BCBusiness takes you inside one of the most outrageously upmarket real estate offerings in the province
Address: 2707 Point Grey Road, Vancouver
The skinny: Four-bedroom, five-bathroom, 5,269-square-foot waterfront home in Kitsilano
The bling: How many fireplaces do you need to get by? In a pinch? Could you manage with, say, four? Couldn’t that lead to hypothermia, or at the very least fist fights amid the jostling crowds of Saturday night hot dog toasters?
Well, stop sweating about such hypothetical nightmare scenarios. This Point Grey waterfront property offers you seven fireplaces. That's probably enough for any contingency, not counting kilns and hibachis.
Of course that kind of fireplace-sufficient peace of mind doesn’t come cheap—the asking price works out to roughly $2.5 million per fireplace. But don’t think of it that way. You get some other stuff, too, like a sprinkler system. That’s handy in case of fire. Also more than 5,200 square feet of potential marshmallow storage.
There’s a skylight in case you get bored with all that romantic fireside glow, a huge patio deck (with plenty of room to set up a barbecue), plus a kitchen with an “embedded oven” in case you get tired of s’mores for breakfast, lunch and supper. And air conditioning because, let’s face it, seven fireplaces going full-blast in August can make things a bit sticky.
Still, it’s a very handy set-up. After you cough up almost $18 million and close to $100,000 in annual property taxes, you’ll probably be eating a lot of hot dogs and campfire beans. Here you’ll have your choice of seven rooms to cook them in.
The hidden extras: Located along the Point Grey bike path, which will be handy if you can manage to steal a bike.