tillicum shopping centres and the Galloping Goose. Improvements by current owners: Service upgrade to 200 amps and house extensively re-wired; heat pump installed in 2014; Hot water tank in 2016; downstairs remodeled in 2012 - bathroom upgrade, finished storage area and new carpet; new fencing and gate in 2015. Extra parking on site! Open Sat. Sept. 9th 2-4. Don't miss out.
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I have sold a property at 404 1969 Oak Bay AVE in VICTORIA.
Stunning Rooftop Living. Arguably one of Victoria's premier penthouse condos located in Village Walk. This amazing 2 bedroom plus den home has been designed with unparalleled attention to detail with custom upgrades that push it over the top into a class of luxury. Over 1530 feet of living space - a stunning formal entry with custom cabinetry, master bedroom with deluxe ensuite (steam room!); guest bedroom, 4 piece bathroom and a generous office/den are just the start. The expansive, south facing, living and dining room have floor to ceiling triple glazed wood windows kitchen will take your breath away and make you the envy of your friends - which includes a Miele appliance package with gas cook top, wine cooler and water filtration system. The 475 ft patio with gorgeous firepit and views to the west complete this awe-inspiring home. 10 foot ceilings, over height solid core maple doors, 2 parking spots, automated sound/light system, and a 50" linear gas fireplace. Walk Score of 89!
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I have sold a property at 1678 Cedarwood CLOSE in VICTORIA.
Fantastic Gordon Head Opportunity. Five bedroom 2250 sq ft home on 8100 ft lot at the end of a very quiet cul de sac. Very close to bus lines, Tuscany Village and Uvic! Upstairs is a well-loved 3 bedroom/ 1 bath home with living room, dining room and a kitchen with eating area. The kitchen leads to an expansive deck which runs along the south side of the house. Downstairs is a huge 2 bedroom suite with a large living/dining room and even some office space. It needs work, no doubt, but with modest investment it could give you great returns. East facing back yard has a few fruit trees, privacy to the east and north and lots of space for your landscaping ideas. Exterior metal blinds on main windows. Oak floors under carpets.
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I have sold a property at 2728 Dean AVE in VICTORIA.
Come see this freshly renovated home! The original hardwood floors have just been beautifully refinished. This wonderful family friendly Camosun area Character home sits on flat quiet corner lot of approximately 6,300 square feet & has development potential. Built in 1949, this home has a total of 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, which includes a spacious 2 bedroom and 1 bathroom basement suite. A wonderful abundance of character with coved ceilings, gleaming fir floors and a large yard with fenced in area for the kids or pets. You will enjoy the evening sun and entertaining on the large west facing deck off of the sunroom. Great access to the property, with driveways off of both Dean Avenue and Newton Street. Centrally located, close to numerous parks, schools, shopping, and the Jubilee Hospital. You will enjoy calling this home!
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I have sold a property at 13 416 Dallas RD in VICTORIA.
The best of both worlds: peek-a-boo views of the ocean, 1/2 block to Dallas road and yet quiet serenity in your own home. This townhouse is located in Dunelm Village - a terrific neighbourhood with glorious gardens, splashes of vibrant colour and a great community. With almost 2000 ft split over two levels this is the perfect home for those wanting to downsize from their family home. The main level has a large kitchen with eating nook, a dining room, media room/den, and a sunken entertainment-sized living room (with open vaulted ceiling and fireplace) which leads to a bright, sunny private patio. Stairs lead you to the 2nd level with a lovely private south-facing deck, laundry, a large guest bedroom with adjoining bathroom and a master bedroom with pass through closet and oversized ensuite. Dunelm Village is all about community - friendly neighbours everywhere. The strata is very proactive and well run. Solid finances. Dog or cat welcome. Quiet living by the sea. Sublime!
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I have sold a property at 655 Island RD in VICTORIA.
One of South Oak Bay's most majestic properties. This architecturally designed 4000 ft home, built in 1929, oozes history and charm throughout. As you walk into the large formal foyer your eye will be drawn to its grand tiled fireplace, peaked door frames, leaded glass and stately staircase. In keeping with the era, the main floor boasts a generous living room (with FP), dining room (looking east over the expansive & mature property), oversized kitchen & den. The exquisite winding staircase leads you upstairs to the family bedrooms, most looking east over the gardens. The master has a 4 piece ensuite and the children's rooms share a 4 piece bathroom (1 br has its own private deck). Downstairs there is large family room (leading to the back yard), laundry facilities, a separate suite and plenty of storage. This wonderful home unbelievably plays understudy to amazing gardens and yard - perennials and privacy. After 50 years, this charmer needs refreshing and cant wait for its new owners.
