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Saturna Island Vineyard

$15,000,000

A truly exceptional property on Saturna Island. Imagine owning a 60 acre vineyard on a south facing slope with Gulf Island views. In total there are 78 acres including a waterfront house just under 3200 sq ft with a guest cottage, Infiniti pool and a dock for your boat or float plane. The vines in the vineyard are of 10 to 12 years of age and just this year won two medals at the 2008 All Canadian Wine Championships, a silver for the Estate Pinot Noir and a gold for the Vintners’ Select Chardonnay. A hand crafted wood barn was converted into a fully licensed restaurant with seating for 60 overlooking the vineyard. An indoor winery comes complete with 10,000 sq ft of space, and processing equipment for all your winemaking needs. Zoning has been approved to build an exclusive 20 unit vineyard Inn to further enhance the property. The waterfront home is completely private and secluded from the vineyards commercial activities.

West Vancouver » Whytecliff 7050 Marine Drive

$9,500,000

It is my pleasure to present one of West Vancouver’s finest waterfront residences. This property is only feet from the waters edge. It is situated at the mouth of Bachelor Bay and has a tiny little island attached to the property. The home is Santa Fe styling with approximetaly 4000 sq ft of living space, seperate wings, 2 suite areas and a great putting green overlooking the water. The waves almost splash on your patios.

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Kelowna » Okanagan 240 Ambridgefeld Road

$7,900,000

Over 38 plush acres lined by colors of liquid amber and earth green with 360 degree views in the heart of the Okanagan’s wine country, set the ambience for this estate of unsurpassed grandeur. Never before has such a distinguished estate been offered within this serene and private area of Upper Mission, Kelowna; one of the most exclusive and desirable regions in the Okanagan. Sculptural forms, disappearing walls of glass and graceful arcing lines give movement to the structure creating a dynamic interplay between interior and exterior spaces as well as the lake Okanagan views beyond. A perfect complement to its setting, this captivating design is an impeccably merged composition of materials, spaces & light. This home captivates all of your senses from the moment you enter.

Abbotsford 29444 58th St

$7,000,000

LARGEST MLS RESIDENCE LISTING IN CANADA - This home is one acre in size 44,430 sq. ft. and it rests on 20 acres of land. Finest materials & workmanship. Massive rooms (50+ total), imported hardwoods/marble, concrete steel reinforced construction, 200’ tunnel to hotel size swimming pool/spa, photoshop, computer lab, music room seating 10, 16 seat movie theatre, wine cellar w/tasting room, walk-in freezer & cooler. ‘State of the Art’ engineering w/geo-thermal & back up power plants, industrial size water treatment plant & infloor hotwater heating. Residence is at Final Stage of landscaping & finishing (structural complete w/occupancy permit) awaiting Buyers preferences. Contract available to complete landscaping/finishing.


Orcas Island - Wash 230 Rustic Homestead Ln

Sechelt Lots 1 and 2 Redroof Rd

$6,500,000

Newer construction with materials sourced from the Mid-west and East Coast by builder B.Crone and A.Wiley and Son (similar work featured in Architectural Digest and other publications). Interiors designed by David L. Smith Ltd. of Chicago. Enjoy the modern conveniences that look as if they have been weathering in place since homestead times. Every detail has been thoughtfully selected for its patina, character and charm. Using salvaged walnut, cherry, oak, poplar, and elm woods the owners achieve a look and feel you can’t obtain with new lumber. Use of reclaimed woods and restored antique lighting and plumbing fixtures is a meaningful way to reuse resources and preserve history. Views of Mt. Baker, Mt. Rainier and the Olympic Mountains from your extensive wrap-around porches are framed by stunning water views of islands in the American San Juans and Canadian Gulf Islands. Be as wild or tame as you wish, with plenty of opportunity for ranching, hunting and peaceful gardening.

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Amazing opportunity to own approximetaly 15 acres on the Sunshine Coast waterfront. This parcel of land is situated just a few minutes north of Sechelt and has +/- 780 ft of linear waterfront. Kenyon Creek runs through the property with approx 4.85 acres on the high side of the property and 10.25 on the low waterfront side. The views are spectacular facing west with beautiful sunsets over Georgia Strait. Keep all of the land or sub divide it.

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Kelowna 3480 Water Road

$5,900,000

Hilltop acreage estate set in Gallaghers Canyon, Kelowna comprised of lake and city views with over 10,000 square feet of intricate detail and monumental scale residence. Gallaghers Canyon is one of the most exclusive and desirable orchard estate communities in the Kelowna district and only a 5 minute drive to downtown Kelowna and 20 minute drive to the Kelowna International airport. A private gated entrance leads to 14.5 acres of manicured orchards and gardens with breathtaking views. The Palatial grove comes complete with an ostentatious great room upon entrance, master bedroom fit for a King and Queen, 4 bedrooms including guest quarters, a wine cellar, plenty of entertainment facility and an outdoor salt water pool.

Gleneagles, West Vancouver 6010 Gleneagles Pl

$5,980,000

This spectacular waterfront residence is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac and overlooks breathtaking ocean views to Passage Island, Bowen Island and beyond. Beautifully remodeled, this home offers a bright open floor plan with large entertainment-sized rooms enhanced by a casual elegance. Features include four spacious bedrooms including a fabulous master and ensuite, rich hardwood flooring, picture windows, a custom island kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, eating area, adjacent family room, spacious living room and dining room with roaring fireplace, private study and a fabulous media and games room. All rooms open out to intimate sun-drenched patios overlooking the sparkling ocean views and breathtaking coastline. Truly exquisite, this home offers the finest in West Coast Living!


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Enter The Dragon

PORSCHE PANAMERA The Ultimate Game Changer for your Dream Garage

Legend has it that over sixty years ago, when Dr. “Ferry” Porsche couldn’t find the car of his dreams, he simply built one. Building stunning new automobiles that defy skeptics is a tradition at Porsche. The runaway success of the Cayenne, which was launched 8 years ago, is one such example. It highlighted one unmistakable truth for Porsche – the world is hungry for more Porsche.

Roughly six months ago, Porsche launched the Panamera, a luxury 4-door sedan, proving again that the fiery spirit of its pioneers is alive and well at the Porsche nerve center. Last weekend at last, with the help of the friendly folks at MCL Motor Cars of Vancouver, we got a much desired chance to get behind the wheel of a Panamera S and drive it through a series of

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switchbacks on the Oceanside mountain road to Whistler, called the Sea-to-Sky highway. First, let’s ask what may just be the single most poignant question about this new creation by Porsche. Is the Panamera more “sports car” or “luxury sedan”? To answer this question, we test drove not one but two cars – the 911


Carrera S and the Panamera S, in that order.

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The answer begins with the moment you slip into the driver’s seat of the Panamera S. It’s a low-set cabin; the driver’s seat position is similar to a 911’s, just 1.2 inches higher. The cockpit architecture also carries over the 911 look in the instrument panel, with its array of five round dials. The transmission tunnel has a battery of switches and buttons that are more logical and less gimmicky than other luxury sedans in its class.

The Panamera is unmistakably Porsche in its exterior. The sleek tapering of the hatchback and an abundance of other 911 styling details, give it the look of a sibling or offspring of the quintessential 911. Says Wolfgang Dürheimer, Executive VicePresident Research and Development of Porsche AG, “Our engineers, technicians, and designers have invested all their know-how, years of experience, a wealth of ideas, and their full passion for sports cars in this four-seater Gran Turismo.” The model we drove, the Panamera S, has 400 horses packed tightly

the moment you slip into the driver’s seat of the Panamera S. It’s a low-set cabin; the driver’s seat position is similar to a 911’s, just 1.2 inches higher.

