From the time it was built in 1863, Wentworth Villa has been virtually unchanged through time. Now it stands as one of the oldest and most valued residential houses in Victoria. Done in Gothic Revival style, the sophistication of the design makes it likely to have been planned by an architect. It is believed that Wright and Sanders, the first architectural firm in Victoria, designed and supervised the construction of Wentworth Villa. It is a designated City of Victoria heritage building and is also listed in the register of Canadian Historic Places.