Elevated Living: 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.
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, its main and guest living spaces encircling a massive stone driveway.
Views of the faraway hills can be seen beneath a porte-cochère connecting the eight-bedroom master wing to the guest quarters and oversized shop/garage.
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.