2420 Lansdowne Rd Oak Bay, British Columbia V8R 3P1

5 Bedroom 6 Bathroom 6001 sqft
Character Fireplace Air Conditioned Forced Air


Rarely is the combination available of a classic house completely modernized and nestled on almost an acre of park-like setting in one of citys most desirable neighbourhoods. 2420 Lansdowne was designed in 1911 by architect Samuel McClure with Francis Rattenbury as draftsman. A victoria developer purchased the home for his family, and moved it to a corner of the lot where he set it on a nine-foot basement. Mclay meticulously stripped the structure to the studs and added contemporary conveniences to modernize the space while keeping the original character intact by leaving the original panelling and carved fireplace brought around Cape Horn from Scotland. Modern updates include large, double-paned windows, plantation wood shutters, a 400-amp commercial-sized electrical system, copper plumbing, modern insulation and drywall, a new roof, five new fireplaces, forced air heating, and air conditioning. With its own entrance and parking, the large, sunny, nine-foot-ceiling basement office provides the perfect environment if you are working from home. This level also features a billiards room, large spa, weight room, and guest bedroom. Upstairs, there are four bedrooms including the primary bedroom - each with its own bathroom as well as the conveniently located laundry room. The two-car garage was built new when the house was moved and, also, includes a large workshop, tool room, and stairs leading to an attic storage area. There is a fully fenced garden area at the rear of the garage - ideal for pets and young children - while the rest of the meticulously kept, mature grounds provide a haven for residents and guests alike. (id:37253)

Property Details

MLS® Number 869908
Property Type Single Family
Neigbourhood Uplands
Features Level Lot, Private Setting, Other, Rectangular
Parking Space Total 8
Plan Vip7835
Structure Patio(s), Patio(s)


Bathroom Total 6
Bedrooms Total 5
Architectural Style Character
Constructed Date 1913
Cooling Type Air Conditioned
Fireplace Present Yes
Fireplace Total 5
Heating Fuel Electric
Heating Type Forced Air
Size Interior 6001 Sqft
Total Finished Area 5195 Sqft
Type House


Acreage No
Size Irregular 0.79
Size Total 0.79 Ac
Size Total Text 0.79 Ac
Zoning Description Rs-2
Zoning Type Residential


Second Level Balcony 15' x 12'
Second Level Laundry Room 8' x 6'
Second Level Ensuite 3-Piece
Second Level Ensuite 5-Piece
Second Level Ensuite 2-Piece
Second Level Ensuite 4-Piece
Second Level Bedroom 12' x 11'
Second Level Bedroom 13' x 12'
Second Level Bedroom 15' x 11'
Second Level Primary Bedroom 17' x 15'
Lower Level Office 15' x 11'
Lower Level Bedroom 22' x 12'
Lower Level Other 14' x 12'
Lower Level Recreation Room 20' x 15'
Lower Level Games Room 22' x 16'
Lower Level Bathroom 2-Piece
Main Level Porch x 27 ft
Main Level Porch 44' x 14'
Main Level Media 15' x 11'
Main Level Eating Area 14' x 8'
Main Level Family Room 17' x 12'
Main Level Bathroom 2-Piece
Main Level Kitchen 13' x 12'
Main Level Dining Room 19' x 14'
Main Level Living Room 19' x 15'
Main Level Hall 10' x 8'