Much has been written about the outrageous cost of housing in Vancouver and we have all seen the rundown homes with pricing that is breaking the records. But if you did win the most ultimate lottery ever in Canada, would you purchase one of those dilapidated DIY projects or would you run away from it all, and go all ‘estate’, or would you take to the sky and buy a penthouse? Let us all dream for a moment about these beautiful abodes without giving a second thought to actually living in them.
West Vancouver Wow at $16.88M
Located in the prestigious British Properties, this private hillside estate is contemporary design at its finest. This property has an ‘International Design Kitchen and a second Chinese Kitchen’ with an outdoor ‘BBQ Kitchen’. If your dream is to wander through your house cooking amazing international cuisine in kitchen after kitchen, this may be the place for you.
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Caulfield Village Cool at $7.49M
This impressive residence is 4 levels of contemporary styling with approximately 3,000 sq. ft. of decks and patio areas for the person with grilling at heart. Imagine sleeping off a patio party in this master bedroom? Even walking to the bathroom would max out your Fitbit steps!
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Sweet ‘Heritage’ in Shaughnessy at $10.98M
This custom built masterpiece is a new home with a heritage feel that caters to those with a growing family. 6.5 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms, 3 car garage, a den and a custom wok kitchen, all close to downtown. If you get stuck with an empty garage because the kids have borrowed all the McClarens, transit runs up and down the tree-lined Arbutus Street every 15 minutes.
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Point Grey Perfection at $28M
Situated on the ‘Golden Mile’ of Point Grey Road next to Point Grey Park, this house is 5,400 sq. ft. and if you have a tendency towards sea-sickness, do not look out the windows. The view is water, water, and more water. 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and Chip Wilson may pop by with a couple of micro-brews if you are nice and don’t make helicopter landing pad jokes.
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Luscious in Langley at $4.6M
Over 7,000 sq. ft. split over 3 levels with 4 of everything – bedrooms, bathrooms, dishwashers and garages. The flooring is Italian and the counter tops marble, granite and onyx. Beautifully traditional and your friendly Campbell Valley neighbours are just a stone’s throw away.
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Coal Harbour Sub-Penthouse at $13.88M
This sub-penthouse has a private foyer and secured elevator, almost 1,500 sq. ft. of terraces and automated blinds, lighting and sound system. Come and go unhindered by pesky neighbours but imagine that moment when the elevator rolls open at 4am. There isn’t a Google office slide long-enough get you out of there quickly.
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Clovelly Walk Residence at $8.198M
This modern house is over 6,250 sq. ft., on a 25,693 sq. ft. lot carved out of the side of a mountain. This property is so expansive that it appears that drone technology was needed just to get this amazing overhead shot. It makes us wonder, though… how would you even calculate the amount of wildlife displaced by the birth of this 2016 baby?
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Premium Penthouse at $18.68M
In 2013, this Two Harbour Green penthouse property hit the market at a whopping $19.88M, so by strategically waiting, you have already saved over $2M! This property has 360-degree views of Coal Harbour, all the mountains, Stanley Park, and shared amenities, such as pool, sauna, and virtual golf room.
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Now that we have feasted on all this real estate eye-candy, think of all calories you would burn from the effort it would take just to get from one end to the other. When meeting with the realtor, do you think it would be wise to ask the current owner to throw in a few Segways to make getting around easier?