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into a 4.8-liter naturally aspirated V-8 engine, combined with the PDK dual-clutch seven-speed automated manual transmission earlier introduced in the 911. A touch the gas pedal brings on the familiar growl and pounce of the 911. That the Panamera is much more a predator than prey is clear from the get go. With it’s low center-of-gravity, the Panamera takes bends and curves with ease clinging securely to the road. Equipped with a launch-control system and a Start/Stop system, the

Panamera makes for more environmentally friendly driving as well. As soon as the Panamera comes to a stop, the system shuts off the engine, then restarts very softly when the driver lifts his foot off the brake. It’s an industry first for V-8 engines and automatic transmissions. For high-speed stability, the Panamera Turbo is equipped with an active spoiler, called the “3D spoiler.” It pops up and extends widthwise at higher speeds adding considerable downforce to reduce lift.

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Wallpaper / Georgia Horton


Artistic Wallpaper

Artistic wallpaper Georgia Horton

“The designs for my first wallpaper collection are all fragments from memory. Because I’m not drawing from life references, I let go of worries about correctness of form and just let sketches come to life as patterns in their own right ”

The British artist Georgia Horton brings a wealth of experience to ‘The One Collection’, her very first range of wallpapers. Brought up in Southern Africa, where she later worked with traditional and fashion textiles, she initially trained in Italy as a fine artist. There she studied the intricacies and disciplines of museum catalogue drawing, architectural restoration, fresco and trompe l’oeil, all of which have informed her subsequent works. Now based in London, England, she is well known for her interiors commissions including large scale murals and restorations. In 2009, Georgia turned her attention from murals to wallpapers, but reflecting her background as an artist, her approach is uniquely artisanal. Worlds apart from mass produced products, her specialist wallpapers are hand printed in very short runs. This also allows her to offer the option of customised colourways, opening the door for customers to use her designs in a wide range of different situations. Adopting this very traditional and highly skilled method of producing wallpaper pays dividends in the incredible qualities and detail of her designs. Georgia herself describes her strongly illustrative wallpapers as “somewhere between organic and architectural”. Themes of light and texture, symmetry and spatial illusion link together the very individual series of patterns which comprise ‘The One Collection.’ Designed on a large scale, the patterns all originate from nature; from the twig nests which sparked ‘Mikada’ to the whispering glade of ‘Pavilion Palm’ and witty formality of ‘Lobster Quadrille’. Georgia’s love of nature underpins her work as an artist and

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since childhood, she has been fascinated by the intricacies of flowers, plants and the animal kingdom. ‘Lobster Quadrille’ is one of the best loved patterns from her current collection. The name is inspired by Alice in Wonderland and the pattern does have an almost ‘hyper-real’ quality. Lobsters are used to create a detailed symmetrical pattern which is wonderfully intriguing to the eye; working both at a distance and close up. Georgia says the pattern ‘arrived’ one day when she was casually sketching out, almost doodling, a series of lobster shapes. She adds, “Lobsters are such great fun to draw and when these guys appeared, the dance just happened. I wanted this pattern to be fun and light hearted.” Likewise, the contemporary floral ‘Follow Me’ was inspired by working in her garden. “I find the flowers of wild convolvulus irresistible and although considered to be a weed I don’t like getting rid of any plants until they have stopped flowering. Here, just as in the garden, it is found meandering in all its glory”

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The finer details of these and Georgia’s other incredibly vibrant designs are seen at their very best because they are so painstakingly printed using the silk screen process; a form of printing which goes back for centuries. Wallpaper experts agree that this traditional craft process still produces highly superior print detail. Famously explored by contemporary artists such as Andy Warhol, it remains the very best way to transfer works of art such as Georgia’s designs to the large areas of paper necessary to decorate walls. There are 9 different patterns in ‘The One Collection’. Each is available in 4 stock colourways, which range from sympathetic neutrals to highly dramatic dark shades and metallics. Alternatively, all of the designs can be custom coloured, and because the colours are all mixed by eye, bespoke commissions can be very accurately matched to the desired shades. In a world where so many domestic items are mass produced, it’s great to find a rising star like Georgia Horton designing wonderful new wallpapers and hand printing them with specialist printers. It marries her contemporary flair with a reassuringly traditional process and looks set to establish her designs as instant classics. Watch this space....!


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Yellow Treehouse Restaurant

Yellow Treehouse Restaurant

Text Credit : World Architecture News Photo Credit : Pacific Environments Architects Ltd

As part of an extravagant advertising campaign, directory firm Yellow Pages invited Pacific Environment Architects Ltd to collaborate with them on the design for this treehouse restaurant. The form itself is a grown-ups tree house, designed using multiple fins of wood in a simple oval form. Comparisons have ranged from the obvious onion and garlic clove to a chrysalis or cocoon, whereas the architects themselves have referred to the structure as ‘reminiscent of childhood dreams and playtime, fairy stories of enchantment and imagination’.

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Set on the edge of a forest, with panoramic views over the surrounding open meadows and streams, the structure itself is attached to one of the tallest giant redwood trees in the area. Situated 10m up the 40m trunk, the form is connected to the tree with steel collars at the top and bottom, with a circular plan that is split apart on the axis with the rear floor portion raised. Having reached a midway stage of the project, PEL were informed that they would have to provide wheelchair access to their suspended treehouse. With this in mind, a gently sloping walkway was constructed between the trees, allowing easy access to disabled visitors.

One of the leading architects on the design team, Peter Eising, said: “I haven’t designed a treehouse since my childhood, let alone built a restaurant in one. I’ve been amazed at the interest from media and the design community overseas and, now that it’s completed, I’m really proud of the way it’s turned out.” The project has won multiple architectural awards, including the New Zealand Institute of Architects Branch Award, Gold Award at the New Zealand Institute of Design - BEST Awards and Excellence Award from the New Zealand Institue of Building. It was also a finalist at the World Architecture Awards 2009.


Spectacular West Bay Waterfront!

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3398 Radcliffe Avenue, West Bay, West Vancouver, B.C.

$10,998,000

A WORLD CLASS Waterfront IN WEST VANCOUVER!

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124 31st Street, Altamont, West Vancouver, B.C.

$10,990,000

M a r ke ting Vancouver ’s M ost Elegant Homes and Luxur y Real Estate


‘HOLLINGSWORTH’ WATERFRONT IN A GATED SEASIDE COMMUNITY!

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5351 Seaside Place, Olde Caulfield, West Vancouver, B.C.

$7,990,000

WORLD CLASS PENTHOUSE WITH SPECTACULAR OCEAN, CITY & MOUNTAIN VIEWS! _ PH - 3315 Cypress Place, Cypress Park Estates, West Vancouver, B.C.

$6,250,000

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MAGNIFICENT ARCHITECTURALLY DESIGNED WATERFRONT!

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6955 Isleview Place, Whytecliff, West Vancouver, B.C.

$11,980,000

HISTORIC WORLD CLASS WATERFRONT - “STONEHAVEN”!

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Olde Caulfield, West Vancouver, B.C.

$10,998,000

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SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT SUITE - ONE SUITE PER FLOOR!

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#8 - 2142 Argyle Avenue, Dundarave, West Vancouver, B.C.

