Soaring above the waters of the Haro Strait, Eagle’s Landing is the pinnacle of luxury living in Victoria’s agrarian Central Saanich district. Here, over eight acres of extremely private grounds along 650 feet of ocean frontage bask in views of the nearby San Juan and Gulf Islands with Mount Baker rising prominently from the distant Cascade Range.
Through handsome mechanized gates and rows of cherry blossom trees, the sprawling main residence sits astride a circular roundabout and pond crowned with an imposing locally built eagle statue. This tasteful retreat has been completely renovated and modernized, boasting three fully independent living spaces spread across over 9,000 square feet. Within, exposed beams and vaulted ceilings perfectly complement views of the water and surrounding landscape seen through countless floor-to-ceiling windows. Impeccably maintained, fit and finish throughout the residence is smart, streamlined, and sophisticated. Notable design elements include Italian tile flooring and baseboards, stone counters, designer hardware, inline gas fireplaces, and main living area walls mudded for soundproofing.
The perfect escape for families or those who enjoy hosting guests, be they personal or corporate, this residence features multiple kitchens. The main boasts commercial-grade appliances including a built-in pizza oven as well as a spacious butler’s pantry and prep room with its own stove and fridge. Wet bars also complement both the great room and games room with its accompanying cooled wine room and two-person Turkish steam room. For those with an affinity for tobacco, the nearby water-side office is fitted with a cigar fan, oversized sliding patio doors, and beautifully refinished built-in cabinetry.
Above the home’s north wing, a private staircase leads to the opulent primary suite. This sanctum is afforded its own office surveying the property entrance, a vaulted ceiling bedroom warmed by a locally manufactured linear fireplace overlooking the ocean, dual walk-in closets with dumbwaiter service to the pantry below, as well as a grand ensuite bathroom retreat fitted with dual vanities and toilet rooms with bidets, a makeup counter, an oversized built-in soaker tub, and a magnificent ocean view shower/wet room with meditation/massage area.
An outdoor living dream, the home’s 7,000-square-foot building-length patio is accessible from nearly every room on the main floor. This space features multiple open and covered lounge areas and several distinctive accoutrements including two starter-equipped wood-burning fire pits with integrated seating. The vortexing pit provides cover from the ocean breeze as its sparks and smoke spiral skywards, while the sunken pit floats above the lily pond, offering timeless views of the illuminated grounds and the ocean below. Two outdoor cooking areas are located just outside the main indoor kitchen, as well as in the oceanfront dining gazebo with its own water supply and charcoal barbeque.
The home has been fitted with a plethora of efficient modern technology including a Control 4 smart home system, designer LED lighting, remote blackout blinds, commercial Wifi, integrated indoor/outdoor wireless sound, energy efficient window tinting, fully metallic roof and siding, and 80 zones of radiant in-floor heating. To accommodate vehicles, two double garages (one attached and one detached with workshop) are located at the north and south ends of the home, while multiple parking pads are also available for overflow or oversized equipment.
Major utilities and electronics include 800-amp, three-phase power, a commercial grade air exchange system, generator and oversized propane tank, hot water recirculation system, heat pump, water restructuring unit, a Weismann propane boiler, a new 120-gallon stainless hot water tank (solar upgrade compatible), as well as a fully active security system fitted to all door and potential entry windows with Hik-Vision cameras monitoring the lot’s perimeter and front gate. Accessible from the attached garage or secure underground entry, a massive crawl space runs the length of the property below the main floor connecting a full-height mechanical room to an additional full-height storage room.
An open-air paradise, the estate boasts an abundance of unique outdoor elements, most notable being the oceanfront water feature (one of the largest residential man-made water features on the island). This veritable stream, tumbles down from a waterfall mountain at the property’s north eastern corner and winds the length of the shoreline, beneath underlit floating patio elements, finally terminating at the grandiose lower lagoon with its gushing central fountain and waterside yoga/meditation/exercise deck.
A myriad of walking paths meander throughout the fully irrigated grounds which have been primed with continually blooming vegetation in addition to the mature orchard of apples, pears, nectarines, plums, cherries, and figs. These paths connect the various outbuildings and enclaves including a tennis court, a pond-side aviary, a caretaker’s house, and three beautiful heated/cooled greenhouses, the largest of which harbours several healthy citrus trees.
This magnificent estate sits at the end of a quiet no-through road, just south of the celebrated Island View Beach. Stretching away from the water to the east, the beautiful Martindale Valley with its collection of vegetable farms is flush with wildlife and is known particularly as a birder’s mecca due to its great diversity of local and migratory birds including ducks, larks, pheasants, shorebirds, hawks, owls and of course, eagles. This area is ideally located between Victoria’s historic and lively city core to the south, and northern tip of the Saanich Peninsula to the north with convenient off-island access available at the Swartz Bay ferry terminal or the Victoria International Airport.
For those in search of the ultimate in conveniently secluded living on Vancouver Island, Eagle’s Landing is peerless.
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