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5 Bed Single Family Detached in Victoria


140 Government St
MLS® NO: 422156


One of the oldest homes in the city & among the first architect-designed homes in Victoria. The architectural firm, Wright and Sanders, was responsible for shaping many commercial buildings downtown, along with very esteemed residences, including the Emily Carr house. Known as “Woodlands”, this charming abode was originally crafted in 1861 for James Bissett, who owned the home until 1889. For the next 98 years, the home was owned by the Newbury Family. Approaching 160 years in existence, this home has only been sold 5 times. In the 90’s the house underwent an award-winning renovation. The home was stripped down to the studs and restored completely. New plumbing, new electrical and gas lines were all added as well. The home has 200amp electrical service, ¾ water line, central vacuum, gas furnace and gas fire places. The foundation and structure have been reinforced with seismic upgrades. 3D walkthrough & floor plans are available on the website. Own a piece of Victoria's history!


Property Type:Single Family Detached
Title of Ownership:Part N 1/2, BECKLEY FARM EXC THE EASTERLY 8 FT THEREOF, Lot 8, Plan VIP227, Section 7, Victoria Land District, EXC THE EASTERLY 8 FT THEREOF.
Layout:Main Level Entry with Lower/Upper Lvl(s)
Tax Year:2019
Finished Sq. Ft.:3,807
Unfinished Sq. Ft.:1,765
Year Built:1861
Elementary School:61 South Park Family
Junior School:61 Central

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Interior Details

Bedroom(s): 5
Bathroom(s): 5
Basement Type: Full
Interior Features: Breakfast Nook, Controlled Entry, Dining Room Separate, Eating Space, Flrs/Wood, Skylight, Wndw/Bay, Workshop

Building Details

Foundation: Stone
Exterior Finish: Wood
Roof: Asphalt Shingle
Heat/Air: Forced Air
Fuel: Gas
Exterior Features: Balcony/Deck, Fenced Yard/Full, Patio, Private Prop, Sprinkler Underground

Site Influences

Lot SqFt: 7,875
Acres: 0.18
Frontage: 75.00
Depth: 104.00
Lot Shape: Rect.
Water: City/Munic.
Waste: Sewer
Zoning: Duplex
Parking: Driveway
Lot Features: Treed

Strata Lot Information

Rental Restrictions: Unrestricted
Pets Allowed: Aquariums, Birds, Caged Mammals, Cats, Dogs

Room Dimensions

Level 1 - 0 sqft

Level 2 - 1,842 sqft

Bathroom:4 piece
Bathroom:4 piece

Level 3 - 1,541 sqft

Mast Bdrm:18x14
Bathroom:4 piece
Ensuite:5 piece
Bathroom:3 piece
Bathroom:1 piece

Other - 1,765 sqft

Property Details

Beds: 5
Baths: 5
Sq. Feet: 3,807
Year Built: 1861
Property Type: Single Family Detached
Municipality: Victoria


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Listed with:

Steve Nguyen - NAI Commercial (Victoria) Inc.

Lea Cathcart - NAI Commercial (Victoria) Inc.
Fax: (250) 381-7803