1657 Yale Street
Steps to Oak Bay Village
Exquisite 2 Acre Gated Estate
This spectacular Tuscany inspired residence is absolutely spectacular in every way…..with an authentic and luxurious European feel and every modern amenity!
The residence was designed by award-winning architect Bruce Wilson, and constructed by Canpro Construction using the finest materials and craftsmanship available. From the 2×8 and 2×10 construction with rainscreen technology, to the concrete tiled roof and custom crafted concrete pillars and balustrades, the house was created to be low-maintenance, energy efficient and trouble-free.
Gorgeous travertine tiled floors are featured on the main level of the home, with warm, radiant in-floor heating throughout. The soaring high ceiling in the Great room adds to the bright and airy feel, with oversized windows, 2 sets of double French doors, and views out to the gardens. A handsome feature fireplace lends a warm ambiance to the room, and built-in display areas and art walls add an extra elegance.
The gourmet kitchen boasts attractive Caesar stone countertops, cherrywood cabinetry, high-end appliances, walk-in pantry, and a huge island that provides a bar seating area for casual dining. A French door leads out to the fabulous outdoor dining terrace with built-in heater and beautiful vine-covered trellis. Adjacent to the kitchen and Great room, the impressive dining area easily accommodates the large dinner parties, with gorgeous coffered ceiling, beautiful niches and dramatic art wall….
Upstairs, via a beautifully crafted circular stairway, the spacious family/media room enjoys views over the Great room through 3 sets of double French Doors that can be opened to Juliette balconies……fantastic for family living and dramatic when entertaining a large group! A sunny rooftop deck is accessed from this area, and a built-in Murphy bed adds the option for extra accommodation. Two beautifully appointed bedrooms on the upper level each boast large closets, a sitting area and luxurious ensuite bath.
The gorgeous salt water swimming pool enjoys lots of privacy and sun all day with its wonderful south/west exposure. A built-in hot tub and spacious patio with several sitting areas are perfect for family fun and for outdoor entertaining.
Outside, the gorgeous property was fully landscape-designed by Jonathan Craggs, featuring mature, native and exotic trees, plants, shrubs and flowers. A 20’ x 30’ fully fenced garden plot is perfect for growing organic fruit and vegetables, and discretely sited on the east side of the property….
Located on a private cul-de-sac of only 4 exclusive lots, and accessed by a private road, this property is definitely rare and extremely desirable. Downtown Victoria is just 20 minutes away, and endless recreational options are all close at hand, from golfing, hiking and horseback riding to boating on nearby Elk Lake.
The Victoria International Airport is a 20 minute drive away, and the BC Ferry terminal can be reached in less than half an hour. Local farmer’s markets offer fresh produce and goods year-round, and all other amenities are just minutes away….
Live the good life in Tuscany, without leaving home!