Colin Gareau

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I have listed a new property at 3800 Sinclair PL in VICTORIA.
LIVING THE WEST COAST LIFE This spectacular home has it all! Once you experience the light filled rooms, and glance out the windows which frame vistas of green, you will feel like you have landed in CALM. This 3 bedroom (potential for 4) home can accommodate a family or a couple interested in single level living. It’s location, close to Uvic, as well as its proximity to shopping, schools, and the ocean makes it especially coveted. The rooms of the main floor radiate off the ample sized kitchen and allow for an enviable space for entertaining or as a stage for the avid cook to unleash their creativity. Decks off of the kitchen and living room extend the footprint of those rooms and allow the outside – in! Two gas ...
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I have listed a new property at 1940 Carrick ST in VICTORIA.
If you are looking for a fixer upper this one will fit the bill! It's all about location and lot size for this 7000 sq. ft. property. It is close to shopping, buses, schools, the Oak Bay Rec. centre, UVic and Camoson. The exposure is bright and the street is charming. This 1960's split level home has good bones but needs a refresh throughout. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs and another one downstairs with potential to convert back to a suite or keep as extra space for the family. The 200 amp service will allow for lots of nice upgrades.There is a fireplace in the living room with oak floors that continue to the upstairs bedrooms. New windows are in many of the main floor rooms. Open kitchen plan awaits your design ideas....
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I have listed a new property at 704 327 Maitland ST in VICTORIA.
Urban chic - Enjoy the spectacular views of Victoria's Inner Harbour from this unique 2 level condo five minutes from downtown Victoria. This steel & concrete building offers excellent security and a superb location with excellent walk and bike scores! Your modern home starts with an inviting entrance way which leads you into a large and bright living room with access to your balcony which looks back to downtown Victoria and the inner harbour. The updated kitchen is sunny and bright with a portal through to your dining room and views beyond. A 2 piece guest bathroom and storage complete the downstairs. Upstairs you will find a wonderful master bedroom with a walk through closet connected to a 4 piece bathroom,...
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I have listed a new property at 3800 Sinclair PL in VICTORIA.
A Private Executive Family Home in the heart of Cadboro Bay backing onto Mystic Vale. This spacious 3800 sq ft 2 level home sits tucked away at the end of a tranquil cul-de-sac. Upon entering this home through the inviting and bright entryway one is struck by the open concept and creative layout. All the large great rooms - den, living room, dining room and family room radiate from the central kitchen which lends itself to a wonderful social environment - both for daily family life or entertaining friends. The kitchen, which looks out onto the park-like garden, has a separate eating area, access to the south facing deck and new quartz counters and gas cook top. The large formal dining room has windows on 3 sides letting...
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I have listed a new property at 7185 Skyline CRES in SAANICHTON.
Are you looking to downsize from a large family home? This Charming Rancher in the bucolic Keating neighbourhood may be the ideal answer. This lovely 1553 ft home is picture perfect with a yard to match. The front entrance opens into a large, yet cozy, living room with a vaulted cedar ceiling and wood burning fireplace. There is a office/den adjacent which could easily be converted to a third bedroom. Down the hallway is the spare bedroom and four piece bathroom. The master bedroom is spacious and has a walk-in closet and three piece ensuite. It is facing east for those lazy Sunday mornings with patio doors leading to the backyard & birdsong. The kitchen/dining room is bright and spacious with a skylight and an...
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I have listed a new property at 4730 Eales RD in VICTORIA.
An Amazing Property, 1st time on the market. Over the past 40 years the owner of this unique property worked every day to transform it into his private rural oasis. Now you have the chance to finish his dream. The property is long and narrow (162 frontage at the road and 106' at the top) rising almost 30 feet over its length of approximately 600 feet. The owner constructed many boulder walls throughout the property to establish workable terraces and has planted unique species of trees - Black Walnut, Sequoia, and Monkey Trees - interspersed among the magnificent cedars and firs. At the lower end of the property is a single wide manufactured home (has seen its best day) which has been added onto. As well, there are two...
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I have listed a new property at 11 1950 Cultra AVE in SAANICHTON.
A tranquil and private Townhouse in the heart of Central Saanich. Rarely do units come available in this popular complex - residents move in and find bliss. This wonderful 3 bedroom, 3 bath end unit townhouse is a spacious 1636 feet over two levels. The tiled entrance leads to a large living room with gas fireplace and patio doors leading to the south facing and private patio (with gas hook up). The kitchen (with gas stove) and dining area are bright and cheery with newer cabinets and accented back splash. Completing the downstairs is a powder room and laundry room. Upstairs you will find an oversized master bedroom with 4 piece ensuite, 2 bedrooms, a 4 piece bathroom and an office nook looking down oto the living...
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I have listed a new property at 502 420 Linden AVE in VICTORIA.
420 Linden - The Perfect Place to revel in your retirement years. One of the most desirable units in the building - the south west corner with views to the Olympic mountain range and water glimpses. Walk or bike to Cook street Village, Beacon Hill Park and Dallas road waterfront. Spacious rooms in a well maintained unit are waiting for your personal touch. Features include 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, insuite laundry, brick fireplace and a living and dining room perfect for entertaining. Enjoy lazy afternoons in your cozy and bright sunroom with views to the west and south. If you are a chef you will find the kitchen can accommodate all your needs - lots of counter space and room to create. For a wonderful start to...
