Home sells for record highest price in Tofino

The 9,600 sq. ft. luxury home marked the highest reported residential sale in Tofino’s history

  • Dec. 16, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Westerly News

A Lynn Road residence in Tofino has sold for $3.162 million.

The 9,600 sq. ft. luxury home marked the highest reported residential sale in Tofino’s history, besting the town’s former record of $2.3 million set by another Lynn Road residence earlier this year.

The buyers are from Alberta.

The home was listed by Engel & Volkers Nanaimo and the company’s vice-president Brian Danyliw is optimistic that more big sales are en route to Vancouver Island.

“It is not uncommon for higher-end homes to take more time to sell, but we seem to be having a good influx of international buyers that are shopping in the high end,” Danyliw said through a recent media release.

Currently on the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board there are 142 properties listed at or above $1 million. Of that there are 16 properties listed for $2 million or more, and 10 over $3 million.

The priciest property is 875 Brabant Place in Tofino at $7.9 million. The Brabant property which sits on 1.5 acres of prime west coast ocean front, has been on the market since 2009.

“With the strength of the U.S. dollar, we expect to start seeing an influx of American buyers simply because of the incredible value of property here. Vancouver Island is safe, beautiful and has so much to offer.”

Just Posted

North Island Tour De Rock rider Benjamin Leah leads team to Port Hardy

“You don’t have issues and problems when you look at these kids and how much they’re going through.”

Shawnigan Lake candidates to go head to head at all-candidates meeting

“Come meet, listen and speak to your candidates: Sierra Acton and Bill Savage.”

Drivesmart column: Distracted driving statistics: what to believe?

In some provinces this type of fatality has surpassed the total caused by alcohol impaired driving.

Robert Barron column: Homeless issues heat up as cold weather returns

Only about 30 per cent of those who are currently homeless have drug addictions.

VIDEO: New Met season at Cowichan Theatre features a great mix of new and old

We’ve got bodice rippers, hilarious comedies, and enough fire and brimstone to please any opera lover

Environment Canada confirms Ottawa area hit by two tornadoes Friday

At one point more than 200,000 hydro customers were blacked out

Cowichan Coffee Time: 4H, a marathon and fundraising

• A group of 4H-ers had a woolly good time at the… Continue reading

B.C. students send books to displaced students of Hornby Island school fire

Maple Ridge elementary school teacher says students learned about acts of kindness

Trump drains oxygen from Trudeau foreign policy with PM, Freeland bound for UN

A lot has changed since the Liberals came to power in Canada in 2015

B.C. man fined $15,000, barred from trading securities for fraud

Larry Keith Davis used money from an investor to pay personal bills

Emergency crews investigate small sulphuric acid spill in Kootenays

IRM states a small volume of less than one cup and three dime-sized drips were leaked from carrier

Family, friends of B.C murder victim want killer sent back to max security facility

Group wants convicted murderer Walter Ramsay sent back to a maximum security facility

Most Read