Ultra-luxury real estate: Inside Metro Vancouver’s must-see homes
Published Wednesday, May 13, 2015 6:00AM PDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 13, 2015 7:05PM PDT
Vancouver’s real estate market is arguably the hottest in the country, and that includes ultra-luxury listings. Consumer reporter Lynda Steele just toured some of the poshest digs the area has to offer.
For starters, Steele visited a West Vancouver 5,600 square foot ultra-luxury dream home, built last year. The property offers four bedrooms and five bathrooms and is situated on a private oceanside bluff.
The asking price? $15,980,000.
Outside, you can enjoy a black-tiled infinity plunge pool, a stone hot tub and more.
"The patios descend down the property to a Sea-Doo launch, which is automatic and allows you to drop the Sea-Doos right into the ocean," said realtor Jason Soprovich.
Inside the fully automated smart home is a Cadillac kitchen with top of the line appliances, custom cabinetry, stone floors and marble counters.
A Swarovski crystal chandelier hangs from the dining room ceiling and you can store your wine in a built-in marble wine case.
The master bedroom has sprawling views of the ocean and its own private terrace.
From the ultra-modern mansion, to a grand old lady from Vancouver’s past, Steele visited a 6,800-square-foot Tudor mansion next.
The home was built in 1912 in Shaughnessy and offers six bedrooms and five bathrooms on a 21,000-square-foot lot.
The asking price? $12,888,000.
"It’s the perfect marriage between fabulous days of yore and modern luxury living," said realtor Elisabeth Radcliffe.
The past is reflected in rich oak paneled walls, antique chandeliers and spectacular museum-quality stained glass panels in the stairwell and library.
A $3-million makeover has brought several modern touches to this historic home. The plumbing, electrical and mechanical have been completely replaced.
The grand home is nestled in a park-like setting, complete with its own babbling brook.
But if you're thinking of making an offer on that Tudor home, you’re too late. It just sold for $10.1 million. The oceanfront luxury home is still available.