Monday, September 9, 2019

What I LOVE about my HOME at 131 Beach Drive - Oak Bay






Welcome to Oak Bay

Imagine a getaway with miles of beach, boutique shops, art galleries, tasty food and wine, bakeries and coffee shops to linger in, a charming hotel and an inn all within a few kilometers. Lots of cool, relaxed things to do with family and friends within easy walking distance. Beautiful, Oak Bay. Very close to Downtown Victoria on Vancouver Island. The getaway that’s a real community surrounded by a spectacular natural setting. Welcome to Oak Bay.


 131 Beach Drive - Features and Finishes


Designed by Ryan Hoyt with the brief to create an upscale, modern cottage style home that would fit seamlessly in the character neighborhood of South Oak Bay. Featuring over height interior doors, vaulted ceilings, old growth fir beams, reclaimed wood features, striking black and dark grey accents, greyed white oak flooring, white cabinetry and unique lighting fixtures. Steve Smith, of SC Smith Building Company, elevated the build to a superior standard with his attention to detail and quality in every aspect.

Following is a list of just a few of the build features, noting decisions and selections where made to ensure the products and workmanship would endure the test of time both in quality and design:



  • Roxul soundproof insulation in interior walls and ceilings for sound proofing around washrooms, master bedroom, media room, basement.
  • Wood box framing for all windows to create the clean, modern “drywall return” effe Plywood backing behind drywall in areas of wall hanging fixtures/mirrors/shelves.
  • Solid core interior doors (main and upper levels - 8’, basement - 7’).
  • Double doors for all closets.
  • Closet organizers in all closets.
  • Stunning top end Euroline Tilt and Turn windows throughout entire home.
  • Cambria quartz countertops throughout the home (all bathrooms, kitchen, bar & desk areas).
  • Suite of gourmet Jenn-Air appliances including 6 burner gas cooktop, built-in wall oven and microwave, built-in French door refrigerator and dishwasher with full cabinet overlay .
  • Solid wood cabinetry with soft close featuring prefinished birch plywood box and half lap drawer construction.
  • 7” wide plank, white oak engineered floors - main, wool blend carpet – up, LVF – basement
  • Whole house water filtration system.
  • On demand hot water with holding tank.
  • Gas boiler, in floor radiant heat poured in concrete (main and upper floors).
  • Individual plank wood tongue in groove installed in great room and stairwell ceiling vaults.
  • Firebreak drywall in basement’s ceiling and interior walls.
  • Complete home theatre video and sound system with fibre optic wire, ceiling speakers, Control4, CAT5.
  • Mitred corner technique for authentic installation of exterior hardiplank siding and shingles.
  • Rain water sump pumps inside and outside for peace of mind in event of high water table.
  • Double car garage, garbage/recycling containment, garden shed, fully fenced yard, landscape lighting and irrigation.

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