Victoria City Tour
Beach Drive – Oak Bay

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 his real estate business was ruined by the world wide recession which took hold in 1913-14.

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.

Here is a map showing the location of 418-424 Beach Drive:

Additional Information About 418-424 Beach Drive

  • Assessed Value (July 2017): $1,970,000; Land $1,741,000 Buildings $229,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2016): $1,702,000; Land $1,466,000 Buildings $236,000
  • 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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