Triple Income 10 Acre Eden
The main residence is of a quality rarely seen. A long, sweeping driveway leads to a double car garage with solid cedar doors, keypad security and workshop. n Pass through a European-style courtyard with lush greenery to the main residence, a splendid west coast home designed by the late Henry A. Schubart Jr., renowned for his architectural masterpieces on Salt Spring Island’s Maracaibo. This residence has an enviable pedigree which reflects Schubart’s early association with Frank Lloyd Wright. Built by Tidman Construction, this lovely home includes extensive use of first growth cedar, numerous skylights, and timbered ceilings.n In addition to the main residence a separate driveway, hidden behind a grove of mature Douglas fir leads to a private updated and completely refurbished, 1911 farmhouse on an approximately 1 acre lot, the farmhouse still retains all of its original charm. The structure is covered with vintage wooden siding, and is insulated throughout. A concrete foundation and a recently installed new roof with venting system guarantee a comfortable, damp-free environment. Two bedrooms, a bathroom with a claw-foot tub, a den/studio, a lovely sunroom, and a workshop garage complete this quasi-heritage building. The cottage enjoys an enviable waiting list of potential tenants.n The property enjoys farm status by virtue of a market garden and by a local farmer’s sheep grazing on the rear acreage. It includes a diverse organic orchard with several varieties of heritage apples, as well as plums, cherries, pear and quince. n Irrigation lines feed out to the garden area with above ground, vertical feeder pipes. Hydro lines are invisible underground to avoid spoiling the beauty of the scenery. n The property abounds with wild life. Pacific tree frogs provide ambiance with their chorus at dusk, along with a variety of song birds at dawn. Mallards nest at the spring fed pond, and deer give birth to their fawns in the shade of the evergreens. n Three golf courses, five regional parks, an extensive trail system, a chain of beaches and several marinas – all within a few minutes drive from the Sonnleiten property – offer a variety of outdoors activities, from sun bathing and hiking to vigorous ocean sports. Enjoy the resources of Pearson College, Royal Roads University, several elementary schools and a Montessori School. Malls and big box stores are within easy reach, yet far enough away. Professionals are not obstructed, but supported by the local government to open their own home-based businesses, including dentists, lawyers, architects, IT specialists and yoga aficionados. Many artisan ateliers dotting the neighborhood, a pristine country side and virtually zero crime rate round out the atmosphere: this is a truly neighborly, close knit community, where residents care for each other and their way of life. It is a safe, natural area in which to raise your family and a haven from the clatter of the city. This is a property that people search for, but rarely find. This tranquil sanctuary is just a 30-minute drive to downtown Victoria. Call for your private appointment to view today.