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WEST Vancouver | AMBLESIDE

Located in the charming “village” of Ambleside, one of West Vancouver’s most loved waterfront areas, Bears is a unique children’s Toy Shop that carries plenty of wonderful little things for children. LISTED IN:

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Vancouver | ARMOURY DISTRICT

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MCL Motor Cars is proud to represent Bentley in B.C., and offers a standard of sales experience and personalized service befitting the marque, its storied past, and unfolding bright future as the world leader in luxury motor cars.

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The start of the fall season is one of my personal favourite times of the year. I come from a place where fall took a grand total of one week. The leaves would start to fall, and by the end of the week, it would all be over. But, here in Vancouver, fall happens gradually. From the first hint of yellow in the leaves, starting in September, we’re indulged with a full spectrum of blazing and beautiful autumn colours that enthrall our senses. And what I love most is that it happens slowly over a two month period giving you ample time to fully enjoy the splendour of fall!

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MEMORABLE DINING fairmont’s new culinary benchmark for green dining

get jet, go! jaguar’s jet-powered cx75 no longer just a concept

a yacht on wheels the strikingly modern rolls-royce phontom series ii coupé

EXECUTIVE INDULGENCE taking the first class cabin in the bentley mulsanne

HAWKER! commemorating 50 years

MY OTHER CAR the 2013 porsche boxster is to die for

AZIMUT’S LUXURIOUS SEA CREATURE a wild beauty that bewitches whoever conquers it

chinese calendar blancpain puts the year of the dragon on your wrist

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ARCHITECTURALLY DESIGNED WEST COAST CONTEMPORARY HOME

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BREATHTAKING ONE ACRE ESTATE IN PRESTIGIOUS WEST VANCOUVER

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paradise in the Pacific HONUA KAI RESORT & SPA

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Secluded Mountaintop Oasis

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WONDERFUL West Coast Beachfront Home

the haunting beauty of the the wiesmann roadster

inspired jewellery designs by gucci

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ELEGANT stately home with zen gardens

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A Vancouver Landmark Waterfront Estate

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WORLD CLASS CONTEMPORARY RESIDENCE

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Spectacular ‘Erwin Drive’ Waterfront

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Spectacular Waterfront Residence with Private Boat Launch & Dock

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Stunning Contemporary Home on a Sandy Beach in West Vancouver

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memorable DINING fairmont defines a new culinary benchmark for green dining

Going local is so 2009. Upping the ante when it comes to sustainable food sourcing is Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, which has broadened the “go local” mantra by adopting local goats and chickens, allowed diners to catch their own dinner and gone out of its way to create homemade tofu. Long an advocate of green, fresh and healthy cuisine, the brand’s properties were some of the first to add onsite herb gardens and honeybee apiaries, and have pioneered myriad innovative projects that have brought farm and fork closer than ever. Across the portfolio, Fairmont’s Green Cuisine program includes initiatives that cater to specific local and regional needs. In Quebec City, Executive Chef Jean Soulard of Fairmont Le Château Frontenac recently added five hens, who are the newest neighbors of the hotel’s resident honey bees. Chantecler hens, the only 100 percent Québec breed, have been carefully selected by Chef Soulard and have been placed in a coop

equipped with a copper roof that matches the architecture of the hotel. Fed only organic grains, each hen produces about one egg per day with the collected eggs served up to guests dining within the hotel. Fairmont Newport Beach in California is constantly in pursuit of the best local produce, and the recent adoption of seven goats is the hotel’s latest culinary initiative. In collaboration with Drake Farms Goat Dairy, where the female goats reside, the animals are cared for by dedicated farmers and staff and receive regular visits from the hotel’s Executive Chef. The farm uses the goats’ milk to produce organic and sustainable goat cheese, which the chef picks up and brings back to use in dishes for the restaurant and lounge as well for in-room guest amenities. Fairmont Newport Beach follows in the footsteps of Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montreal, which adopted two goats, affectionately named Blanche Neige (Snow White), in 2010. While living at the local Fromagerie du

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Vieux St-François, the goats produce cheese for the menu at The Beaver Club, as well as for sale at the Fairmont Store. At Fairmont Pittsburgh, Executive Chef Andrew Morrison of Habitat restaurant not only offers eggs from local heritage chickens, but has a side of grass-fed beef from Burns Angus Farm delivered each week so the culinary team can specially prepare every cut to their liking. The team butchers their own steaks, roasts and ground beef, utilizing every piece of the meat down to the bones, which are used to make stock. The hotel’s signature house-made soap is made using the leftover tallow (rendered beef fat) along with coconut oil, lye and natural scents. Many of the brand’s properties, from China to Washington, D.C., have added honeybees to their onsite herb gardens or partnered with local parks and organizations to source local honey for cocktails and menu items. Fairmont Yangcheng Lake in Kunshan, China has developed 200 acres as a private, organic herb and vegetable garden along the resort’s namesake lake, and has recently added 10 beehives housing 2,500 honeybees, which produce around 40 kg of honey in spring. In Seattle, The Fairmont Olympic Hotel plans to install five rwooftop hives, while in nearby Victoria, The Fairmont Empress has installed 10 hives in the hotel’s Centennial Garden. With close to 20 active Fairmont bee programs in place around the world, new hives have also recently been installed at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda, Calgary’s Fairmont Palliser and Fairmont Newport Beach in California. Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York has cultivated rooftop beehives for a number of years, and has recently partnered with nearby Mill Street Brewery to create a unique honey beer, called “Royal Stinger”. To make the beer, brewers add the roof top honey at the end of the aging process, immediately before sealing it in kegs for distribution. But, Fairmont chefs are taking advantage of more than just local honey - in Vancouver, chefs at Fairmont Pacific Rim go the extra mile to make their very own tofu. Homemade tofu allows the guests to taste the nuances and flavor profile of the soy bean, and is used in a dish with braised daikon, gai lan and shiitake mushrooms. Some Fairmont properties have even taken their search for hyperlocal cuisine under the sea, such as Fairmont Battery Wharf, which offers access to the only lobster boat tour in Boston. Guests can arrange a private excursion with a Fairmont Chef aboard an authentic down-east style lobster boat to learn firsthand how to bait, drop, and haul in lobster traps. After a day at sea, guests return with their catch and stop in at the hotel’s restaurant, Aragosta, where the Chef will prepare the lobster to their liking.

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In Toronto, The Fairmont Royal York’s EPIC Restaurant has recently introduced the new Thisfish lobster tagging program, which involves tagging and tracing lobster from ocean to plate. When fishermen land their catch, they tag individual fish or entire fish lots with a distinctive code. Information about the fish - who caught it, where, when, and how - is linked to the code and uploaded to http://www.thisfish. info/, where diners can retrieve details about how their lobster was handled and processed through the supply chain.


GET JET, GO! jaguar’s new turbine powered cx75 is no longer just a concept

Jaguar’s showstopping C-X75 concept supercar first made its appearance to wowed audiences at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, with its dramatic exterior fronting revolutionary new technology. In a futuristic endeavour, the British automaker unveiled a first-of-itskind jet powered hybrid, propelled by two micro-gas turbines that would power four electric motors, one at each wheel, to generate an astounding 780 hp. A year later, the impressive debut was finally followed with muchawaited news from Jaguar: Project C-X75 will be making the jump from concept to production – albeit with some modifications, including replacing the micro-turbines, still in development phase, with a high-boosted combustion engine. Nevertheless, the supercar

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remains a study in state-of-the-art engineering, taking the original jet-inspired performance concept on the road.

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To harness the best of elite motorsport engineering, Jaguar is enlisting the collaboration of Williams F1 who will be bringing advanced expertise in areas such as aerodynamics and carbon composite manufacture. The supercar’s unparalleled performance – surpassing the fastest production cars on the market – will begin with the carbon-fibre body for optimal lightness and rigidity, retaining the original striking shape showcased in the concept. From there, a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, designed to withstand rigorous Formula 1 testing, will deliver a 0-60 mph time of under 3

seconds and top speed of over 200 mph, with an underbody system featuring moveable aerofoil and directional control of exhaust gases for maximum downforce and ultra-low drag. No less significant, however, are the hybrid’s novel features allowing for an all-new level of efficiency and incredibly low CO2 emissions – under 99g/km. Paving the road to a cleaner, more sustainable future, Project C-X75 will utilize an innovative battery Kinetic Energy Regeneration System (KERS), originally developed for Formula 1. With silent electric running and an extended range of over 50km, Jaguar’s bold new brainchild is a true pioneer of the hybrid’s foray onto supercar ground.


ROLLS-ROYCE

SERIES ii PHANTOM COUPé inspired by the j-class racing yachts of the 1930s

While the Rolls-Royce is renowned for its legendary position at the pinnacle of automotive luxury, it may not immediately conjure the qualities inspiring the strikingly modern Phantom series: freedom, creativity, and an easy, sociable sensibility. Yet the brand’s relaxed, informal side is beautifully expressed in the 2012 Phantom Drophead Coupe. Inspired by the J-class racing yachts of the 1930s, the Drophead Coupe offers a uniquely companionable design and intimate setting epitomising the romance of the open road. “We wanted to create a car that is a shared experience,” explains Charles Coldham, Chief Stylist Interior Design. “The occupants are surrounded by the finest natural materials, evoking the experience of being on board a yacht.” The Phantom’s timeless yet contemporary look speaks to its progressive character while maintaining the brand’s instantly recognisable characteristics. Innovative elements feature Adaptive LED Headlamps, optional brushed steel bonnet, and signature hood made from five layers of material including cashmere. Behind elegant coach doors, harmonious comfort prevails. Seating showcases a modern three-flute design with hand-stitched leatherwork; the rear lounge seat is shaped to turn passengers towards each other encouraging easy socializing. A versatile boot

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offering space for a hamper and picnic seat invites unbarred enjoyment of the great outdoors. Under the hood, the vehicle’s spectacular engineering ensures an effortless yet commanding drive. Noteworthy features include a rigid aluminum spaceframe, V12 engine, advanced air suspension system and 8-speed gearbox. Camera systems provide 360 degree views of the road, while a redesigned Rotary controller allows for complete fingertip control.

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For ultimate indulgence, the Bespoke program offers ability to customize your automobile down to the smallest detail. Buyers can choose a favourite paint color mixed from a swatch, and select from 12 different wheels, with five designs and up to three finishes. For even more recreational possibilities, optional additions include a hand-made teak deck inspired by racing yachts; a teak picnic hamper; and a refrigerator hidden in the luggage compartment, along with a glass holder containing hand-engraved glasses designed by the Rolls-Royce team. For social occasions, sporting events or simply the thrill of the open road, Rolls once again delivers an ultimate motoring experience like no other.


executive indulgence bentley’s exquisite ‘executive interior’ for the mulsanne

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In an ultra-wired world, nothing is more important than staying connected – no matter where you are. Now, an all-new interior concept from British luxury automaker Bentley Motors will enable customers to stay in touch on the go – whether at work or at play. Debuted at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, the Executive Interior Concept for Bentley’s flagship Mulsanne will introduce two specification options, “Theatre” and “iPad”, to meet their clients’ diverse needs. Aimed at those seeking on-the-road entertainment, the Theatre specification offers a cabin outfitted with LED lighting, and showcases a centrally-mounted, high-definition 15.6 inch LED screen, and two eight inch screens mounted in the front headrests and equipped with Bluetoothlinked headphones, allowing each occupant to enjoy their selection of movies, TV, or music. A trunk-mounted Apple computer with dual USB ports enables uploading of media or documents, while an integrated iPod Touch serves the control function through a pre-installed Bentley app. Completing the indulgent experience, the interior includes a bottle chiller and crystal champagne flutes for a truly pampered ride. The iPad specification caters to the business-oriented customer, and features two iPads with wireless keyboards embedded into electrically-deployed picnic trays in the front seatbacks. Rear passengers enjoy complete iPad functionality, including work, Internet, or conferencing capabilities. Both specifications also allow full integration with users’ own mobile devices.

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In keeping with Bentley’s tradition of bespoke sophistication, each interior is customizable with a range of personalized options – a Tibaldi fountain pen or yachting-inspired veneer, to name a few. Staying on top of your day has never been so easy – or so luxurious.


HAWKER! commemorating 50 years at the forefront of aviation evolution

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced that this year marks the 50th anniversary of its Hawker 125 midsize business jet series. The Hawker 125 – one of the world’s first business jets – completed its maiden flight on Aug. 13, 1962, in the form of the Hawker Siddeley DH125 Jet Dragon and the first delivery took place nearly two years later on Sept. 10, 1964. Almost 1,700 Hawker 125-series aircraft have been produced throughout the last 50 years. “The Hawker 125 series is one of the most iconic business aircraft in the industry and we are proud to be celebrating such a momentous milestone in the program’s history,” said Ron Gunnarson, vice president, Hawker Marketing. “Its unique design allows for travelers to fly with absolute freedom, negating the need presented by some aircraft to sacrifice fuel, number of passengers or baggage when embarking on a flight. This, coupled with the 125 series’ renowned range, speed and comfort, makes

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it easy to see why the series has enjoyed so much success for five decades.” Today, the series is represented in the company’s lineup as the Hawker 900XP which boasts technology enhancements that include new fuelefficient engines, advanced aerodynamic composite winglets, digital cabin pressurization, auto-throttles, synthetic vision, enhanced vision, LED lighting, satellite weather and communications, and wireless cabin entertainment options. These advanced systems seamlessly integrate with a strong airframe with an excellent reputation. The Hawker 900XP offers superb cabin comfort, increased performance, range and efficiency at an tremendous value.

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“Due to these features, it’s no wonder the 900XP continues to lead the midsize jet market,” Gunnarson said. “In 2011, the Hawker 900XP captured

34 percent of worldwide sales, more than any other aircraft in the segment.” The company will hold a series of special flights and activities to mark this milestone occasion, including a gala reception on Aug. 13 at the London Science Museum in Kensington. Hawker Beechcraft is a world-leading manufacturer of business, special mission, light attack and trainer aircraft – designing, marketing and supporting aviation products and services for businesses, governments and individuals worldwide. The company’s headquarters and major facilities are located in Wichita, Kan., with operations in Little Rock, Ark.; Chester, England, U.K.; and Chihuahua, Mexico. The company leads the industry with a global network of more than 100 factory-owned and authorized service centers.For more information, visit www.hawkerbeechcraft.com.


