258 Richmond Ave | $1,399,000
Neil Bosdet Agent Photo
C. (250) 580-6780
P. (250) 592-4422
Phone Neil
Royal LePage Coast Capital - Oak Bay
2541 Estevan Avenue
V8r 2s6, BC
Canada V8R 2S6


Years (35 year max)

Address 258 Richmond Ave
Sub AreaFairfield East
State/ProvinceBritish Columbia
Property TypeSingle Family
Floor Space2613 Square Feet
Lot Size2844.00 Square Feet
Year Built1910
Taxes $4,978
Tax Year2020
MLS® #863286

Character Transformation! A unique opportunity to own an incredibly rebuilt 7 bed/4 bath home with legal suite in South Fairfield/Gonzales. Built in 1910 with character features such as stained-glass windows and fir pocket doors, this home has been extensively and meticulously renovated since 1995. It presents a great opportunity for a new owner to finish to your personal tastes and preferences. You will have confidence in the extensive work undertaken, all with permits, starting in 1995 with a lift by Nickel Brothers, new foundation and perimeter drains, seismic upgrades, Geothermal Heating, DaVinci roof, amazing exterior stone work and new stucco. Very energy-efficient home: Pella Fir Casement Triple-pane Low-E windows, state of the art geothermal heating system, rigid foam insulation under the concrete floors on lower and extensive insulation upgrades including 9 layer flooring = quiet home with in-floor hot water heating. Beautiful ocean and mountain views from upstairs bedroom. Gorgeous curb appeal on beautiful, tree lined, quiet street. Located close to Gonzales Bay beaches, schools, amenities. Info package available. Please request to 928 Richmond Overview: -A one of a kind Character home that has spent the past 25 years undergoing a transformation. -This seven bedroom, four bathroom house has been totally rebuilt from the foundation up by the owner, located several houses from Gonzales Beach in a highly desirable quiet neighbourhood. -A new foundation was laid in 1995 complete with anchor bolts and Rigid Insulation under the slab. Self-contained Legal 3-bedroom Suite: -Also added were a new self-contained legal 3-bedroom Suite has 8 foot ceilings with open floor plan Roxul Insulation, 5/8” plywood for shear strength, 5/8” drywall exterior walls Suite bathroom: 4-piece bath with deep soaker tub, Whisper Green Motion Sensor exhaust fan, towel warmer Kitchen: 6-appliances, granite countertop Other features: WiFi, own Hydro meter, mail box, private entrance, doorbell and security system. Each room has a phone jack, cable jack, category-6 networking cable and Fibre Optics have been installed. The exterior finish is Midnight Rain. Main home: -The main floor has original stained glass windows, Pella’s triple-pane Low-E Windows, 7 south facing windows, original pocket doors between living room and dining room, -in-floor heat, 9-layers between Legal Suite making it almost soundproof. Starting from the first layer of the suite’s ceiling is: 5/8” drywall, Resilient Channel, 1/2” Donnacona, R-22 insulation, 1” Fir original subfloor, 1/2” plywood glued & screwed, 1-1/2” concrete with in-floor heat, cork floor, finished floor. -The ceiling joists are doubled with L.V.L. glued and screwed. -Main house has own Hydro meter and security system, new 2-1/4” front door complete with stained-glass(triple paned), Skybell doorbell, new front gable, new front concrete steps, WiFi, Category-6 networking cable, landline phone with Fibre Optics and cable jack. -The home’s DaVinci Roof (with Stainless Steel valley flashing) is not only aesthetically pleasing but will outlast almost all other roofs. -The home is seismically upgraded all the way up to the Ridge Beam. - Heating is via Geothermal Heat and hot water tank is a lifetime Marathon Hot Water Tank complete with water sensors. Main Floor bathroom vent fan is 220 CFM and top floor vent fan is 205 CFM. Main floor and Top floor has new traditional stucco withRain-Screen, top floor gables have new 2x4 exterior wall added (making it R-36 with inside wall being 2x6) with new Da Vinci Shakes. Each floor has two smoke detectors: one hard wired & one monitored by Price's as well as the garage/workshop. You will appreciate the ocean views from the top floor. The door between suite and main floor is locked on both sides allowing an additional option of living on all 3-floors. It is literally two self-contained living spaces in one. It also has separate charging ports in the driveway for both the Suite & the upstairs for Electric Vehicles. Even the attic has lights! The detached garage was built new in 1997, completely insulted with 5/8” drywall, cable jack, phone jack, washer/dryer hookup, skylight, 3-piece bathroom, 60-amp service, two work benches that fold allowing a car to be housed. Unfortunately, due to health reasons the owner is unable to complete the main and top floors interiors as they are unfinished, which presents an opportunity for new owners to complete to their taste. It has been a labor of love for the past 25 years and it is with great reluctance on the part of the owner to have it placed on the market. The owner also has engineer's drawings with engineer's stamp for: -replacing back deck beside kitchen with a new concrete deck. -reinforcing bearing wall in suite allowing the removal of wall between dining Room and kitchen on main floor. This home is conveniently close to all amenities like Fairfield Plaza, bus routes, Hollywood Park with tennis courts, and the white sandy beaches of Gonzales Bay Beach.


