The strength of the Vancouver real estate market is never more apparent than when you consider the plethora of Vancouver mansions for sale. As one of the strongest markets nationwide, Vancouver real estate has quickly exceeded pre-recession levels on almost every statistical front from prices to sales. Not surprisingly, the luxury housing market has also far exceeded pre-recession levels, with luxury home sales expected to reach 550 in 2011. In 2000, that figure was a mere 10 luxury home sales; clearly Vancouver mansions have garnered a lot of attention over the past decade. Here is a list of the top Vancouver mansions for sale; they are excellent idea of the types of properties some of us only dream of owning.
4798 Drummond Drive
Listed at roughly $18,000,000, this exceptional residence located in the Point Grey area, this custom-built mansion boasts a 37,800 square foot lot complete with sculptured gardens, a beautiful fountain, and circular driveway. This 3 level home also features an 8 car garage, 8 bedrooms, and 8 full and 3 half bathrooms. Entertain guests in a formal dining room, enjoy private his/her offices, and cook up a storm in your gourmet kitchen.
3719 Selkirk Street
This fine, French-inspired work of art is located in the heart of Shaughnessy and includes more than 10,000 square feet of luxury living space. The garden enhanced lot culminates in an elaborate entrance hall with a sweeping-curved staircase. Marble floors, lofted ceilings, and formal dining room give an air of elegance and sophistication. The property is currently listed at $15,700,000.
4898 Fannin Avenue
New to the market, this Point Grey property offers a rare opportunity to own acreage near the heart of the city. Located on 1 full acre of lush landscape, this private residence offers 7 beautifully decorated bedrooms, large foyer entrance, formal dining and living rooms, and even a heated conservatory. The open concept gourmet kitchen is the perfect spot to experiment with your culinary creativity, or to kick off a great weekend BBQ next to your heated outdoor pool. At $14,980,000 this home clocks in at number 3 of our top 5 Vancouver mansions for sale.
5662 Newton Wynd
Recently listed at $13,500,000, this home is described as a bungalow with basement. But with 4,378 square feet of living space, this home is hardly a bungalow. Most impressive about this property is the 103’ x 300’ lot, which offers an unprecedented opportunity to build your dream home in Vancouver. The current house offers spacious living room, dining room, and library with exceptional mountain and ocean views.
3837 Alexandra Street
Rounding out our top 5 Vancouver mansions for sale is this lovely 4-level, 7,959 square foot home in the upscale Shaughnessy neighbourhood. One of the most prestigious homes on our list, this property boasts a massive 32,000 square foot lot. In the home you’ll enjoy a formal cross hall living and dining room, high ceilings, and original hardwood floors. With a bright and spacious kitchen, wood burning fireplace, and cozy family room overlooking a lagoon-shaped outdoor pool, this property offers classic comforts with modern accents.