Couple loves peaceful home
Sweeping views of farmland on Saanich Peninsula
Expansive, serene and luxurious are the best ways to describe Linda Pendray’s 7,000-square-foot rancher that rests amid 18 lush hectares on the Saanich Peninsula near Victoria, B.C.
Surrounded by sweeping views of emerald farmland — and gazing as far as Mount Baker in nearby Washington State in the east — the home has a peaceful atmosphere, inside and out.
The feeling of calm begins the moment a visitor enters through the porte-cochère and catches the swishing sound of a waterwall in the entry.
“It was my husband’s dream to build a new house, to take advantage of the wonderful view of Mount Baker,” says Pendray.
“He had to seriously convince me to start again, because we’d already built two houses and I loved where we were living already. It was a challenge for me, but now I love it — especially the waterwall.”
She describes her home as “modernist coastal farmhouse” and emphasizes it’s well-lived in.
The master bedroom looks out over farm fields on the Saanich Peninsula.
Featuring granite and wood, the kitchen is a gourmet cook’s dream.