2013 PORSCHE BOXSTER the completely overhauled 2013 porsche boxster

If there is one thing to be learned from Porsche’s continuing transformation of the magnificent Boxster, it’s that there is no limit to perfection. Nowhere this is more evident than in the automaker’s latest – the completely overhauled 2013 Boxster and Boxster S., whose cutting-edge power and efficiency are nothing short of inspirational. The Boxster’s journey into a new generation begins with an entirely reformulated body – lighter than ever, with a longer wheelbase, wider track, larger wheels, and all-new electromechanical power steering for a dynamically commanding drive. Breaking new performance ground, the mid-mounted six cylinder engine, 2.7-litre in the Boxster and 3.4-litre in the Boxster S, delivers a roaring 265 hp and 315 hp respectively, and features direct fuel injection, showcasing a remarkable 0 to 60 mph speed

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of 5.4 seconds for the Boxster and 4.7 seconds for Boxster S.

intelligently developed stylistic features, including dynamically contoured

A range of progressive technologies combine to achieve exceptional

doors for improved airflow to side air intakes, door-mounted exterior

levels of fuel efficiency, for Porsche’s most efficient performance to date.

mirrors, a fully electric top, and an automatically deployed rear wing to

With a manual six-speed gearbox, or the optional seven-speed Porsche

reduce lift. Inside, all elements combine into a functional, clean-lined

Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK), electrical system recuperation, thermal

interior to enable a maximally focused driving experience, with an elevated

management, and start/stop function, the 2013 Boxster is geared up for

ergonomic console, spacious feel, and logically positioned controls for

optimum fuel consumption, making it up to 15 percent more efficient than

ultimate practicality.

its predecessor.

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beneath. With its distinctive sharply defined lines, the design showcases

The new Boxster’s arresting exterior clearly speaks to the immense power

Edgier, bolder, and more spirited than ever, this is an expression of Porsche at its best – redefined for Boxster’s most intense drive yet.


AZIMUT’S LUXURIOUS SEA CREATURE a wild beauty that bewitches whoever conquers it

An exclusive terrace perched

A wild beauty that bewitches whoever is able to conquer it and has the courage to tame it. A sporty model featuring superb design, the Azimut 86S is a quick and agile marine creature suspended amidst the foam of the wake and the

between the

insubstantiality of the sky to be breathed in when the roof slides back, opening up

sea and the sky,

to the sun and the stars. Experience comfort, interpreted throughout by absolute

speeding away at 42 knots.

attention to detail, at all speeds. The profile of the 86S will remind you of a sea creature attempting to break through the sea’s surface. A particularly narrow bow precedes a slender, aerodynamic body, characterised by square windows and double mirrored shark fin windows, that are synonymous with the S Collection. A third horizontal window also allows yet more light to penetrate into the yacht.

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In the bow section,

Three large areas are devoted to the sun and life en plein air - the large bow-section

the lifting/lowering

sun-pad (about 8 m2) equipped with ergonomic cushions, the cockpit sofa, that is

platform doubles up

and the 86S saloon.

elongated in the bow section to create a large relaxation platform towards the sea,

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nature and the sea.

When the crystal access door and the hard top are open, the cockpit and the saloon become a single, airy and extremely lightfilled space (about 38 m2). The dining area, immediately to the left of the entrance, and consisting of a table and chairs for 8 people, is serviced by the galley, at the stern section of the lower deck, with a dedicated gangway. The saloon flooring laid with wengĂŠ wood and carpet inserts create a fresh, light and modern space. The galley, which is located in the crew quarters, is spacious and well-equipped allowing a chef and sous-chef to cook


conveniently at the highest professional standards. The lounge area is on the left-hand side and accommodates two different adjacent socialising areas, furnished with four small two-seater sofas, a coffee table that doubles up as a dining table and a comfortable pouf. Full-beam owner suite located at the centre of the boat. The light coming in through the window illuminates an expansive and airy space. The bed takes centre stage and is further enhanced by a headboard adorned with brown leather squares. The cabin entrance is concealed by a mirror that gives further depth. This multiplies the effect of indirect light, creating an atmosphere of total relaxation. VIP cabin, in the bow section - bed with large storage base is located at the centre of the room. Natural light is guaranteed through the 4 side opening portholes for extra fresh air. Lockers, drawers and the storage bases of the beds allow you to store all you need to have a pleasurable experience aboard. The bathroom is large and equipped with a shower compartment embellished with marble. Water jet propulsion: easy driving and handling thanks to Hamilton Jet and dynamic intruders. Speeds of up to 42 knot bring sheer joy to boat owners who love excitement, sports, and high speeds.

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HAUTE HORLOGERIE blancpain celebrates ‘year of the dragon’ with an elegant new watch

Blancpain presents a world-exclusive version of the first wristwatch equipped with a traditional Chinese calendar. The Manufacture in Le Brassus thereby wishes to honour this age-old culture of which the modern-day representatives show a keen interest in haute horlogerie, by introducing a useful yet symbolic model that is destined to take its rightful place among the ranks of the finest horological achievements. The Traditional Chinese Calendar watch by Blancpain is based on fundamental principles established for millennia and profoundly rooted in Chinese tradition. On its fascinating dial, the hours, minutes and the Gregorian calendar rub shoulders with the main indications of the Chinese calendar: traditional double-hour indication, day, month with indication of leap months, signs of the zodiac, as well as the five elements and the 10 celestial stems. The combination of the latter with the 12 animals of the zodiac that represent the terrestrial branches follows the sixty-year cycle that is central to Chinese culture. The moon phases, a key element in Blancpain complete calendars, are also presented and play a particularly important role in this model, given the link between the lunar cycle and traditional Chinese months.

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Contrary to the Gregorian solar calendar which uses the solar day as the base unit, the traditional Chinese calendar is a lunisolar calendar, meaning a solar calendar with the lunar cycle (29.53059 days) as its base unit. Since a year comprising 12

lunar months (354.36707 days) is approximately 11 days too short compared with the tropical or solar year (365.242374 days), a leap month is sometimes added to preserve the match with the cycle of the seasons. Given that each month of the Chinese calendar, including the leap months, begins on the day of the new moon, its length is either 29 or 30 days. This means that when a year comprises a leap month, this 13-month year will be longer than the tropical year. On the contrary, when there is no leap month, the year of 12 lunar months is shorter than the tropical year. This distinctive feature is the reason behind the variable date of the Chinese New Year. The new self-winding Calibre 3638 powering this watch is endowed with a 7-day power reserve, despite the presence of 434 parts including 39 jewels. Its complexity stems as much from the number of indications to be displayed as from the irregular nature of their cycles. The hours, minutes and the Gregorian calendar are presented in the centre. The counter at 12 o’clock indicates the double-hour numerals and symbols (24-hour cycle); while the one at 3 o’clock shows the elements and the celestial stems (10-year cycle). The month of the Chinese calendar (12-month cycle), its date (30-day cycle) and the leap month indicator appear at 9 o’clock, while a 12 o’clock aperture reveals the zodiac sign of the year in progress (12-year cycle); and the moon phases are displayed at 6 o’clock.


CAPTAIN WINSOR ANNUAL CALENDAR www.zenith-watches.com

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rare & elegant beauty the haunting beauty of the wiesmann gt mf4 roadster

From the country that re-invented the Mini as a baby BMW comes this BMW-based cod-classic that emulates an entire ensemble of British sports car icons. The Wiesmann Roadster, lovingly crafted by brothers, Martin and Friedheim Wiesmann, has been in production for over 15 years. Seemingly a cross between the Jag XK, an E-Type, an Austin Healey 3000 and a Morgan Aeroma, the Wiesmann is a rather beautiful coupe with rare elegance and grace in design. The brothers have displayed admirable dexterity when they this ’60s-inspired roadster using modern BMW running gear. Qualifying as something of a classic itself, the Wiesmann is unlikely to become a household name any time soon, though enthusiasts who fancy the image of a classic sports car without the hassles or the antiquated driving experience have never had it so cushy. Key to this is the notion of exclusivity and the luxury of a bespoke specification. With a range of handmade leather interiors with conspicuously stitched, padded, quilted and distressed finishes, you don’t so much sit in the Wiesmann as wear it.

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GUCCI BAMBOO from necessity emerges a unique and elegant jewellery line

A prime example of how necessity fosters invention, the Bamboo range was first introduced in the 1940’s as an innovative solution to a lack of raw materials during World War II. Bamboo went on to become one of the most distinctive Gucci icons to the extent that, as of 1971, the Bamboo stem shape was reproduced in a bracelet, available in silver and enamel or 18 karat gold. This form proved to be a surprisingly modern and timeless element, which has been reinterpreted by successive Gucci designers in line with customers’ contemporary tastes. Today, Frida Giannini has successfully interpreted the beautiful contours of the Bamboo plant across the Gucci Fine Jewelry line. From rings, earrings to bracelets, cufflinks and necklaces, the Bamboo icon is created in 18kt gold and can be decorated with white or brown diamonds. The 2010 new Fine Jewelry Collection includes an innovative Bamboo spring line which combines exceptional design with technical expertise new to Gucci.

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Jamie MacDougall personal real estate corporation

$10,180,000 | Gibson’s manor house A scenic and winding driveway welcomes you to this private world. This upscale English Country Manor House is a tranquil oasis set on 53 acres on Vancouver’s Sunshine Coast. Built over a 6 year period & completing in ‘05 this Stuart Howarddesigned home was built to model a late 18th Century castle. All of the materials used give this over 21,000 sq.ft Manor House its stately appearance from the granite exterior and slate tile roof to the marble floors throughout and grand formal entrance with twin curved staircases. All of this enjoys idyllic west coast views of Howe Sound - Gambier, Keats and Bowen Island. This is a truly unique and irreplaceable offering.

1393 Port Mellon Highway, Sunshine Coast, BC

$10,988,000 | boater’s paradise - Eagle harbour This spectacular waterfront contemporary offers the rarity of year-round protected deep water moorage with a 50 foot dock sited on 190 feet of natural shoreline. Designed by John Kay, the house is a stunning example of West Coast architecture at its best. The finest of natural materials create a dramatic open floor plan with 24 ft vaulted ceiling and rotunda style skylight; soaring cedar timber columns; world-class wine cellar; luxurious master suite ;library/den and separate guest accommodations. This is truly a one-of-a-kind property that stands alone amongst its waterfront peers. Located at the end of a private cul de sac just steps to Eagle Harbour beach and Yacht Club and a mere 25 min. to downtown Vancouver.

5770 Eagle Harbour Road, West Vancouver, BC

$4,195,000 | contemporary caulfeild living One of the most private settings in Olde Caulfeild. A contemporary 4,500 sq. ft. house set on a +10,000 sq. ft. lot above Caulfeild Cove. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms with very functional family living space. Generous decks and patios on all levels enjoy expansive views of Mt. Baker, Vancouver, and Burrard Inlet. This home has been completely renovated in 2005 and offers waterfront living without waterfront taxes. Flat driveway, 2 car garage and private access to Caulfeild Trail.

4586 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC

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$6,388,000 | country manor estate We think this is one of the most unique offerings in Greater Vancouver & the Lower Mainland. Maple Mills, a private gated 34 acre estate bordering Langley Nature Park, w/an exquisite 4 bdrm, 7343 sf manor home w/adjoining 4 bdrm 3196 sf Garden Suite. Features include wide plank floors, custom kitchen cabinets from lumber milled on property, a Chef’s kitchen, media room, yoga studio, gym, steam shower, sauna, hot tub, wine tasting bar, geothermal heating system and sunny southern views of Mount Baker. 6 stall, 1296 sf barn/workshop, 1400 sf 2 bdrm modular home and sawmill on property. Walking, biking and horse riding trails and the salmon spawning upper reaches of the little Campbell wind through this incomparable property.

525 232nd Street, Langley, BC

$5,499,000 | elegant collingwood place, vancouver Absolute elegance on a very private and meticulously maintained cul-desac property. This +5100 sq. ft. home has been finished with exacting detail and top of the line finishings and appliances. Radiant heated oak flooring throughout main level with 12’ coffered ceiling highlighted by unique barreled roof. This floor also features wall to wall french doors that open to the finest outdoor living, zen gardens and koi pond. A sophisticated yet warm and inviting family home with functional layout: 5 bedrooms 6 bathrooms incl caretakers quarters. Over 11,000 sq. ft. lot tucked privately away on this quiet street. Great location - close to all top schools and UBC.

6150 Collingwood Place, Vancouver West, BC

$3,395,000 | West Coast Estate, Brackendale, Squamish Gorgeous West Coast home located in idyllic natural setting in Canada’s outdoor recreation capital.Known as “The Resort” this home was taken down to the studs, rebuilt and redesigned in 2009. Warm, inviting, and perfectly planned,the ideal layout for families and entertaining inside & out. Very high end commercial kitchen outfitted with Viking appliances, double D/W, 6 Burner range oversized Fridge/Freezer. Vaulted ceilings throughout for loads of light & nice mountain views. 6 bedrooms including caretaker’s/nanny suite and all other bedrooms en-suited. Media Room, equipped gym/yoga room and “resort style” outdoor pool round out this rare offering. Numerous options available with neighbouring property for sale.

41604 Grant Road, Squamish, BC

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Salt Spring Island

241 Morningside Drive, Salt Spring Island, BC

$4,880,000

151 Liberty Hall Lane, Salt Spring Island, BC

$1,750,000

Confidently poised on a 450’ stretch of sun drenched shoreline, this charismatic 7354’ oceanfront villa provides exemplary entertaining, quiet family and private guest spaces all thoughtfully & beautifully together under one roof-line. Indoor swim spa/gym. Professional landscape. Caretakers quarters. Dual mooring buoys. A remarkable Legacy Estate!

Fourteen private acres on 2 titles all overlooking panoramic ocean views, this residential jewel box is one of Salt Spring’s finest offerings. Exquisite details pervade the custom compact residence and complementing luxury studio, from magnificent mahogany woodwork to honed marble baths & slate roofs. Exceptional character & distinguished design!

240 Scott Point Drive, Salt Spring Island, BC

350 Scott Point Drive, Salt Spring Island, BC

$2,125,000

$1,380,000

Hand hewn and high tech mingle to dramatic effect in this sensational Barry Downs beach house. Chef’s kitchen. Spa baths. Glass wrapped gallery. Brilliant south/west exposures. Clearly one of the most important houses on Salt Spring, with unrivaled provenance and intoxicating appeal! A beautiful marriage of art & architecture!

