Each week, BCBusiness takes you inside one of the most outrageously upmarket real estate offerings in the province
Address: 6908 Wiltshire Street, Vancouver
The skinny: Eight-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 5,698-square-foot property on a 9,500-square-foot lot in tony South Granville.
The bling: It’s tricky when you have pots of money: expectations can be so high. And when you’re a regular boring old suburbanite, unused to high-concept design, or even high-end finishings, finding a place that reflects your new and substantial wealth without compromising the down-to-earth comfort you know is the true you can be tough. But never fear, the Vancouver property market is here to serve, and with this gargantuan homage to mediocrity slap bang in well-to-do South Granville, you can flaunt your extraordinary net worth without compromising your very ordinary tastes. Built with nary a thought to curb appeal, this pre-HGTV home is the epitome of not giving a damn. Heck, there’s even a pink jacuzzi circa 1980. Endless nondescript beige rooms await your shag carpets and La-Z-Boys, and the triple garage means you can keep driving that very practical Nissan Cube with no concern you may be lowering the tone of the ’hood.
The hidden extras: So hidden, we’re still looking for them. Seriously, if you think $10 million should, at the very least, buy you a media room, wine cellar, wet bar and Italian marble floors, then you’re not the man of the people you pretend to be. In that case, just do what any other self-respecting billionaire would: knock it down and start again. Self-respect be damned.