A carriage house that has stood for more than a century in Oak Bay will soon be dismantled and moved to to a new home in Vic West.
Annandale Carriage House is believed to have been built in 1897 on what is called “one of the most significant surviving historic properties in Oak Bay.”
The structure has sat untouched for several decades.
Mike Miller, CEO of Victoria developer Abstract Developments, is planning to build a family home on the York Place lot and has been looking to relocate the carriage house.
The company says that last week they were approached by a man who offered to dismantle and reassemble the historic carriage house on his property on Robert Street in Vic West.
In a press release, Murray Campbell is quoted as saying that former Victoria city councillor and heritage advocate Pam Madoff brought the Annandale structure to the attention of a friend of his.
“It’s like it was meant to be.” said Campbell of the opportunity to relocate and restore the house.
“I had been looking for a suitable heritage building for my property for the past year” – and had already been corresponding with Nickel Bros to see if they had any buildings that could be relocated to the property.”
The structure will be dismantled and moved to Vic West in the near future, where elements including the siding, windows, beams and structural timbers will be retained.
Campbell, who has a 1895-built designated heritage house on the property, plans to convert the carriage house into a garden suite.
You can read more about the history of Annandale and the carriage house here