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I have sold a property at 301 420 Linden AVE in VICTORIA.
420 Linden is a steel & concrete building (very quiet) in an enviable central location (A walk score of 88! - 6 blocks to the sea; 2 to Cook street Village and one block from a bus line). This wonderfully spacious south facing 2 bedroom, 2 full bath home has a generous floor plan - one-level living at its best. It is 1198 sq ft with a bonus 144 sq ft sun room off the living room and an enclosed balcony off the master. The wide kitchen has lots of counter space & cupboards. Other great features are insuite laundry, wood burning fireplace, a 4 piece ensuite and a large storage unit in the building. The building has secure u/g parking, large storage unit and a sunny exercise room. Very well run strata with a strong contingency reserve and a warm, helpful community. This condo will need some love and attention but is priced appropriately. You have a great layout to work with - all you need is a reasonable budget and some good ideas. Open House Saturday 9th 11-1pm
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I have sold a property at 1632 Wilmot PL in VICTORIA.
CANCELLED OH Sat. LOCATION! Quiet, no-through street framed by beautiful Garry Oaks. Steps to Oak Bay Village; walking distance to rec centre and OB High School. This solidly built home has a West coast cottage feel and charm. Lovely updated kitchen with beautiful stainless steel counters. Kitchen opens to the main living area with walk-out access to the beautiful patio, pond and low-maintenance, private backyard...sunny exposure! Separate studio/workshop has power. Two bedrooms + den on the upper level could be configured into 3 bedrooms. Lower level has family room and additional bedroom with private entrance which could be utilized as an in-law suite. Most interior walls are non load-bearing so great potential to make this home your own.
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I have sold a property at 3350 Wickheim RD in VICTORIA.
Enjoy majestic Southeasterly ocean views and city lights from this level entry home with a basement suite. Nestled on a quiet cul de sac, the main level offers an open plan with vaulted ceilings and a 25' sundeck. The lower level features a grade level 1 bedroom suite with a view, and the versatility to expand the suite or tie the space into the upper level. Many valuable updates have been done to the home. Located on a 10,000 square foot lot between Royal Roads University and Royal Bay, Esquimalt Lagoon sanctuary is just a short stroll away. This is an irreplaceable location with a priceless view. Call now!
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I have sold a property at 406 982 McKenzie AVE in VICTORIA.
What a treasure! A 2 bedroom/2 bathroom top floor (9 foot ceilings) condo that allows rentals and pets.The convenience of living on McKenzie with the privacy and peacefulness that comes with owning a top floor backside unit makes this home special. Only 5 years old it shows as new. The layout is unique in the building with a spacious dining area off the deluxe kitchen - complete with granite island, SS appliances, U/C lighting, soft close everything & tiled backsplash. Living room is huge and comes with electric f/p, blinds on all windows and access to balcony (custom screen door). Master br has walk-in closet and deluxe 3 piece bathroom and views to Olympics. Parking spot has electric charger! Well run strata has community garden, kids play area, solar heated common water, great parking. Building was Merit Award Winner. OH Sunday 1-3.
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I have sold a property at 4157 Springridge CRES in VICTORIA.
Accepted Offer in place with Subjects until Aug 4th. BEST OF THE BEST! This very spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bath, family home is in one of the best kept secret pockets of the very popular NORTHRIDGE area. The original owners have maintained this home with pride and it shows, move in as is or bring your decorating ideas, you won't go wrong with the huge private lot and quiet, location. This perfect location offers the finest of schools, parks, shopping, rec centre, bus route and central to ferries, airport, and 15 mins to downtown. The E/S/W exposure showers sunlight at all times of the day. Royal Oak center or Broadmead shopping Center are mins away, Beaver/Elk Lake for walking, hiking or swimming.
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I have sold a property at 3784 Mystic LANE in VICTORIA.
Small is beautiful but in this case small is exquisite. This 1954 classic mid century modern 2 BR + den bungalow on a quiet, lane has been meticulously updated with aesthetics, comfort and efficiency in mind. The south facing LR (gas FP), DR and kitchen overlook a magical stream-fed pond. A bird watchers paradise and only a short walk to Cadboro Bay Beach & Village. The house has in-floor radiant heating and energy efficient LED lighting abounds. The kitchen features a Wolf stove, stainless appliances (separate Fisher Paykel convection), quartz countertops & a fabulous walk in pantry. Master BR has a stunning 4 piece ensuite and walkin closet. Detached 2 car garage and approved plans for studio on 1/3 acre sun-drenched property. Perfection.
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I have sold a property at 1564 Prospect PL in VICTORIA.
