"The View" at Willis Point

There’s something about infinity pools, especially those boasting epic backdrops, which leave us all wanting to take a dip. Usually tantalizing us on our Instagram feeds, these inspiring pools are often seen in exotic locales far from home. Breaking that mold is an incredible specimen perched high on a hilltop in Central Saanich.

Dubbed “The View” at Willis Point, this 42-acre estate features one of the most photo-worthy pools on Vancouver Island. Flanked by massive gas-fed fire bowls, the main home’s colossal semi-circular infinity pool juts out daringly from the hillside, offering dizzying westerly views of the Saanich Inlet below, backed by the mountainous terrain of the Malahat highlands.

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Through the property’s imposing stone-framed wrought iron gates sits an impressively equipped estate dominated by its enormous neo-eclectic main residence. This stone-clad, tile-roofed mansion hugs the hillside at its rear, it’s main and guest living spaces encircling a massive stone driveway.

Views of the faraway hills can be seen beneath an archway connecting the 8-bedroom master wing to the guest quarters and oversized shop/garage.

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Inside the master residence, floor-to-ceiling windows immediately invite viewers beneath the coffered vaulted ceilings of the great room, past the voluminous alder wood and granite kitchen, onto the spectacular building-length patio.

Looking north between the famous infinity pool’s fire bowls, the outdoor comforts extend to a custom outdoor kitchen, and circular clifftop lookout crowned with an additional massive gas fire pit. This is the ultimate roost to enjoy the sun’s journey over Willis Point; the solar heated pool and 12-person hot tub ready to cool and relax, the custom barbecue and pizza oven primed for a mid-summer feast.

Alongside stunning views, privacy and utility are clearly of paramount importance here. A guest/caretaker suite sits above the mammoth triple garage, its oversized doors hiding a 6,000-square foot industrial powered shop equipped with vehicle lifts, an RV/helicopter bay, and an 80,000-gallon subterranean cistern.

Accordingly, the registered helipad at the home’s southern end affords residents unmatched access to the many heliports around the island, as well as Vancouver International Airport.

Take a look east from the Malahat Lookout on the Trans-Canada Highway. The View at Willis Point is a sight to see, even if it’s not from the comfort of its infinity pool.

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