The setting has always been the envy of birdwatchers and nature-lovers - 30 acres of absolute privacy, perfectly groomed lawns and gardens, specimen plantings, woodlands and ponds. It is fitting, that here, a renowned artist should choose to call home and proceed to create the apogee of gracious country living. Stately in its pure architectural form, the comfortably proportioned rooms set new standards in rural elegance, with formality and hospitality working hand in hand to create timeless appeal. With a high regard for keeping everything true to form, the owner worked closely with gifted tradespeople throughout the build in 2003. Each room is distinctive, filled with light, and detailed with superlative millwork - from the vaulted beams in the Great Room to the feature stone wall in the library. Glass doors and ceilings, picture windows and light filled connecting corridors enhance the dimension. Destined to be considered one of the finest country properties on the Island, it is virtually unparalleled in importance and refinement, yet remains refreshingly unassuming amid the meadows and trees. The owners have thoughtfully incorporated future siting and services to an equally appealing cottage or ancillary building site on the acreage, a polite distance from the main residence. Salt Spring Island is considered one of the finest places to live in the Pacific Northwest. Located approximately 35 kilometers west of Vancouver and minutes from Victoria, this artistic island offers incredible convenience for travelers or full-time residents. Seattle, the gateway city to the world, is only a few hours by car or a scenic float plane or ferry ride away. We invite you to explore Salt Spring Island and discover the greatest place on earth.