Glass wrapped and open plan, this Hank Schubart home offers an intimate and powerful connection to the Pacific with siting prowess that would not be possible today. The light filled interiors have been cleansed of all 90’s finishes and await a modern refit. On 1 1/4 premium acres with guest house in one of the island’s most prestigious locations!

415 Wilkie Way, Salt Spring Island, BC

211 Harbouside Place, Salt Spring Island, BC

$1,650,000

An architecturally significant 23 acre hideaway at the end of a 1/ 2 km long paved drive, spellbinding views highlight this exceptional estate. Classically beautiful & completely composed, the 3030’ glass wrapped open plan residence enjoys an elegant simplicity and contemporary design idiom that is difficult to date. A unique and extraordinary property!

$1,150,000

Oceanfront luxury with uninterrupted views, this 3365’ five bedroom contemporary features granite kitchen, lodge-like fire lit living room, tiled sun decks, oceanside recreation room & private walk-out guest rooms. Set on a very private 2.6 acres with a long winding drive, separate studio and stairs to the beach. A fun and family friendly home!


346 Starks Road, Salt Spring Island, BC

$1,695,000

130 Dogwood Lane, Salt Spring Island, BC

$2,395,000

The compelling atmosphere of Sunnyhill Farm begins at the gate with a powerful sense of arrival. Split rail & stone wind past irrigated gardens, fenced pastures, a custom barn and luxurious guest cottage on the way to the magazine quality 3574’ farmhouse. Consideration has been given to every corner of the farm, resulting in a true rural arcadia!

A classic 2+ acre oceanfront estate offered to the marketplace for the first time in over thirty years. Beautifully presented 3432’ main residence tastefully updated with a chef’s kitchen, large open entertaining rooms, private bedroom wings and a charming 2BR guest house. Shell beach. Boat ramp A ideal environment for owners, family & friends!

136 Becky Way, Salt Spring Island, BC

190 Sarah Way, Salt Spring Island, BC

$997,500

$1,645,000

Stunning current-design 3500’ four bedroom ocean view residence set on a thoroughly private 5.86 acres. Sequestered main floor master wing with spa bath, home office and walkout to view filled sun deck. Entertainers kitchen equipped with professional appliance suite. Separate media room. A fine country house on a beautiful mountain acreage!

A modern French Country manor of award winning design, this 3500’ ocean view home offers the finest in coastal luxury. Chefs kitchen. Lodge like living room. Private master level. Separate kids wing. Detached 2 bedroom guest house. Private 12 acre setting in a most desirable estate enclave. A spectacular home, cottage & property!

203 Pringle Farm Road, Salt Spring Island, BC

228 Arbutus Road, Salt Spring Island, BC

$1,297,500

Hidden away on a luxuriously private five acre ocean view perch, with current design principles and high end finishes throughout 2400’ of light filled living space, this modern coastal home is a knockout! Massive stone fireplace. West facing sun decks. Epic hiking/biking trails at the door! A naturally stunning island home!

$1,798,000

Set behind a gated courtyard garden, this single level 3000’ Schubart residence stretches across 300’ of south/west walk on waterfront on a remarkably level acre. Interior stone columns, hefty timber beam work, random width floors and huge expanses of glass highlight the classic floor plan. A Stunning original on a premiere shoreline!

Chris & Darlene Hobbs

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West Vancouver : Whytecliff 7252 Arbutus

$7,288,000

This contemporary home rests at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and within very easy walking distance to the playground, picnic bench’s and beach of Whytecliff Park. For more seclusion, sit at your own private waterfront with a beautiful indoor pool to enjoy year round, a spacious patio for warm summer nights and a close up view of the orca and seal wild life or use your very own boat lift, already approved to be built. The home itself is generous at almost 7400 sq ft with every room having stunning water views from the Islands of Bowen and Gambier to the glacier’s of Howe Sound. The main floor is open, with tons of natural light and large picturesque windows. An elegant granite counter, stainless steel appliance and marble floor kitchen opens up to the eating area and family room on the main floor. A perfect entertaining dining room and living room also rest on the main floor. Above the main are 4 large bedrooms, all fully ensuited with a 5th bedroom on the lower floor.

West Vancouver :: Altamont 2025 Gisby Street

$5,880,000

Set on a 1/2 acre gated and hedged lot in sought after Altamont is this distinguished classic mansion designed for elegant and comfortable living. Offering 7,847 sf with fine detailing and high-end finishing including extensive millwork, hardwood floor, marble and granite and top of line fixtures. Excellent layout featuring elegant foyer leading to formal living room and dining room, dignified paneled office, stunning well-equipped chef’s kitchen with Subzero fridge and freezer, 2 dishwasher’s, commercial stove, adjoining large family room and eating area which looks and opens out to the covered porch with built in BBQ and fireplace. Other features include 7 bedroom, 7 bath, rec room, games and media room, wine room, 5 fireplaces. The child-safe rear garden with pool, manicured lawn and children’s playground is ideal for outdoor gathering. A remarkable estate.

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West Vancouver :: Ambleside 1020 Clyde Ave

$3,488,000

Ever wanted a house in the Hamptons? This is it! Set on a fabulous cul-de-sac property with close in views of Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley park, Ambleside beach , Howe Sound and Vancouver Island, this is a one of a kind! Gates open to this private estate with rolling lawns, play areas and fantastic outdoor kitchen. This relaxed yet sophisticated Contemporary is full of light, airy and inviting. State of the art kitchen with professional stainless steel appliances, Carrera marble, “Eclipse� folding windows and doors open the kitchen to the panoramic view, frameless deck rail, floor to ceiling windows. Master on the main overlooking views and grounds. Rich walnut flooring and flagstone. Open semi formal dining room allows sunlight to filter it. Sunken living room surrounded by gardens. Lower level with additional bedrooms, separate girls and boys bathrooms and private in home office and Media/recreation room. Plus an exceptional 1 bedroom and& den above ground suite ,complete with stainless steel appliances, marble island and heated tile floor.

West Vancouver :: Caulfeild 4413 Keith Road

$3,288,000

Gorgeous Gordon Hlynsky design. The open floor plan is magnificent with gorgeous southwest views out over the level lawn. The floor plan is traditional with all entertaining rooms on the main with 3 spacious bedrooms and a den above. The kitchen is gourmet with its Sub-Zero and Ultraline appliances and opens up to the eating area and family room. French doors welcome you out to the covered verandah from the eating area and family room out to the manicured grounds. A games room completes the main floor. All rooms are generously sized totalling 4,088 sq ft on a half acre lot (21,997 sq ft). There is a separate 3 car garage with a cozy studio above it.


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West Vancouver : Gleneagles 6063 Blink Bonnie Road

$2,888,000

Gorgeous semi waterfront, view home with 5 bedrooms up and over 6,000 sq. ft. on 3 levels. Fantastic family layout with generous room sizes and vaulted ceilings, oak hardwood floors, wainscoting and more. The kitchen is large and well located with a Sub zero fridge, 6 burner gas stove, stainless steel appliances and a centre island. The outdoor areas include English style gardens with sprinkler system, lighting and a level lawn area, lap pool with hard top safety cover, full size hot tub and large decks/ patios to enjoy it all. Located on one of West Vancouver’s finest streets you are walking distance to the beach, tennis court, golf course, recreation centre and close to Gleneagles Elementary.

West Vancouver : Caulfeild 4411 Keith Road

$2,588,000

“Marthas Vineyard in West Vancouver.” This classic modern “New England” home is another of Gordon Hlynsky’s spectacular designs. Situated on a private low maintenance property with ocean views, this 3600 sq. ft. charming home features hardwood floors, high ceilings, loads of architectural features, crisp white trim, shutters and french doors that lead out to the verandah over looking the lawn and view. Casually elegant and immaculate throughout. On the main floor rests the open dining/ living room along with a combined kitchen/bar/family room, and a master bedroom. All rooms offer southern exposure with views. Above the main rest 3 bedrooms including a second master suite with a rec room in the lower floor to finish off the floor plan.

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West Vancouver : Gleneagles 6243 Summit Ave

$2,388,000

This updated home rests in Gleneagles near the top of Summit with western views towards Bowen Island. It has been updated including new baths, some new flooring, and a major reno on the outside exterior walls of the house giving it a modern touch. The landscaping has been done and surrounds a gorgeous outdoor pool. The top floor has 3 bedrooms, including the master bedroom which has some fantastic views from the bedroom itself and the master ensuite. The kitchen with bar, family room and eating area rest on the main floor of this split level home with exposure to the level backyard and view. On the lowest floor is the open living/dining room with great ceiling detail and a rec room large enough for a pool table and gym. Walking distance to Gleneagles Elementary and Golf Course.

North Vancouver : Lower Lonsdale 402 E 5th Street

$1,398,000

Beautifully updated home in Lower Lonsdale. This stand out home was completely rebuilt in 1996 and attracts attention from all angles sitting on it’s southwest exposure corner lot. It was rebuilt by it’s current owner, who is a builder himself, and built to the highest standard including ICF foundation and reclaimed wood. The house has JUST been updated as well with an amazing kitchen, brand new appliances and imported Italian granite counters. You will never leave the kitchen with it’s adjoining family room and french doors out the the backyard and hot tub. This home boasts 6 bedrooms with 4 on the top floor, giving the master suite southwest views toward the city. The other 2 bedrooms lie on the lower floor in the above ground, separate entry legal suite.


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BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM BUILT HOME IN EDGEMONT VILLAGE

Perhaps the finest home ever built in North Van! Architectural design firm “Garret Cord Werner LLC” & built by “Werner Construction”.

Edgemont Village is HOT! Buyers from West Side and West Vancouver are flocking to Edgemont for it’s amzing community feeling! Alsmost New custom built with NO HST.

3855 Sunnycrest Drive

23786 Emerald Drive

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SPECTACULAR HOME BUILT BY “MARBLE CONSTRUCTION”

SPECTACULAR FAMILY HOME BY ‘AMPRA’

Spectacular home built by “Marble Construction”, designed by “Design Marque” - steps to Edgemont Village.

Spectacular family home built by AMPRA Construction located in a family oriented neighborhood at a cul-de-sac.

1205 Burnage Road

1268 Mill St.

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YALETOWN MEETS DUNDARAVE

AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!

Award winning architecturally designed heritage style 1/2 duplex in one of the most desirable locations in Central Longsdale. Featured in Suzanne Wilson’s year 2000.

Edgemont Village: An amazing opprtunity! Just under 11,000 sqft. (62X185) level lot. Build your dream home. This is the best lot available in Edgemont Village.

232 E 10TH St.

3898 Hillcrest Avenue

Offered at $899,000

Offered at $1,099,000


SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT RESIDENCE CLOSE-IN!

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2770 Bellevue Avenue, Dundarave, West Vancouver

$ 12,900,000

SPECTACULAR NEW WATERFRONT RESIDENCE ON ERWIN DRIVE

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4367 Erwin Drive, Cypress, West Vancouver

$ 12,498,000


WORLD CLASS WATERFRONT WITH SUBMERSABLE POWER DOCK!

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5310 Seaside Place, Caulfield, West Vancouver

$ 10,998,000

A WEST VANCOUVER LANDMARK RESIDENCE!

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5535 Parthenon Place, Eagle Harbour, West Vancouver

$ UPON REQUEST


A Spectacular development opportunity — ­ 2.76 acres

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4556 – 4562 N. Piccadilly Road, Olde Caulfeild, West Vancouver

$ 9,998,000

WORLD CLASS WATERFRONT IN LOWER CAULFEILD!

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5347 Kew Cliff Road, Caulfeild, West Vancouver

$ 8,998,000


A WORLD CLASS signature RESIDENCE

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4259 Rockbank Place, Rockridge, West Vancouver

$ 7,998,000

SPECTACULAR 13 ACRE GATED ESTATE - A TRANQUIL RIVER & MOUNTAIN BACKDROP _ 40813 Government Road, Garibaldi Heights, Squamish

$ 7,880,000


SPECTACULAR DEEP COVE WATERFRONT WITH LARGE DOCK

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700 Beachview Drive, Deep Cove, North Vancouver

$ 7,488,000

world class waterfront development opportunity

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3136 Travers Avenue, West Bay, West Vancouver

$ 7,000,000


SPECTACULAR LOWER BRITISH PROPERTIES ESTATE

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754 Eyremount Drive, British Properties, West Vancouver

$ 5,898,000

spectacular WATERFRONT RESIDENCE DESIGNED BY PAUL MERRICK

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5311 Seaside Place, Caulfeild, West Vancouver

$ 5,498,000


a spectacular aLTAMONT ESTATE

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2247 Gisby Street, Altamont, West Vancouver

$ 4,998,000

SPECTACULAR SUNSET WATERFRONT ESTATE WITH PRIVATE DOCK & POWER LAUNCH! _ 6267 Taylor Drive, Gleneagles, West Vancouver

$ 4,998,000


SPECTACULAR WEST BAY LUXURY RESIDENCE

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3586 Creery Avenue, West Bay, West Vancouver

$4,950,000

spectacular waterfront residence — Incredible value

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5530 Parthenon Place, Eagle Harbour, West Vancouver

$4,498,000


MAGNIFICENT NEW RESIDENCE ON A GATED ESTATE IN LOWER AMBLESIDE! _ 1309 Mathers Avenue, Ambleside, West Vancouver

$4,498,000

NEW SOPHISTICATED CONTEMPORARY RESIDENCE WITH OCEAN VIEWS _ 2370 Palmerston Avenue, Upper Dundarave, West Vancouver

$4,298,000


SPECTACULAR SEMI-WATERFRONT FAMILY RESIDENCE!

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5335 Seaside Place, Caulfeild, West Vancouver

$4,298,000

spectacular waterfront residence on Eagle island

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5812 Eagle Island, Eagle Harbour, West Vancouver

$3,999,000


altamont’s most spectacular estate

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1720 30th Street, Altamont, West Vancouver

$ 3,998,000

Spectacular ocean view residence

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5935 Marine Drive, Eagleridge, West Vancouver

$ 3,888,000


A MAGNIFICENT WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY!

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6945 Isleview Road, Whytecliff, West Vancouver

$ 3,698,000

SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT ESTATE!

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6951 Isleview Road, Whytecliff, West Vancouver

$ 3,698,000


WEST VANCOUVER’S ‘COTSWOLD’ STYLE WITH STUNNING OCEAN VIEWS! _ 885 Braeside Street, Sentinel Hill, West Vancouver

$ 3,488,000

GORGEOUS NEWER FAMILY RESIDENCE ON A LEVEL ESTATE!

