Steve Burgess

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Apr 24, 2020
Can we build a greener, more livable future for B.C.? Dreams, meet reality

This article was originally published in our March issue, before the COVID-19 pandemic came to Canada. The future looks bright. That’s not necessarily a good thing. Climate change forecasts speak of blazing heat, raging wildfires and the sun shining down on...

Apr 1, 2020
Big Fat Deal: $6.5 million for a Langley house with all of the bathrooms

Address: 19870 3B Avenue, Langley Price: $6,500,000 Listing: R2426692 The skinny: Eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 13,289 square feet, 87,120-square-foot property The bling: “What the world needs now,” sang Jackie de Shannon, “is love, sweet love” Not to disagree with Jackie—she makes a good point—but what the...

Mar 10, 2020
Big Fat Deal: $5.6 million to live damn nice on Beaver Creek

Address: 585 Beaver Creek Road, Beaverdekk, B.C. Price: $5,679,000 Listing: 10181389 The skinny: Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, 5548 square feet, 670 acre ranch. The bling: Looking for the perfect getaway? How about a place that doesn’t even exist? Getaways don’t any more away than that. The location of...

Feb 27, 2020
Big Fat Deal: $5.2 million to drink in the view at your own Okanagan lakefront winery

Address: 20818 Mcdougald Road, Summerland Price: $5,200,000 Listing: 180598 The skinny: Five bedrooms, four bathrooms, 3,600-square-foot house, 13-acre lakefront property The bling: Do you like wine? A glass of wine with dinner? A bottle of wine with friends? Five acres of grapes in your yard? (Some...

Feb 18, 2020
Big Fat Deal: $5.5 million for a Shuswap Lake hideaway not yet fit for a prince

Address: 2403 Rocky Point Road, Blind Bay Price: $5,495,000 Listing: 10163921 The skinny: Two-bedroom, one-bathroom home, located on 4.62 acres on Shuswap Lake The bling: Want to get away from it all? No, seriously. On the run from paparazzi, TV cameras, the Buckingham Palace Guard, your grandmother-in-law? You couldn’t...

Jan 30, 2020
Cruise ships raise economic tides, but tread some rocky waters environmentally

They glide in and out of Coal Harbour like massive wedding cakes or, in the worst-case scenario for passengers, 15-storey petri dishes. Starting in April, typically, cruise ships are a daily presence in Vancouver for much of the year. The...

Jan 17, 2020
Big Fat Deal: $5 million for a Tuscan castle by the sea on Vancouver Island

Address: 10493 Allbay Road, Sidney Price: $4,900,000 Listing: 415618 The skinny: Three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 5,438-square-foot mansion on an 11,110-square-foot waterfront property The bling: Tuscany by the sea, they call it. Well, medieval Tuscany was a fractious kind of place, and it was often necessary to repel...

Jan 7, 2020
Big Fat Deal: $5 million for a False Creek condo fit for an athlete

Address: 1102 – 181 Athletes Way, Vancouver Price: $4,788,000 Listing: R2414013 The skinny: Two-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2137-square-foot sub-penthouse overlooking False Creek The bling: Hello athletes! Welcome to Athletes Way. Before we look at this lovely property today, please let us know: What sort of athlete...

Dec 19, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $4.5 million for a house of doom on the waterfront in West Vancouver

Address: 6177 Nelson Avenue, West Vancouver Price: $4,490,000 Listing: R2356395 The skinny: Four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 3,926-square-foot house of doom on a 32,668-square-foot waterfront lot in West Vancouver The bling: It's nice to be admired. Though maybe not so much if you’re a turkey and Christmas...

Nov 28, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $7 million for Tommy Chong's joint in West Vancouver

Address: 4488 Ross Crescent, West Vancouver Price: $6,999,000 Listing: R2420024 The skinny: Tommy Chong's four-bedroom, five-bathroom, 4,022-square-foot home in West Vancouver The bling: Tommy Chong of Cheech & Chong fame is selling his place. It's quite a joint: $7,000,000 gets you four bedrooms, five bathrooms and as many bong rooms as you want. No need...

Nov 21, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $4 million for a Built Green White House in North Vancouver

Address: 698 Westhyde Place, North Vancouver Price: $4,288,000 Listing: R2399325 The skinny: Six-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 5,446-square-foot neoclassical palace on a 9,690-square-foot lot in North Vancouver The bling: This six-bedroom palace has been certified by Built Green Canada. But it isn't green. It's white. Really, really...

Nov 1, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $4 million for Haus Heidi in Whistler

Address: 7115 Nester's Road , Whistler Price: $4,200,000 Listing: R2309320 The skinny: Eight-bedroom, eight-bathroom Bavarian-style B&B on nearly an acre of land in Whistler The bling: Have you always longed to be a slumlord? No, wait, that's not what the write-up says—it says “Have...

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