$5,250,000

SPECTACULAR NEW CUSTOM BUILT RESIDENCE IN THE BRITISH PROPERTIES! _ 391 Moyne Drive, British Properties, West Vancouver, B.C.

$3,399,000

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SPECTACULAR “ARTHUR ERICKSON” RESIDENCE - BEAUTIFULLY REMODELLED! _ 118 Stevens Drive, British Properties, West Vancouver, B.C.

$2,998,000

SENSATIONAL WATERFRONT WITH A PRIVATE DOCK!

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5780 Eagle Harbour Road, Eagle Harbour, West Vancouver, B.C.

$3,595,000

M a r ke ting Vancouver ’s M ost Elegant Homes and Luxur y Real Estate


SPECTACULAR CONTEMPORARY RESIDENCE IN ALTAMONT!

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2924 Altamont Crescent, Altamont, West Vancouver, B.C.

$3,998,000

SPECTACULAR FAMILY RESIDENCE ON CAPILANO GOLF COURSE! _ 356 Southborough Drive, British Properties, West Vancouver, B.C.

$3,488,000

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GRACE RESIDENCES 401-499 Drake Avenue Vancouver, BC

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Offered at $ 2,199,000 A true luxury home in one of Vancouver’s landmark buildings – Grace. This spacious & modern suite offers 2032 sf of open concept living with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a comfortable outdoor patio. Exceptional custom finishing’s throughout including solid walnut floors, floor to ceiling windows, stainless steel countertops, a modern fireplace and appliances that would excite any top chef. The master bedroom has custom built in cabinets, a fireplace and spa like ensuite with heated floors. Top of the line security and sound system throughout the home with direct elevator access to your suite. Fingerprint security, 2 parking stalls, exercise room, indoor/outdoor pool and children play area are just some of the buildings amenities. www.grantandjamie.com/82

Delta Equestrian Estate 3255 72ND Street, Delta, BC

Offered at $11,980,000- SOLD One of the finest equestrian estates in BC! Set on 57 acres in the ALR in Delta and located close to the Vancouver International Airport, Boundary Bay Airport, the Canada/US border and downtown Vancouver. The finest finishing’s were used in construction. The exceptional grounds feature a 7,000 sf barn and a 28,000 sf barn with 51 stalls, 48 paddocks, outdoor sand ring, round pen and large turnout and more. This property has panoramic views to Mt Baker and is just steps from Boundary Bay with kilometers of walking and riding trails. www.grantandjamie.com/75

FOXLANE 13685 30TH Ave, South Surrey White Rock, BC

Offered at $5,900,000 - SOLD Foxlane Estate: an exceptional estate property nestled on a very private 2.4 acre grounds. A premier home in the heart of South Surrey that has been professionally updated and has had a substantial addition added to create this exceptional estate property. As you enter the gated estate, you wind along a driveway of grandeur in paving stones, to a detached 4 car garage with a full Carriage house above. The grounds have mature trees, shrubs and open lawn areas. A stunning outdoor pool, lighted tennis court, a stable and a fabulous indoor hockey house complete the grounds. www.grantandjamie.com/12

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Jamie MacDougall 604.992.2282 Grant Connell 604.250.5183

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LARGE OCEANFRONT ESTATE 3255 72ND Street, Delta, BC

Enjoy a huge 14,381 sq ft lot just scenic steps to the ocean for your daily swim in a picturesque cove. Mature gardens & spectacular waterfront views from east to west highlights a very special property. Just steps from Stearman Beach & Lighthouse Park, this unique parcel of land features a large & very bright English character home built by a British Veteran after WWII. Recently updated, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms & waiting for your continued refurbished or to be replaced with a magnificent waterfront estate. www.grantandjamie.com/79

Oceanfront Views 2120 ARGYLE AVE, West Vancouver, BC

Offered at $1,899,000 The “RAY� building is recognized as one of the most popular and exclusive buildings on the water in West Vancouver. Limited opportunities to own in this meticulously maintained self managed building. It has a spectacular view with a commanding panorama of Mt. Baker and Lions Gate bridge to Vancouver Island. A well laid out 1410 sq.ft. 2 bedroom/2 bathroom with 9 ft. ceilings, extra large balcony, 2 parking spots with only 2 suites per floor. www.grantandjamie.com/76

North Vancouver Family Home 575 ELSTREE Place, North Vancouver, BC

Offered at $ 1,489,000 - SOLD This is a gorgeous, completely rebuilt family home at the end of a child friendly cul-de-sac in Delbrook. Impressive quality finishings throughout this 3500 sq ft. open plan home. Bamboo wood floors, gourmet kitchen, stainless steel appliances and quartz counter tops, eco-friendly water tank, ceiling speakers, heated bathroom floors are just some of the features in this 5 bedroom home. The front and back yards are great for kids and entertaining.

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8988 Highway 99 Highway

$23,000,000

With dramatic, sweeping views of Green Lake in its foreground and Blackcomb and Whistler Mountain in the background, this stunning and romantic home has been designed for discriminating owners with exceptional taste. The gated estate property is a famed Marque Thompson design, inspired by a French Chateau. Located on the shores of Green Lake the home boasts a private bay creating a peaceful sanctuary with close to 400 ft of water frontage. Construction quality will be exceptional with blue stone slate roofs, stone and concrete exterior, limestone flooring, copper clad windows and hand forged iron detailing. Construction to start in the Spring of 2010.

1 Kindred Spirit Lane

$14,990,00

“The Elements” is a property designed to capture every Whistler experience. Relax by the fire pit on the banks of your private lagoon or launch your canoe down the channel to the River of Golden Dreams and on to Alta Lake. Connect with nature while the trout swim upstream to the peaceful waterfall on the east side of the property. This spectacular, private, one of a kind compound is set behind gates on park like acreage, in a setting that gives you the feeling of complete seclusion, while just minutes removed from the base of both world class mountains. The Estate property boasts unequalled quality, design, custom details, soaring beams and walls of glass. The architect’s vision was one of intimate and welcoming spaces.

5448 Stonebridge Place

$10,999,999

Magnificent views and a sense of luxury on Whistler’s seven acres. A perfect mountain getaway, new in 2006, nothing has been forgotten within this gated estate. The main house is built around an in ground swimming pool. Guests or staff can be housed in the detached guest house. Every space has been carefully planned to enhance a feeling of serentiy and solitude. Relax on the front terrace high atop the drop away cliff to marvel at the ski runs across the valley.

2257 Nordic Drive

$10,500,000

Built by Kyber Developments Ltd, Whistlers premier builder of luxury homes, this property is an investment and home for all the right reasons. Superior design, with unquestionable quality, materials and craftsmanship are all solid components that any owner of this calibre home would look for and be guaranteed. The Majestic positioning of this estate is situated on a rare and unique site, that offers panoramic views of the Whistler mountain ranges, rivers, lakes and trees and yet only minutes away from all amenities. This 360 degree vista will not be matched anywhere in the world. Decks and balconies are linked with driveways to state of the art heating and electrical systems that can be controlled from anywhere globally.

