Take a look inside the priciest house up for sale in Vancouver
This sprawling, 25,340 square-foot property is just steps from Shaughnessy Park
There’s a housing crisis going on in Vancouver. Perhaps you’ve noticed. Perhaps you’ve felt personally squeezed out of the market due to the exorbitant prices.
But maybe you haven’t, in which case, the real crisis is probably what to do with all that money spilling out of your pockets. Do you buy larger pants? Pants with more pockets? A larger wallet, perhaps? Or maybe you spring for the largest wallet money can buy: a really big house.
For just shy of $40 million, you can even buy the priciest home on the market in the city of Vancouver: the sprawling, seven-bedroom Shaughnessy mansion located at 1233 Tecumseh Avenue.
Built in 1922 and completely rebuilt and updated in recent years, this dynamic, private lair is perfect for comic book super villains or even their real-life, modern-day counterpart, the casual billionaire. Quit twirling your moustache and make an offer!
This sprawling, 25,340 sq.ft. property is just steps from Shaughnessy Park, although one wonders why you’d ever go out when you’ve got a lush green space, a koi pond visible even from the basement lounge, and a swimming pool at the house. What’s out there for you that isn’t in here for you already? Stay inside and go a little mad like Howard Hughes, if you like.
There’s also this weird frog statue. Haven’t you always wanted one of those?
This single-family home has everything, including room for several more families. It has seven bedrooms, including a self-contained guest building with pool access, so you can host your friends from a safe distance.
It has nine bathrooms — perfect for anyone that thinks eight bathrooms just isn’t enough. This one even has a free-standing tub, so you can sink into a relaxing bath, close your eyes and pretend you’re in a little yacht for mice.
It has five fireplaces, so you can easily forget where you built that fire. This majestic, two-level home even has an in-house elevator, so you can get from the downstairs to the upstairs without all that needless legwork. Look at this staircase. It’s like 12 steps! Anything with that many steps is an Ikea manual, and you’ve long since evolved beyond assemble-at-home furniture.
And if your fondness for this home isn’t already deeply-felt, take a gander at the basement pool table, which is also deeply felt. You’re sure to snooker more than the equitable distribution of wealth on this blue baby. Rack ’em up!
The office features shelving for your many leather-bound books, dimmable LED lighting for long nights of brooding, and a high-backed swivel chair so you can greet visitors by spinning around to reveal yourself and your sinister lap-cat as you say, “bwahahaha I’ve been expecting you.”
The larger-than-life dining room features high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows so you can enjoy the lush greenery just outside. Plus it’s one of those cool, super-long dining tables that rich people on TV have, where they sit really far apart in a visual metaphor for their strained relationships. Pass the salt!
Finally and most importantly, the extravagant kitchen is open-concept, so you can see the living room TV from one of the sinks. We’d expect nothing less for one of Vancouver’s spiffiest homes.
The other sink, opposite several gas stoves and an embedded oven, is long enough to bathe several small dogs at once. No more tedious trips to the puppy spa for you!
This home is currently listed for just $39,980,000, but if your world view is in any way distorted by having that kind of cash on hand, you’re sure to find it’s money well-spent.
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