Big Fat Deal: A house for your horse within Vancouver city limits

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Price: $9,188,000
Address: 7060 Prescott Street, Vancouver
MLS: V1102420
Listing agents: Monique Badun and Kim Craig at Macdonald Realty BGW Ltd.

From an apple orchard to a 1,200-square-foot barn, there’s little doubt this Vancouver estate feels more country than city.

Set in 1.25 acres, the 4,000-square-foot Southlands property was built by Formwerks in 1999 and extensively renovated three years ago to “reflect today’s simple yet classic design and blend seamlessly from indoors to outdoors,” according to listing agent Monique Badun.

The exterior boasts a mix of open and covered patios complete with a brick-surround outdoor fireplace, while the grounds themselves contain extensive lawns, a dedicated vegetable garden, two cottages – both with a bedroom, a bathroom and living areas – and a three-stall barn which is currently used for recreation and storage. All three buildings have been constructed using the same vertical wood siding as the main home.

With an eye firmly on an elegant country style, the interior of the two-storey house showcases distressed pale oak floors, ceiling beams, window benches, French doors and overheight windows. A stone accent wall adds a rustic charm to the family room while chandeliers in both the formal living and dining rooms create decorative focal points.

Even the kitchen continues the country theme with stone countertops and a de rigueur farmhouse sink. Invite the crowd to pull up a chair at the oversized island complete with a built-in wine cooler and a six-burner gas cooktop, or set up table at the adjoining eating area with views across the south-facing garden.

There are four bedrooms upstairs including a master suite with a 15-foot walk-in closet, a private balcony, and an uber contemporary ensuite bathroom with an egg-shaped soaker tub flanked by matching vanities.

There is also a single attached garage amid copious room for open parking.

Described as being “tucked away on a quiet street, hidden by mature landscaping,” there’s little doubt privacy is front and centre.

Nicola Way runs the property listing site