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$7,990,000

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3815 Sunridge Place

$6,900,000

Perched on a bluff, high above the Whistler Valley this stunning home combines the essence of a mountain home with elegant design that few have done before. Located in the prestigious Sunridge Estates ski-in ski-out, and walking distance to the Whistler Village, this magnificent 5,400+ sq ft, 5 bed, 6.5 bath property boasts impeccable craftsmanship. Highlights of this home include a dramatic winding staircase leading you to the romantic master suite with vaulted ceiling, fireplace and whirlpool tub; junior master suite with private hot tub deck, chefs kitchen, screening room, secluded hot tub, billiards room with wet bar, and 3 car garage with room for storage. Mesmerizing

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An architectural and technological masterpiece! Nestled high above Whistler Valley, a true ski in ski out location with a private gondola servicing the area soon! This magnificent home has views that justify the fine finishing, craftsmanship and quality that created this home. The option to purchase the adjacent vacant lot offers the home total privacy and allows for further expansion, an additional guest home, swimming pool or tennis court to complete this estate. This spectacular home has too

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2931 Big Timber Court

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$6,100,000

3314 Lakeside Road

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Completed in 2008, 3803 Sunridge Drive masterfully combines Whistler charm through its post and beam construction with a contemporary flair of clean lines and open spaces. The first thing will notice is the massive 360 degree views of the entire Whistler valley but eventually every small detail will be appreciated of this well built concrete constructed home. The 6 bedroom home was created with family in mind and has great flow from large entertaining spaces to smaller lounges and then to the nicely separated bedroom level. Other highlights of the property include a dining room that comfortably seats 16 people, 1 bedroom nanny/caretaker suite, 600 sq ft of south western

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3803 Sunridge Place

$5,995,000

On the shore of the lagoon feeding into Alta Lake, this 5 bedroom, 8 bathroom, luxury 5000 square foot home is minutes away from the valley trails Lakeside Park, Whistler Village, golf course, and Whistler/Blackcomb mountains. Well positioned on this large flat lot, this magnificent handcrafted timber frame home has sweeping views of both Alta Lake and the surrounding Coastal

Mountains.

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Whytecliff Waterfront

Whytecliff Waterfront Fabulous oceanfront family home in this wonderful Whytecliff neighbourhood. The lot is more than 1/2 acre with total privacy and 156’ of waterfront. The home has been beautifully rebuilt by the current owners. Enjoy incredible western views to Bowen Island; totally usable grounds with a large, level lawn area and a huge seaside deck. This home is absolutely beautiful and has a wonderful family floor plan and represents great waterfront value in today’s market.

Massive gates open into the picturesque view of the mansion. It was recently renovated and shows sophisticated class and elegance.

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Whytecliff Waterfront

For more information on this property please contact Brock Smeaton at 604.619.9131 or visit brock@brocksmeaton.com

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West Coast Contemporary Residence

West Coast Contemporary Residence

This West Coast Contemporary Residence was brilliantly designed by award winning architecture firm Osburn/ Clarke and built to the highest standards. It’s situated on a private and peaceful 1.2 acre property and nestled among beautiful old growth trees. The cedar and stone exterior accents compliment and reflect the beautiful setting. The lush landscape, winding driveway and striking entrance evoke a sense of elegance and warmth. This is West Coast Architecture at its finest.

The residence offers an open concept design with very spacious rooms, dramatic 11 ft ceiling height, and over sized windows. Enjoy double sided stone gas fireplaces, an abundance of custom millwork and cabinetry, and eclipse sliding glass doors which open to create the most incredible indoor/outdoor living experience. No detail was overlooked and no cost spared. Only the finest imported & exotic materials will be seen in

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the magnificent residence. The kitchen was designed for the entertaining chef and offers a high end appliance package, custom designed Anigre wood cabinetry, and beautiful Quartz counters. Appliances and features include a Subzero fridge and wine cooler, Miele steam oven, plate warmer, espresso machine, 3 Fisher & Paykel Dishwashers, a commercial grade gas stove and cook top, 2 sinks, 2 additional drawer fridges, separate pantry, and a fabulous


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breakfast bar. This kitchen has been meticulously designed and will please the most discerning chef. The lower level entertainment zone includes a large recreation room, a covered terrace, summer kitchen, direct access to backyard pool area, a home theatre, wet bar, wine room, and gym. Additional features include luxuriously appointed bathrooms, a spectacular backyard with 48 ft outdoor pool, a guest wing complete with private entry, Smart Home Technology, and parking for 9 vehicles. This is a truly magnificent West Coast Contemporary Estate. Please call Shara Turner at 604.202.1648 or via www.sharaturner.com to view this magnificent West Coast Contemporary Estate.

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Aerial Penthouse Mansion

Aerial PENTHOUSE Mansion There’s a story-like, very private, hidden-from-the-eyes-of-passers-by, beautifully lush, very exclusive enclave called DEER RIDGE in West Vancouver . Almost monastic in it’s reclusive setting, this lovely community is home to a series of town homes as well as tower residences that rise high like sentinels over Greater Vancouver’s stunning vistas and waterways.

Presiding at the top of the second residential tower, a magnificent penthouse mansion occupying two luxuriously appointed levels has come to market. The fact that only two such units exist, with only one of them on the market, make this the rarest of opportunities. Nested within a lush ecospace, arriving at this gated compound evokes a heightened sense of privacy and exclusivity – you’d drive right

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by if you didn’t know just where to turn – as you meander down the gulley-like drive-way. The entry and reception area yields clues to the architectural finery lavished within. Access to the building is gained via a digital security panel while entry into the abode is gained through an elevator driven by a private key. As the door opens, you’re treated to a glimpse of the very fine Romanesque interior space of this extravagant


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masterpiece. A digital art center mounted above a four inch thick, very rare, black granite slab mantle is the first to greet you. Lavish Italian Travertine tiles, custom crafted carpeting and Mahogany wood flooring grace the floors as mahogany wood and pure silk wall panels exude an opulence that is tastefully ba lan ced between subtlety and style. Architecturally brilliance shines through in every part of the 4700 square-foot interior, from the charming wine “cellar�, to the luxurious kitchen, to common area living spaces with ceilings that soar twenty feet high, to the spalike master en-suite with faucets plated with real gold, this extraordinary property leaves little to desire. For further information or to arrange a private viewing of this property, please contact Sam McCall of Remax Masters Realty at 604-313-8411, or visit www.sammccall.ca

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900-3131 Deer Ridge Drive Deer Ridge, West Vancouver

Offered at $5,950,000

Only rarely, a magnificent Penthouse as architecturally brilliant as this 4700sf, 3 bedroom contemporary beauty comes to market. Vistas of sea to sky, ocean and island, Mt.Baker to the Straits of Georgia can been seen from the expansive glass surrounding this home. State of the art audio and media science adds ambiance to this 2 storey soaring space. The inlaid marble floors, the opulence of the private rooms, the crystal chandeliers hanging from 20ft ceilings and all amenities that are today’s standards as this price point are in the fabulous and extensive interior redesign by Archipegalo. A home to enjoy to the fullest, from West sunsets to brilliant light that enhances prestigious art works throughout the open expansive plan. A truly exciting place!

729 Knockmaroon Road

British Properties, West Vancouver

Offered at $3,988,000

Fabulous city / water view from gated residence on 0.60 acre level lot with outdoor swimming pool. This residence offers approx 8000 sq.ft. on 2 levels. This magnificent .61 acre gated property in Lower British Properties has awesome city & harbour views. This contemporary home is set well back on the property and looks out to the crystal blue outdoor pool, front garden, & view beyond. There is a dramatic open floor plan featured with an interesting skylight roof-foyer joining entertainment-sized living & dining rooms. A large family room with gourmet kitchen & separate cooking kitchen, a beautiful ensuite master bedroom & den are featured on the main floor. The lower level has 4 bedrooms, home theatre, & rec room. This residence has it all!

