What Can $5+ Million Buy In Victoria BC

by McLean Real Estate Group on April 13, 2017

Even with inflation on the rise, multi-million dollar homes are still not that common, so it’s still a thrill to window-shop for properties in the $5 million+ range.

In fact, the vast majority of new home projects in the Victoria area are modern middle-class dwellings that are eco-friendly, inexpensive, and quick to build, which is ideal for Victoria’s booming population. In the recent 2016 census, Victoria was #2 in rank for population growth in British Columbia, with a 6.7% increase.[1]

Properties Worth Over $5 Million in Victoria BC

Victoria has multiple luxury realty firms devoted to listings in the million dollar range, we’ve cherry picked the best of the recent sales and active listings to share with our audience.

Ardmore Hall @ 9344 Ardmore Dr – $11,880,000.00 CAD [2]

Sitting on a 2 acre parcel of oceanfront property in North Saanich, the Ardmore Hall is a stunning example of unparalleled craftsmanship.

Ardmore Hall Overhead

Property Details

Bedrooms 6 Floor Space 9,400 Sq. Ft
Bathrooms (Total) 7 Garage 3 car
Guest Suite(s) 1 Style Detached
Fireplace(s) 3 Pool(s) 2

Ardmore Hall Front view

The kitchen is incredibly well laid out and appointed; a professional chef would feel at home here. The built in espresso bar would be an incredible spot to gather in the morning.

Ardmore Hall Kitchen

Bath or shower? Why not both? The 7 bathrooms in this luxury home are all well equipped to care for every need of the lucky occupants.

Ardmore Hall Master bathroom

Infinity Pool/Fountain Sculpted Stairs
Ardmore Hall Pool and Poolhouse Ardmore Hall Sculpted stairs
Main Theater Wine Cellar
Ardmore Hall Main Theater Ardmore Hall Wine Cellar
Front Entry Main Fireplace
Ardmore Hall Front Entry Ardmore Hall Main Fireplace

The View @ 6720 Willis Point Rd – $9,750,000.00 CAD [3]

Driveway @ 6720 Willis Point

This amazing 42 acre luxury estate sits on one of the most scenic locations of Vancouver Island, just north of Gowlland Tod Provincial Park. Owners enjoy easy access to the Brentwood Bay Ferry which gives owners a short-cut to Mill Bay, Shawnigan Lake, Duncan, and other cities along the east coast of Vancouver Island.

Front entry @ 6720 Willis Point

Property Details

Bathrooms (Total) 8 Floor Space 16,000 Sq. Ft
Bedrooms 7 Garage 4 door
Guest Suite(s) 1 Style Detached
Fireplace(s) 4 Vehicle Hoists 2 spiral lifts

Why have one kitchen? This estate has both indoor and outdoor kitchens that feature professional appliances plus clever designs. You could easily tackle a massive holiday feast for the largest family in decadent style.

Main kitchen @ 6720 Willis Point

The property also has an infinity pool with a hot tub flanked by stone fire pits that can be flicked on or off as your mood desires.

Ininity pool @ 6720 Willis Point

Rounding out the list of must have amenities is a helipad, a large wine cellar, full fitness room, games/media rooms, surrounded by a well landscaped perimeter.

Private Front Gate Bathroom w/TV & Fireplace
Private Front Gate Bathroom w/TV & Fireplace
Tiled Garage Floor 2 Vehicle Lifts
Tiled Garage Floor 2 Vehicle Lifts
Bedroom Views Incredible Den
Bedroom Views Incredible Den

670 Willis Point Video Tour

For the lucky owners, this home is truly the height of luxury!


Eagle’s Landing @ 3275 Campion Rd – $5,888,000.00 CAD [4]

Hopping to the opposite side of the Saanich Peninsula from Willis Pt., we come across this amazing waterfront estate at the end of Campion Rd.

3275 Campion Overhead drone shot

Google Maps just doesn’t quite get close enough for a good view, but a property this valuable demands some aerial drone photos.

3275 Campion - Drone shot front

Property Details

Bedrooms 5 Floor Space 9,308 Sq. Ft
Bathrooms (Total) 7 Garage(s) 2 car + 3 car
Guest Suite(s) 1 Style Detached
Fireplace(s) 5 Greenhouse(s) 3

The surrounding property is incredibly well developed with amazing features to be discovered like this profesionally illuminated pond with waterfall fountain.

