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Beautiful Victoria, BC

by Philip Illingworth

How beautiful is this?  Camellia along Beach Drive, close to Willows Beach today.

More Open Houses in Victoria, BC This Weekend

by Philip Illingworth

Don't let a little rain dampen your spirits....come on out and take a look at one of these open houses:

Address:  706-103 Gorge Road. 

Open House:  Saturday, 31 March 2PM-4PM

One bedroom, one bath condo on the Gorge Waterway.  $229,900

Address:  404-104 Dallas Road

Open House:  Saturday, 31 March 2PM-4PM

Two bedroom, two bathroom condo in pet friendly, steel and concrete building.  Near cruise ship terminal with great views.

Victoria, BC Open Houses

by Philip Illingworth

Please drop by; you will be astounded by the floor to ceiling water views from this fabulous condo.

Address:  807-66 Songhees

Price:  $629,900

Date:  Sunday, 01 April 2PM-4PM

Located on the 8th floor, this two bedroom, three bath until offers a striking contemporary interior with hardwood floor, 9' ceilings and a great kitchen with high quality stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.

New Listing in Oak Bay, BC

by Philip Illingworth

This charming cottage sits on a large, treed lot on one of Oak Bay's prettiest streets, St. Patrick, just steps to the ocean.  Level entry on a large lot, the cottage features a warm inving living room with fireplace, woodfloors and lovely large windows.  Separate dining room, bright kitchen with eating area and easy access to the sun room and fabulous garden beyond.

Two bedrooms, one bathroom make this a perfect starter home or one level retirement.

$629,900.  Call today!

Monteith Street, Victoria, BC

by Philip Illingworth

Hi...we live on Monteith Street in Victoria.  Our street is only two blocks long and our house is on the block between Cranmore and Bowker.  Most of the families on our block have been here for years.  We have been here for 28 years and there are people who have been here longer.

Every year, we do at least two block parties - a Christmas party which is normally held at our house and a summer BBQ which is held by a couple of neighbours.  Every now and again, we do a Souper Sunday, which we did last night.

Good neighbours and good friends cannot be under estimated!

Cattle Point, Oak Bay, BC

by Philip Illingworth

We moved to Victoria 28 years ago.  We had children that were in French Immersion in Alberta, so needed to live in the catchment area of a French Immersion school.  There weren't too many options back then, but Willows School was one of them.  My wife thanks French Immersion every day as we still live 2 1/2 blocks from Willows Beach.  At the end of Willows Beach, is Cattle Point.  As today was very beautiful, it was chock a block with fisherman, cyclists, dog and walking enthusiasts!

Today in Beautiful Victoria, BC

by Philip Illingworth

The weather here today is outstanding!  These two photos were taken this morning:

This is at Willows Beach, in Oak Bay.  A large cargo ship is in the background.  Cargo ships are a common sight at Willows.

More Open Houses in Victoria, BC This Weekend

by Philip Illingworth

Two more open houses in Victoria this weekend.  Both are open Sunday, 25 March 2PM-4PM.  Hope you will drop by to one...or both!

C-707 Linden.  Located in charming Fairfield this is a fabulous character conversion that retains the best of the old charm, combined with classic new.  $419,900.  One bedroom, two bath townhome with granite counters in the kitchen, hardwood floors throughout and stainless steel appliances.

My other open house is located at 404-104 Dallas Road.  This two bedroom, two bath condo is in ready to move in condition.  Water views, roof top patio with BBQ's...whats not to love $429,900.

It's Spring In Victoria, BC And Some Open Houses!

by Philip Illingworth

First day of spring is here.  Time to put rainy weather behind us!

A couple of open houses this weekend:

Address:  204-1539 Morrison

Price:  $269,900

When:  Saturday, 24 March 2PM-4PM

Address:  807-66 Songhees

Price:  $629,900

When:  Saturday, 24 March 2PM-4PM

Kitchen with granite and stainless appliances at 807-66 Songhees.

Oak Bay Beach Hotel, Victoria BC

by Philip Illingworth

Above is the front of the old Oak Bay Beach Hotel, which opened in 1927.  The hotel burnt to the ground in 1930 and an exact replica was rebuilt on the same spot.  Over time, the building reached the end of it's functional life and the doors closed in 2006.  We had lunch in "The Snug" Victoria's first neighbourhood pub shortly before they closed.  "The Snug" was wildly popular with great water views and will be reopened in the new hotel.

The old building was very carefully dismantled, some of which will be incorporated in the new building.  Only 5% of the building went to landfill.

The new Oak Beach Hotel is a mixture of hotel rooms, condos for sale and private residences for sale and is scheduled to reopen end of May.  Can't wait to have a pint in "The Snug"!

Here is the street side as the hotel stands today.  The archive photo above is taken from the water side of the hotel.

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Philip Illingworth
DFH Real Estate Ltd.
3914 Shelbourne Street
Victoria BC V8P 4J1
Direct: 800-668-2272
250-477-7291
Fax: 250-477-3161

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