Top Two

Money Matters

Arriving at the front gate you just know that money matters.

The two most expensive homes to sell since May 1st were in Vancouver and West Vancouver. Vancouver’s Osler street took top prize at $11,080,000. A West Vancouver jewel placed a close second at $10,000,000.

Number 1 – 3639 Osler

Courtesy REBGV

There isn’t much about this home that has been missed. In the heart of Shaughnessy this 15,000 square foot abode has almost everything. The listing agent describes it this way –

“One of Vancouver’s Great Estates this First Shaugnessy Mansion has over 15,000 square feet of living area on 0.9 acres of gated West facing manicured grounds. Designed by architect Loy Leyland, the home features exquisite craftsmanship using the finest materials. Perfect for entertaining or a large family the home has up to eight spacious bedrooms with ensuites and has many features including very large formal dining and living rooms, grand entrance & port-cochere, indoor pool and hot tub, chef’s kitchen, media room, library, rumpus room, hobby room, intercom system, security system, 5 car garage, and much more. This custom built property includes all high end furniture and is turn key ready to move into.” Courtesy REBGV

Of interest to market watchers is that this property was listed at $16,800,000 in January 2010. I’ll leave the calculation to you but the new owner seems to have gotten a bargain. Oh lest I forget. In case you were planning on asking your boss for a raise, the property taxes are approximately $52,000.

Number 2 – 4355 Erwin

Courtesy REBGV

West Vancouver offers some spectacular view homes. At $10,000,000 this one offered ocean side views and beach access. Erwin is described as –

“A magnificent, almost new, lux WATERFRONT res situated on a priv lvl oceanside ppty w/spectacular vws & easy beach access. This is a truly gorgeous home on one of W Van’s most sought after & desirable streets. Designed by local architect Bryce Ferguson this custom built home offers approx 5,300 sf of spacious living on 3 lvls. Lge principal rms feat beautiful curved French doors that open onto a lge priv, covered heated terrace w/outdoor FP & built in BBQ. The home feats 4 lge bdrm stes incl a lge master bdrm w/priv den, his & hers baths & 2 lge walk in dressing rms. Other principal rms incl a gourmet chef’s kit rosewood paneled priv study or den, separate DR, fully equipped wet bar, wine cellar, games rm, steam & sauna.” Courtesy REBGV

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*Disclaimer: Statistics Courtesy REBGV. While believed to be accurate they are not guaranteed.
**Numbers provided may vary as they are dynamically posted by the REBGV.

Reader Comments:

Bob Lucas Says:
June 16th, 2010 at 8:44 am

Is that house on Osler the one where Janet Kennedy Smith was found murdered in 1924?

http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=7867&&PHPSESSID=ychzfqkvzape

June 16th, 2010 at 9:04 am

@Bob
great bit of Vancouver history.
re: the current home – it is only a few years old so I would answer no. A further note is that Vancouver neighbourhoods in the 20’s were not as clearly defined. Reference is made to “Shaughnessy Heights neighbourhood of Point Grey (then a separate municipality south of Vancouver)”. I’m not certain if this would have included this address. There might be a local history buff amongst the readers who may have a more succinct answer.

Bob Lucas Says:
June 18th, 2010 at 12:23 pm

It turns out the address is 3851 Osler Avenue where Janet Smith was murdered. Nearby.

http://regardingplace.com/?p=4494

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