731 Kenwood Road

Magnificent NEW home in prestigious B.P. w/attractive stone & stucco exterior, tile roof & iron grill work. Spectacular in every way from the beautiful L/S garden with amazing waterfall to the stunning interior with hand-painted murals, Venetian plaster & faux painted walls, marble & exotic hardwood floors, extensive exquisite millwork, crystal chandeliers & fine workmanship. Main feats dramatic foyer w/ soaring ceiling flowing to the DR & LR defined by stiking columns to create a grand entertaining area, music room, FAMRM & NOOK off a chef’s ultimate Kitchen. A sweeping staircase leads to luxurious. Master bedroom & three other Bedrooms & down to a large rec room, theater, office and bedroom. A/C, HRV, & level driveway! Real gem!

1435 Bramwell Road

Chartwell, West Vancouver

Offered at $2,888,000

Beautifully renovated and updated Chartwell Villa has wonderful ocean views. With high ceilings, grand staircase up to 4 bedrooms, this home is not to be missed! Throughout the main floor with expansive rooms, the view is breathtaking. This residence has over 7,300 square feet of living space, an indoor swimming pool, heated driveway and much more.

The RIGHT REALTOR® for Today’s Market!

SAM McCALL

Offered at $3,690,000

British Properties, West Vancouver

604.313.8411

www.sammccall.ca


1797 Inglewood Avenue Ambleside, West Vancouv

5342 Kensington Crescent

Offered at $2,788,000

Caulfeild, West Vancouver

Rare, approximately one acre estate size property. Magnificent Southwest Ocean and sunset views. Large gorgeous heated pool (hot pool attached). Four bedroom beautifully maintained 3500 sq ft on one level residence, gorgeous oak floors, air conditioning (heat pump), water heated by solar and Takagi on-demand system. Self contained one bedroom in-law/nanny suite with own garage and entrance. Radio tower on site.

Spectacular New 6 bedroom home in the heart of Ambleside built by renowned MTM Const. offering approx 6000 sq ft of elegance & situated on a huge 10000 sq ft property backing on to a private park. This new home has so many gorgeous features including separate 2 bedroom access building plus 1bdrm inlaw suite, private gazebo & comes with incredible finishings throughout the entire home. Perfectly arranged for a large family you will find gleaming mahogany floors, huge outdoor patios, and decks, state of the art electronics and top grade Wolfe and Sub Zero appliance packages. The main level is amazing & must be seen to be appreciated as it all rolls out to a gorgeous indoor/outdoor living perfectly designed for the west coast lifestyle.

2597 Westhill Way

Westhill, West Vancouver

760 Burley Drive

Offered at $2,488,000

Sentinel Hill, West Vancouver

Offered at $2,258,000

Set on a private bluff street, boasting 180° beach and ocean views, this brand new beautiful arts & crafts residence is offered at $4,250,000. This one of a kind flagship home has been styled with immaculate architectural lines and perfect structural integrity, crafted by the ever-innovative Design Marque. Both classic and elegant, this remarkable 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 5,800 sq. ft. masterpiece beholds top-of-the-line custom-crafted features, from the signature style slate roof to the environmentally friendly fresh air system and advanced rain screened technology. In addition, this open-concept luxury home is complete with timeless diamond leaded windows, metal half-round gutters, zone controls and designer lighting, security programming, internet , I-pod and media systems, not to mention a home theatre and Smart System. Also featured is a stunning swimming pool and hot tub carved into natural rock, and an overall building site containing heated covered lanai set amidst the go.

One of the finest south facing sunny & bright custom homes in prestigious Westhill. Sensational city & ocean views can be enjoyed from this lovely 5 family home. Top quality finishing, vaulted ceilings, crown mouldings, granite counter tops, subzero fridge, Viking gas range, home theatre, air conditioning and gorgeous pool.

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Arthur Erickson`s Landmark Estate

Arthur Erickson’s Landmark Estate

– The Eppich House – When Vancouver’s beloved architect Arthur Erickson designed a building, it was a synthesis of art, building material and landscape, together creating a poetic experience that had the ability to move the spirit.

laterally across the site. The unique hillside location helps create an exceedingly private and tranquil abode with only the carport level visible from the street above. The house then descends into the three livable levels below. The second level below is the children’s bedrooms and the main entrance to the house. A suspended concrete staircase descends into the third level where the living area, dining area, kitchen and swimming pool are. Clean lines and free flow of spaces both inside and outside, define the design of this exquisite home. The interiors have been recently remodeled while maintaining the original aura of Mr. Erickson’s design. He believed that a building is ‘never solitary but is a part of its setting’ and hence his buildings tended to be acutely responsive to its surrounding environment, awakening a ‘sensation of the surrounding landscape and the world beyond’. One of his intriguing works is the Eppich House in Dundarave, West Vancouver, now on sale for around $5.8M. Built in Mr. Erickson’s preferred building material - reinforced concrete, the house sits on a large 1.12 acre hillside, cascading down into 4 levels of spacious interiors and stepped terraces extending

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A linear kitchen makes efficient use of the wall space on both sides for ample storage. It opens out onto a breakfast nook and a family room. Couple steps down is the dining area with adjacent living area and wide open views of the lake through the glass walls . The kitchen is open and accessible, and yet discreet, with the dining area facing a beautiful wood paneled wall with a suspended shelf for decorating. A plush carpet and recessed lighting adds warmth to the interiors and the stunning juxtaposition of cold and hard sand blasted concrete, with the softness of wood and the reflectivity of glass, plays with the senses creating a dramatic affect.


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Commercial grade sliding doors lead out to the extended pergolas and terraces and an infinityedge swimming pool. The spaces under the pergolas make for delightful entertaining areas while allowing you to enjoy the elements. The fourth level below is the master bedroom and the den. A part of a stream that originally ran through the site was diverted to make the small lake that brings reflected light into the middle of the lot. Viewing from this lake level, the house stands distinguished and displays a harmonious unison of concrete, glass, water and vegetation. Nestled in a park like setting with majestic gardens and shimmering waters, this residence is an expression of Ecoarchitecture and modernism. For more information on this property, contact Jason Soprovich at 604-817-8812 or visit www.soprovich.com.

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WORLD CLASS WATERFRONT RESIDENCE IN LOWER ALTAMONT! This spectacular level waterfront residence is situated ona gorgeous gated estate overlooking the sparkling ocean of Vancouver’s Inner Harbour and undulating coastline.

Exquisitely remodeled with the finest finishings and quality, this breathtaking home offers a bright open floorplan with accents enhancing the casual elegance of this seaside paradise. With entertainment in mind, this luxurious home offers state-of-the-art amenities and is perfect for any growing family. Walking distance to Dundarave Village and West Vancouver’s seawall, this stunning home feaures five spacious bedrooms upstairs including a sensational master suite with custom walk-in closets and a spa-like ensuite finished with natural and polished stone, a fabulous Chef’s kitchen with a large island, space for a dry pantry, a breakfast bar, an eating area and topof-the-line appliances.

