he setting at Ocean Enclave between the sculptured gardens and the
sparkling sea, transmits a sense of peace that washes over all who are
fortunate enough to arrive. This low bank ocean front property
encompasses 6.8 acres and captivates at every glance. This exquisite
custom built home was commissioned in 1996 and is a masterful work of
West Coast Architecture that incorporates natural building materials
throughout. Set in picturesque Central Saanich, this gated property is
entirely private and surrounded by a mature forest of fir, arbutus and
cedar trees. The drive winds through the forest and ends with the luxury
of a circular driveway and fountain. For added security the entire
property is fenced and secured by cameras at the gate, dock, and other
The main estate encompasses two luxurious levels, with floor to ceiling
windows that frame the sweeping water views, providing a dynamic
backdrop that is sure to please year round. The grand foyer displays the
designer interior, which is simply captivating. The gourmet kitchen is
stylishly appointed with top of the line appliances, granite counters,
quality cabinetry with bar seating and an eating area for casual meals.
The dining room offers a refined setting for hosting and easily
accommodates large gatherings. The living room is enhanced with vaulted
ceilings, a statement fireplace and a cozy balcony. The enviable primary
suite offers a regal setting with a fireplace, walk-in closet and
spa-like six piece ensuite. An inviting family room, an office, laundry
and two bathrooms completes the main level. The walk-out lower provides a
spacious rec room, flex area, media room, storage and three bedrooms –
each with an ensuite. Welcome guests with a detached guest carriage
house, complete with two bedrooms, a kitchen, dining and living areas,
laundry, a four piece bath and a private balcony.
The expansive property offers resort style living year round, with a
wide range of activities to enjoy. There are ample outdoor living
spaces, with multiple patios, balconies and decks to take advantage of.
Each area offers a different vantage point for taking in the enchanting
scenery and spectacular sunsets. Get glimpses of resident wildlife
including seals, whales, eagles, otters and more from the oceanfront
patio, or soak your feet in the ocean from your private dock. Explore
the surrounding shoreline from your kayak or paddle board, search the
tidal pools, enjoy a beach fire under the stars, sunbathe on the dock,
take a dip off the waterslide, or launch your yacht and catch dinner
from the bountiful waters. Search the meandering trails with generous
granite stone walls and stairways throughout the property. Storm watch
in the rainy season comforted knowing both homes are equipped with a
backup generator system. Access to the property can be from your winding
driveway, your marine vessel on the water or via your private
helicopter pad – visible from the home.
This one of a kind property is only minutes away from the local
communities of Brentwood Bay, Saanichton and Sidney by the Sea.
Victoria, the capital city of beautiful British Columbia and the
cultural and historical centre of the province, is a 30 minute drive
away. Travel with ease with the Victoria International Airport and BC
Ferries only moments away.
||8338 West Saanich Road, Victoria, British Columbia
|Type of Dwelling
||Single Family Detached
||8,182 Sq. Ft.
||296208 Sq. Ft.
Engel & Volkers Vancouver Island
||West Coast Architecture featuring floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Saanich Inlet. Stunning 6.8 acres of private property - gated, with long, winding driveway through a forest of arbutus, fir and cedar trees. Property includes a private beach and private dock. Private helicopter landing pad, which can be viewed from the house Property is completely fenced for security and has a camera system at the gates and around the residences. Traffic Circle with ample parking. All day sunshine on the property with 365 sunsets a year. Approximately five acres of forest, with walking trails throughout.
||Three double garages with room to accommodate six vehicles. Legal second home also on property with ocean and mountain views. The great room features Fir post and beam construction with mostly glass walls also with views of the gardens and ocean with ceiling and track lighting. Great room features a large granite wood burning fireplace and panoramic views of the ocean and mountains - with a balcony. Recent new appliances in the kitchen. Separate Home Theatre. Separate Home Office. Sonos sound system. Lutron lighting system. 400 amp power supply. Backup diesel power supply for both homes. 60’X20’ custom floating concrete dock, with power boat lift, accommodates larger yachts Complete with power and water on dock and waterslide. Well constructed pier leading to the bridge and dock.