Each week, BCBusiness takes you inside one of the most outrageously upmarket real estate offerings in the province
Address: 4728 Main Street, Vancouver
The skinny: Three-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 9,440-square-foot live/work space on a 5,635-square-foot lot on Main Street.
The bling: We know it’s hard keeping your hipster cred intact when you’ve started picking up your skinny jeans at Nordstrom, but just because your handmade artisanal vegan moustache wax has been gobbled up by a multinational looking to make inroads into the “buy local” market, that doesn’t mean you have to go all west side on us. Yes, yes, you’ve naturally grown tired of the once deeply ironic, slightly subsided Vancouver Special with ceramic pineapples you’ve called home for so long. And heavens, no, we would never even think of suggesting you would consider a swank Shaughnessy abode if there were any place in East Van that could safely house your new collection of vintage skateboards. So look no further, because your non-denominational prayers have been answered: a bona fide multimillion-dollar pad on the east side’s hippest street, no less. And it’s a bohemian enough live/work space to pass even the most rigorous keeping-it-real test. Upstairs it may be all standard luxury penthouse, but the lot includes two storefronts down for your next community-enhancing projects—the gluten-free, sugar-free, caffeine-free coffee shop on one side, and the sparsely stocked, deceptively expensive men’s lifestyle boutique next door. You never need to walk those mean streets again.
The hidden extras: We know you wouldn’t dream of owning a gas guzzler, but just in case, there’s garage space for five. Despite the listing noting it as “adult oriented,” there’s a nanny suite, in case it’s too late. Security system, wine room and a rooftop deck with views, fireplace and an outdoor kitchen, for all your al fresco juicing and fermenting needs.