Big Fat Deal: $13 million to have it easy going green in Shaughnessy

Inside a five-bedroom, six-bathroom, 5,766-square-foot house on a 17,991-square-foot lot in Shaughnessy

Each week, BCBusiness takes you inside one of the most outrageously upmarket real estate offerings in the province

Address: 1098 Wolfe Avenue, Vancouver

Price: $12,980,000

Listing: R2307754

The skinny: Five-bedroom, six-bathroom, 5,766-square-foot house on a 17,991-square-foot lot in Shaughnessy

The bling: It’s time you had it all. It really is. Living in the city can be such a drag—all those people getting in your way, parking in front of your property, walking their dogs on your sidewalk, talking loudly…. True, you could stump up for a weekend retreat, but then you’re stuck navigating the great unwashed on the Friday night road rush out of town, or worse, sharing a ferry with them and their Triple Os. Oh, the horror! Right? So it’s only natural that, in a city where space is at a premium and the single family home way of life is constantly under threat from people who don’t even have a down payment to their name, you should have your own large slice of luxury living space close to everything but hidden from the rest of humanity. And, lest anyone even think of calling your integrity into question (as if!), you can pull out this home’s lengthy (and expensive) eco credentials: geothermal heating, green roof, rainwater filtration system, permeable site paving—enough to offset the emissions from at least one of the Lamborghinis.

The hidden extras: Air conditioning, elevator, hot tub, three-car garage, Turkish limestone and engineered bamboo floors