Oak Bay House for sale: 4 bedroom Arts and Crafts Character Home

Overview

1031 Falkland Road, Oak Bay, Victoria, BC

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  • Property Value$1,299,000 CAD
  • Property Address1031 Falkland Road, Oak Bay, Victoria, BC, V8S 4M3, Canada
  • TypeHouse
  • StyleArts and Crafts
  • BasementYes
  • ParkingCarport Single
  • Year Built1912
  • Taxes$5,638 CAD
  • Living Area2,734 sq.ft.
  • Lot Frontage50 ft
  • Lot Depth145 ft
  • Lot Size Area7,250 sq.ft.
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms3 full
  • School DistrictMargaret Jenkins, Monterey, Oak Bay Secondary

Oak Bay

1031 Falkland Road, Oak Bay, Victoria, BC, V8S 4M3, Canada

Description

Nestled on a quiet, prestigious South Oak Bay street, this appealing 1912 Arts and Crafts home has been lovingly maintained and upgraded by the same family for the past 42 years.
From the moment you step into the inner hall you are drawn in by the pristine character of this graceful home. Enter the living room and step back in time. Elegant glass doors open to a spacious dining room where you will reflect on many fine period features echoing William Morris, including stained glass accented windows, coffered ceiling, plate railing, wainscoting, built-in cabinets and fireplace. A beautifully updated gourmet kitchen, eating area and sun-filled family room with a maple built-in media centre and shelving adjoin and blend harmoniously. Completing the main floor is a delightful bedroom, currently used as an office, and an updated bathroom with the ease of a walk-in shower. Engineered exotic floors embellish throughout.
Second floor boasts three generous bedrooms, two of which are en-suited and light abounds through oversized, wood sashed windows and one with heated floors.
Lower floor opens to a spacious recreation room with multiple windows, exterior door access to carport, large laundry room and an abundance of storage throughout.
A host of updates have been undertaken with permits including storm/sewer lines, driveway, rear sundeck as well as an electrical panel, new roof and hot water tank both in 2018.
Besides a charming front porch and a spacious rear deck, enjoy the view over a private, well established garden featuring many rare plants. This home provides a perfect setting for gatherings with family and friends.
Just a short stroll to Demitasse Cafe and Garden Centre, a popular meeting place for locals. Close to schools (public and private), parks, ocean and public transport. Surround yourself in unparalleled beauty and unequalled lifestyle in one of Canada’s finest neighbourhoods.

A BRIEF HISTORY ON 1031 FALKLAND ROAD

1031 Falkland was built on what once was a holly farm in the late 19th century. Built in 1912 by William G. Miller for his family shortly after he and his wife arrived from Scotland, the home was believed to be one of finest built homes in the area.
For the past forty-two years, the current owners have embraced the Arts and Crafts Movement honouring the tradition of enduring quality, beauty and “all things well-made,” the hallmark of the Movement. The choice of Wm. Morris fabric and wallpaper, as well as finely crafted Tiffany-style lamps and other period fixtures bear testimony to that principle.

HISTORICAL NOTE

William Morris (1834-1896) Textile designer and self-acclaimed architect spearheaded British Arts and Crafts Movement and had a profound influence on architecture and furnishings of the day. Morris exemplified the movement’s philosophy of enduring craftsman-like workmanship and revival of traditional British textile arts.

“Have nothing in your houses which you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
- Wm. Morris

Features

November 2018 - New Roof
September 2018 - New Hot Water Tank
1975 - Enlarge Downstairs to Family Room
1978 - Rear Addition
2001 - Storm Sewer
2001 - Sundeck
2005 - Kitchen and Bathroom Renovation
2011 - New Driveway, Remove Walkway, Reinstate With Grass
Electrical Panel Upgrade
Electric Baseboards and Above Ground Oil Tank for Heating.
Upstairs Bathroom and Main Floor Bathroom with Heated Tile Floors
Deep Closet in Bedrooms
Maple Shaker Style Kitchen Cabinets
Maple Built-in Entertainment Center
Gorgeous Exotic Hardwood throughout Main Floor
Unfinished Fir Under Carpets (buyer must confirm)
Apple Trees and Plum
Japanese Weeping Maple
Mandarin Honeysuckle
Pretty Lady Roses
Hellebores and so much more...

Listing Provided By

Brenda Russell with Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty - Oak Bay

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  • Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Oak Bay
  • 208 - 2187 Oak Bay Avenue
  • Victoria, BC
  • V8R 1G1