To the surprise of no one, the most expensive homes in the Lower Mainland are in Vancouver proper and West Vancouver. There are some pricey domiciles in White Rock , too, but even the costliest of these piles ($15.8 million) is asking just over half of the costliest on this list, 1438 W. 32nd’s $28,880,000.
According to REW.ca , these are the homes with the most stratospheric price tags.
1. $35,880,000: 3019 Point Grey Rd.
Six bedrooms, five bathrooms, 6,857 sq. ft.
This waterfront residence is situated on a 12,297-square-foot estate. The four-level mansion features walk-out view-side terraces and manicured private gardens.
2. $35,800,000: 1233 Tecumseh Ave.
Seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, 12,314 sq. ft.
Features of this luxury Shaughnessy estate include soaring high ceilings, custom millwork, elevator, in-ceiling custom LED lights, a self-contained accessory building, an enormous steel/glass wine/cognac room, Japanese garden, aquarium, and art gallery corridor. Architecture by Airey Group, landscape by Paul Sangha, and interiors by HB Design.
3. $28,880,000: 1438 W. 32nd Ave.
Seven bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 10,663 sq. ft.
Designer/builder T. Jones Group teamed up with Sublime Interiors on Elements Estate, which was selected as a finalist in five categories for the 2020 International Design & Architecture Awards and in four categories for the 2020 Homebuilders Association of Vancouver Awards for Housing Excellence. The Feng Shui-inspired design incorporates five elements – fire, earth, water, metal and wood. Features include a grand foyer with a curved staircase and ceilings adorned with Venetian marble dust, an outdoor kitchen, pizza oven, hot tub, pool, waterfalls, full bar, theatre, and gym.
4. $26,988,000: 3689 Selkirk St.
12 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, 16,655 sq. ft.
The largest heritage A estate ever built in Shaughnessy, the Rosemary Estate is an example of Tudor Revival architecture by MacLure and Fox and built 1912-15 for whiskey baron Albert Tulk. The foyer features 20 ft ceilings, a massive gold chandelier, a grand staircase of carved oak, and one of the mansion’s 11 fireplaces. Beamed ceilings and walls are panelled in mahogany, walnut, and oak. The Rosemary has undergone a five-year, multi-million dollar restoration, and modern upgrades include a La Cornue/Gaggenau kitchen with huge rosewood island and a separate caterer’s kitchen. Modern spa-inspired baths in Carrara marble for the home’s nine bedrooms complement vintage fittings and tiles. An attached coach house includes three more bedrooms.
5. $21,500,000: 1611 Drummond Dr.
Five bedrooms, five bathrooms, 6,394 sq. ft.
This Point Grey estate stretches out over 1.3 acres with ocean and mountain views. The main floor includes a spacious formal living room and dining room plus a large den, and the basement features a recreation room and wet bar. A private secured gated entry leads to a front entrance with circular driveway overlooking the water and park-like gardens with fruit trees.
1. $28,000,000: 1243 Chartwell Place.
Six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, 20,279 sq. ft.
Situated on a 2.82-acre double lot, this home was rebuilt in 2017 in West Coast contemporary style. Features include a massive living area, great hallway, indoor pool, spa, media room, wine cellar, and library, as well as an outdoor tennis court, huge terrace, and private access to a creek.
2. $25,000,000: 2929 Mathers Ave.
10 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, 16,245 sq. ft.
Colonial architecture meets contemporary design and bespoke finishings in this home, which was substantially renovated in 2012. Amenities include a six-car show garage with bar and lounge, 20’ high curved glass wine wall with a 1500-bottle capacity, two gourmet kitchens, wood-fired pizza oven, steam room/sauna, bowling lane, indoor fire pit, theatre/screening area, custom-built aquarium, saltwater pool, hot tub, outdoor BBQ area, and cigar humidor.
3. $22,880,000: 5340 Seaside Place
Four bedrooms, five bathrooms, 6,412 sq. ft.
Designed by Russell Hollingsworth, this mansion features concrete roofing, limestone floors, an infinity pool, built-in custom-made furnishings, geothermal radiant heating, a theatre, and wine cellar. It’s located in Seaside Place, a 12,626-square-foot gated property with 89’ of shoreline.
4. $22,800,000: 5358 Kensington Cresc.
Seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, 12,254 sq. ft.
Sitting above the West Vancouver waterfront, this custom-built mansion has been crafted with Italian materials, including imported marble flooring. The gated estate sprawls across almost one acre of manicured lawns, geometric hedges/topiaries, custom stonework, and palm trees. Features include over 100 square feet of custom wrought iron railings, gate, and fencing, Art Deco-inspired double door entry, and a custom-made 2.5 metre Austrian crystal chandelier. Bonus: this home is built on a rock and in the shape of a dragon, the most powerful symbol of yang energy.
5. $21,988,000: 5240 Marine Dr.
Five bedrooms, five bathrooms, 7,724 sq. ft.
This Tudor home includes balconies and a finished basement with a self-contained nanny suite and a three-car garage. The property includes access to a private sandy beach, rolling lawns, a heated in-ground 40′ x 20′ pool overlooking the ocean, and a beach house with kitchen, washroom and washer/dryer.