1016 INVERNESS ROAD
What makes this home so special is the endless upgrades and custom feel to the space. This is not your standard condo.
Location and position of unit:
The first and most important detail of the home is its location in the building. This unit is on the fifth floor on the outermost southwest corner of the complex. The views are phenomenal, looking over the entire neighbourhood, across Victoria and into the horizon. The southwest exposure means all day sun and natural light and sunsets to the west. This unit enjoys an enormous exclusive outdoor area. The patio is over 23’ long and large enough for entertaining, barbequing, eating, yoga, gardening, or all of it at the same time.
Inside you’ll immediately notice the custom feel of the home. The flooring has been upgraded from laminate to an engineered hardwood throughout. There have also been extensive lighting and cabinet upgrades. The kitchen appliance package includes a French door fisher paykel fridge and Frigidaire professional series range and dishwasher. The custom counter tops and backsplash tile are all premium products carefully selected by the owner. Other upgrades include a custom built in pantry and this amazing coffee station with soft close hardware, wall cabinets and counter space. The open floor plan provides excellent dining and living room areas surrounded by the large south and west facing windows.
The bedrooms are larger than usual, the master is over 15’ wide, includes walk in closet with custom shelving, south facing views and full ensuite complete with additional cabinetry, 5’ shower with custom tile work, built in niche for shampoo and not only heated floors but a heated towel bar to complete the package.
The second bedroom is also a very generous size with built in closets and bright western exposure
Off the entry you’ll find full sized in suite laundry and four piece second bathroom with additional cabinetry, tub shower combo with custom tile surround and heated floors.
The three buildings look over the open courtyard of the complex which provides access to all buildings through secure lobby with floor to ceiling windows. Guest parking is also on this level with access to the owners secure underground parking facility. Owning a car is purely optional at this location. Further to the bus access and the fact that everything you need is a bike ride or short walk away, there is also a car share program on the street.
For the car owner, there is a parking space in the secure underground along with bike and individual storage locker which is included with the home.
The area and complex:
The shire is a collection of 3 buildings containing a total of 92 homes built in 2016 under the built green energy efficiency program. It is a non smoking pet friendly building with no size restriction for dogs. It borders Victoria proper in the uptown area of Saanich, on a major bus route and minutes to downtown. Rutledge park is across the street offering tennis courts, playground, and vast green space. The location is about as central as you can get, with all the access to town without the price tag associated.