When it comes to luxury living in Victoria, you'll be hard pressed to find anything more elegant than the penthouse suite in the coveted Bowker Collection building in North Oak Bay.
This chic and spacious 1700 sq ft 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom penthouse is a seamless combination of contemporary and heritage design that creates an elevated space ideal for your stay in the beautiful capital city. Bordering three of the most exclusive neighbourhoods in Victoria, this suite is ideally located for guests who want to enjoy peaceful residential areas and still easily access the downtown core.
The experience of staying at the Oak Bay Executive Penthouse begins with the curb appeal of the Bowker Collection building itself. Completed in 2020 by the prestigious Abstract Developments, the building reimagines the possibilities of new developments for heritage areas like North Oak Bay.
With a rustic brick exterior and oversized bay windows, the architecture of the Bowker showcases a forward thinking use of abstract space while remaining in tune with the architecture of the area. With a secured underground parking lot equipped with electric vehicle chargers, a secret garden only accessible to residents and guests of the Bowker and a Concierge service, the Bowker is the new, highest standard of living in Victoria.
The suite itself, designed by the award winning Sandy Nygaard is an open plan design with over height ceilings making the home bright and airy. The shared living spaces include a lovely, spacious kitchen, a comfortable living room and a modern dining area with incredible views.
As you walk into the suite, you'll find the living room, designed around a large Napoleon fireplace and exquisitely furnished with a chic armchair and footstool, midcentury modern style tufted sectional, round marble coffee table and large TV above the gas fireplace. With an oversized window that floods this area with light, guests will find that this living room is the perfect place to sit on a sunny day to read or spend evenings with a glass of wine, streaming your favourite series or spending time with friends.
The kitchen, with floor to ceiling cabinets and strategically placed skylight is a bright, inviting space no matter what you require. For those self styled home chefs, this kitchen is a fabulous place to put your skills to the test! With ample counter space to work on and top of the line Fisher Paykel and Bertazzoni appliances, including a six burner and flattop range, you'll feel like a top chef from your first meal to your last! Even if you're not enthusiastic about food preparation, this kitchen is ideal for form, function and beauty. With elegant white quartz slab countertops, an espresso machine, a high end dishwasher, elegant French door fridge and separate wine fridge, this kitchen is a high end space that will exceed all your expectations.
The dining area, perpendicular to the kitchen is a lovely space that has been designed to feel like its own area from the rest of the shared living spaces. With sleek, low profile furniture with space for six around the table and an oversized, east facing bay window at the end of the room, this dining area is an upscale space to host a dinner party or share an intimate dinner with the views of the beautiful Garry Oak grove across the street.
When you're ready to catch some sun or watch the stars come out, simply step out through the dining area onto the lovely patio where you'll find the space perfectly furnished with chaise lounges, a BBQ and modern outdoor living set to accommodate everything from peaceful afternoons alone to casual get togethers with friends. From this vantage point you can watch the world go by and look out to the distant Olympic range beyond. This east facing patio will provide guests with views of stunning sunrises, perfect for doing a morning workout, yoga flow or simply sipping a coffee from the comfort of the living room and watching the sun come up.
Just like the gorgeous and well designed shared spaces, the private rooms of this penthouse are perfect for finding rest and relaxation.
The primary suite, located adjacent to the dining area is a calm space with high end minimalist furniture, private ensuite and walk in closet. The comfortable king size bed is fitted with high quality linens and framed with a unique, upholstered headboard and the room is finished with a gorgeous low profile dresser, large TV and vintage style tub chair here, you're sure to find many restful nights and cozy mornings. The impeccable primary ensuite has double sinks, a large mirror, shower room with ceiling mounted rain shower and separate soaker tub providing guests with ample space to store their toiletries and unwind after a long day.
The second bedroom, decorated with similar minimalism to the primary, is a beautiful space offering a comfortable queen size bed fitted with high thread count linens, a dresser, small closet for your luggage and private patio access.
The den has been set up to provide guests with an ideal home office to use during their stay with a sleek desk and comfortable loveseat perfect for focusing on personal projects or getting work done.
The four piece bathroom at this end of the penthouse offers guests a single sink, soaker tub and shower combo, with ample counter space and large mirror. At this end of the house, guests will also find a generous laundry room with a stacked high efficiency washer and dryer combo, storage space and folding area.
Oak Bay Executive Penthouse is located on the border of North Oak Bay, Estevan and Henderson, three of the most sought after residential locations in Greater Victoria where you can find quaint villages, heritage homes, pristine beaches and stunning public parks.
With a walk score of 75 and a cycling score of 83, this location is one of the best when it comes to exploring this beautiful area without a car. If you want to spend a day in downtown Victoria, you can find efficient public transit steps from the front door of Bowker and driving there takes less than 15 minutes!
If you're looking for recreational activities, you're in the right place! If you're interested in cycling, there are numerous bike rental shops to choose from and Greater Victoria has some of the best cycling routes on the Island! If you're looking for a great hiking spot, try the Dallas Road seaside trail that skirts around the south end of the city where you can find gorgeous views of the ocean and distant mountains.
For a climb, go to Goldstream Provincial Park and hunt for waterfalls, climb Mount Tolmie or Mount Douglas to get your heart pumping or simply step out the front door and take a walk in any direction, you're sure to find stunning streets, no matter where you turn.
In the summer, you can swim in the ocean at Willows Beach, just a short walk from the building or get a tee time at one of the three incredible courses nearby!
If you're looking for cultural experiences, tour the stately Craigdarroch Castle, visit the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria or explore the gardens at the Lt. Governor General's house, all in nearby Rockland. Outside of Victoria you can visit Butchart Gardens, one of the most celebrated heritage sites on Vancouver Island with nearly one thousand different varieties of plants and flowers in five, beautifully designed gardens, only a thirty minute drive away. Colwood is home to both Hatley Castle, a popular location for film and TV shows and an important heritage site for Victoria and Fisgard Lighthouse that has been in operation since it was built in 1860!
For shopping, there is no better place to explore than the quaint shops in Oak Bay Village. Here, you can find restaurants, grocery stores, art galleries, butchers, cafes, gift shops and so much more all nestled in a gorgeous heritage village.
In the nearby Estevan Village, guests will find a small, lively village with numerous cafes and restaurants, florists and gift shops an incredible place to spend an afternoon! If you're looking for more variety, downtown Victoria's Lower Johnson is where you'll find an eclectic mix of local handmade items, high end boutiques, carefully curated vintage items and unique gifts. For global brand name stores, you can find all your favourites at the Bay Centre, Mayfair Mall and Uptown.
Whether you're in Victoria on a corporate retreat, looking to relocate, enjoying an extended stay in the capital city, or working on film production and require a fully equipped, sophisticated rental near the heart of the city, you wont find anything better than the Oak Bay Executive Penthouse.
Need parking? The secure underground parking also includes an EV charger.
Please note, 1 month minimum stays are required.