Diligently restored, culturally significant home of architect Karl Spurgin and later Victorian/Icelandic writer Valgardson. Much structural and restoration work is apparent throughout this charming Arts and Crafts specimen. Proudly overlooking St. Michael's, this original home features refinished red oak floors, old-growth structural timbers, an atmospheric wood-burning fireplace, and a smoking/brandy room overlooking the Icelandic studio. Upgrades include a hot water on demand boiler system, roofing, strengthened verandahs, and an additional gable in the traditional style. Large, gracious bedrooms all enjoy windows on two sides, while an upper floor balcony surveys the neighbourhood below. Excellent access to main transit routes, downtown, Camosun College and University of Victoria. A massive 13,900 square foot lot with over 4,500 square feet of living space offers new owners a wealth of possibility. Do note, the property is Heritage registered, but not designated.