A piece of Vancouver history can be yours for $10 million

Gabriola House at the corner of Davie and Nicola Streets in Vancouver.

The Rogers Sugar mansion, up for sale, is a survivor; for the last 113 years, the home at Davie and Nicola in Vancouver’s West End has seen many reincarnations

One of Vancouver’s most iconic homes, Gabriola House, is on the market. The pricetag: $10 million. Also known as the Rogers Sugar mansion, the house was built in 1901 for American transplant B.T. Rogers, the founder of Rogers Sugar, and its A-list heritage status protects it from demolition—the recent fate of many historical West End homes. 
The Samuel Maclure-designed mansion with its Gabriola Island sandstone (hence its name) has been an upscale apartment building and was most recently a restaurant, but it has sat vacant for the last six years. The 25,938-sq.-ft. property includes the mansion itself, 26 parking stalls and supposedly a hidden tunnel that led to a bootleg-friendly nightclub during the prohibition years.