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Victoria Luxury Condos: 8 Most Expensive Condos in Victoria

Posted by Ron Neal on Thursday, March 30th, 2023 at 11:22am.

Victoria Most Expensive Condos

When it comes to living the high life, you may be pleased to know that British Columbia's capital city, Victoria, has plenty to offer. Nearly 400,000 people call this city home, and many homebuyers moving to Victoria opt to live in high-rise condominiums.

Victoria's condominium complexes feature various amenities, floor plans, and a wide range of home prices. As a general rule of thumb, the higher a condo's floor or unit number, the higher the selling price; however, several factors contribute to pricing, especially location, unit size, building amenities, and in-unit features. Here's everything you should know about some of the most expensive condominiums in the city of Victoria, BC.

Customs House

Nestled in the heart of downtown Victoria, Customs House checks two essential boxes for residents. The condos are surrounded by Victoria's urban core and offer upscale waterfront living, steps away from Victoria's Inner Harbour.

These high-rise condos are housed in a historic building originally constructed in the early 1900s on the city's old post office site. Seamlessly blending historic and contemporary, Customs House occupies the original four-story building and a newer seven-story building extension. The complex has 57 units, including one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans. Individual condos range from 600 square feet to over 4,000 square feet, and some units include additional living spaces like dens.

Residents enjoy stunning views of the harbour, thanks to large picture windows. Most units also feature high ceilings, open floor plans, and contemporary fixtures and finishes. Available units start at $3.5 million, and additional annual maintenance fees vary from home to home. The cost of living in Victoria can be high, but if you're not concerned, Customs House is a great place to call home.

Because of Custom House's location, the building scores high marks for walkability, bike-ability, and proximity to public transportation. Residents can access numerous grocery and retail stores, dining options, and parks by foot or bike. The condo complex features a secured underground parking garage and a 24-hour concierge; all condos have two parking spaces. Pets are also welcome at Customs House.

Customs House Amenities

  • In-suite washers and dryers
  • Car wash station
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Gym and sauna
  • Short-term rentals permitted

Bowker

Located in the highly sought-after Willows Beach neighbourhood, the Bowker Collection condos are about 4.5 kilometres east of downtown Victoria. Featuring modern architecture and design, this four-story complex contains one- and two-bedroom units, patio homes, and penthouses, all centred around an intimate, impeccably landscaped outdoor space called the Secret Garden.

Bowker contains 43 units with floorplans ranging from about 700 square feet to over 3,500, all featuring award-winning interiors from designer Sandy Nygaard. Modern, stylish common features include flat-panel wooden cabinets, high-end stainless steel appliances, Caesarstone quartz countertops, and soft-close drawers and doors. Residents will appreciate various technology that enhances quietness, including triple-glazed windows, concrete topping, and flooring with acoustical underlay.

Available units at Bowker range in price from approximately $850,000 to over $5.2 million, and annual maintenance fees vary. Bowker residents enjoy the services of an on-site concierge and a full-time property caretaker. Bonus services include having access to an on-demand chef, personal assistants, an electric vehicle, and electric bikes. As a resident, you're very close to shopping, dining, entertainment, and the Oak Bay Recreation Centre.

Bowker Amenities

  • Electric vehicle and bike sharing
  • Full-time concierge and caretaker
  • Rooftop garden and green spaces
  • Underground, secured parking
  • Award-winning interior design

Shoal Point

Reasons to Live in Shoal Point in Victoria, BC

Shoal Point is a 10-story, 161-unit mixed-use condo and retail building at the entrance to Victoria's Inner Harbour, offering residents the convenience of living within walking distance of various haunts downtown. Completed in 2003, this sustainably designed high-rise building provides up-close views of Fisherman's Wharf and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It has also won several design awards, including the National Canadian Home Builder's Association's "Best Building in Canada."

Condos for sale in Shoal Point, with prices starting at $700,000 for smaller units to around $7.8 million for penthouse units, have one to three bedrooms and one to three bathrooms. Each unit also has annual maintenance fees, variable based on the individual home.

