This Arts & Crafts bungalow at 418-424 Beach Drive was built in 1913 by architect George G. Irvine for James Everd Runions, who ran a real estate firm, Runions Brokers Ltd. in the Central Building, 620 View Street. The estimated 1913 construction cost was $5,000.

418-424 Beach Drive, Oak Bay. This Arts & Crafts bungalow was built in 1913.

418-424 Beach Drive, Oak Bay. This Arts & Crafts bungalow was built in 1913.

James Runions only lived here for one year. It is possible that the recession which took hold in 1913-14 ruined his real estate business.

In 1914 this house was converted into a duplex. It is still a duplex today.

The stone porch pillars, exposed rafter ends and roof brackets are all characteristic of the Craftsman Bungalow style.

Additional Information About 418-424 Beach Drive

  • Assessed Value (July 2015): $1,247,000; Land $1,097,000 Buildings $150,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2014): $1,250,000; Land $1,054,000 Buildings $196,000

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