Big Fat Deal: $16 million to live a life aquatic in White Rock

BCBusiness takes you inside one of the most outrageously upmarket real estate offerings in the province.

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

Address: 13778 Marine Drive, White Rock

Price: $15,800,000

Listing: R2452144

The skinny: Five-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 10,743-square-foot house on 67,082 square feet in White Rock

The bling: Why White Rock, you ask? Well, where else can you look out from your massive mansion at our neighbours to the south, take a deep sigh and not even have to say, “I’m so much better than you” because it’s just implied? In another world, this could be a haven for a bunch of Americans who cross the Pacific trying to find refuge from the Orange Monster, but…nahhhh. You paid for this, and you’d prefer your waterway to be completely undisturbed.

And speaking of water, you’ve got enough here that you never have to actually go into that dirty, cold ocean. With a huge infinity pool, a hot tub and a koi pond to boot, who needs actual nature when you can just manufacture it? Good thing the interior has tall enough ceilings to cram in your ego. And what an interior it is—limestone cladding, floor-to-ceiling walls of glass in a mountain of French Normandy–inspired architecture. There’s even a whole room that seems dedicated to drinking whisky. Not that you have any sorrows to drown. 

The hidden extras: Oceanside terrace and six (!) fireplaces. Oh, and an absolutely adorable entrance gate featuring dolphins. *Lambo in the parking lot sold separately.*