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Neil Bosdet is a multi-award winning Realtor with Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty in Victoria and founder of the Bosdet Homes, Handcrafted Real Estate Team.  Neil epitomizes integrity, energy and old fashioned hard work.  Neil provides an unusual creativity and a handcrafted approach to the service he provides to his clients, while working with his team and in giving back to our community.

Growing up in Victoria, Neil was introduced to real estate at an early age.  His grandfather, Arthur Charles Bosdet, was an award-winning home builder with many of his homes still standing around Victoria!  Neil’s father, John Davis Bosdet was an appraiser and Realtor, opening his own brokerage JD Bosdet LTD in Victoria in 1972. 

Neil became a Realtor in 2012 after encouragement from family and friends.  With more than 25 years in professional sales, a cutting edge approach to marketing and a passion for home design and construction, everyone agreed that Real Estate was a perfect fit for Neil.  There is a saying that if you work at something you love, you won’t work another day in your life.  This is perfect for how Neil embraces his life working with his clients, building his team and in loving Real Estate. 

Neil quickly rose to the challenge of becoming a successful Realtor and has become a Royal LePage Diamond Award-winner (top 3 per cent in Sales Achievement with Royal LePage) 2015 and 2016 as well as an MLS Gold Award Winner (top 10 per cent of all agents in the Victoria Real Estate Board) 2015 & 2016. Always wanting to offer his clients the most accurate advice, Neil has a high level of commitment to his continuing education, staying on top of trends and issues and seeks the mentorship of the most highly acclaimed professionals in the industry. 

Neil is a family man with a devotion to his beautiful wife Sue and their two sons. Neil and Sue enjoy cooking and entertaining and frequently host guests and clients in their home.  An artist by nature, Neil is a talented woodworker, self-proclaimed chef and a passionate and tireless supporter of the Arts in Victoria and Vancouver Island. Neil serves as president of both the Island Artisans Association and the Vancouver Island Woodworkers Guild.

Neil’s woodworking pieces, known as “Funktional Art for the Kitchen” are available in his own gallery, Acres Away Woodworks, in Brentwood Bay, BC and have been featured in the Robert Bateman Centre’s One Tree Exhibit in 2015 and upcoming in the next one in 2017.  Neil’s work is also frequently available at the Filberg Festival in Comox, BC, the Island’s largest summer art festival, and at the Out of Hand Holiday Market in Victoria, BC.

Neil values giving back to the community and in such he founded, “The Breakfast Club,” a group of Realtors who sponsor and serve a monthly breakfast for the homeless and less fortunate at Our Place Society in downtown Victoria. Neil is also one of the founders of 100+ Real Estate Agents Who Care Victoria, and through Royal LePage, Bosdet’s team supports the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation by donating time and woodworking pieces to various events and auctions throughout the year 

Amongst his peers Neil is viewed as a leader.  Whether during a business transaction or community service, Neil’s dependability, knowledge and diligence lends him to be “the guy everyone wants to work with”.  Five words you can count on from Neil Bosdet are creativity, integrity, commitment, passion and fun!