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369 Moyne Drive, British Properties, West Vancouver

$ 3,199,000


Luxurious family residence on a level Âź acre

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1475 3rd Street, British Properties, West Vancouver

$ 3,098,000

BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED SENTINEL HILL VIEW HOME!

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975 Leyland Street, Sentinel Hill, West Vancouver

$ 2,998,000


SENSATIONAL UPPER CAULFEILD OCEANVIEW RESIDENCE!

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5429 Monte Bre Place, Upper Caulfeild, West Vancouver

$ 2,998,000

SPECTACULAR REMODELED UPPER CAULFEILD FAMILY HOME WITH VIEWS! _ 5359 Monte Bre Crescent, Upper Caulfeild, West Vancouver

$ 2,988,000


SENSATIONAL NEW WEST BAY FAMILY RESIDENCE!

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3631 Mckechnie Avenue, West Bay, West Vancouver

$ 2,976,000

FABULOUS LOWER AMBLESIDE FAMILY RESIDENCE WITH OCEANVIEWS! _ 650 11th Street, Ambleside, West Vancouver

$ 2,898,000


SPECTACULAR SENTINEL HILL RESIDENCE WITH OCEAN VIEWS

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980 Aubeneau Crescent, Sentinel Hill, West Vancouver

$ 2,698,000

SPECTACULAR NEW CONTEMPORARY RESIDENCE!

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5770 Larson Place, Eagle Harbour, West Vancouver

$ 2,298,000


A MAGNIFICENT EAGLERIDGE RESIDENCE WITH OCEANVIEWS!

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5825 Marine Drive, Eagleridge, West Vancouver

$ 2,198,000

REMODELED WEST BAY VIEW HOME!

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3175 Benbow Road, Westmount, West Vancouver

$ 2,149,000


ARCHITECTURALLY DESIGNED

WEST COAST CONTEMPORARY HOME text :: Nancy Johnston

3855 SUNNYCREST DRIVE, EDGEMONT VILLAGE, NORTH VANCOUVER

Sitting at the crest of a hill on a very quiet, tree-lined street sits a stunning 5,440 squarefoot newly built home. Nestled along North Vancouver’s Upper Mackay Creek Park, this impressive home stands on 14,000 squarefeet of private and lush surroundings. Designed by Seattle based architect, Garret Werner and built by Werner Construction, this impressive west coast contemporary home incorporates concrete, steel and glass and uses rich natural clear cedar on the exterior, providing a sleek appearance that blends in with its natural surroundings.

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The interior of the home is bright and spacious with generous views of the garden and outdoor areas. The large kitchen and living room branch off the front entry and share a beautifully engineered stone fireplace acting as a room divider and main focal point. The open concept design promotes socializing and family gatherings as each room flows seamlessly into the next. Extraordinary 12-foot ceilings, lined with windows and complete with automatic blinds, allow the lushness of the surrounding greenery to permeate the living room while maintaining privacy. Strategically placed skylights and windows throughout bathe the home with natural light. The rich wood ceilings and floors provide ample warmth and comfort create the ideal balance in this modern home.


It features 4 bedrooms, five bathrooms, a media room in the lower level and several indoor, outdoor gardens. The bathrooms are simple and sophisticated featuring limestone countertops. The master bedrooms en-suite has large open windows that overlook the forest and provide complete privacy for when you soak in the large freestanding bathtub. Not only is the home situated on the outskirts of a gorgeous park, it’s only blocks away from Edgemont Village, a lovely outdoor shopping district nestled in the heart of a flourishing residential neighborhood at the base of Grouse Mountain. This modern and sophisticated home in an incredibly sought after area is sure to catch the eye and the hearts of any discerning buyer.

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The home offers an abundance of warmth and character with the perfect blend of aesthetic and comfort, indoors and out. This contemporary home is a dream come true for the architecture and nature lover.

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BREATHTAKING ONE ACRE ESTATE

IN PRESTIGIOUS WEST VANCOUVER

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2 8 1 8 B E L L E V U E AV E N U E , A LTA M O N T, W E S T Vancouver

Set on the south side of a magnificent oceanfront point, this breathtaking one acre estate in the prestigious West Vancouver area, offers you an ideal canvas for creating the ultimate home of your dreams. Coming in from the busy Vancouver City Center, you experience a gentler peaceful state as you drive to the property, down what is considered one of West Vancouver’s nicest streets. The

existing 4,400 square-foot home has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, plenty of natural light, stunning views and several outdoor seating areas. The home itself requires some attention, but the real value is the breathtaking property itself. Rarely is an acre of such premium real estate available to mold and shape to your desires. The land is comprised of two south facing

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legal waterfront lots with close to 200 feet of private shoreline . Set right at the water’s edge is a separate 465 square-foot cottage and large swimming pool, a perfect place to enjoy fresh ocean breezes and watch the pleasure boats go by. This ideal setup is perfect for guests or a private hideaway from the rest of the home. Imagine sweeping views of sea, sun and sky, fresh ocean air, unobstructed sunsets and unlimited freedom to create your private oasis. The real beauty of this property is in the number of options it offers you. You can either build one grand estate on what is one of the most impressive parcels in all of Greater Vancouver, or

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build separate waterfront homes on both lots, or build on one and hold the other lot as an investment. With expansive views from Bowen Island to Point Grey, this property is bathed in sunshine from sunrise to sunset all year round. Immersed in nature and only 20 minutes away from either downtown Vancouver or wild and rugged Cypress Mountain, where you can ski down your choice of 53 runs, explore the backwoods on snowshoe or cross country skis, or hike to the top during the summer for jaw dropping views of Vancouver and beyond, life here presents you many exciting options. If ground level is more your style, the opportunity to explore 185 acres of virgin rainforest and


beaches at the famous Lighthouse Park is just a few minutes away,. Carved into the natural rocky ocean-front landscape, this rare plot of land is perfect for someone with distinctive taste and uncompromising approach to the ultimate home of their dreams. It is the ideal location for

building a private oasis away from the buzz of the city, yet close enough to satisfy any of your urban needs. Offered at $10,800,000

Allan Angell | 778-888-7474 | allanmarkangell.com

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text :: Adryn Sumner When planning a Hawaiian holiday, many enjoy the delightful deliberation over which tropical island paradise to visit. Recently listed as one of the top three destinations in the country, Maui frequently wins the contest no doubt in great part due to the remarkably diverse terrain and offerings throughout which give the impression that one is enjoying a multi-island adventure.

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Wailea, with its palatial hotels and perfectly manicured gardens is positioned on the desert side of Maui where temperatures are considerably warmer than Kapalua, the oldest part of Maui where clouds and rain make more frequent visits. Ka’anapali encompasses the best of both with warm, sunny skies tempered by cooling tradewinds, long stretches of pristine beaches and abundant natural flora and many “old Maui” favorites

such as Whaler’s Village where local artisans have showcased their creations for generations. Nestled amidst Ka’anapali’s distinctive relaxed elegance is Honua Kai Resort & Spa, the first full-ownership resort development allowed on Ka’anapali Beach in 25 years. The 628-unit luxury property boasts extraordinary panoramic views from its prime location directly on approximately 38 acres of the West Maui shoreline on world -famous Ka’anapali Beach. Honua Kai is celebrated for its convenient proximity to adventurous tropical aquatic and land activities, as well as its fresh island dining options at either the resort’s signature beachside restaurant, Duke’s Beach House or the trendy Aina Gourmet Market which offers all organic items grown in local farms within 100 miles of the resort.


Spacious studio, one, two and three bedroom homes are priced from the low $500,000’s to $3,813,900 and reflect a contemporary open floor plan with ocean and/or mountain views, ranging from 580 to over 2,715 square feet - some with lanais as large as 3,200 square feet. All three-bedroom residences are equipped with upgraded gas ranges, Viking kitchens and wine refrigerators and direct oceanfront residences have fully equipped Viking outdoor kitchens on the lanai while some also include private BBQ’s. Each home comes equipped with custom NanaWall® System Trifold Accordion Doors and glass-railed lanais (except for 1st and some 2nd floor homes) to fully showcase the stunning views and further enhance the indoor/outdoor

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island living experience. Full gourmet kitchens with Bosch and/or Viking appliances as well as stone entryways, granite countertops, fine linen and bath products and beautiful wood cabinetry round out the carefully-considered luxe appointments. Ideal for couples and families alike, Honua Kai is also a high-end resort and home owners enjoy the benefits of onsite luxury resort amenities including three outdoor heated pools (including one quiet pool), five hot tubs, boogie boarding, snorkeling, stand-up paddling

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and a state of the art fitness center. The friendly and knowledgeable concierge is happy to arrange myriad island activities such as championship golf, zip lining trips, fishing and sailing tours, biking inside volcanoes – almost anything on the list for a tropical adventurer. A luxury spa is anticipated to open early 2013 with plans to offer therapeutic body treatments that combine the cultural attributes of the island’s unique healing traditions with the very latest advances in wellness. Honua Kai Resort & Spa endeavors to anticipate every need and for those who wish to experience the property first, they offer a “Stay and Play” vacation package – guests who visit and decide to buy their piece of Maui paradise receive their stay with the compliments of Honua Kai. For more information, visit http://realestate. honuakai.com/home.aspx or contact Playground Destination Properties, Inc. Real Estate Sales: realestate@honuakai.com/ 866-967-2228

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STEWART ROAD, SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC

Secluded Mountaintop Oasis

text :: Nancy Johnston It’s just a few minutes’ drive from the charming village of Ganges to this prestigious 25 acre mountaintop retreat where you’ll be amazed by the beautiful breathtaking views. Even more amazing is the 4580 square feet of contemporary living space in the main residence that offers stunning high end aesthetics including custom glass and slate work, extensive wood and ironwork and luxurious appointments. The elegance and style of this estate are evident from

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the moment you step through the door. 15 foot ceilings and amazing walls of glass combine with overhead skylights to allow an abundance of natural light to permeate the main rooms while the open concept floor plan maximizes the space. The oversize professional chef’s dream kitchen rivals even the most glamorous kitchens offering antique granite work surfaces, top of the line appliances and custom fir and wenge wood cabinetry.


Extensive custom built cabinetry in the home office assures residents of an ideal place to conduct business while integrated cutting edge electronics throughout the interior and exterior allows music lovers a steady stream of audio wherever they are. There are five exquisitely designed bedrooms and Zen like bathrooms including a sensational master bedroom with wonderful ocean views, a built in wood burning fireplace and an amazing ensuite. Two additional ensuite bedrooms are strategically located on the lower level of the home. An awe-inspiring guest home is finished with many of the same luxurious design details as the main home. Coastal beam work in the ceilings and a loft give a rustic feel to the living space while high end fixtures, custom glass and slate work give a high style look. There is an outdoor kitchen pavilion equipped with commercial grade appliances, a six person hot tub, an outdoor shower, numerous covered patios and open sun decks for entertaining alfresco. Rounding out this dramatic piece of property is an incredible garden, a diverse orchard and an extensive covered berry patch. Offered At $ 1,865,000 Chris & Darlene Hobbs | 888.697.1550 | w w w. t h e h o b b s. ca Sotheby’s International Realty Canada - Salt Spring Island

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WELBURY DRIVE, SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC

text :: Nancy Johnston

If you want the best of both worlds, the land and the sea, then you’ll want to check out what this stunning beachfront home has to offer. Completely redesigned in 2010 by an award winning team, this home now has a sophisticated look with all the most coveted high end features discriminating buyers expect. Step through the front doors and be met by an open inviting front foyer complete with skylights. Off to one side you’ll find a beautifully designed guest room with ensuite and private access to the garden. Continue on to the main rooms passing by a cleverly located wall of bookshelves. The

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open concept floor plan in this 3012 square foot home offers entertainment size main rooms with walls of glass where a stunning view of the ocean can be enjoyed. An impressive floor to ceiling stone fireplace competes with the view to be the focal point of the living room while rich hardwood adds warmth to the floors throughout. The new kitchen has been professionally designed to meet the needs of a busy chef. In addition to the high end appliances, there is a walk in pantry and the area now offers plenty of workspace thanks to the amazing custom island with seating that allows for entertaining while preparing meals and is a convenient place to grab a quick snack.


Luxurious appointments are evident throughout the three bedroom, four bathroom home including the family and guest suites. The master bedroom is spectacular and includes his and hers walk in closets, spa like bathroom and private outdoor hot tub. The remaining bedrooms are equally impressive, offering occupants optimum comfort and style. A professional home theatre and a fully integrated top of the line sound system keep both movie buffs and music lovers appeased.

Outside this gated entry home you’ll find extensive gardens with custom stonework, a substantial boat dock with night lighting seaside and an attached garage/ workshop, all located in one of the most desirable bay areas of Salt Spring Island. Offered At $ 1,898,000 Chris & Darlene Hobbs | 888.697.1550| www.thehobbs.ca Sotheby’s International Realty Canada Salt Spring Island

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stately home with zen gardens

6 150 C o l l i n g w o o d P l a c e , va n c o u v e r w e s t

text :: Nancy Johnston

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You’re going to love this stunning estate home located on a quiet street in the Southlands neighbourhood of Vancouver. Built in 2003, the exterior of this stately home is surrounded by professionally groomed greenery that starts at the entrance to the property and

is strategically placed around the entire 11,439 square feet lot. Water features and Zen gardens with private seating areas abound. The interior of the home is no less impressive and upon


entering the spaciousness of 5,118 square feet of open living space is immediately apparent. The first thing to grab your attention is the 12 foot coffered and barrelled ceilings in the main rooms. Gleaming radiant heat oak floors and an entire wall of French doors that open onto an expansive deck is the second. A beautiful fireplace that occupies a large portion of one wall is also hard to miss. Continuing on to the gourmet granite laden kitchen, you’ll find the best top of the line appliances and a unique copper chandelier hanging over the wrought iron inlaid kitchen island. One corner of the kitchen has been transformed into a cozy breakfast nook surrounded by windows.

The main floor features the impressive open family room and dining room, a comfortable den overlooking the gardens and the master bedroom with a spa like ensuite and access to the gardens. The four full and two half bathrooms are conveniently spread throughout the home while the upper level of the home contains two fully ensuited bedrooms. Caretakers living quarters are another feature of the home worth mentioning.

