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We feel pretty lucky to be living on Vancouver Island. Our principals, John and Sean, both hail from Vancouver, our associate Bryn is from Kamloops, and the rest of us are island locals- but what we all have in common is a love for this wonderful place! We share this passion with those who are familiar with the magic found here, and as our many off-island clients can attest, that passion is contagious. Whether it's Nanaimo, nestled between the ocean and the peaks of Mount Benson, picturesque Parksville with its sprawling sandy beaches, Tofino with its roiling winter storms, or anywhere else beyond or in between, we are surrounded by beauty here.

Spectacular views, amazing weather...it's like we won the lifestyle lottery! But...what if you won the ACTUAL lottery? What could a few million dollars get you on Vancouver Island? Quite a lot as it turns out. When it comes to extravagant luxury properties in breathtaking settings, our island doesn't disappoint. 

We decided to take our last blog post one step further, and compile a list of residential properties currently on the market that are priced to attract affluent buyers. All of these properties have two things in common: they cost millions of dollars and come with views that match the price tag. 

Let's take a look at the 6 Most Expensive Properties Currently Listed in Central Vancouver Island:

6. 3934 Shell Beach Road, Ladysmith

List price: $3,800,000

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

5526 Square feet

10 Acres

Buried deep in a forested glade on the edge of the ocean, this dazzling home from 1985 is warm, inviting, and comfortable. A unique Mediterranean-style roof covers this home that combines traditional architecture with contemporary design. Brightly lit rooms look out at beautiful ocean views and an expansive deck dominates the rear of the house. Additional accommodations for tenants, guests, or even a caretaker are available in a 2 bedroom carriage house.

Take a look at the MLS listing here 

5. DL325 Bold Point Road, Quadra Island

List price: $3,900,000

3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

4800 Square feet

49 Acres

Have you ever wanted your own private oceanfront island escape? How about a custom carved front door with two orcas frolicking on it? Then look no further than this amazing oceanfront estate on beautiful Quadra Island! The majority of the property has sprawling forests and breathtaking ocean views, with the treed areas containing a garden, pond and orchard.  

Take a look at the MLS listing here

4. 6540 Eagles Drive, Courtenay

List price: $4,500,000

4 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms

4135 Square feet

4.94 Acres

Another spectacularly built timber frame home that stays true to the island style. This home was built in 2011 and has 145 windows, each with a spectacular view to enjoy. The forest and beach surround this luxury property and the views outside barely rival the ones within. Attention to detail is evident in every aspect of this gorgeous home, combining a rustic log cabin feel with modern flair.

 Take a look at the MLS listing here 

3. 1600 Glen Lane, Mill Bay

List price: $4,900,000

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

5320 Square Feet

79 Acres

Yes, you read it right, this house sits on 79 acres of property just 35 minutes North of Victoria, adjacent to Bamberton Provincial Park. This property hasn't been for sale in over three hundred years. The handsome, classic home is designed to take full advantage of the abundant ocean views, its octagonal rooms positioned perfectly to take in the sunrise each day.

Take a look at the MLS Listing here

2. 3127 Northwood Road, Nanaimo

List price: $6,870,000

3 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms

9000 Square Feet

5.98 Acres

This custom timber frame home was built by Watercress Developments Inc., based right here in Nanaimo, back in 2008. The combination of modern and traditional architecture and natural materials makes for a stunning yet comfortable home. Enjoy unparalleled views from the back patio and nearly every window in this home located in prestigious Benson Meadows.

Take a look at the MLS listing here

1.  875 Brabant Place, Tofino

List Price: $7,900,000

3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

4607 Square Feet

1.55 Acres

This oceanfront estate rises majestically out of a rocky outcrop as if the two are one. Painstakingly designed to fit into and compliment its natural surroundings, this gorgeous home boasts panoramic views from almost every room.  The house was built in 2008 and has a detached garage and workshop. 

Take a look at the MLS listing here

We hope you enjoyed taking a closer look at these properties and joining us in a little bit of awestruck daydreaming!

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