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140 Government Street
  • Victoria, BC, V8V 2K7

Est. /mo
5 Bed
5 Bath
3807 Sqft
House Type
Property Description:
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 Overview
Bedrooms 5
Bath 5
Lot Size 75 ft x 104 ft (7875 ft²)
Property Age Built in 1861 (159 yrs old)
Gross Taxes for 2019 $7,188
Sub-Area/Community James Bay
Property Type House
Title Freehold
Style Main Level Entry with Lower/Upper Lvl(s)
Exterior Finish Wood
Heating Type Forced Air
Depth 104 feet
Frontage 75 feet
Listing ID 422156
Primary Agent Steve Nguyen PREC*
Primary Broker NAI Commercial (Victoria) Inc.
Secondary Agent Lea Cathcart PREC*
Secondary Broker NAI Commercial (Victoria) Inc.
Days on REW 85 Days on REW
Special Features
Features Balcony/deck, Bay Window, Breakfast Nook, Controlled Entry, Dining Room Separate, Eating Space, Fenced Yard/full, Fireplace: Family Rm,living Rm,rec Rm, Patio, Private Prop, Skylight, Sprinkler Underground, Workshop
Amenities Laundry: In-house, Treed
Basement Area Full
Fireplaces 6
Parking Spaces 2
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Nearby Schools
James Bay School
  • Public
  • Pre-K - 5
  • In Catchment
Victoria High School
  • Public
  • 9 - 12
  • In Catchment
South Park Family School
  • Public
  • K - 5
Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry
  • Independent
  • 9 - 12
Christ Church Cathedral School
  • Independent
  • K - 8
Central Middle School
  • Public
  • 6 - 8
Selkirk Montessori School
  • Independent
  • K - 8
Glenlyon Norfolk School
  • Independent
  • K - 12
Elizabeth Buckley School
  • Independent
  • K - 8
Oak and Orca Bioregional School
  • Independent
  • K
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