Designed by Wade Williams Architects, this exquisite family, executive residence was designed to maximize the natural light and ambiance of the private, peaceful setting. The architectural lines of the home are exceptional with wonderful south and west exposure and a private outlook. Offering 4 bedrooms, updated kitchen, master with ensuite & walk-in closet, living & family rooms with wood burning fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, studio retreat and a versatile flooplan. The location is unsurpassed on one of the most sought after streets in Victoria just steps from the waterfront and shopping on Oak Bay Avenue. An outstanding oasis in a premiere location.
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I have sold a property at A512 AUG 810 Humboldt ST in VICTORIA.
Fractional ownership at Parkside Victoria Resort & Spa. 1/4 ownership offers owners the benefit of 12 weeks of use per year in this 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath floor plan with 4 of those in AUG each year. This suite is fully furnished with designer furnishings (including king size bed), linens, dishes, cooking utensils, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, washer and dryer in suite. Balcony is overlooking quiet inner courtyard. Amenities at Parkside include 25 meter swimming pool, exercise room, theatre, concierge service and full time front desk management. 1/4 ownership offers flexibility of personal usage or rental revenue. 2016 Monthly HOA fee is $410 & incl. taxes, strata fees, utilities, maintenance, housekeeping, etc.
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I have sold a property at 7 West RD in VICTORIA.
Price Reduction. This View Royal 3 bedroom family home is located on a whisper-quiet cul-de-sac, conveniently close to everything. It has a modern, open floor plan with living room (natural stone wood fireplace), dining area (sliding doors onto the large sunny patio), kitchen, office/flex all integrated on the main floor - perfect for an active family. The family room with wood stove is conveniently located off the kitchen.The kitchen has newer stainless appliances & new paint throughout the main floor. Upstairs is the master BR with ensuite plus 2 more BRs that share a full bathroom. It has a large south facing lot with an established mature garden - perfect for kids. An excellent location close to VGH, parks, & Gorge
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I have sold a property at 955 Hereward RD in VICTORIA.
Set on a large, tastefully landscaped, fully fenced corner lot this is a very well maintained home perfect for families, first time buyers & investors alike. The main level has lots of light & nice outlooks, laminate flooring, a huge, sunny deck that opens from the dining room, a bright, spacious kitchen with a breakfast bar within it, 3 beds & 2 baths, a media room which could be a 4th bedroom & a large laundry/storage room. Downstairs is a full height, sep. entrance, 2 bedroom in-law suite with updated bathroom & it's own laundry! Further features are 2 storage sheds & even more storage under the deck, new vinyl windows, central vac, newer roof, sprinkler system & a freshly painted exterior.
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I have sold a property at 11 1717 Blair AVE in VICTORIA.
Fabulous location-Fabulous find with this beautifully kept & sought after one level townhouse offering the perfect floor-plan for retirees or busy professional couple. Nice & bright with 4 skylights, spacious kitchen with eating space, dining room with vaulted ceiling, open 24x14 living room with gas fireplace adjacent to enclosed sunroom. Master with ensuite equipped with walk-in tub. Laundry room with window & garage with workshop space. Come enjoy the close-knit community style/sense of independent living with new friends to be made in this well-maintained 18-unit friendly complex located close to all amenities including banking, recreation centre, medical services, transportation, library and within walking distance to shopping centre.
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I have sold a property at 114 984 Dunford AVE in VICTORIA.
Come see this picture perfect, very quiet Townhouse - great value for 1st time buyers! Dunford Patio Homes are so named for their private patios with high fences & wood burning fireplaces.This home has added bonus of a built-in bar, comfy bench & storage locker. Its 2 levels is just over 1100 ft and was substantially renovated a few years ago. The contemporary kitchen is a cook's dream with a great layout and like-new appliances. Laundry & 2 piece bathroom adjoin. Living room (electric fireplace) is bright with views to patio. Upstairs you'll find a large MBR, a 2nd BR and a spa-like BA. Two parking spots, all pets welcome (green space galore); kids too! Super location close to shops, parks, bus routes & downtown Langford.
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I have sold a property at 606 860 View ST in VICTORIA.
This large bachelor/1bedroom is perfectly suited for the young urbanite (parking space included!) Sixth floor, south-facing one bedroom condo in the heart of Downtown Victoria It features an open concept design with floor to ceiling windows - plenty of bright sunshine! The kitchen includes stainless-steel appliances, and the living room is complete with fireplace and balcony access. The balance of the living space is an open sleeping area + den, a large, insuite storage room and a 4pc bath with a large soaker tub. This professionally-managed building is located in a prime Downtown location, with all the amenities within walking distance - the Market on Yates, the Inner Harbour, Beacon Hill Park and more. Pets and rentals are allowed.
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