BCLiving takes you inside one of the most outrageously upmarket real estate offerings in the province
Address: 2106 S.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver
The skinny: Six-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 10,595-square-foot Vancouver estate on more than four acres of land.
The bling: This, my friend, is all the bling. Ever. Sold for something close to a mere $11 million two years ago, the estate has been completely remodelled for the modern power executive who likes to throw his money around. I bet you’re glad you waited for it to come back on the market fully stripped and fully inflated. Gone are all the dusty old period features and pokey rooms of the historic 1929 house that once graced this space—though we would be remiss if we didn’t note that the mock Tudor theme and original wood hasn’t been completely eviscerated. But those small parts of the original property held back by pesky rules and regulations are almost entirely avoidable in day-to-day living—this does, after all, claim to be the largest estate property in the city. Yeah, baby! Here is your chance to live in the ultimate McMansion: an unapologetically obnoxious testament to excess, built with no recourse to taste or decency. This is a home for the man with insatiable appetites; the man who has everything but still wants more. Buy it and you’ll have a 65-foot infinity pool and hot tub. Want more? Well, there’s the huge private lake and you need a private golf cart to reach it and there’s a private six-hole golf course when you get there. See: there’s no end of private stuff to show off to all your friends and their second wives. It’s perfect.
The hidden extras: Self-contained guest wing, servants quarters, gym, movie theatre, wine cellar and tasting room, cigar room (seriously, time to break out those big bad Cubanos).