BCLiving takes you inside one of the most outrageously upmarket real estate offerings in the province
Address: 56 East Fifth Avenue, Vancouver
The skinny: Five-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 6,688-square-foot house on a 6,040-square-foot lot in Mount Pleasant.
The bling: Vancouver can be a tough city in which to live a truly urban life—especially if you’re loaded. I mean, it’s all just so darn pretty. And clean. Where’s the edge, right? Well, here’s your opportunity to live like the hipster you think you are without the inconvenience of moving somewhere like New York, London or Berlin and actually having to deal with all the people/traffic/grime etc. Instead you just have to drive your supercars over the Cambie Bridge deep into the mixed-use Mount Pleasant neighbourhood and the bonus cred of an East Van address. It’s perfect, let’s face it: you can blast your Vanilla Ice collection as loud as you like, as late as you like, and still only have to walk down the street for your morning bucket of green sludge (sorry, 24-ounce, nutrient-dense, enhanced superfood smoothie) that costs more than the person making it earns in an hour. Rad, man. And it gets better: this is a buy-one-get-one-free offer. Yup, buy this concrete and glass luxury pad, and you get another little heritage home out back for your guests (or, you know, a ton of rental income because no matter how rich you are, a little more pocket money never hurt). And because it’s all one property, you can probably dodge that annoying empty house tax that’s coming in next year. Win win.
The hidden extras: Massive roof deck (because views), swimming pool (because exercise), elevator (because high heels), and all the usual top-end accessories (wine room, media room, heated garage etc.)