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Point Ellice House

2616 Pleasant Street, Victoria, Colombie-Britannique, V8W, Canada

Reconnu formellement en: 1975/02/21

Exterior view of Point Ellice House and gardens; BC Heritage Branch, 2000
Front (east) elevation, 2000
Exterior view of Point Ellice House and gardens; BC Heritage Branch, 2000
South and west elevations
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Autre nom(s)

Point Ellice House
O'Reilly House

Liens et documents

Date(s) de construction

1861/01/01 à 1864/01/01

Inscrit au répertoire canadien: 2004/02/22

Énoncé d'importance

Description du lieu patrimonial

Point Ellice House consists of a one-storey Victorian Italianate residence and carriage shed, and Victorian gardens located on a treed parcel of land at the edge of the Gorge Waterway in Victoria, BC.

Valeur patrimoniale

Point Ellice House an excellent example of a Victorian Italianate villa owned by one family for more than one hundred years. As the residence of the O'Reilly family from 1867 to 1975, this house portrays the evolution of the social status of a well-to-do Victorian family. The influence of the Victorian period on the scope of the O'Reillys' inhabitancy at this place is reflected in its eclectic architectural development, lavish garden setting, and interior spaces filled with all of the family's possessions. Situated in an area of industrial development, the house survives as a lone monument to what was once one of Victoria's most fashionable residential neighbourhoods.

Source: BC Heritage Branch property files

Éléments caractéristiques

The character-defining elements of Point Ellice House include:
- the house's location next to the Gorge Waterway, with access to the place from both land and water
- the design of the house as a single storey (plus attic) rambling Victorian Italianate villa with all of its details, such as the shallow-pitched gabled roofs, wide overhanging bracketed eaves, verandahs and porches, medieval style chimneys, tall spacious windows and classical detailing
- the asymmetrical floor plan and spatial configuration of the interior, with its narrow halls and enclosed rooms, and the physical integrity of its finishes, such as floors, wall coverings, ceilings, doors, moldings and architectural hardware
- all of the mature historic garden and landscaping features, which include the croquet/tennis lawns, pathways, rose bushes, flower beds, mature trees and shrubs, and the sequoia tree planted by Peter O'Reilly
- the unobstructed views and relationship between house and garden
- the existing form and materials of the carriage shed




Autorité de reconnaissance

Province de la Colombie-Britannique

Loi habilitante

Heritage Conservation Act, art.9, art.13(1)(a)

Type de reconnaissance

Lieu patrimonial provincial (désigné)

Date de reconnaissance


Données sur l'histoire

Date(s) importantes

1867/01/01 à 1975/01/01

Thème - catégorie et type

Exprimer la vie intellectuelle et culturelle
L'architecture et l'aménagement
Un territoire à peupler
Les établissements

Catégorie de fonction / Type de fonction


Site historique ou d'interprétation


Logement unifamilial

Architecte / Concepteur

W.R. Wilson



Informations supplémentaires

Emplacement de la documentation

BC Heritage Branch property files

Réfère à une collection

Identificateur féd./prov./terr.




Inscriptions associées

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