Big Fat Deal: This $10-million Vancouver mansion even has a karaoke room

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Price: $9,880,000
Address: 2238 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver
MLS: V1094243
Listing agent: Karim Virani at Virani Real Estate Advisors
It’s dubbed Millionaires’ Row with good reason. This residential stretch of large detached homes with expansive landscaped grounds on Southwest Marine Drive boasts a number of famous owners who were instrumental in shaping Vancouver’s history. Owners like the Reifel family, which made a fortune from building breweries and distilleries and shipping the results down to the U.S. during prohibition—not to mention creating the Commodore Ballroom during the Great Depression in the 1930s.
Added into the glamour is a prestigious rural enclave on the doorstep: Southlands, complete with riding schools and country clubs. Few cities in the world can boast such exclusivity just 15 minutes’ away from downtown.
Described as a “contemporary masterpiece” by listing agent Karim Virani, this 10,096-sq.-ft. residence on a 27,200-sq.-ft. lot matches its $9.88-million price tag with its jaw-dropping number of dramatic architectural elements, which include a 13-foot custom-built front door, a Zen-inspired floating floor and a waterfall in the foyer—and that’s just for starters.
The home was built in 2010 and comprises five levels that were designed and constructed by VictorEric Design Group on a property with a 40-foot drop from front to back. Clean lines dominate the aesthetics of the home with wood-and-stone finishing on the exterior, while impressive soaring ceilings and window walls bathe the interior with natural light. The main level showcases elegant engineered hardwood floors with radiant heat, a living/dining room positioned to take advantage of the far-reaching southerly views toward the Fraser River and Valley, and a bespoke chef’s kitchen complete with an adjacent wok room that would make even Gordon Ramsay jealous. Eleven bedrooms and eight bathrooms offer plenty of me-time for family and guests, while the games room and (notably) the soundproofed entertainment centre with a movie theatre and karaoke will certainly get everyone mingling.
But if exercise is on the agenda for the pre-holiday season countdown, an outdoor pool and sports court will help shed the pounds. While an indoor hot tub and steam and sauna rooms complete with an outlook across the garden—as well as a private massage room—will soothe aching joints after a good gallop at Southlands, no doubt.

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