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I have listed a new property at 202 1100 Union RD in VICTORIA.
A stunning home. This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo is undeniably one of the most exquisite offerings for this price. The entire space is in pristine shape, with a neutral, yet warm palette throughout. It is abundantly spacious at 1293 sq feet and in addition has two enclosed balconies adding 224 ft of living area (one facing east to the courtyard has separate storage & the other facing north catches the setting sun). Located on the quiet north east corner of the building it benefits from abundant light and cross breezes. This home enjoys a wonderful layout with plenty of separation between both bedrooms (each with adjoining walk through closets and ensuite bathrooms). It features a large kitchen with separate stove...
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I have listed a new property at 410 930 Yates ST in VICTORIA.
Downtown Living at its Finest! Walk Score of 99 and a Bike Score of 100 - who needs a car? This 2 bedroom, 2 full bath condo has a superior layout - lots of living space and great separation between rooms. The open concept kitchen (with Stainless appliances) looks onto both the dining room and living room and out the main window to the spacious balcony and lush greenery below. The master bedroom has its own ensuite and direct access to the Maytag stacking laundry. Neutral palette throughout - well suited for design accents - and flat care-free ceilings. The condo is on the north side of the building - away from the heat of the day and street noise; yet very bright. This unit will suit homeowner and investor alike....
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I have listed a new property at 409 4529 West Saanich RD in VICTORIA.
Welcome to the Duval - what a gem! The attention to detail in design and finishes in this 966 ft home will make you smile - Wide plank wood floors, Electric fireplace with chrome surround, 9 foot ceilings, Very large SE facing balcony (master and living room both have access), Spa-style bathroom with separate soaker tub and shower, separate sinks, porcelain tile and heated floors, Deluxe kitchen with walnut cabinetry, CaesarStone countertops, glass backsplash and all SS appliances, Insuite laundry with extra storage. This 2 bedroom/ 1 bathroom condo shows like new and is ready for immediate occupancy. One secure underground parking spot, storage locker and communal bike storage. One of the best locations in...
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I have listed a new property at 208 203 Kimta RD in VICTORIA.
What a View!! This is a great condo in a wonderful building with a fabulous location. Fully renovated & tastefully decorated 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom SOUTH FACING Waterfront condo in the heart of the Songhees. It has many upgrades including granite counter-tops, both the ensuite and guest bathroom (with beautifully tiled walk-in shower) have been redone, good separation of space between the bedrooms, gorgeous kitchen with a breakfast nook, formal dining area, large living room which overlooks the Southerly views to the entrance of Victoria's vibrant inner harbour - Watch all the activity from your own balcony!!!! Short stroll to downtown Victoria (or even better, Spinnaker's Pub) along the Westsong Walkway! The Building...
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I have listed a new property at 4730 Eales RD in VICTORIA.
An Amazing Property, 1st time on the market. Over the past 40 years the owner of this unique property worked every day to transform it into his private rural oasis. Now you have the chance to finish his dream. The property is long and narrow (162 frontage at the road and 106' at the top) rising almost 30 feet over its length of approximately 600 feet. The owner constructed many boulder walls throughout the property to establish workable terraces and has planted unique species of trees - Black Walnut, Sequoia, and Monkey Trees - interspersed among the magnificent cedars and firs. At the lower end of the property is a single wide manufactured home (has seen its best day) which has been added onto. As well, there are two...
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I have listed a new property at 207 3915 Carey RD in VICTORIA.
Fabulous 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom east facing unit at Carey Hill Walk. This is a solid investment for anyone wanting to get into the market with easy driving distance to Uptown Mall, parks and Highway 1 to get out of town quickly on those long weekends. University student? Its just a short distance to McKenzie and off to Uvic you go. This unit is spacious at over 900 ft and has a great layout with 2 full - 4 piece bathrooms (ensuite has tub and separate shower!) and a separate laundry room. The kitchen has dark ebony cabinets, tile back splash, stainless steel appliances and oodles of room to cook and bake to your heart's content. This unit is on the quiet side of the building - plenty of morning sunshine; cool summer...
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I have listed a new property at 204 605 Cook ST in VICTORIA.
This a tremendous opportunity to buy a 2 bedroom condo with an enviable Walk Score of 90 - "A walker's paradise". The unit is large at 846 feet and has an additional 146 ft enclosed sun room for contemplative afternoon reading. It get lots of morning sun and is on the very quiet east side. You will appreciate the functional layout with wide hallways and over sized living/dining room. It is in very good shape but is priced to allow for upgrading if you're itching for a design project. The new owner gets one parking spot, shared, efficient laundry and a very large storage locker. The strata is very well managed - new roof in 2012, and new bedroom windows. This a fabulous location; close to both Fort street corridor and...
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I have listed a new 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...
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I have listed a new 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...
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I have listed a new 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...
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I have listed a new 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...
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I have listed a new 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...
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