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drenched patios and lush manicured gardens look over the wide open ocean views. A lavishly laid out lower level includes an amazing billiard room, a fully equipped home gym with new machinery and rubber flooring, a casual lounge with a cozy fireplace, an incredible movie theatre room completely stocked with the finest sound system available, a separate guest suite with a deluxe Butler’s kitchen and a magnificent custom-built wine cellar appointed with it’s very own inventory control centre. Additionally, this one-of-a-kind residence offers total privacy, a 3-car garage and parking for six vehicles, a lovely children’s yard with a jungle gym and a state-of-the-art multimidia surround-sound system throughout.

An elegant formal entry leads you to a spacious living and dining room equipped with a fabulous custom designed center bar with refrigerated wine wall and a beverage centre. An adjacent family room features a roaring stone fireplace and is located next to a private study.

Come and relax by the oceanside and soak up the last rays of the setting sun as you gaze over Vancouver’s everchanging skyline. This home is truly paradise!

All rooms open out to a covered veranda with a BBQ centre. A sparkling seaside pool with a tiled waterslide, a bubbling hot tub and miles of sun-

For further information, or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Jason Soprovich of Prudential Sussex Realty at 604-817-8812, or visit www.soprovich.com.

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Level 4-1483 Beach Avenue, Vancouver, BC

$3,900,000

Cinque Terre is a luxurious waterfront development on Beach Avenue . Minutes to Stanley Park , English Bay , and Sunset Beach, it is built in classical Italian style, with superior detailing and to the highest possible standards. Weather Gods, Juliette balconies and European limestone grace the exterior of the building. It features one residence per floor, with 5 floors in total. The remaining unfinished suite is now available. This residence features private elevator access, 2,800+ sqft, an entertainment sized patio, 3 parking spaces, and breathtaking waterfront views. Think of it if you will as a blank canvas waiting to be transformed into the ultimate waterfront masterpiece. www.sharaturner.com/189

24-1386 Nicola Street, vancouver, bc

$2,495,000

Kensington Place was built at the turn of the century in 1912. The building, built in renaissance revival style, boasts features resembling that of European villas and elegant revival homes decorated with elaborate pre-cast concrete trim. This elegant residence occupies approximately 3,000sqft on one level and features dramatic 9’ft ceilings, crown mouldings, ceiling medallions, antique lighting fixtures, chandeliers, and Swedish Pine floors. Additional features include a formal dinning room, stunning Grand room, a luxuriously appointed master bedroom with dressing room and en-suite, a gourmet kitchen, and a self contained guest suite complete with kitchenette and 3 piece bath. www.sharaturner.com/191

PH4-1133 Homer Street, Vancouver, BC

$1,788,800

This 2,240 sq.ft. Penthouse residence is incredibly bright & spacious and offers an open concept design perfect for entertaining. It features floor to ceiling windows, hardwood floors, 3 patios, gourmet kitchen with high end appliances, luxuriously appointed bathrooms, fabulous master with walk in closet, and an enormous en-suite customized with a double vanity, glass shower, soaker tub, and radiant heat flooring. Additional features include an exercise centre, roof top patio with play ground, a roof top doggy park, meeting room, and a 2/5/10 home warrantee. www.sharaturner.com/188

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1.604.202.1648

sturner@sothebysrealty.ca

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The Luxury Of Cabestan

The LUXURY OF Cabestan Pushing back the limits of the impossible, the Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical came to life in the mind of its creator. Jean-François Ruchonnet had a vision of a capstan in his mind : a mechanical device charateristic of sailboats comprised of a large drum on a vertical axis which is hand-operated with a lever – the winch – causing a rope or chain to wrap around the drum.

From this device comes the force necessary to raise and trim the sail or lift the anchor. Fascinated by the simple ingenuity of this mechanism, Jean-François Ruchonnet imagined a system to rewind a watch movement and to set the time using a miniature winch. A unique detail, ultimate luxury, absolute design, this tiny winch is cleverly and elegantly hidden in the deployant buckle of the watch strap. It was yet another formidable exploit that Cabestan’s watchmakers had to achieve in strict compliance with the perfection of design and technicity that defines the brand. Amazing designs and technological innovations. Jean-François Ruchonnet imagines one per minute. A piece of fine art paying tribute to exquisite mechanical devices, the Cabestan was born with a movement composed of not less than 800 pieces, mounted vertically. The challenge was launched.

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Penny Mitchell

www.pennymitchell.com

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Masters Realty

4788 Mapleridge Dr > North Vancouver, BC - $1,899,000 A spectacular custom renovation by Realm Architecture and Breakaway Construction. The unique open plan concept boast 6 bedrooms & 5 baths with over 5000sqft, blending modern convenience and traditional styling. Fabulous family style & entertaining size kitchen with Wolf, Asko & Grohe high-end appliances, fixtures, and solid wood custom cabinetry. Main level opens to huge entertainment style deck and private garden and over 600sqft of outdoor storage. Luxurious master suite with vaulted ceilings opens to sunny private deck, huge walk-in closet and over 500sqft of storage. The master ensuite spa is grand with freestanding bath-tub, mountain views & separate double steam shower. 25 year laminate shingle roof, Timbertech low maintenance decking + radiance railing systems. Custom AC Stonescapes landscaping, integrated wet weather detection, sprinkler system. This higheffiency home contains integrated concrete & steel construction, radiant heat throughout, tankless hot water on demand system, gorgeous hand scraped hardwood floors, custom mouldings and B&R doors, integrated sound system, separate home theater / media room with surround sound & a bonus 2 bedroom suite with separate entrance and garden. No expense or detailed spared - Simply gorgeous! Best Canyon Heights location! You will love it!

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A Piece of Alberta History

luxury living in a gleneagles

A magnificent custom designed home at a beautiful location, walking distance to Gleneagles Elementary School, Gleneagles Public Golf Course, the West Vancouver Community Center, Restaurants and Horseshoe Bay Village Shopping, can be yours on a budget! Located on a quiet tree lined cul-de-sac in West

An impressive stone clad facade leads to a sleek and modern space inside. Redesigned with a new layout and a $750,000 renovation by experienced engineer and builder, Kambiz Seraji, creates a striking and opulent new look captivating you with its design, luxurious fixtures and finishing. An open two-storey entry foyer has heated marble floors in a smooth satin finish with a hand laid centerpiece mosaic tile. Laser cut metal and glass staircase with 2-inch

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Vancouver, in Gleneagles, this brilliantly engineered designer residence sits on a 6600 sq ft, completely private and gracefully landscaped site. Enjoy beautiful summer mornings sitting in your chandeliered gazebo amidst completely private terraced gardens with a rock waterfall that descends into a lily pond.

thick Brazilian cherry wood steps leads to an open concept great room with European lighting fixtures. Rich cherry wood flooring creates a feeling of warmth while the ‘waterfall’ Swarovski crystal chandeliers above add dazzle and luster to the entertainment space. Masterfully appointed, wide windows - 9ft by 5ft of frameless glass provide abundant natural light and an open view. A gas fireplace across the living area is handsomely finished in solid Brazilian

cherry wood, while the little details on the roof like the decorative copper finish panels with flushed pot lighting add interest to the ceiling. The great room opens to a glass and chrome balcony with Seraji’s stylish mosaic chess floor. The adjacent kitchen area is sleek and modern with custom handcrafted solid zebrawood and glass cabinets. A Miele cappuccino machine, a steam oven, two warming drawers, dishwasher, full size oven, gas range, Sub Zero fridge, Blanco


