Ashton house is an awe inspiring turn-of-the-century heritage mansion designed by the renowned Edwardian Architect, Francis Rattenbury who designed the world famous Empress Hotel and British Columbia’s Legislative building located on Victoria’s inner harbour, that has been beautifully restored, meticulously renovated, and tastefully finished to the highest standards. The home features extensive coffered ceilings and wainscoting, fully restored fir flooring, decorative pillars, leaded glass doors and glazing throughout, seven fireplaces, including gas fired original coal burners, hand-wrought Egyptian chandeliers, hand crafted wrought iron railings inside and out, a wine room, a large chef inspired kitchen with Mahogany cabinetry, quartz counters, decorative floor files that compliment the original old world charm of this home perfectly, and state of the art appliances, including two dishwashers, and a top-of-the line gas stove. The most generous master bedroom is something to behold, with it’s grand fireplace, large walk out deck, amazing en-suite bathroom, and massive walk-in closet.
There is plenty of built-in cabinetry throughout, including a gorgeously restored sideboard in the dining room with leaded glass doors, as well as mahogany and antique oak cabinetry in the incredible bathrooms that also feature two claw foot tubs, durable compressed concrete tiling, and expensive fixtures and finishing details everywhere.
This wide frontage home is extremely bright and perfectly private, with a highly functional floor plan, that is reputed to be Rattenbury’s best, and features an incredible partially covered radiant-heated patio with gas fireplace, leaded glass, and decorative lighting, and finished with durable compressed concrete tiles, all situated on a well proportioned, wide frontage, and beautifully landscaped lot with many oak trees, full fencing, and recreational amenities like the fully computerized commercial quality 52 foot heated lap pool with robotic pool vacuum and auto-cover, and an equally impressive 10x10 hot tub.
The many structural and mechanical improvements include the installation of shear walls and additional structural supports, a new 400 amp electrical panel, heat recovery ventilation, two high efficiency gas furnaces, two instant hot water heaters, spray foam insulation and new drywall, and new exterior cedar shingle siding with rain screening. Please see supplements for all the details.
The third floor is a self-contained bedroom, bathroom, living room combination ideal for guests, in laws, or children.
Ashton House is a blending OF old world charm, contemporary luxury, and modern conveniences that must be seen to be believed. Originally designed for Sir Lyman Duff who later went to become chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, this home is one of the city’s finest examples of the American/English “Shingle Style”. Located in the prestigious Rockland area, among many other notable early Victoria properties. We are sure you will agree that a heritage mansion of this cachet and caliber is a rare find in Victoria. Please consult supplements for additional details.