5 Bed Single Family Detached in Central Saanich


1700 Mt. Newton Cross Rd
MLS® NO: 874161


A unique property high on a hill overlooking Mt. Newton Valley and mountains beyond. The 20-acre estate provides a pastoral setting for the elegant, west-facing Regency-style home. Distinguished by its clean lines, symmetry and columns, the stately exterior leads through the impressive entry doors to exquisite detail and exuberant elegance within. Custom built in 2003, it incorporates many traditional European details while being modern in its construction, consisting of steel reinforced concrete with heavy insulation that heats and cools efficiently. Step into the 20x60 marble floored grand entrance, graced with a lantern cupola. The 7500 sq ft main floor features a sitting room, living and family rooms, dining room, kitchen, and 4 powder rooms, two with unique hand painted décor. The highlight of the main level is a stunning two-story 1000+ sq ft library with a 19th century pulpit staircase leading to a mezzanine, custom built bookcases on 3 walls, and elevator access. Dining room has upholstered Italian Damask walls, mirrored ceiling and marble floors. Large TV/sitting room leads to the family room, kitchen, utility room and butler’s pantry. 12ft ceilings on the main with oversized windows flood the home with natural light. Sweeping stairway in the front hall features custom Italian ironwork leading to upper sitting area overlooking the valley and mountains. Master has a fireplace and mirrored bathroom with heated floors, and ample closet space. 4 additional beds with heated floor ensuites and a one-bed housekeeper suite with access to kitchen via 2nd staircase, could easily be used as two additional beds and bath. The conservatory flows out to a double height, incredible indoor, self-cleaning, 40 X 20 heated pool with swim jets, shower room and glass doors leading to a covered terrace. Down is a 6-car garage and a fully finished basement. Many outbuildings and room for 10 more cars. Perfect for future vineyard or equestrian property.


Property Type:Single Family Detached
Title of Ownership:Parcel H, Plan VIP1830, Section 4&5, Range 2E, South Saanich Land District, Except Plan VIP73069
Layout:Main Level Entry with Lower/Upper Lvl(s)
Tax Year:2020
Finished Sq. Ft.:17,576
Unfinished Sq. Ft.:1,813
Year Built:2003

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Interior Details

Bedroom(s): 5
Bathroom(s): 10
Basement Type: Finished, Full
Basement Description: 1
Interior Features: Bar, Breakfast Nook, Cathedral Entry, Closet Organizer, Controlled Entry, Dining Room, Elevator, French Doors, Jetted Tub, Soaker Tub, Storage, Swimming Pool, Vaulted Ceiling(s), Winding Staircase, Wine Storage, Workshop
Appliances Included: Dishwasher, Dryer, F/S/W/D, Jetted Tub, Refrigerator, Washer

Building Details

Foundation: Poured Concrete
Roof: Asphalt Torch On, Tile
Heat/Air: Radiant Floor

Site Influences

Lot SqFt: 887,317
Acres: 20.37
Water: Municipal
Waste: Sewer Connected
Parking: Additional, Attached, Detached, Driveway, Garage Quad+, RV Access/Parking, Underground
Lot Features: Acreage, Central Location, Cleared, Easy Access, Hillside, Irrigation Sprinkler(s), Landscaped, Pasture, Private, Quiet Area, Recreation Nearby, Rural Setting, Serviced, Shopping Nearby, Sloping, Southern Exposure

Room Dimensions

Level 1 - 8,515 sqft

Level 2 - 4,795 sqft

Level 3 - 4,267 sqft

Property Details

Beds: 5
Baths: 10
Sq. Feet: 17,576
Year Built: 2003
Property Type: Single Family Detached
Municipality: Central Saanich


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Listed with:

Michele F. Holmes - Holmes Realty Ltd

Debra Bartlett - Holmes Realty Ltd

Erin MacKenzie - Holmes Realty Ltd
Phone: 250-656-0911 Fax: 250-656-2435

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