At the heart of an endangered natural ecosystem, called the Garry Oak savannah, is one of the most unique homes for sale B.C. has to offer. Not only is the mansion itself a work of art, but its standout features will make your jaw drop. Among those features is a waterway that runs through the entire property.
The mansion is located in Metchosin, B.C. on Vancouver Island. It's perched on a 67-acre oceanfront lot and is "sustainably entwined" with its natural surroundings, says the home's award-winning designer Marko Simic.
The 10,700-square-foot home has won multiple awards over the years. Its floor-to-ceiling glass windows make you feel like you're living in luxury among the forest.
"This innovative retreat blurs the boundaries of nature and shelter," reads the description by Sotheby's listing agent, Logan Wilson.
The canal that runs throughout the property actually has a purpose. It uses ocean water to power the home's heating and cooling system in an environmentally conscious way.
Through an engineering plant, the water's temperature is controlled and fed into the home's walls and floors, the former realtor explained to Global News.
Plus, it's beautiful to look at through the home's "strategically placed" windows, which create reflections from the ocean and canyon river that dance across the walls.
If these features weren't enough, there are also tons of amenities to take advantage of. An outdoor pool, hot tub, a private beach and shoreline, tennis and basketball courts, to name a few.
For just under $13 million, you can have it all to yourself. Or, if $100,000 is all that you have to spare, you can snap up this adorable modern tiny home in B.C. that you can take on the road with you.
Award-Winning Metchosin Mansion
Address: 529 Swanwick Road, Metchosin, BC
Description: This unbelievable home combines forest, ocean and wildlife with luxury, modern living.