Big Fat Deal: $9.2 million for your own spirit lodge

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

Address: 525 Feathertop Way, Big White
Price: $9,200,000
MLS: 10094899

The skinny: Four-bedroom, two-bathroom 10,000-sq.-ft. luxury log cabin situated in Big White ski resort.
The bling: Imagine the house Fred Flintstone would build if he won the lottery—all massive tree trunks, protruding knotty beams and Rundle rocks—and then make it twice the size. You can’t really argue with the materials—beautiful salvaged old-growth cedar logs—but subtlety was clearly not top of mind when putting them together. A cross between a tree house on steroids and the kind of warped fairy grotto in the forest Bela Lugosi might frequent, the award-winning “White Spirit Lodge” will need owners with personalities bigger than their pocketbooks to have a hope of bringing this intimidating space to life. Conceived and constructed by the “Timber Kings” of HGTV fame, the lodge illustrates exactly why “have chainsaw, will chop” is not necessarily the first qualification most people look for in architects or interior designers.
The hidden extras:
If you’re living here, you have to love the slopes. Ski in, ski out, then warm up by one of the three huge fireplaces or jump in the hot tub. Four bedrooms may sound a bit skimpy at this price, but if you’re paying, you get the master suite—all whopping 1,400 square feet of it.