Big Fat Deal: $5 million for the simple life in suburbia

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

Address: 7, 12530 241 Sreet, Maple Ridge
Price: $5,188,888
MLS: R2070267
The skinny: Six-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 10,615-square-foot home on an acre of land in Maple Ridge.
The bling: This is what you’ve been waiting for. No more dropping your multimillions on city living, surrounded by top-notch restaurants and cultural amenities. Oh no, enough of that walk-friendly, bike-friendly life, of sidewalks and streets, diversity and opportunity… Now your true dream can be realized: spend gazillions to live in the suburbs. Huzzah! Drive everywhere. Drive thru. Drive into your gated estate and shut the world out. Who needs community and conversation, chance encounters and the possibility of a more evolved world view when you can have acres of space, a flat screen TV in every room, and your own narrow-minded insularity to keep you warm at night? You go right ahead and paint your daughter’s room pink and your son’s room blue. Then spend your evenings pumping iron in your full-sized gym so you can look good in that hot tub. Life is so much simpler in the suburbs.
The hidden extras: Games room, sauna, wine cellar, office, hot tub, media room, nanny suite, more lawn than the tennis courts at Wimbledon.