Sophisticated elegance and quality of craftsmanship come together in this family home to provide a warm inviting living space to its occupants. Offered at $5,499,000 Jamie MacDougall | 604.992.2282 w w w.ja mi ema cd ou g a l l.com

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2888 PANORAMA DRIVE, NORTH VANCOUVER

A Vancouver

Landmark Waterfront Estate text :: soprovich.com This magnificent waterfront estate at the end of Panorama Drive in Deep Cove is situated on over ½ an acre and has views that will literally take your breath away. Perched above the sea and Indian Arm’s most dramatic cliff and rock formations, this oceanfront residence is wrapped in 270 degrees of spectacular ocean and coastline views. Serene in setting, the estate is extremely private, creating the effect of being on your own private oasis yet offering an ideal Village location that can’t be duplicated for convenience or beauty.

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Nearly every room in this 7 bedroom, 9 bathroom home captures spellbinding views with large picture windows and expansive adjoining terraces on the oceanfront. Exquisitely crafted, this luxurious residence took six painstaking years to perfect and offers over 13,000 sq. ft. of the finest quality

and detail you have ever seen! On 3 levels of living, an intricate blend of custom milled beam work, slate roofing, crafted woodwork, natural stone and hardwoods have been beautifully amalgamated to create this stunning work of art. The main floor features open lounge areas, vaulted ceilings, timber and steel beam construction and roaring stone fireplaces, a custom Chef’s kitchen with breakfast bar, eating area and adjacent family room, grand dining area and a private study. The upper level offers gorgeous ensuited bedrooms including an incredible master suite with separate sitting area and unparalleled ocean views. The lower level is a kid’s paradise including a custom indoor basketball court, a state-of-the-art automated home theatre, a fabulous billiard lounge with adjacent saloon and wet bar, games room with professional dart board and air hockey arena, as well


as the most incredible hidden passage to a ‘old world’ wine cellar and seaside guest accommodation. I am not kidding when I say this is the most impressive home you will ever see!! All principal rooms open out to intimate oceanfront covered patios and a built-in barbeque centre, manicured lawns and gardens and a roaring outdoor fireplace offering complete privacy. This home offers a casual elegance and is simply one of Vancouver’s most stunning Waterfront Estates!

Offered At $ 8,990,000 Jason Soprovich | 604.817.8812 | soprovich.com

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4259 rockbank Place, WEST Vancouver

WORLD CLASS

CONTEMPORARY RESIDENCE text :: soprovich.com

A ‘Bob Turner’ masterpiece! This sophisticated contemporary residence has been designed and constructed with the finest commercial grade quality and detail imaginable and is truly one of West Vancouver’s signature residence! Situated on an extraordinary gated estate offering a lush sun filled setting this handsome residence was built by Boda Construction and is developed of concrete, steel, zinc, natural stone & glass on 3 levels of living.

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comfortable and casual layout with a warm ambience providing the ultimate in elegance including a custom infinity-edge pool with ‘blue bottom’ tiling, miles of entertainment patio space, intimate lounge areas surrounded by manicured gardens and spectacular panoramic ocean and city views of Vancouver’s Inner Harbour.


Each room was finished to exacting standards and is enhanced by walls of glass, custom built-in cabinetry and millwork, heated Maple Hardwood flooring, seamless glass and an open plan of living. Enter the main floor through a gracious atrium foyer to the dramatic “great room” living and dining areas featuring a double-height granite clad fireplace & custom Cathedral ceilings, walls of Low-E glazing, custom gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar and magnificent appliances, a private office, a grand master with spa-like ensuite, & separate wardrobe areas

opening out to suspended slab patios. The Lower levels offer 3 ensuited guest bedrooms, state-of-the-art home theater room, laundry/cloak room, gorgeous glassencased wine room and a utility room comprised of a geo-thermal heating & air conditioning system. Beautifully appointed, this gorgeous residence offers a beautiful environment for entertaining on a grand or intimate scale and features carefully planned comforts, a commercial elevator to service all levels, a fully automated Lutron “ambient” lighting system, zinc soffits and hand formed shingles, “smart home” equipped multi-media & audio system with touch pad technology and approximately 5200 sq. ft. of luxurious World Class living for any discerning purchaser! Minutes to Caulfeild Village this one-of-akind residence is quite simply - Breathtaking!

Offered At $ 7,998,000 Jason Soprovich | 604.817.8812 | soprovich.com

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A spectacular new Waterfront residence situated on a level, manicured property overlooking the most breathtaking Ocean, City and Island views imaginable! Exquisitely

4367 ERWIN DRIVE, WEST VANCOUVER

designed and crafted, this stunning home offers exceptional quality and features luxurious finishings throughout, including a gorgeous double-height foyer, miles of rich White

Spectacular

‘Erwin Drive’ Waterfront text :: soprovich.com Oak hardwood flooring, a custom designed gourmet kitchen with top appliances, large island for catering and breakfast bar, a fabulous open Great Room inclusive of a spacious living and dining area with floorto-ceiling Eclipse doors and roaring stone fireplace, and a private office/media room - all situated on a sprawling floorplan designed for World Class entertaining.

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Featuring three levels of living, this incredible home offers a dramatic open floorplan and includes a fabulous master suite with vaulted ceiling,

an elegant ensuite and private terrace overlooking smashing views, plus two additional guest bedrooms on the upper level, 5 fresh new bathrooms, radiant in-floor heating


throughout, a custom, architecturally designed staircase with custom railings, solid wood treads & hand cut Limestone surround, a fantastic surround-sound & multi-media system throughout. The lower level is fully finished and features a guest bedroom, spacious games/ recreation room, intimate lounge, fantastic wine cellar and spa bathroom with steam shower. Additionally, this magnificent residence offers complete security and has been beautifully landscaped with manicured gardens, towering cedars and walking paths leading to a private heated oceanside terraces and a sparkling outdoor swimming pool and hot tub overlooking a fabulous child-friendly beach and the glimmering ocean’s edge . This gorgeous residence took over 3 years to design and construct and offers the finest in luxury and waterfront living!

Offered At $ 12,498,000 Jason Soprovich | 604.817.8812 | soprovich.com

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Spectacular Waterfront Residence

with Private Boat Launch & Dock text :: soprovich.com A breathtaking remodeled Waterfront residence situated on nearly 200’ of private water bluff setting overlooking the most spectacular southern ocean and island views imaginable! Exquisitely remodeled, this one-ofa-kind home offers the finest in quality and features luxurious finishings throughout, including an elegant foyer with a magnificent powder room, overhead skylight and upper mezzanine, miles of limestone tiled flooring, huge picture windows, a beautifully appointed custom designed SNAIDERO kitchen with Teak cabinetry and 12 gorgeous appliances including SUB ZERO, WOLF, MIELE, a separate Prep kitchen, large island for catering and breakfast bar, an adjacent eating area and family room with media centre, an elegant formal living and dining room with barrel vaulted and coved ceilings and roaring signature fireplace and a private games room - all situated on a sprawling floorplan designed for World Class entertaining.

5310 SEASIDE PLACE, WEST VANCOUVER

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Offering approximately 6,700 sq.ft. on three levels of living, this incredible home offers a dramatic open floorplan and includes a fabulous master suite with separate sitting area and beverage centre, a spa-like ensuite and walk-in wardrobe area, 3 additional ensuited guest bedrooms, 6 gorgeous bathrooms, radiant in-floor heating, a stunning custom curved Teak staircase and a fantastic surround-sound and multi-media system through-out. The lower level is full walk-out and features a large home gymnasium or recreation room plus a sensational 50’ indoor lap pool with sauna, steam room and direct access through German Euroline tilt windows


to a fabulous oceanside patio. Additionally, this breathtaking estate offers complete security and has been beautifully landscaped with manicured gardens leading to private

oceanside terraces and the glimmering ocean’s edge featuring your very own automatic, submersible dock capable of hosting a 24’ watercraft. This gorgeous residence

Offered At $ 10,998,000 Jason Soprovich | 604.817.8812 | s o p r o v i c h . c o m

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5535 PARTHENON PLACE, WEST VANCOUVER

a west vancouver landmark residence text :: soprovich.com This exceptional residence is situated on exclusive Parthenon Place, a private cul-de-sac on one of the community’s most sought-after waterfront addresses. This gorgeous, luxury residence designed by renowned architect, John Kay, sits on a magnificent property offering breathtaking West Coast ocean views! Additionally, this home features a tranquil setting with access to an exclusive oceanside park featuring natural shoreline beaches, rock outcroppings and private access to the ocean’s edge. The property is meticulously landscaped with mature vegetation, a gorgeous sparkling pool and enjoys an abundance of sea life and some of the most magical sunsets! A dramatic architectural floorplan offering approx. 6,600 sq. ft. of interior living on 3 levels including a spectacular floor-to ceiling wall of glass overlooking the incredible views, a formal living and

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dining room, gourmet Downsview kitchen,

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spa-like ensuite, 4 additional guest bedrooms, intimate family room, 2 private offices and a fantastic playroom for children downstairs. This luxurious home is a one-of-a-kind offering!

Price available upon request.

Jason Soprovich | 604.817.8812 soprovich.com

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Stunning Contemporary Home on a Sandy Beach in West Vancouver

3374 RADCLIFFE AVENUE, WEST BAY, WEST VANCOUVER

text :: Nancy Johnston This waterfront home is located in the most sought after waterfront neighbourhood in West Vancouver masterfully designed contemporary living space just steps from the city’s most prestigious restaurants, cafes and waterfront attractions. Step inside and you’re bound to be amazed by all this home has to offer. Many custom features such as retractable wall of windows and Brazilian cherry wood floors have been incorporated into the design of this 4,279 square foot home that was completed in 2010. 10 foot ceilings in the open concept main living area and walls of glass run the entire length of many of the rooms on the main and upper levels allowing an abundance of natural light as well as magnificent ocean views. Indiana limestone has been used extensively throughout the home; certainly the focal point of the living room is the massive floor to ceiling limestone fireplace.

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Step out onto the private entertainment size covered


deck accessible from the retractable wall in the living room and be enthralled by the panoramic view of the city, mountains and water. Boat moorage is conveniently located at the beachfront while a stunning negative edge pool and adjoining spa overlook the ocean. The gourmet kitchen with high end

appliances and a large island workspace with seating mean plenty of room for both the chef and the diners. A media room, home office and laundry room complete the rooms on this floor while a master bedroom with a Zen like ensuite with large soaker tub and two additional ensuite bedrooms occupy the upper level. On the lower level you’ll

find two additional bedrooms and a recreational room. Other notable features include an Elan entertainment system with surround sound and speakers in most rooms as well as a high tech security system, a double garage plus a single garage.

This beautiful home will appeal to those who want to live in a grand contemporary home right on the ocean beachfront. Offered At $ 8,398,000 Brock Smeaton | 6 0 4 . 6 1 9 . 9 1 3 1 www.brocksmeaton.com

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INFINITY RONDE

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Franck Muller’s infinity Ronde collection takes its inspiration from

colours to recall the famous Color Dreams design, they add a

the Infinity range and stands out for its harmonious volumes and

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This model with a round dial pays tribute to women, and the

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majority of its versions are paved with diamonds.

the fine alligator-skin strap.

The Arabic or Roman numerals express the character of the

Infinity Ronde watches are not mere “timepieces”, but unique

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4358 Erwin Drive West Vancouver  Cypress Park Offered at $3,588,000 Sophisticated new home designed by Architect Gordon Hlynsky and built by Bradner Homes. Semi-waterfront location on exclusive Erwin Drive, one of West Vancouver’s most sought after neighbourhoods.


4815 McKenzie Drive West Vancouver » Caulfeild Offered at $1,889,000 “El Mirador” (The Lookout) – this bright, south facing home is perched on a granite ridge in Caulfeild, overlooking the ocean and Lighthouse Park. Set on a 19,000+ sq. ft. lot this exquisite architectural post and beam home is located on a very quiet street and offers exceptional privacy. Fully updated open plan living space and expansive views from all three levels.


1155 Sinclair Street West Vancouver Âť Ambleside Offered at $3,149,000

Exceptional three year old family home on this most sought after street in Ambleside. Gated entry and fully fenced, with a gorgeous and private rear yard backing on to Hay Park. Terrific floor plan with five bedrooms; great quality throughout and shows beautifully.


ELBOW VALLEY ESTATES Sprawling private 2 acre estate on coveted wolfwillow lane! this equisite 2 storey with fully finished walk-out features a total of 7900 sq.ft. developed space. Extensive renovation to showcase this elegant estate(incl.brand new roof )! You are greeted by a formal living room with views to the west, dining room with coiffered ceilings, sunny chef’s kitchen with 5-STAR gas range/double ovens, dbl.fridges/dbl.freezers, plus main floor den.

SPRINGBANK HILL Exquisite Estate Brand New 2 Storey with Stunning Panoramic Mountain Views from 3 levels of this Exquisite Executive 2 Storey Walk-out with over 4800 sq. ft. developed space, 4 bdrms. & 4 baths! This Masterpiece is adorned with the highest-end finishings, from the soaring 18 ft. stone 2-sided feature fireplace with crystals, to the chef’s gourmet kitchen.

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C a l g a r y & A r e a’s L u x u r y H o m e s

Daren Gull

Kyle Stone

jeff tincher

D Y L A SO 1 D IN

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Offered at $2,400,000 MLS# C3527056

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KANANASKIS

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Aspen Meadows

Offered at $1,049,000

251101 Range Road 61

MLS# C3502766

Jeff Tincher

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Offered at $3,490,000

40090 Retreat Road

Inglewood

Offered at $ 779,000

Canmore

Offered at $999,000

156-a Rundle Crescent

MLS# C3508597

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calgary | lower downtown

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TRADERS OF THE LOST ART

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CIRCA VINTAGE ART GLASS

calgary | downtown

calgary | INGLEWOOD

The Art Gallery of Calgary is recognized and valued locally, nationally and internationally for the exceptional quality of its contemporary art exhibitions and programs.

A one of a kind shop specializing in Mid Century Modern art glass from the major studios of europe. All pieces are hand blown works of art produced between 1940-1960s.

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RUBAIYAT

calgary | UPTOWN 17

calgary | DOWNTOWN

From its inception in 1973, Rubaiyat has always sought out the best of fine craft locally, nationally and internationally.

Since 1938 we have played a key role in Alberta’s ever changing business environment. Always striving to be a fashion leader, introducing new and exciting brands each season.

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O’Connors is Calgary’s pre-eminent and largest independent fine menswear store. We feature the best, and hottest, labels and collections from around the world. finest CLOTHING MERCHANTS

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TEATRO

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CORK is a unique and wonderful wine store with two locations in Calgary. Our first store in Beacon Hill has just made it through its first year and our newest location in CrossIron Mills opened in August of 2009.