A Piece of Alberta History oversize sink and Kohler telescope faucet are some of the fancy appliances and fixtures in this designer kitchen. A large single granite slab with a 20-inch overhang forms an impressive center island. Custom designed and laboriously handcrafted cabinetry in the kitchen and in other areas is both unique and striking, adding to the distinctive appeal of the home. With 2500 sq ft. of living space, this is a very convenient sized home with an efficient floor plan and excellent use of spaces. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The master suite has its own private balcony and an extravagant en suite - Kohler Airjet Jacuzzi with waterfall ceiling spout, heated mirrors, tray sinks and a Shower Heaven steam shower with three shower heads and four body sprays. It’s lavishly finished in modern glass tiles around the bath and the back splash. The open plan garden level boasts a full size summer kitchen with Kitchen Aid designer series appliances, handcrafted maple and walnut cabinets and hand scarped walnut floors as well as another gas fireplace opening out to a private patio. This distinctive property offers tremendous value for a would be luxury home owner. With its creative design and luxurious finishing, how could anyone go wrong? For more information, contact Penny Mitchell of Re/Max Masters Realty at 604-816-7825, or visit www.PennyMitchell.com. dreamtropolis . com

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COAL HARBOUR Waterfront Property In Coal Harbour At One Harbour Green

$6,250,000

2101-1169 west cordova street

Spectacular 3 bdrm, 4 bath, Approx. 3300 sqft, waterfront property along the shore of coal harbour waters with 3 park garage

Marketing Vancouver’s Finest Residential Homes and Luxurious Waterfront Real Estate

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604.789.9393 2397 Marine Drive West Vancouver, BC V7V 1K9

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Stunning 2 Bedroom In Shaw Tower

902-1717 BayShore Drive $1,998,000 2 Bdrm & den, approx. 2040 sqft.

3304-1077 west cordova street 2 Bdrm & office, Approx. 1356 SQFT.

2397 Marine Drive West Vancouver, BC V7V 1K9

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Kitchen Daydreams

Kitchen Daydreams The story of Royal Doutlon begins in 1815, the year of the battle of Waterloo, when Napoleon saw his ambitions thwarted by the Duke of Wellington. Sensing change in the wind, John Doulton invested his life savings of 100 pounds to become a partner in a small pottery on the banks of the Thames in South London. Today Royal Doulton is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of premium tableware including English bone china, casual tableware, and collectables. Recently the company has partnered with an illustrious spectrum of celebrity personalities to add a contemporary twist to nearly two centuries of tradition.

Gordon Ramsay’s brash personality, showcased in the syndicated Food TV program Kitchen Nightmares, may have earned him some public reprimands recently, but his partnership with Royal Doulton has produced a faultless series of artifacts for the modern dining table and kitchen. The process of product development took over two years as the firm’s designers carefully collaborated on each detail with the chef’s team. Ultimately, firm’s quality standards, along with the 3-star Michelin chef’s years of cooking experience, has produced a series that is practical, durable and meticulously designed for optimal use. The Gordon Ramsay Collection runs the entire gamut from elegant Bone China and stemware for formal entertaining to everyday porcelain tableware. Doubtless, the most anticipated aspect of this collection is the Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Cookware, made to Ramsay’s own high standards. Aesthetically, the cookware features a contemporary design with modern brushed stainless steel interiors and highly polished, reflective exteriors. Between the surfaces sits a heavy gauge aluminum core, encapsulated within each piece to ensure quick and even heat distribution. Tactical advantages are rendered by small but important details. Each individual piece, for example, comes with flared lips for ease of pouring while the stainless steel handles

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Kitchen Daydreams

Gordon Ramsay’s brash personality, showcased in the syndicated Food TV program Kitchen Nightmares.

are ergonomically designed with a comfort thumb rest for a solid grip that prevents tipping and ensures safe use. All of the handles across the range are stainless steel, which enables their use on cooktops or in ovens. Additionally, each piece is dishwasher safe and suitable for all cooking surfaces, including induction and oven safe up to 500° F.

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Today Royal Doulton is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of premium tableware including English bone china, casual tableware, and collectables.

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Seats of Wisdom

Seats of Wisdom Jimmy Moore’s vision to create handcrafted masterpieces that began with a vision to manufacture the finest quality furniture with lasting beauty that would endure for generation was realized in 1981 when master craftsman put his wise touch and passion for perfection into motion and founded Hancock and Moore.

Having grown up learning the skills of a carpenter, Moore has now spent decades transforming solid woods, soft leathers and fine fabrics into handcrafted masterpieces that no machine could ever match. Highly skilled techniques such as the eight-way hand-tied springs, too labour-intensive for most manufacturers, give these pieces a distinctive niche in the industry. As many as 17 craftsmen work on a single piece, devoting countless hours to creating a Hancock & Moore original. Tradition and quality lie at the heart of Hancock & Moore and each piece of furniture bears the signatures of the artisans that created it. Long known for their supple leather upholstery Hancock and Moore has now added new textures to its upholstery gallery

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with bold colors and unexpected prints, lending a fresh dimension to its signature classic styles. The Elegantly designed Luxe Chair allows owners to sink in for the most plush comfort. The new Giraffe Ebony hair-on-hide leather asserts itself against any tableau and lends an exotic novelty. The arms and back are trimmed in high-gloss Black Boa, which compliments the Nabuk Ebony interior covering. Finally the clean and graceful lines accentuated by the brass Callisto nail heads, will make you feel instantly stylish when you sit in this masterpiece. Proctor Tufted Chair will envelope guests in luxury and comfort. This handcrafted masterpiece with also features meticulous hand-tufting


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ROSEMONT SOFA, STYLE #5255 The Rosemont Sofa delivers an edgy, yet refined look with its stunningGunner Steel leather that is hand-rubbed with a heavy metallic adding interest and sheen. Montana Raven leather on its seats and back cushions bring a soft, supple nature to its design. A Callisto nail head trim serves as a striking embellishment.

SHEA CHAIR, STYLE #5246 The Shea Chair lends instant classic appeal with its clean lines and sleek styling. High arm rests add a distinguished look, making it the perfect piece for any formal living area. The Shea Chair is now offered in Caress white leather with a new Pinto Jet leather, which is printed hair on hide.

JORDAN SOFA, STYLE #5476 The beauty of the Jordan Sofa lies in its soft, supple leather and clean, transitional style. Its simple elegance and class can take it from the casual living room to the more formal sitting area. Shown in Weston Sand leather and a rich Java finish.

JORDAN CHAIR, STYLE #5475 This striking, yet subdued chair with matching ottoman pairs natural elements with luxe linen for a beautifully formal and transitional look. The Jordan Chair features leather in a Driftwood Taupe. The Driftwood Taupe finish, which is embossed leather with a bamboo pattern, brings a coastal aesthetic to the chair. The linen cushions are in a Campbell Oatmeal with matching Driftwood Taupe welt trim.

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Cruising The Pacific In The Beneteau 40

cruising the pacific

in the Beneteau 40 As the sailing season comes to a close for another year, it provides an ideal perspective to both remember the enjoyment had from a spectacular summer/fall season just past, as well as a look forward to what 2010 has in store on the water.

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o help in this exercise, we visited Westerly Yacht Sales in Vancouver, the Beneteau dealer for western Canada, to ask about the Beneteau 40. The B40 was the standout boat of 2008 as determined by Cuising World Magazine’s Boat of the Year judges in their annual quest to find the winners amongst the various manufacturers’ products. Overall, the Beneteau 40, with its beautiful lines, is a boat that offers the exhilaration that sailors seek, along with a comfortable interior that captain and crew will appreciate after a long day of sailing. To start, we wanted to know a little about how a specific boat model comes into being. DH: When thinking about producing a new model, how does Beneteau approach designing and developing a new boat like the B40? WY: To keep moving forward in product development & design, Benteau has always updated its line of yachts every 4-5 years or so. Since they cannot re-design the whole line at the same time, they schedule various models to start with, and then move through the lineup until every model has been re-done.

