Big Fat Deal: $7.5 million for California dreamin’ in Port Moody

Inside a $7.5-million three-bedroom, four-bathroom, 3,456-square-foot house on a 3,741-square-foot waterfront lot in Port Moody

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

Address: 920 Alderside Road, Port Moody

Price: $7,448,000

Listing: R2271964

The skinny: Three-bedroom, four-bathroom, 3,456-square-foot house on a 3,741-square-foot lot in Port Moody

The bling: Wowza! There’s some pretty smart forward-thinking going on here. Yes, we may live in a rainforest right now, but give it a few years, and you can be sure we’ll be the Californians of Canada. Just imagine: blue skies year round, fresh limes for your margarita growing on your very on-trend living wall. Pretty sweet. And it’s frankly refreshing to see a house so fully prepared, so enthusiastically embracing that dry, hot future we can only wait patiently to receive as our own. The nights spent watching the psychedelic forest fire sunsets, the hoarding of as much bottled water as your wallet allows (and yes, we know a wallet as voluminous as yours is more than capable of keeping your family more hydrated than the next). So roll up those banknotes—and those floor-to-ceiling window walls—and start sunning yourself on the surety of global warming. Well, OK, you’ll only be able to sleep without a bedroom wall twice a year for now, but there’s hardly any reason not to bathe with the wind and rain in your hair or eat with a fresh sou’westerly breezing through your barn doors. After all, you can always warm up with a little lie-down on the radiant heated floor of the elevator. Call it fuzzy logic.

The hidden extras: Burrard Inlet views, deepwater dock, absolutely no need for curtains, ever