Each week, BCBusiness takes you inside one of the most outrageously upmarket real estate offerings in the province
Address: 6-2142 Argyle Avenue, West Vancouver
The skinny: Two-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,372-square-foot condo in Dundarave
The bling: It’s that time. Time to downsize, to reduce your footprint, to take life a little easier. You worked hard, you’ve lived a (very) rich life, and now it’s time for you. A smaller space, less maintenance, in a community where, just like you, people are happy to simply eke out a quiet retirement in a luxury property that only life’s true winners can afford. As we age, it can be hard to spend time around those who don’t share our values, who look at the world through other eyes. What we want—nay, what we deserve—is to grow old having our beliefs reinforced, our achievements recognized and celebrated. So, let’s get you out of that big ol’ mansion in Vancouver and into a space where you can be who you really are. No more putting up with the constant noise of supercars and lawn services, no possibility of anyone knocking on your door and asking you to donate to charity. Here, all you’ll see from your windows are sea and sky. Yes, it’ll be an adjustment, but at least you have the entire floor to yourself. It’s time to take the pressure off, relax and focus on the important things in life: getting your exercise in as you wander between rooms to check on the golf.
The hidden extras: Three-car garage (for your super quiet supercars), exercise room (in case the golf’s rained out), in-suite laundry (in case the maid hasn’t picked up the dry cleaning yet).