3275 Campion - Pond & Fountain

There’s even a circular pond with an eagle statue in the middle of the main circular drive in front of the property. Guests will be sure they found the right spot when they are greeted by this display!

3275 Campion Front drive

If your guests arrive at night or take an evening stroll they will be treated to an exquiste lighting setup that gives this estate a very magical effect.

3275 Campion - At dusk

Gazebo Views Main Kitchen
3275 Campion-Gazebo views 3275 Campion Main Kitchen
In-wall Oven Main Bar
3275 Campion - Oven 3275 Campion Main Bar

Tennis courts, spas, workshops, massive walk-in closets, and more! Eagle’s Landing really has too many features to list and is a must see for anyone wealthy enough to afford it!


Information Sources/Article Citations

Data was collected from the following sources: [1] Population statistics for BC & Victoria was gathered from the geographical 2016 Census data for BC, [2] Price as listed on Luxury Homes, [3] Price as listed on Sotheby’s, [4] Price as listed on Luxury Homes.

All information within this article was collected from public sources. Photos and video data within this article are property of their respective owners.

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Staging a house to sell

by Jodi Baker on July 16, 2016

Let’s debunk the myths for staging a house

Trying to sell your own home can be a risky gamble. Sure you’ll save on commissions but will you sell the home for as much or as quickly as you would working with expert realty professionals?

At the very least homeowners should understand some of the essential tips for staging their home so that they get the best results from the effort.

You don’t want the buyer feeling like it’s your home

Have you heard the advice: you want buyers feeling like it’s their home?

Kitchen photo of a home for sale

Sure, smart buyers will know/feel like the property has been staged, but much like a furniture showroom, you want to draw the buyer in, let them imagine living in this home.

Ditch the personal photos

The reason it’s widely said to get rid of all personal pictures is because the buyer will look at them. Why? Because it gives them clues as to your motivation to sell, and people are curious.

Example of a family photo

Do the buyers know you well enough? Usually the pictures people display tell us what stage of life you’re at, if the house is too big, too small etc.. When staging a home for sale you really want to remove unneeded distractions or hurdles.

Sell without the smell

Any odours, no matter how innocent, can distract a buyer. Last night’s dinner, spices, Fido the dog, or Fluffy the cat, it doesn’t matter how tasty or cute the source is if your buyers are distracted by the smell.

Cute cat and dog sleeping together

It should go without saying, but a smart seller will make sure to flush the toilets before showings and take out the garbage. Want to smell nice for the buyer? Consider applying your perfume/cologne outside.

How to sink the stink

If you do smoke in your home, or know that existing pet odour is prevalent, consider having the house ozone-ated. Ozone generators eat the source of the smell vs. trying to mask it with a stronger smell. There are even some chemical products that work in a similar fashion, leaving a lack of smell vs. a coverup.

dirty ashtray with cigarettes

Once the smell is under control, remember to smoke outside from now on, and try to keep the pets outside as much as possible.

Any buyer with sensitivities will be turned off if there are distracting odours.

Keep it clean

When selling your home, cleanliness is next to godliness. Nobody likes the idea of buying someone else’s dirt or mess, so take the time to present a mess free home to increase the chances of making the sale.

Clean kitchen with empty counter tops

Clearing counter tops is a great idea for reducing ugly visual distractions because it will make them look larger. You know that feeling you get when you clean up some old clutter?

‘I have so much room, I can do anything!’

Why not sell that good feeling to the prospective buyers? Every bit of value counts towards buyers making a positive decision on your home for sale.

Make sure that laundry & dishes are put away, make the bed, and try to correct any hint of mess or clutter. You can’t overdo this, so run the vac over the floors and wipe down hard surfaces.

If all else fails

Some homes just don’t sell themselves, even with a hardworking homeowner trying out the best advice to make the home appealing. This is where a professional team of realty experts will quickly pay for themselves.

Let the pros take care of the work

With the right team in your corner you know the home will sell for more, quicker, and with less stress and hassle than an owner sale. When it comes to experienced realty professionals in Victoria, the real-estate team at Geoff McLean & Associates are an excellent choice.

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