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Beneteau started with the 46 and 49 in 2007 which enjoyed spectacular sales results, and they happily continued to update their cruising range with the introduction of the 40 for the 2008 sailing season. As with her sister ships, the new Beneteau 40 was designed by naval architects Berret/Racoupeau with the modern, linear interior décor provided by the prestigious Italian company, Nauta Design. Essentially, the sailing market calls for certain size boats so that sailors can choose the boat that best suits their needs, and in the case of the new Beneteau 40, it succeeded the previous 393 model, and serves as Beneteau’s introduction to the big boat series. DH: What do the judges look for in a boat of the year? WY: Judges typically look for style & comfort belowdecks, and a well-organized topside for ease of sail handling before going out for a test sail. Under sail, they look to see how she handles in light air, and then try to understand how she will handle in a stiffer breeze. With all of their work done, the judges found the Beneteau 40 to be the outstanding midsize cruiser amongst all other entrants.


WY: Immediately, when astern to the dock, one notices the ease of entry onto the boat through the transom because of the dual helm positions – twin wheels provide improved visibility of the rig on either tack. This is a noticeable change from the single helm on a centre pedestal on the 393, and the helm set-up is further enhanced with the near-by navigational instruments for ease-of-handling. In addition, the new 40 incorporates the sleek new hull/deck design lines that conforms to the Beneteau 49 & 46 appearance, and continues to set Beneteau yachts visually apart from their competitors’ boats. Below, the first big difference is that Beneteau went to the noted Italian design firm, Nauta Design, and they have given the line a thoroughly Euromodern look with a spacious and well-lit interior, and highlighted with light colored, select Moabi hardwoods to provide the richness that is a Beneteau hallmark. Many other refinements below, such as the generous use of stainless steel, add interesting touches to the core of warmth and comfort. Two comfortable size staterooms and an ample aft galley provide the sumptuous comfort most sailors demand from today’s manufacturers. (Editor’s note: the B40 also comes in a 3-cabin floorplan). DH: Isn’t a 40’ boat a little big for most sailors? WY: Increasingly, the market is moving toward bigger boats. Back in the 70’s and early 80’s when fiberglass boats were still in their infancy, a 30 foot boat was considered big, and the rare sighting of a 40 would have been referred to as a yacht. Today however, Beneteau starts its model line with the 31, and goes upward from there with the 40 right in the middle of the basic line (seven models running from the 31 to the 49). Furthermore, Beneteau also produces two luxury size yachts, the 54 and the new 58; a reflection of an increasing market demand for that super-size vessel as well. Given the amount of time that sailing has now been a part of life for an ever-increasing number of people, it is little wonder that bigger boats are in greater demand. For one thing, many people shopping for a new boat have been sailing for decades, and feel very comfortable in handling a 40’ boat. These days, new-comers are looking at a sailboat as their cabin on the water and want the amenities that a larger boat affords. And with the modern equipment available for today’s sailor, experts and novices alike can handle a forty with ease, in fact, with just a little practice, the 40 can easily be single-handed.

techniques. It also affords them the ability to attract the best talents in the industry; people who pay close attention to detail and strive to produce the very best product they can imagine, design and build. Offering the full line of cruising boats mentioned earlier, along with the line-up of high performance boats in Beneteau’s First Series, ensures there is a boat for every type of sailor. With a worldwide network of dealers to provide support wherever owners may go, Beneteau provides even more peace-of-mind for buyers. Moreover, Beneteau’s renowned Customer Service can be as close as the nearest phone or online computer regardless of a boat’s location.

Cruising The Pacific In The Beneteau 40

DH: What differences have been incorporated into the 40 that weren’t in the 393?

Club Beneteau is another reason for the company’s popularity. Every owner becomes an exclusive member, joined by their common passion for their vessels. As members, they receive special considerations like savings on insurance, sailing gear and Beneteau branded clothing. Members are also invited to attend the ever-so-popular annual Beneteau Rendezvous where they can enjoy the fun and camaraderie of other owners, friends and Beneteau staff members. At the end of the day, Beneteau maintains its position as market leader by putting everything together to offer boat-buyers more boat for the money – in a word, value. Volume, economies of scale, vast experience in streamlining processes, along with the power of the industry leader, all add up to their ability to deliver the boats the market wants, at a price the market recognizes as exceptional. DH: Being market leader means continually building and selling boats – what makes this possible? WY: This really talks to the question of why sailing is increasingly popular. At this point in sailing’s evolution, it has probably reached critical mass. Now there are so many boats on the water that many more people than ever know family or friends who own a boat, and that exposes them to the pleasures of sailing which in turn generates even greater numbers who get one for themselves. Sailing, especially on Canada’s west coast, is like no other experience – ecofriendly experience, personal achievement, exhilaration, peaceful, quiet, social, relationship-building, and amazing sights to be seen that can only be seen in this manner. Sailing adds a dimension to life that is invaluable. Little wonder more and more people are finding their way to sail. More details please visit : www.westerlyacht.com

DH: We understand that Beneteau is the largest sailboat manufacturer in the world; why are they the largest builder, and how do they stay in that enviable position? WY: We are very proud to represent Beneteau, as the largest builder by far they are obviously in demand by more sailors than any other which bodes well for us. And it only makes sense. Beneteau has been perfecting the art of designing and building boats for more than a century, and have always embraced innovation with materials, design and building techniques. Every boat that Beneteau builds is produced on a tradition of quality, safety and strength. Their techniques have been well-proven on the sea where a boat is pushed to extremes, with Beneteau yachts having logged over five million ocean miles in more than 1000 safe ocean crossings. Furthermore, their designs are tested in such demanding venues as the Whitbread ‘Round the World Race, the BOC Challenge and Key West Race Week. As with all leading companies in their respective fields, much of Beneteau’s success is in the details. And being the leader, they have the advantage of having the resources to continuously develop the best building

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Mulberry House, a stunning estate residence situated on a private, ½ acre lot in the most exclusive British Properties neighbourhood. South facing, child friendly gardens and a huge outdoor patio with swimming pool, Jacuzzi, covered fireplace, BBQ and outdoor dining area. Exquiste finishes inside with six full bedrooms, including a guest suite, a gorgeous chef’s kitchen, games/media room, gym, and a walk-in, temperature controlled wine cellar. The house is air conditioned and has a fully gated and heated driveway with a 3 car garage.

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‘Greenwood’, a rare and special blend of yesterday and today. The home is situated in an estate like setting on a meandering country lane adjacent to McKechnie Park in sought after West Bay. The nearly flat, 1/3 acre south facing lot offers gorgeous views to the water, city and Vancouver Island. A soaring truss Great Room with 18’ ceilings, built by Bradner, is just part of the professionally developed mix of traditional country cottage with contemporary style. The outdoor living here is exceptional with French doors leading to 1000 sq ft of sun-drenched deck. Four bedrooms, a modern kitchen with Viking appliances, huge garage with lots of storage and a wonderful neighbourhood round out this exceptional package.


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Dream Homes and Living - Vancouver Edition | 2010 Issue 01  

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