Vancouver’s Most Expensive Homes: $14 Million For Home With History

Would you pay nearly $14 million to share a wall with your neighbors?

For sale in one of Vancouver’s most expensive neighborhoods is one of the Point Gray Townhouses, designed by the late world-renowned Canadian architect Arthur Erickson, who is known for his style of bringing the outdoors in.

The real estate agents behind the $13.8 million listing were quick to point out that this particular home is not a mansion in the traditional sense. Although the house “shares a wall” with its neighbor, Officer Shona Hurst says it is considered a detached house rather than a townhome.

Unlike a modern mansion, the property is not stratified.

The mansions, depending on who you ask, were built in the 1960s on six properties for five clients, “each with completely different tastes and requirements,” says the architect’s website.

The houses are all different but intended to have some unity in their structure.

For sale by Hurst and Alix Brown, of Alix & Shona: Dexter Associates Realty, the home is at 3281 Point Gray Rd.

Located right on the water, it offers what Hurst and Brown call “surprising expansive views from every level.”

The three levels span over 3,000 square feet, with the private master suite on the top floor and decks on all sides except the west.

It has a courtyard with ‘mature gardens’, an attached garage and driveway for parking up to five vehicles, and a gate to the side and front.

It has a total of three bathrooms and four bedrooms.

The house has been up for sale for 58 days, according to the listing, and while it’s priced high, that price is actually $1 million lower than what was requested last year.

Hurst said the price was adjusted when the property was put back on the market this spring. The new price reflects a different sale.

While the home may seem big to apartment owners and renters, realtors say they’re looking for downsizers looking for strata fees they may have to pay elsewhere.

When asked about the best features, Hurst said the 32-foot frontage on the water, as well as ocean and city views from all levels make the list.

And she mentioned the courtyard that you can enjoy on all three levels, inside and out – just like Erickson’s style.

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