Available floor plans in Shoal Point range from 800 to over 4,000 square feet, and standard finishes include red oak hardwood floors, quartz countertops, tile-framed gas fireplaces, and stainless steel appliances. Bathrooms feature floating vanities and walk-in showers with rainfall shower heads. Some units also feature built-in bookshelves and beds with lighting, nightstands, and storage drawers.

Shoal Point residents enjoy several on-site amenities, including a coffeehouse, a 25-meter indoor lap pool, a sauna, and a concierge. Enjoy the fresh air on your private terrace or at the nearby Fisherman's Wharf Park, which features boutique shopping, fishing, and dining options.

Shoal Point Amenities

  • Bike storage
  • Concierge and 24-hour security
  • Gym and fitness center
  • Multimedia room
  • Pool
  • Underground parking

Bayview Place

Bayview Place is situated in the stylish Victoria West neighbourhood about 1.5 kilometres west of downtown. Comprising multiple high-rise condo complexes, Bayview Place offers a variety of floor plans and home styles. Here are some highlights demonstrating the wide variety of options for potential residents.

  • Bayview One: 10-story building constructed in 2009 with 139 units featuring 700–1,200 square feet of living space. Available homes have one or two bedrooms and bathrooms, listing from $470,000 to $670,000.
  • Encore: 17-story building with 134 one- and two-bedroom units. Completed in 2015, the homes in this building include private balconies. Floor plans have between 500 and 1,200 square feet, with prices between $296,000 and just under $600,000.
  • Promontory: Made up of condo units and Victoria townhomes, this is a 21-story building with 177 units. High ceilings, high-end stainless steel appliances, and energy-efficient interiors are common elements in the Promontory building, which was finished in 2014.

Homes in Bayview Place are modern and contemporary, set in a well-established neighbourhood with lots of character. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts will appreciate being a short walk away from places like Songhees Hillside Park, the Victoria International Marina, and the Vic West Skatepark.

Bayview Place Amenities

  • Bicycle storage
  • Concierge
  • Clubhouse
  • Gym and fitness center
  • Within walking distance of numerous parks

The Legato

"Legato" is an Italian musical term referring to smooth and connected notes. It's an appropriate name for the condo complex that occupies 960 Yates Street, near many of downtown Victoria's hottest shopping and dining destinations. With 90 units over 18 floors, Legato connects its residents to Victoria in thoughtfully designed modern units.

Built in 2018, Legato features one- and two-bedroom homes that range from 550–1,600 square feet. Residents can expect high ceilings, engineered hardwood flooring, quartz countertops, large balconies, gas fireplaces, and high-end stainless steel Jenn-Air appliances. Several of the units also come with heated floors and a sound-insulated design. Other building amenities include an on-site resident caretaker, pet-washing station, community BBQ area and outdoor gathering space, and secure underground parking. Prices for condos in Legato range from $450,000 to $3.1 million.

Keeping with the theme of connection, Legato residents also live within a 20-minute walk of several parks and sports facilities. Nearby bus stops are within just one minute, and train stations are within one kilometre.

The Legato Amenities

  • Fitness center
  • Secure underground parking
  • Storage lockers
  • Bicycle storage
  • Short-term rentals permitted

Sapphire at Westbay Quay

Sapphire at Westbay Quay is located just shy of four kilometres west of downtown Victoria, overlooking the Westbay Marina and Inner Harbour. When completed in spring 2024, the complex will include eight units spread out over five stories, each starting from 1,500 square feet and containing one to three bedrooms. Pricing starts at $2.1 million for homes in Sapphire at Westbay Quay.

Set in the West Bay neighbourhood, Sapphire at Westbay Quay offers upscale, contemporary waterfront living with marina access. Residents can expect their homes to feature a colour palette inspired by the building's marine environment, modern fixtures and finishes, including imported Italian ceramic tile, premium appliances, modern window treatments, quartz countertops, hardwood floors, and full-height backsplashes.

One thing incredibly unique to Sapphire at Westbay Quay is that residents can use the services of a professional interior designer, included with the purchase of a unit.

