Big Fat Deal: $15 million for a luxe Locarno beach pad

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

Address: 4608 North West Marine Drive
Price: $14,900,000
MLS: V1141131
The skinny: Four-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 6,900-square-foot four-level home across from Locarno Beach on a 9,288-square-foot lot.
The bling: From the outside, it may look like a game of Jenga nearing collapse, but inside, this Point Grey beach house is all about suave sophistication. Oh, yes, if you’re into slick, sexy interiors accented with the softest of soft furnishings, this could be the pricey pad you feel is worthy of sinking you and your big bucks into; from pale pink to plum, rarely has so much velour been stretched across a single residence. Listen, what’s the point of making all those profitable shadow flips if you can’t spend the rest of your life just lounging around feeling smug? But don’t worry, just when the decor gets a little too feminine for you, there’s the glass-enclosed circular marble staircase, jutting determinedly upward—like a giant fireman’s pole—through the centre of the whole house. For a smoother ride, a flashy curved chrome-and-glass elevator is also available to shoot you up and down inside. So pull on your plushest bathrobe over your leopard print Speedos and relax, man. Here’s a house that opens to a deck at every turn, making a top-up tan available every few steps. And those tiny trunks will be worth their weight in spandex when you move off the sofa straight into the pool, then out for a quick steam or sauna before a glass or two of bubbly in the hot tub, and then back to retire after a pit stop in the master bedroom’s “his and hers” bathrooms. Keep the mystery alive, people.
The hidden extras: Media room, multi-car garage, seven (!) bathrooms, steam room/ -sauna, hot tub and air conditioning.