Each week, BCLiving takes you inside one of the most outrageously upmarket real estate offerings in the province
Address: 3145 West 53rd Avenue, Vancouver
The skinny: Five-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 7,100-square-foot house plus outbuildings on 2.5 acres in Southlands.
The bling: Here it is: the property you’ve just been waiting for all the foreigners everywhere to be priced out of. Oh yes, your money is going to go a lot further now you don’t have to put up with the overseas investors driving up prices and paying over-asking for everything just because they can. They won’t have the wiggle room to pony up a full 15 per cent of $21 million, right? So give it a week or two, and chances are, they’ll be practically giving this cute little country pile away. Sweet! Finally, you’ll be able to get on the property ladder—and what a property. Room for everyone—and that goes double for bathrooms—a barn for the horses, a heated garage for the car collection and even a built-in espresso machine (that barista experience never goes to waste). Not to mention the oodles of extra cash you’ll make renting out all the spare rooms on Airbnb.
The hidden extras: Swimming pool, pool house, fire pit, media room, gym and the real deal clincher—a beverage fridge.