Big Fat Deal: A luxury estate in Salt Spring’s hippie haven

Each week, BCBusiness takes you inside one of the most outrageously upmarket real estate offerings in the province

Address: 41 Morningside Road, Salt Spring Island
Price: $4,880,000
MLS: 310739

The skinny: A six-bedroom, six-bath, 7,354-sq.-ft. waterfront estate set along 450 feet of private low-bank shoreline.
The bling: The “Manor on Morningside” has more than curb appeal—it has beach appeal, too, with a private stretch of shoreline that offers its own coves as well as a natural waterfall. There’s space to moor both of your boats and stunning sea views from the windows of both home offices. This is the perfect property for the wannabe hippie hiding beneath that slick exterior. It’s okay: just because you’re on Salt Spring Island, you don’t have to come over all tie-dye T-shirts and cold-brewed kombucha. Who needs an island cabin when you can have a full-on luxury resort all to yourself? There are huge walk-in closets for your carefully curated shabby chic couture, and enough bookcases to show off your library of all those tomes on ethical money-making you’ve been meaning to read.
The hidden details: Entertaining is easy in this open-plan main floor space, with its top-of-the-line kitchen and vaulted, double-height dining area. Guests—or Granny—have their own separate cottage, linked to the main house via the swimming pool and exercise room. There’s only one 450 sq.-ft. garage, but consider it motivation to green up your life by only bringing one of the cars over for the weekend.