Each week, BCBusiness takes you inside one of the most outrageously upmarket real estate offerings in the province
Address: 3293 Point Grey Road, Vancouver
The skinny: Three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2544-square-feet waterfront house on a 4410-square-foot lot.
The bling: If you can live with the fact that at $11 million your piece of Point Grey Road really is at the entry level, both in price and size, you can probably live with the fact that your neighbours are more likely to invite you to be their home help, than to attend their chi-chi cocktail parties. But that’s okay, because you know that size isn’t everything and who needs to keep up with the Wilso… um, Joneses anyway? But if you did feel the need to brag—and we get it—you might point out the original architect was Arthur Erickson, you don’t just have a skinny lap pool, you also have a waters’ edge infinity whirlpool, a full-size rooftop deck, a fire pit and yes, floor-to-ceiling windows that open flush, bringing the outside in. Offer to show them all the custom walnut millwork and the ridiculously sexy kitchen and bathroom. They may be convinced even before you casually reference the garden wall art. And if that still isn’t enough to propel you up the Point Grey hierarchy, just start talking about your ski in/ski out property in Whistler, your Costa Rican coffee plantation, the castle in Scotland and the penthouse in Shanghai. Seriously, did they think this pied-à-terre in Vancouver was your only home. Phhht. Who are these people, anyway?
The hidden extras: Air conditioning, radiant heat, 2625 square feet of outdoor decks, easy access (especially with this postcode) to the local private yacht and tennis clubs.