Big Fat Deal: A Vancouver condo once owned by Van Damme (photos)

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Price: $5,288,000
Address: 3603 – 938 Nelson Street, Vancouver
MLS: V1094170
Listing agent: Karim Virani at Virani Real Estate Advisors

Previously owned by Hollywood star and martial arts expert Jean-Claude Van Damme, this downtown Vancouver home has plenty of ka-boom in the design department.
The Expendables 2 and Universal Soldier actor combined three units into one when the Wall Centre development was first completed in 2001 to create a notable 4,600-sq.-ft. pied-a-terre. Showcasing a 360-degree view of mountain peaks and ocean bordered by West Vancouver and Point Grey shorelines, “this One Wall Centre home is the definition of luxury,” says listing agent Karim Virani.
With five bedrooms and seven bathrooms, there was plenty of room for the family Van Damme. All bedrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, which follow the contours of the building and provide panoramic views of the city below.
For entertaining friends, there is a formal dining area with coffered ceiling accents, separated from the living room via a double-sided expansive gas fireplace. Limestone floors run throughout the main living area and, with the neutral colour scheme, provide a perfect canvas on which to showcase treasured art pieces and furniture.
Moving through the apartment, there is a private study, a master bedroom suite with a romantic fireplace and 150-sq.-ft. dressing room, a chef’s kitchen with built-in appliances and a sizeable centre island, and a private entrance to the residence (plus a separate lobby and entry for guests).
The car enthusiast—or multiple family members—can make use of the home’s six parking stalls, and everyone can take advantage of access to the adjoining hotel’s amenities, which include 24-hour concierge, valet parking, a fully-equipped fitness centre, a pool, a spa and salon, room service and housekeeping.
For double impact, within the condo there’s a media room complete with a fully-loaded wet bar—a perfect spot to brush up on action movies, no doubt.

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