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MERCATO ITALIAN GOURMET

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LONE STAR MERCEDES

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calgary | Heritage Meadows

At Lone Star, we strive to offer the best customer service to our clients. Over the years, we have been awarded for our outstanding performances. LISTED IN:

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In 1914 Spyker merged with the Dutch Aircraft Factory N.V. From that moment on the Spyker logo consisted of an aircraft propeller and a wire wheel. LISTED IN:

PREVENTOUS COLLABORATIVE HEALTH

calgary | downtown

Preventous Collaborative Health is a health care clinic focusing on illness prevention. Our team consists of medical, fitness and nutrition experts. LISTED IN:

calgary | Heritage Meadows

Private Healthcare

HEARTWOOD KITCHEN & BATH

calgary | Inner City

Heartwood has been quietly renovating Canada’s finest homes for almost 30 years. Contact us today and make your kitchen, or en suite, all it can be. LISTED IN:

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JANICE BEATON FINE CHEESE

calgary | West Hills

calgary | Mount Royal

Enjoy fresh ingredients, meals and catering from Sunterra Market. Shop on-line for groceries from our deli, bakery, meat and produce areas for delivery.

Calgary’s premier specialty retailer of fresh-cut, fine cheeses from around the world, cured meats, pates, olives, breads and accompaniments. Experienced cheesemongers and before-you-purchase tastings.

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UNIHEALTH

calgary | Inglewood

calgary | Aspen

Offers Alternative Health Centre Services including Massage Therapy (Therapeutic/Relaxation/Cosmetic), Yoga, Acupuncture, Infrared Sauna, Traditional Chinese medicine (including herbs, qi gong, and Tai Chi). LISTED IN:

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calgary | Aspen

Serving Your Complete Automotive Needs All Makes - Foreign and Domestic - Sales and Leasing Service - Detailing and General Clean Up. Auto spa

AGELESS SKIN TECHNOLOGIES

calgary | Lower Downtown

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LEGACY KITCHENS

BENTLEY CALGARY

calgary | Heritage Meadows

Automobile Dealer

HINCHCLIFF & LEE

Legacy Kitchens is a premier designer and renovator of kitchens. We are an independent company in business for over 25 years, catering to both the renovation and new home markets.

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Based in Calgary Alberta Canada, we are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality new and pre-owned luxury automobiles from Bentley, Aston Martin, Spyker, Ferrari, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and every specialist car imaginable. LISTED IN:

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We believe we can have a positive impact, locally and globally, by actively promoting sustainable agriculture, ethical practices and environmentally conscious actions. LISTED IN:

Advanced laser technology for Skin Care and Hair Removal, Safe and Effective, Schedule a personal consultation today!

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BLUSH LANE ORGANIC MARKET

WS AUTOMOTIVE

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Knifewear offers Canada’s finest and largest selection of high performance hand made Japanese kitchen knives. This is where chefs, foodies and knife lovers shop. LISTED IN:

calgary | Manchester

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calgary | Inglewood

A Mecca for Oriental Antique Furniture, Porcelain, Artifacts, Stone Statuary and More! It’s simply . . . Elegant! LISTED IN:

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A SELECTION OF VANCOUVER’S FINEST MERCHANTS & PROFESSIONALS

ASTON MARTIN VANCOUVER

Vancouver | ARMOURY DISTRICT

At MCL Motor Cars we know each and every owner is unique. You are looking to enjoy the luxury and experience only Aston Martin can bring. With a history that began in 1914, every Aston Martin is built to the highest standards of performance and luxury. LISTED IN:

FINEST AUTOMOBILE DEALERS

BEARS TOY STORE

WEST Vancouver | AMBLESIDE

Located in the charming “village” of Ambleside, one of West Vancouver’s most loved waterfront areas, Bears is a unique children’s Toy Shop that carries plenty of wonderful little things for children. LISTED IN:

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BENTLEY VANCOUVER

West Vancouver | Ambleside

Vancouver | ARMOURY DISTRICT

Established since 2002, we have been Ambleside’s prime location for BC VQA wine. We offer one of the largest selections of BC VQA wines at winery direct prices, and we have one of the best and largest selections of BC VQA Icewines.

MCL Motor Cars is proud to represent Bentley in B.C., and offers a standard of sales experience and personalized service befitting the marque, its storied past, and unfolding bright future as the world leader in luxury motor cars.

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Casa Home Décor

BROCK SMEATON

WEST Vancouver

Vancouver | ARMOURY DISTRICT

Brock is one of the very top Real Estate Agents at Prudential Sussex Realty - West Vancouver, British Columbia’s #1 residential real estate company.

CASA is an exciting concept for those searching out fresh ideas for any decorating needs – from large commercial installations to individual home projects.

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CUPCAKES BY HEATHER & LORI

WEST Vancouver | PARK ROYAL VILLAGE

Founded by Heather White and Lori Joyce, two best friends who busily provide various weddings, special events and other to-dos with their unique and scrumptious brand of retro cakes and cupcakes. LISTED IN:

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Dundarave Wine

WEST Vancouver | DUNDARAVE VILLAGE

Dundarave Wine Cellar offers an unparalleled selection of hard to find wines to suit every palate and pocketbook. Knowledgeable, friendly staff love to talk wine and are always on hand to assist. LISTED IN:

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Let Da Vinci’s Home help you add panache to your space with our finely edited selection of globally inspired home accessories. LISTED IN:

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FERRARI MASERATI OF VANC.

Vancouver | ARMOURY DISTRICT

As the only Ferrari Maserati dealer in British Columbia, our mission is to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction by being an active participant in your ownership experience. FINEST AUTOMOBILE DEALERS

INTERIOR DESIGN SOLUTIONS

Vancouver & WEST VANCOUVER

Gallery Jones represents contemporary art by Canadian and International artists in the mediums of painting, photography and sculpture. We are dedicated to exhibiting and promoting good work that is relevant and original. LISTED IN:

DAVINCI’S HOME

West Vancouver | Ambleside

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WEST Vancouver | AMBLESIDE

Providing complete residential interior design services from consultations to renovations, material specifications, custom built-ins, kitchen & bathrooms to decorating, shopping services and accessories. LISTED IN:

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JAMIE MACDOUGALL

Vancouver | ARMOURY DISTRICT

Vancouver

Since the company was founded by Sir William Lyons in 1922, Jaguar’s mission has been to create and build beautiful fast cars. Cars that bring the enjoyment and exhilaration of driving to life.

Jamie grew up in West Vancouver. After completing his university degree at Bishop’s University in Quebec, Jamie returned back to Vancouver and joined Sotheby’s International Realty Canada at its inception in 2005.

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A SELECTION OF VANCOUVER’S FINEST MERCHANTS & PROFESSIONALS

ALLAN MARK ANGELL778-888-7474

ALLANMARKANGELL.COM WEST VANCOUVER

Allan is one of Canada’s top realtors of all time. Allan’s career began in 1972 and within eight years his sales volume surpassed that of every realtor in Canada. His experience and knowledge is not matched by any other realtor. LISTED IN: TOP REAL ESTATE AGENTS

LAND ROVER VANCOUVER

Vancouver | ARMOURY DISTRICT

Vehicles that will tackle any terrain has made Land Rover famous around the world. Add to that an indomitable spirit of adventure, the constant insistence on outstanding innovation. LISTED IN:

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MINT INTERIORS

Vancouver | SOUTH GRANVILLE

MINT Interiors was created by Michael McNamara and Rien Sharma with a vision to bring to Vancouver truly original furnishings that help people create homes that are extensions of their individuality. LISTED IN:

PORSCHE VANCOUVER

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Pret-a-Porter

Vancouver | SOUTH GRANVILLE

West Vancouver | Ambleside

The founders of Porsche built their dream on a solid foundation of innovative spirit and a stringent demand for quality. Over the last 60 years, this philosophy has created a perfectly formed sports car manufacturer.

Net-a-Porter.com is the world’s premier online luxury fashion retailer, presented in the style of a fashion magazine, offers the style-savvy customer exactly what she wants.

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RODEO Jewellery

Vancouver | west hastings

Vancouver | OAKRIDGE

Roche Bobois is a world renowned, exclusive furniture store that offers made-to-order pieces from France and Italy.

RODEO Jewellersare authorized dealers for numerous luxury brands including Blancpain, Franck Muller, Omega, Jaeger-Lecoultre, Zenith, Dior, Tag Heuer, Baume & Mercier, Mont Blanc and many more.

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Stittgen Fine Jewellery

Vancouver | ARMOURY DISTRICT

WEST Vancouver | AMBLESIDE

For over a decade, SR Auto Group has been incorporating its refined style into luxury and exotic vehicles. SR Auto Group is dedicated to perfection.

Over the years we have built a reputation for consistently superior quality and exceptional customer service offered in a relaxed, comfortable setting. While custom design is what sets us apart, we are here to take care of all your jewellery needs.

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T.A.C. Auto Gallery

Vancouver | ARMOURY DISTRICT

TAC Auto Gallery has become a overnight success. With roots in the automotive industry spanning 15 years, we are sure to provide you with unparalleled products and service in the years to come. LISTED IN:

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TRAVEL TIME INTERNATIONAL

WEST Vancouver | DUNDARAVE VILLAGE

Travel Time International was established in 1979, with over three decades of designing exceptional travel experiences that create lifelong memories! We are a full-service, independent travel agency. LISTED IN:

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City Close & Country Quiet Offered at $3,650,000

98 acres of land one mile to city limits

This horse lovers paradise is a beautiful walkout bungalow boasting mountain and country side views. A secure gated entry opens to a lane leading to this country estate. The large entry hall, comfortable living room and formal dining room is ideal for entertaining. The kitchen is loaded with features, a real chef’s delight! The kitchen eating area opens to a west facing deck, perfect for BBQ’s and walking those Alberta sunsets! The home is a functional design with five spacious bedrooms, four bathrooms, vaulted ceilings, three fireplaces, in floor heating, a large mudroom, and a triple car garage! The property also features a heated in-ground swimming pool in its own enclosure. The house set-up features a large barn with tack room, eight stalls, and hay storage. A machine shop and riding area round up this nice package. This is a solid, secure home in a beautiful setting with a promising investment value. MLS# C3530459

Kerry Stevenson

403-471-7277 • callkerry@shaw.ca

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COLLINGWOOD

27 Carmangay Crescent NW Asking $1,775,000 Beautiful home located on a large, quiet cul-desac. This extra-wide lot features city views & is just steps from Confed Park, Collingwood School & prestigious Calgary Winter Club. A stunning 24-foot waterfall welcomes you as you enter the elegant vaulted entryway. Main boasts a formal dining and living rm, large den w/ ample builtins & a family rm that opens up to the Gourmet Kitchen. Kitchen feat. stainless steel appliances, deep undermount sinks w/ ultra modern motion & touch faucet, granite counters and breakfast bar. A tasteful butler’s pantry leads to formal dining area for impressive entertaining. Beautiful maple staircase leads to large Master Suite that includes a sitting area w/ gas fireplace & elegant 6-pc spa & large walk-in closet. Upper level also feat. two large bedrms, full bath, and laundry room. Walkout basement includes a 4th bedrm, impressive wine cellar, workout room, media room, and a heated, 4-car garage!

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WEST HILLHURST

2329 2 Avenue NW

Asking $1,599,900

WHY SPEND TWO YEARS BUILDING YOUR DREAM HOME when you can move right into this Luxury family home on a 36’x130’ south exposed lot in the heart of West Hillhurst! Presented by Newgrowth Fine Home w/traditional architectural details by DeJong Design Assoc & interior design by ce de ce inc., this home offers over 3777sqft of living space. Walk into soaring 9’ceilings and on-site finished walnut hardwood flooring. Open concept living is complete with a gourmet kitchen that boasts custom cabinets, Sub Zero fridge, commercial range, SS appliances, granite countertops and large island. Hotel inspired Master includes walk-in closet w/built-ins, stunning ensuite & downtown views. Upper is complete w/2 more bedrms & large laundry rm. Fully finished lower includes a generous rec room, 2 more bedrms, bath & 2 storage rms. Backyard feat. triple car garage w/wood burning fireplace, patio & low maintenance landscaping! Only steps to schools, hospitals, bike paths and downtown!

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147 Leighton Lane Offered at $2,499,990 A master piece in Elbow Valley to be built from Monterra Homes.Situated on a 117x185ft walkout lot,this 7500sqft bungalow & quad attached garage with interior spec. Nanny suite on 2nd floor nestled into the roof line with closet/full bath & fireplace. 4 beds & 3 1/2 baths.Enter into the zen ambiance with den,travertine tile, coffered ceilings,exterior water feature fountain, wall to wall glass windows with custom beam detail,custom kitchen with two islands,top of the line appliances,hand scraped hardwood floors.Formal dining room with butler access,nook with builtins.South west facing with mountain views and custom Batu wood deck. Master with art wall,double sided gas fireplace,custom fabric wall and view of bubbling water feature through glass wall.Large ensuite with glass steam shower,coffee bar and powder area with custom walk-in closet. Private stairs from master bedroom to basement gym.Fully finished walkout basement with media room,two bedrooms,custom bar with tv’s,workout area and 4-piece.WOW!

221 12A Street NE Offered at $1,399,900 AMAZING CITY VIEWS! Contemporary masterpiece on a quiet Bridgeland street with a west facing backyard and superb city views. 2-storey walkout is fully loaded with a unique second spice kitchen with second stove,hood fan,sink and walk in pantry perfect for the entertainer who needs more room.Walk into your home by way of your moat walkway.Glass railings,hardwood floor throughout entire main and upper floor,rift cut built-in,2 gas fireplaces,large gourmet kitchen with Miele appliance package,dining room overlooking city view, west facing balcony, luxurious west facing master with exquisite en suite,steam shower,large tub and dual sinks, quartz counter tops and large walk-in with built-ins.Upstairs laundry with cupboards and sink,second 4-piece bath and 2 large bedrooms with big windows. Open riser staircase,large WALKOUT basement complete with 4-piece bath,4th bedroom,rec room,bar with custom cabinetry,custom wine room and back entrance from the garage

1929 43 Avenue SW Offered at $929,900 New Altadore infill emphasizes high-end, contemporary Scandinavian design throughout! Master creator of livable space, offers 2,754 sqft of intelligent design on all 3 levels of this fully finished retreat. Natural lighting is a key element in this open plan design with floor to ceiling windows throughout. Main floor is finished in Brazilian Jatoba cherry hardwood. Kitchen finishings include, granite countertops, Maple cabinets, Bosch & Frigidaire appliances. Another spectacular design element is the staircase of stainless steel & Maple which connects the dining area with the dvlp’d bsmt & South backyard. Master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, unique open style 5 piece ensuite & large walk-in closet. 2 additional bedrooms, 1 with South facing balcony. Lower level family room/home theatre with 10’ceiling is prewired for speakers. 2 fireplaces trimmed with Brazilian slate, ADT system & double detached garage.

