140 Government St Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2K7

5 Bedroom 5 Bathroom 3807 sqft


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 90s 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! (id:23356)

Property Details

MLS® Number 422156
Property Type Single Family
Neigbourhood James Bay
Features Treed
Parking Space Total 2
Structure Workshop


Bathroom Total 5
Bedrooms Total 5
Constructed Date 1861
Construction Style Attachment Detached
Fireplace Present Yes
Fireplace Total 6
Size Interior 3807 Sqft
Type House


Acreage No
Size Irregular 7875
Size Total 7875 Sqft
Size Total Text 7875 Sqft
Zoning Type Duplex



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