A 1912 Home With a Net-Zero Retrofit Seeks $1.8M in British Columbia

Turn-of-the-century details meet next-gen technologies in this charming dwelling designed to produce more energy than it consumes.
Text by

Location: 2654 Fernwood Road, Victoria, British Columbia 

Price: $1,850,000

Year Built: 1912

Footprint: 2,084 square feet (three bedrooms, two baths)

From the agent: "Built in 1912, 2654 Fernwood Road is an anomaly. The home reimagined by Scott & Scott Architects of Vancouver received a complete net-zero retrofit by Frontera Homes. This is an all-electric home. All of the mechanical systems, insulation, roof, windows, plumbing, electrical service, and wiring are new, including a dual-zone Mitsubishi heat pump, Rheem heat pump water heater, Zender HRV, Stûv low-emission wood stove, Veridian solar panel system, and triple-pane Loewen windows. The house generates 110% of the power it uses—putting energy back into the grid."

The home’s blue-painted facade pops against the crisp white exterior trim.

Natural light pours inside thanks to large windows that span the main living areas.

The kitchen offers high ceilings, all-new appliances, wraparound counters, and open shelving.

A peek at one of the home’s three bedrooms.

Another bedroom is located on the upper level, where the home’s original post-and-beam structure is on display.

2654 Fernwood Road in Victoria, British Columbia, is currently listed for $1,850,000 by Richard G. Acomba M Ed.

Read more about the home’s history , renovation, and performance on the property’s website.

Published

Get the Real Estate Newsletter

From midcentury classics to the best contemporary spaces for sale, see the latest listings for modern homes on the market around the world.