2000 Lansdowne Road, Oak Bay, Victoria, BC
Brenda Russell is proud to present a new listing this House for sale, 2000 Lansdowne Road, Oak Bay, Victoria, BC
Drive under a ten-foot high carport and access the kitchen with your groceries... so easy. The kitchen is spacious enough for an eating area. It is rare to find over 1400 square feet of beautiful living space on the main floor! This solid 50's home offers entertainment size living and dining areas with luxurious oak hardwood floors and large thermal windows with glimpses of the Olympic Mountains on clear days – and the lights of Trial Island’s lighthouse on any night. The living room has the added feature of a wood-burning fireplace. This bright and peacefully quiet home has three bedrooms on the main floor and opens in the rear onto a raised wooden deck overlooking the large lawn and garden where you may spend afternoons and enjoy the sun in a private oasis. Built in 1956 on a corner lot, measuring 75 x 150 feet (11,250 square feet), the property has a substantial front garden and a very large back lawn and garden with a sprinkler system, fountain and garden shed. In all, this 2830 square-foot house has four bedrooms and two baths on two levels. The lower level has a separate entrance, a large bedroom and bathroom with shower, and a very large rec room. It also has a separate narrow 100-foot-long room that is a combined workshop, storage and laundry room. The building is also provided with an immensely efficient heat pump system that keeps the house warm in winter and cool in summer and almost eliminates oil bills. Its underground oil tank was removed in 2016 in accordance with government regulations. The lower level is perfect for your in-laws, teenager or perhaps being located right across the street from Camosun College... a student may be the perfect solution! Combine that with the convenience of being within walking distance of anything from the 'Charelli's Deli' to the vast selection of shops at the Hillside Mall, and you have yourself a great home. The Uplands Golf Club is one block away; and there are parks like Mount Tolmie, Carnarvon and Uplands Park easily reached on foot. This Lansdowne-Foul Bay crossroad location provides one of the best and most frequent bus services in Victoria. A four-minute bus ride takes you to the University in one direction, and a five-minutes in the other takes you to Oak Bay Village. University to Downtown Victoria Routes 7 and 4 have a frequency of 10 to 15 minutes on weekdays; while the Interurban 21 and the Hillside Mall Routes and give easy access to most parts of Victoria and the Saanich Peninsula. A five minute drive will get you to Willows Beach, Cadboro Bay Beach, Oak Bay Marina, Municiple Rec Centre, Royal Victoria Yacht Club, and Royal Jubilee Hospital. Downtown Victoria or Mayfair Shopping Mall are an easy 15 minutes away by bus or car. For thirty years, 2000 Lansdowne was the home of Joe Easingwood, the celebrated “Voice of Victoria” on C-FAX Radio; while over the last two decades, its occupant was CFB Esquimalt Fire Chief Alan Day who at the age of 92 officially became Canada’s strongest nonagenarian by setting of national and world powerlifting records in the over 90-year-old category. For anyone thinking of long term improvements on this property, one might wish to take advantage of this house’s hilltop location and consider the addition a large room or rooms on the roof level. It is something neighboring house owners have profited from. This would afford the owner with a spectacular panoramic view of the Olympic Mountains, the ships passing through the Salish Straits and an overview of all of Oak Bay and the entire Victoria city shoreline. Combined with an easily converted independent basement flat with its separate entrance would vastly increase the value of this property.