1558 Beach Drive2023-07-30T16:42:49-07:00

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1558 Beach Drive as it could look restored

Mansion worthy of restoration

The 10,000 square foot mansion was designed by brother architects Percy Leonard James and Douglas James for John W. Morris, president of the Wood Motor Co., Ltd., in 1912, at a cost of $25,000. The exterior cladding is split granite veneering up to the second floor on two sides. Shingles and half-timbering make up the rest. The interior features oak paneling, oak flooring, ten fireplaces, and much stained glass (the most beautiful being on the Prospect Place facade).

Located In Beautiful South Oak Bay

1558 Beach Drive, Victoria, BC

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July 2023 Petition to Oak Bay's Mayor, Council

We, the undersigned, urge Oak Bay Council to preserve the original streetscape of the historic home at 1558 Beach Drive, restore the gardens, and protect the iconic Garry Oaks. For the benefit of the community, we support keeping this property unburdened by any development in front or behind this exceptional historic streetscape.

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