For more information on these listings or others please contact us.

Tanya Eklund

YOUR INNER CITY REAL ESTATE REPRESENTATIVE

www.tanyaeklundgroup.net


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4615 CORONATION DRive SW Offered at $2,499,900 Inviting Custom-built family home! Well designed home offering 6000 sqft, with loads of recent upgrades! 3 floors completely finished in this traditional layout. Beautifully landscaped lot with west back yard that bathes in sun all afternoon. Wide open veranda leads to the entrance & inside, numerous cherry wood builtins & high ceilings. An expansive kitchen across the back of the house with granite counters,large cupboards/pantry&top of the line new appliances. Close by is a bright sunny custom rebuilt family room, study, laundry, 3 pc bath & powder room. Upstairs Master & 2 large bedrooms all with en-suites. Bright large loft family area. Fully developed basement with another bedroom, en-suite & rec room. Truly a beautiful private setting on a quiet tree lined street. For luxurious extra features please call us for more details! Note: Seller will fill pool in and re-landscape if buyer so chooses.

14 spirit Ridge Lane SW Offered at $1,574,900 RAVINE WALKOUT Greenboro home with class&style.Fully finished 2-storey on quiet street with west facing backyard onto walkways and ravine.Triple car garage&fully landscaped.Large foyer with formal den,computer management room,large formal dining,living room and gourmet open kitchen.Viking 6-burner gas range,Sub Zero fridge,Wolfe steamer sink,quartz counter tops,walnut hardwood,custom cabinetry with stone pillar accents & walk-in pantry.Dramatic floor to ceilings stone gas fireplace.Back mudroom with shelving included.Master bathroom with dual sinks,air stream tub,glass/tile shower and walk-in closet.Bonus room, two other bedrooms,4piece bath & upstairs laundry with sink & built-ins complete this second level. Fully finished walkout with built-in wet bar,games room, rec room, exercise room, 4th bedroom,4-piece bath and hobby room finish this home with a modern & traditional flare combined. extras include alarm,dual zone AC,exterior stone and copper accents, u/g sprinkler system & dog run. Truly superb!

904 31 Avenue NW Offered at $1,199,900 Custom built with no expense spared in this luxurious architecturally designed masterpiece in Cambrian Heights.Zen dream home across from Confederation Park with 3 separate outdoor living spaces.Gourmet kitchen with Bosch and Liebherr appliances with built-in stainless nook table. Large island with custom stainless eating bar. quartz counter tops,dining room with double sided gas fireplace into living room&south facing patio.Open riser stairs with 12 mill glass wall.Third floor bonus room with built-in wall unit,laundry with built-ins.Large 4-piece bath and two bedrooms.Top floor master with south facing deck overlooking park,walk through closet&spa like en suite with air jet tub,dual sinks and 10 mill glass shower with full body spray.Total of 3 bedrooms,2 full&2 half baths.Two garages, one attached and one detached.Detached garage could also double as a studio.Completely landscaped and low maintenance. Acrylic stucco&metal clad wood windows.

For more information on these listings or others please contact us.

206, 2411 - 4TH Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta

403 . 216 .1600

F: 403. 228. 3193 Email: tanya@tanyaeklundgroup.net

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Parkhill Town Cabin, Calgary, AB

C3504244

$5,750,000

Showcased in the 2011 Alberta Ballet House & Garden tour! This Wolfgang Wenzel design is over 6500 sqft and features 3 bdrms, Downsview kitchen, a heated driveway, 4-person Concorde elevator, outdoor kitchen & wine room. This masterpiece is sure to impress the most discerning buyer!

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$2,350,000

Stunning McKinley Masters walkout on 2 landscaped acres with breathtaking mountain views! Features include 5037 sqft, 4 bdrms, sub zero appliances, extensive woodwork, gym, hidden catering prep, theatre and a plasma tv hidden behind vision art. This homes does not dissapoint!

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Kootenay Lake Treasure, Nelson, BC

Silvertip Jewel, Canmore, AB ~ NEW PRICE

$2,695,000

This exquisite 3700 sqft, 4 bdrm estate backs onto the 15th hole of the Silvertip Golf Course with spectacular views of the Three Sisters. Features include Danziger glass art, Glo lighting, prof. grade appliances, heated travertine floors & outdoor living space with fireplace. The ultimate mountain retreat!

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Prestigious Waterfront Address, Tofino, BC

1,650,000 & $1,350,000

2234 sqft., 3 bdrm, 2 bath Penthouse Suite and 2018 sqft., 2 bdrm, 3 bath Harbourview Suite. Nowhere else has the convergence of mountains, rainforest and ocean produced such natural drama! This 24 unit new luxury waterfront address sets the standard of contemporary design and truly compliments a world-class lifestyle!

C3511092

1,599,000

A truly captivating lakeshore home located on a private, park-like 1.64 acres with 112 ft. of waterfront in the Sunshine Bay area of the North Shore. A gated drive leads you to this custom 3 bdrm home with triple garage plus single garage, over-height garage and guest cottage. Enjoy waterscapes from every room with magnificent views over your beach and foreshore lease to your boat dock!

Spectacular View Lot, Canmore, AB

$1,250,000

Here’s your chance to purchase the most spectacular view lot in Canmore! Nestled in a private sunny enclave at the end of Benchlands, it’s surrounded by wildlife corridor on all three sides. Two sets of conceptual home plans are available with the option of 6000 or 3000 sqft. footprints. No GST or building commitment!


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Modern Willow Park Luxury, Calgary, AB

$1,295,000

Stunning modern home just minutes from Downtown Calgary in the elite neighbourhood of Willow Park Estates.

$645,000 & 625,000

Rare opportunity to build your dream home in the exclusive gated community of Cairns on the Bow. Two lots available, #138 is over 30,000 sqft. on 3/4 of an acre with a 14,600 building envelope. #142 is over 28,000 sqft. on 2/3 of an acre. Both are surrounded by some of the most prestigious real estate in the country!

$1,195,000

Located on the south-side of prestigious Elbow Valley Estates in a quiet cul de sac with access to the residence club, tennis courts, beach, lakes (paddle boats/fishing) and numerous walking/biking paths. Just under 4000 sqft. of developed space, this 3 bdrm, 3 bath home has a generous open floor plan that features vaulted ceilings, a sunny south exposure and numerous skylights.

Castle Rock Estates, Invermere, BC

$680,000 & $539,000

Enjoy spectacular views of Windermere Lake and the Rocky Mountains from these luxury alpine villas! Both units have 3 bedrooms and are impeccably furnished! The perfect vacation home or permanent residence!

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Casa Del Mila Oro Resort, Osoyoos, BC

Elbow Valley Estate, Calgary, AB

K213551 & EXCLUSIVE

C3497012 & C3497015

Cairns on the Bow, Canmore, AB

C3496669

$540,000

Live on the warmest lake in Canada! Lakefront 3 bedroom, 3 bath townhome with breathtaking views of Osoyoos lake from the main level and master bedroom. This unit comes fully furnished!

Okanagan Lakeview Lot, Naramata, BC

$250,000

Build your dreamhome on this 0.451 prime lot with panoramic views of Okanagan Lake. All services to lot! Surrounded by superior real estate, vineyards and orchards.


BEAUTIFUL REMODELLED MOUNT ROYAL HOME 840 18 AV SW, Calgary

$849,900

Beautifully remodeled Lower Mount Royal home - just steps to all the amenities of trendy 17 Ave! Updates include: New architectural shingles, insulation, drywall, electrical, plumbing, double pane windows, premium Hardi Board & Smart Trim, and new high-efficiency HVAC & hot water tank; newly landscaped, this home also offers a new garage pad, walkways, and is freshly fenced with new front & side decks! This home offers a modern open layout, great for entertaining; the kitchen is complete with all new high-end stainless steel appliances, white granite counters, and island with counter-height stools. The upper master retreat features a private Carrera marble ensuite with a double vanity & walk-in closet. The lower level is developed into a versatile entertainment/media room, home office suite, 2nd bedrooms, and a den. Also spacious laundry & storage is a must! The full bath boasts subway tile and limestone flooring. Walk to work and the best restaurants from your home. Don’t miss out on this one!

Scott A. Watson

403.605.0591 | swatson@sothebysrealty.ca

Gerry A. Watson

403.680.5413 | gwatson@sothebysrealty.ca


Le Germain, # 1602 108 9 AV SW, Calgary

$1,125,000

This stylish single-bedroom luxury condo in the prestigious Le Germain building is situated perfectly in downtown Calgary near shopping, dining, entertainment, transit, and more! With stone tile flooring flowing throughout, the living room features a built-in, rich toned, wood wall unit and provides access to the balcony with views overlooking the city. The kitchen is outfitted with high-end finishes, including quartz counters, Miele appliances, wine cooler, and large island with a raised breakfast bar. The master is a dream with views from the expansive floor-to-ceiling windows and a luxurious ensuite with a multi-head shower, soaker tub, and a walk-in closet that conveniently houses the insuite Miele washer & dryer! The guest three-piece bath showcases unique fixtures sure to appeal. In a building that offers concierge service, secure underground parking, a fitness centre, and dining, do not miss out on the opportunity to own in this great locale!

Le Germain, # 1706 108 9 AV SW, Calgary

$729,900

High-end styling located on the 17th floor of the luxurious Le Germain across from the Calgary Tower! Enjoy amazing city skyline views from a private balcony in this modern urban locale near the Calgary Philharmonic and fine dining. The kitchen features Miele stainless steel appliances, and dark granite finishes with a Cavavin-Urbania built-in wine cellar, gas stove and built-in oven. The main living area invites entertaining with incredible views of the city; a must-see at night! The 1 1/2 highly stylized baths with modern fixtures includes a convenient powder room. Spacious walk in closet in the master suite; enjoy a five piece master bath with glass surround shower and soaking tub; a truly relaxing spa-like area for retreat.. Included is a convenient laundry room with a stacked washer/dryer. Le Germain also offers concierge service, fitness center, spa, and much more. This one bedroom condo, in this state-of-the-art building, is move-in ready!

Scott A. Watson

403.605.0591 | swatson@sothebysrealty.ca

Gerry A. Watson

403.680.5413 | gwatson@sothebysrealty.ca


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Palliser

Offered at $724,900

C3523567 - Wonderful two-story home with 2190 square feet of developed living space set against a private backdrop of mature trees and shrubs in which to enjoy your sunny deck and south back yard. This well-established villa community offers a great location with easy access to shopping and to downtown.

Oakridge Estates Offered at $875,000 Parkhill Offered at $939,000 C3526701 - Absolute privacy on a quiet close. This lovely 3+1 bedroom estate home is situated on a large pie-shaped lot with beautiful mature landscaping. The home features a gourmet kitchen, separate SOLARIUM with HOT TUB and GRILL, TRIPLE garage with in-floor heat.

C3519199 - fabulous ridge location in parkhill offers incredible mountain and valley views! this custom-built infill offers a bright and open floorplan, mature landscaping and double detached garagecondominium.

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Shaganappi Offered at $949,000 Eau Claire C3522306 - Absolutely STUNNING home, facing a park and one block from a school, offers UNOBSTRUCTED CITY VIEWS. Beautifully renovated and richly finished, this home with a FABULOUS GOURMET KITCHEN shows PRIDE OF OWNERSHIPin and out.

Offered at $999,000

Parkhill Offered at $1,100,000

C3527444 - Superb Eau Claire location nestled along the BOW RIVER, adjacent to PRINCE’S ISLAND PARK and the River Pathway and just minutes from the +15 Skywalk system and the city centre. INCREDIBLE VIEWS from this WEST-FACING CORNER unit with lots of natural light, huge living area and a beautiful open floor plan. [2 bedrooms/2 parking stalls/2 balconies]

C3525744 - One-of-a-kind home. - facing the park, it has wonderful mountain views! This two-storey fully brick contemporary home displays FLAIR as well as character with its very open floor plan and is set in a beautifully landscaped and private location.

Cliff Bungalow Offered at $1,547,000

Mount royal

C3520527 - Wonderful opportunity to own this partially renovated and unique turn-of-thecentury home set high on a hill. This 2 ½ storey 4+1 bedroom home offers gracious formal living and dining rooms, a den, newer kitchen opening to a family room, loads of privacy and endless opportunities to turn this home into a your own showpiece/masterpiece!

C3511209 - This one owner 4-bedroom home custom built by GEO Developments has attractive Craftsman flair. Designed for comfortable family living, it features large windows that flood the interior with natural light and provide excellent views of the beautiful south rear yard and mature landscaping.

Offered at $1,579,000

403-249-4322

hwaddell@rlfoothills.com

www.luxuryrealty.com and www.heatherwaddell.com


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m a s t e r i n g the t h ecraft a r t oof f rreal e a l eestate state mastering

Marketing Calgary’s Luxury Homes for over 30 years!

HOMES & ESTATES

Bearspaw Offered at $1,585,000 MOUNT ROYAL Offered at $1,795,000 Aspen Woods Offered at $1,899,000 C3520975 - Million dollar mountain views from this updated custom 5 bedroom walkout bungalow on a private and secluded lot just 2 blocks from the city limits. Over 4000 sq ft of richly finished space. Dream garage with 4 doors, space for 9 cars!

C3496312 - Unique opportunity to build your Mount Royal dream home on this huge [over 1/2 acre] estate lot. The lot has a 100’ frontage, 210’ on the west side and 249’ on the east. Zoned for single family residences only, the lot will allow for a large private south backyard and affords the owner wonderful panoramic city skyline views. This is truly a one-of-a-kind property!

