Big Fat Deal: The most expensive house for sale in the country is in Whistler, and it’s a doozy

BCBusiness takes you inside one of the most outrageously upmarket real estate offerings in the province.


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

Address: 5462 Stonebridge Dr.

Price: $39,000,000

Listing: R2705634

The skinny: 10-bedroom, six-bathroom, 8,700 sq ft house on 7.27 acres in Whistler.

The bling: Hoo boy. Let’s ball.

To absolutely no one’s surprise, the most expensive home for sale in Canada is located in our province. (Though, to be fair, the entries from Ontario and Quebec aren’t far behind.) This is great news if you are realtor Maggi Thornhill—who stands to make an unfathomable amount of money when this home finds an owner—or if you have $39 million burning a hole in your pocket.

So step up, tech founder with a bad haircut or rapper with the prefix Lil’. This massive estate that could double as an airplane hangar sits above Alta Lake. That is, of course, if you ever find yourself leaving the property. Let’s cut to the chase: this place is beautiful. It’s an absolute stunning mix of concrete and glass which literally could be the meeting grounds for the next G7 conference. And it sits in (what seems like, at least) the middle of the forest.

But let’s talk about the video that the real estate firm released.

No, it’s not a car ad, as much of it would have you believe. It’s a four-minute (!) avant garde telling of a middle-aged man who wears full bike gear while a narrator muses about Whistler’s tranquility (I guess he’s never been to Buffalo Bill’s).

From the zippy cuts at certain points to watching this man walk down the stairs and make coffee and sip it in painstakingly real-time, this thing is all over the place.

It’s not until later—when The Man enters his temperature-controlled wine room and emerges with a bottle—that we finally see another person. It’s a mysterious female and they exchange no words while drinking wine and swimming together in perfect synchronicity.

The narrator closes it all with “A space that demands that you feel, that you live, that you exist—in the here and now.” And I’m still not sure whether we’re watching an ad for a house or the next Terrence Malick movie.

The hidden extras: This place has a freaking elevator. Enough said.