Living at Sapphire at Westbay Quay is an excellent option for buyers who want to enjoy the modern design that prioritizes sustainability. Condo features include smart thermostats, energy-efficient heating, on-site recycling and composting, LED lighting, and drought-tolerant landscaping. Each unit also has an air purification system for improved indoor air quality.

Neighbourhood features include proximity to outdoor spaces such as Captain Jacobson Park, Paradise Park, and the Hidden Harbour Marine Center Marina. The building itself also houses upscale waterfront restaurants.

Sapphire at Westbay Quay Amenities

  • Interior design assistance
  • Garbage and recycling facility on-site
  • Marina access
  • Highly walkable neighbourhood
  • Resident manager

The Tides at Cordova Bay

Most Luxurious Condos in Victoria, BC

Equidistant from downtown Victoria and the Victoria International Airport sits the Tides at Cordova Bay. This new, four-story building features 17 luxury condos with one to two bedrooms and bonus dens. Floor plans range from 900–2,100 square feet, and some larger units include additional half bathrooms. Prices run between $780,000 and $2.1 million for The Tides' share of homes in Cordova Bay.

Residents enjoy modern homes with upscale features such as engineered hardwood floors, high ceilings, window coverings, kitchen islands, and stainless steel appliances, including full-size washers and dryers. The bathrooms include heated floors, floating vanities, and walk-in showers with separate tubs.

Many units allow residents to choose custom design packages and finishes; larger penthouse units have additional design options. Sustainable design elements include higher R-value windows, energy-efficient faucets, and low-VOC building materials.

Set in the seaside community of Cordova Bay, The Tides complex is close to local boutique shopping and outdoor hotspots such as the Cordova Bay Golf Course. You're also one minute from Cordova Bay Beach, often called "Victoria's Mini Malibu."

The Tides at Cordova Bay Amenities

  • Covered above-ground parking with electric charging
  • Private balconies with natural gas connections
  • Garbage and recycling facilities
  • Bicycle and scooter storage

Bellewood Park

Bellewood Park is a short 16-minute walk east of downtown, approximately 1.3 kilometres. Completed in 2021, this complex contains 83 units in a four-story building, including condos, quadruplexes, and penthouses. In the historic Rockland neighbourhood—often mentioned among the best neighbourhoods in Victoria—Bellewood Park offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom units ranging from 800 to 1,500 square feet. Listing prices start at $1.44 million.

Individual units at Bellewood Park include several desirable modern features. Kitchens have islands, premium stainless steel appliances, pendant lighting, and large windows that let natural light flood the condos. Spa-like bathrooms include soaking tubs, oversized showers, floating vanities, and palettes inspired by the natural beauty of Rockland. Hardwood floors and premium carpets complete the interiors, designed to create relaxing and peaceful sanctuaries.

Bellewood Park is in a natural setting, filled with lush Gerry oak trees on nearly two acres of parkland. The building's architect drew inspiration from the surrounding area and created such a seamless environment that you'd think the condos have been there for a long time.

Residents are never far from Victoria's urban core and its various shopping, dining, and entertainment options. And next door to Bellewood Park is the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, which features exhibits and various collaborative educational programs.

Bellewood Park Amenities

  • Bicycle storage
  • Concierge services
  • Dog-walking services
  • Electric bikes and vehicles available
  • Access to a private chef
  • Underground parking with self-contained garages

Elevated Living in and Above Victoria

Victoria is a cultural and economic hub with several vibrant neighbourhoods, each elevated by luxury high-rise condo living. These communities feature a range of floor plans, providing potential buyers with various amenities and pricing options. Victoria's most expensive condominiums offer modern touches, including hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and spa-inspired bathrooms, and may also include green building design elements that promote sustainability.

Best of all, these condo communities are close to downtown, some within a 15-minute walk, so driving in Victoria can be minimal if homebuyers so choose. From boutique shopping to parks to marinas and more, you can be near it all (and above it all)!

If you're dreaming about living in Victoria, contact The Neal Estate Team at (250) 386-8181 to get in touch with a local Victoria real estate agent who can help you find your perfect home.

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