Known as Dunmora, this classic 1926 Tudor Manor House sits on 5.8 acres with 420’ of water frontage, amongst the natural forest from which it was originally constructed. To today’s discerning buyer it is an impressive restoration, transitioning beautifully into 2012. It offers a flawless synthesis combining impeccable modern convenience and historical panache!
The home offers almost 10,000 square feet of welcoming architectural beauty on three floors. The main floor is the entry level with two upper floors and some finishing in the cellar level.
All principal rooms are on the main, allowing an ideal family and entertainment flow from the gourmet kitchen, through the 23’ dining room, to the 30’ living room and the sun room on the south corner of the home.
Upstairs on the second floor, the master suite overlooks the westerly view of the Finlayson Arm with 30’ sleeping area, fireplace, French doors leading to a private balcony, his and hers walk in closets and spa bath with steam shower. Three other ensuite bedrooms are on this level, one with a balcony over the Porte Cochere.
The third floor provides a games room, spectacular media room, with service bar, full bath and storage.
The lowest level holds the mechanical services, and has a Craft Room plus private wine cellar with tasting area. (Holds 1,400 bottles!)
The residence sits behind privacy gate with in a private enclave of 8 luxury acreages. Accessing the circular drive, you pass the picturesque riding ring and stable area and arrive at the main residence garage and Porte Cochere. Known as Dunmora Estates the acreages all have underground services and rock mounted low profile street lighting. The development was created in an ecologically sensitive manner with protected habitat and wildlife areas to enhance the natural beauty of the West Coast Woodlands. There is a building scheme in place to assure the quality of the development. The location in the Inlet is ideal, only twenty minutes either to airport or the Inner Harbour.
The six acres site for Dunmora has mature forests and beautifully landscaped heritage gardens with a classic circular water feature with fountain. Stone pathways lead down to the waterfront to the new deep water concrete dock. It is warm enough to swim in this Inlet in summer, and kayak year round!
There are two garages, with private guest quarters or caretaker accommodation above the one closest to the house.
There is a feature special tree house in the forest that is completely captivating and a child’s delight.
The stable has paddocks and could accommodate two or three horses.
This home is simply a magnificent piece of architecture in an unsurpassable setting!
A special list of the full restoration and upgrade details is available upon request.
As its name suggests, Central Saanich spans the centre of the Saanich Peninsula, with ocean properties on its eastern and western boundaries. World famous for its 100 year old Butchart Gardens, Central Saanich has recently added other attractions and recreational areas to reflect its healthy living, rural focus. This community of 15,000 has dedicated the majority of its recreational spending on creating opportunities to explore the community’s outdoor riches. Residents enjoy diverse activities such as hiking wilderness trails, yachting, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, deep-sea diving, equestrian eventing and even skydiving. The community has the pleasure of year round recreation within the 31 municipal parks, the spectacular Gowlland-Tod Provincial Park, John Dean Provincial Park, Mount Work Regional Park, the Lochside Regional Trail, the Island View Regional Park and the boardwalk at the head of historic Brentwood Bay.Learn More