C3512252 - STUNNING,ELEGANT home by MARSONIA HOMES, builder of homes of distinction. This home offers over 5200 sq feet of open RICHLY-APPOINTED living space on three floors; 4 bedrooms up, each with ensuite and walk-in closet,[the master ensuite is OPULENT!]. GOURMET KITCHEN, Fabulous THEATRE room. COPPER ROOF detail, covered SOUTH-FACING DECK. THREE-CAR garage with in-floor heat. 10/10

Elbow Park Offered at $2,127,000 Elbow Park Offered at $2,175,000 princeton C3533236 - LOVELY RIVERFRONT PROPERTY!! Perched overlooking the river, CONTEMPORARY EXECUTIVE home ARCHITECTURALLY designed by Dan Jenkins. Featuring tasteful and elegant decor, this fully air-conditioned residence has large SUN-DRENCHED PRINCIPAL ROOMS - all with VIEWS TO THE RIVER. Private, low maintenance yard has WONDERFUL SOUTH EXPOSURE AND GREAT RIVER VIEW!

C3529426 - Rare opportunity to own a river-front property in prestigious, Sought-after East Elbow Park. Very seldom do river lots with a south exposure come on the market. There is a lovely, warm 2600 square foot family home with open floor plan and large principal rooms flooded with natural light.

Offered at $2,195,000

C3518441 - One of the most stunning, beautifully decorated, custom-finished condos offered in the prestigious Princeton Waterfront. Richly appointed finishing with custom Birds Eye Maple, imported Italian marble floors, fabulous tray ceilings[minimum 10’]with recessed lighting-everything was built to suit.

cliff bungalow Offered at $2,249,000

Elbow Park on the ridge Offered at $4,497,000

C3520450 - Wonderful and substantial renovations have enhanced the charm and character of this grand 1912 home, while bringing it into the 21st century. Fabulous beamed ceilings, beautifully restored woodwork, wainscoting, columns, leaded-pane glass, amazing hardwood and slate floors, all add to the charm of this home. Located in a beautiful inner core setting in Cliff Bungalow on a lot with mature landscaping, this home also boasts a gorgeous private back yard with patio, hot tub, outdoor kitchen with BBQ and stone fireplace.

C3524159 - MAGNIFICENT ESTATE - great quiet RIDGE LOCATION WITH VIEWS in Elbow Park. Designed by Suzanne Devonshire Baker and decorated by Paul Lavoie, this home showcases elegance and beauty. CLASSIC TRADITIONAL EXTERIOR; professional landscaping. CENTRE HALL PLAN – the ultimate family home [5 large bedrooms ] GOURMET KITCHEN and fabulous flow for entertaining.

403-249-4322

hwaddell@rlfoothills.com

www.luxuryrealty.com and www.heatherwaddell.com


Marketing Calgary’s Luxury Homes for over 30 years!

MASTERING THE CRAFT OF REAL ESTATE

SOLD

aspen woods - buyer’s agent Offered at $1,800,000 Another beauty from Elegant Homes. Formal plan with beautiful curved open staircase, twostorey great room, large kitchen/nook, and family room, main floor den, 4 bedrooms up. Great location, quiet street, south backyard.

Could this be YOUR home – SOLD?

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Point on the bow-buyer’s agent Offered at $1,750,000

Elbow valley - buyer’s agent

C3525693 - Gorgeous 4+1 bedroom executive home with all the bells and whistles! Excellent quiet location. Beautifully landscaped.

An exceptionally rare unit in Point on the Bow with an exclusive rooftop terrace overlooking the Bow River and all of northwest Calgary. Two bedroom plus den, custom designed condo with over 2400 square feet of luxury.

C3522759 - Custom Built By Crystal Creek Homes, this beautiful two-storey fully developed walk-out home offers 5,275 sq. ft. of Arts & Craft Luxury on a beautifully landscaped lot.

Richmond HilL - SELLER’S AGENT

Offered at $1,699,900

Offered at $874,000

McKenzie Towne - SELLER’S AGENT Offered at $739,000

Rideau Park - SELLER’S AGENT

C3502957 - Custom built by Elegant Homes, this beautiful home is located in The Summit on a quiet cul-de-sac bordering Battalion Park. Shows pride of ownership throughout and offers fabulous views of the foothills and the mountains.

C3518249 - Gorgeous custom 2780 + square foot Albi home offers wonderful, open great room plan with hickory HWFs, stunning stone fireplace, gourmet cook’s kitchen, substantial dining area with huge windows looking west over the park. Located in McKenzie Towne, this is a great family home [5 bedrooms in total] with beautifully finished basement that opens to the outside.

C3507248 - Gorgeous double unit in Cumberland House, professionally renovated and decorated by Rectangle.ca, offers wonderful views of downtown and the green space. Large windows that flood the unit with natural light, Hardwood, 2 underground parking space, 2 storage units, 2 balconies – fabulous location!

Offered at $709,000

403-249-4322

hwaddell@rlfoothills.com

www.luxuryrealty.com and www.heatherwaddell.com


Church Ranches Estates Offered at $3,990,000 Mount Pleasant Offered at $979,000 Renfrew Regal Terrace Offered at $890,000 Live like royalty in this magnificent hillside walkout bungalow in church ranches! Over 9,110sqft of developed space 2+ Acre with pond just steps from your back door, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathes, 2 Full Ensuites & 6 Care garage. Superb NW views.

Built by 02 developments., this ultra modern detached Infill is over 2200 sq.ft with an additional 750 sq.ft of basement development. High end finishing inside and out. 3 bedrooms on the 3rd level and an optional bedroom/den on the mezzanine. 3.5 bathrooms. Anticipated completion date is September 1st 2012

Come and check it out. Million dollar view + Great home in a spectacular location with unobstructed views of both the city skyline and Mountains. Owned by the same people for 41 years. 3 bedroom, 2 Full Bath home. All hardwood floors on main level and all ceramic tiles in lower level.

Panorama Hills Offered at $ 729,000 West Hillhurst Offered at $659,900 Arbour Lake Offered at $639,000 Great floor plan for growing family. Awsome location this 4 bedroom home has it all, including a fully developed basement with additional bedroom, and incredible Media Room. Backing on to country hills Golf course Hole #1. The home has had some extensive renovations.

harvest hills

This incredible two storey split located in the heart of West Hillhust has it all. Great floor plan, for large family or one that needs lot of space. Great location close to all amenities, lots of upgrades have been done in the last year 3 Bedrooms, 2.1 Bathes.

Great corner lot bungalow over 1690sqft plus additional development in the lower level. This home also has 2 Bedrroms 3.5 baths Basement nanny suite, and oversize double garage. Close to amenities and schools and easy access to Crowfoot shopping centre.

Offered at $486,500 Prominence/Patterson Offered at $469,000 Panorama Hills Offered at $449,00

This one of a kind Family home, was custom built by Shane homes in 1997. A former show home it was renovated top to bottom with all modern amenities in 2005 ...4 level split over 2329 square feet of living space. All hardwood or, tile floors, granite bathrooms with heated floors, vaulted ceilings, inviting natural light, prewired surround system, and large living areas 3 bedrooms 3 bath. Corner lot with rear attached garage..

Hillside Terraces multi-level townhouse condominium is 2400 square feet of living space. This bright, open plan walk-out Is perfect for entertaining has 3 decks, overlooking the Bow River and valley, with stunning views from almost all levels. Inside the Indian Bluffs condo community includes a clubhouse ,ponds, treed areas and a community garden. 2 Bedrooms 2.1 bath.

This great starter home has a total of 5 bedrooms three up two down and 3 baths. Great cul-de sac location close to all amenities with schools near by.This bi-level has been well kept by original owner includes a fully developed w/o basement, a new deck with an inclosed underside for bar-b-queing and storage.Large lot backing on to a green belt. South bright backyard.


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Bearspaw country estate $199,999,800

Canadiana properties $12,500,000

Bearspaw crafted home $2,290,000

aspen gate chateau $2,970,000

www.BearspawCountryEstate.com

www.CanadianaProperties.com

www.BearspawCraftedHome.com

403-800-6056

www.AspenGateChateau.com

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coyote valley estate $4,350,000

Aspen Ridge Siena $2.095,000

www.CoyoteValleyEstate.com

www.AspenRidgeSiena.com

Aspen ridge VERONA $1,895,000

AMAZING VIEWS & HUGE INDOOR POOL $3,595,000

www.AspenRidgeVerona.com

403-800-6056

www.ArtistViewEstate.com

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aspen glen vista $1,338,000

MOUNTAIN VILLA IN BEARSPAW $1,495,000

www.AspenGlenVista.com

www.MountainRiverVilla.com

BUNGALOW / MOUNTAIN VIEWS $1,239,000

aspen glen chateau $1,488,000

www.BearspawSummit.com

403-800-6056

www.AspenGlenChateau.com

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aspen ridge dwell $2,390,000

bearspaw estate $5,800,000

www.BearspawEstate.com

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french country chateau $2,600,000

bearspaw village retreat $1,100,000

www.FrenchCountryChateau.com

403-800-6056

www.BearspawVillageRetreat.com

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“No hour is wasted that is spent in the saddle” - Winston Churchill

Private

Ranch Resort Offered at

$899,000

375 Acre Ranch

Nowhere is this more true than at the unique equestrian community of “Square Butte Ranch.” Residents here enjoy a 375 acre ranch complete with full-time ranch employees, numerous hiking and riding trails, stable facilities, pasture and paddocks throughout the area, trailer storage, and a community clubhouse (called the “Saloon”). All

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this borders on Kananaskis Park with over 2000 km of additional riding trails. Owning this luxurious custombuilt estate residence combines 19th century lifestyle outside with 21st century luxury inside. Blending into the breathtaking landscape is this multisided 1974 sq. ft. walkout bungalow featuring a wrap-around covered deck, vaulted ceilings, massive central rock fireplace,

imported kitchen with high-end appliances, and a private central courtyard. Truly a special home to be enjoyed by those who are lured by the romance of the Old West.

403-540-0540 BraggCreekRealEstate.com MaxWell Realty/Bragg Creek


ROBERT SWEEP text :: Robert Sweep editing :: Kate Missine Fresh, contemporary, minimalist – however you may want to call it, it seems that everyone is suddenly jumping on the modern design bandwagon when it comes to homes and furnishings. With superior quality and fine detail, today’s modern styles break with traditional connotations of coldness and un-livability. Classic homes and interiors are beautifully updated with upscale contemporary touches and finishes, infusing warmth and coziness into modern minimalist spaces. It is a refreshing evolution of a style traditionally defined through strict boundaries and regulations.

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Some of our residential interiors present traditional concepts and styles highlighted by ultra modern amenities. A mix of classic architecture and sleek contemporary furnishings creates a sense of fusion and balance for today’s busy lifestyles, while a minimalist residence may be enhanced with interiors that have a modern aesthetic with a warm, inviting feel. Such combinations are now easier than ever to produce, as brands and manufacturers evolve their product lines to a level never seen before. Aimed at a market that seeks contemporary yet livable pieces, today’s modern styles, materials, and finishes are an ideal complement to the classic home.

Over the last year alone, the changes evident in fabrics, finishes, leathers, and detailing have been overwhelming. Fabrics are richer in feel and texture, yet feature a high durability factor. Color palettes are mainly neutral, presenting a range of soft tonal colors. A selection of different fabric weaves and materials brings everything together. Leathers are more supple and richer in color. With wood finishes, there is a trend towards a more rustic, natural look: solid anthracite, Italian canneletto, walnut, and natural smoked oak. In metals, bright chrome is still in use, but we are seeing more of brushed bronzed nickel as well as the fresh look of black chrome. There is definite style resurgence when it comes to furniture design --- again reflecting a fusion of the old and the new, and incorporating updated yet classic styling. Current furnishings feature contemporary forms accented with traditional touches and handcrafted detail. When it comes to selecting pieces for the home, comfort is top priority and quality is a must, with clients willing to pay for the best materials and finishes. Many are looking to invest in premium, top-of-the-line pieces that will maintain their value for the long term, and seek out dealers that offer the best in manufacturers, products, and customer support. Requests for very high-end exclusive pieces are common, with customers looking to add major statement pieces to their homes and enhance the overall value and presentation of the home and architecture. One of the most dramatic areas of evolution has been in the design and styles of interior lighting. Lighting is becoming an element of major focus in interior design, with clients placing as much emphasis on lighting selections as they do on furnishings. The newest products on the market are of exceptional quality and are

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adaptable to all aspects of architecture and design. A wider range of flexible, budget-conscious lighting products is available now than ever before, featuring innovative materials and technologies such as LED and OLED. It cannot be denied that Calgary’s interior design and furnishings market is rapidly rising to a level that challenges some of the world’s best. And we have our clients to thank: as educated and discerning consumers, they do their research, they travel, they experience, and they seek to bring the best of what design has to offer into their homes, here and around the globe. It is a continuing cycle of style and inspiration that stimulates creativity, craftsmanship, and a dedication to quality. www.rober tsweep.com


BMW’S

FABULOUS NEW

ZAGATO text :: Kate Missine In 2012, the town of Cernobbio, Italy, will once again see

Zagato Coupe will redefine expectations while paying

a kaleidoscope of automotive showstoppers convene for

homage to both companies’ time-honored legacy of

the annual Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Deemed one

craftsmanship excellence. Beyond merely a concept, the

of the world’s glitziest auto shows, the concours is known for wowing the public with spectacular premieres – and this year is no exception. In this year’s brilliant debut,

aerodynamically optimised car has undergone high-speed testing, and is fully road registered in Germany.

two world-renowned creators have teamed up to deliver

“The challenge lies in injecting the emotional appeal of

a concept that embodies the best of two heritages in a

a concept car into a road-legal machine,” says Dr Andrea

dynamic fusion of tradition and innovation.

Zagato, third successor to the automaker’s name. “And we

The brain-child of a unique collaboration between BMW

think we have succeeded in doing just that with the BMW

and celebrated Italian coachbuilder Zagato, the BMW

Zagato Coupé.”

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Constructed entirely by hand, the BMW Zagato Coupé calls itself “a BMW seen through the eyes of Zagato”. With both automakers sharing a long-standing passion for cars and a history of admiring each others’ work, the coupe’s striking features interpret elements of both BMW’s and Zagato’s hallmark styles. Distinguishing design attributes include an exaggeratedly long bonnet with a set back greenhouse, Zagato’s trademark double-bubble roof, and a Kamm Tail, said to be common heritage. BMW’s unmistakable signature is evident in the sporty wide front, with twin circular headlights, kidney grille and BMW logo. A sculptural roofline, powerful flanks, and compact, low-slung rear complete the coupe’s classically inspired yet distinctive character. The automobile’s exterior showcases exclusive paintwork (applied in a complex 9-step process), in a bold Rosso Vivace shade – a deep dramatic red

that perfectly highlights the car’s expressive silhouette.

what makes the car so special – the open and constructive

Inside, exquisite detailing and luxurious materials create a

dialogue with Zagato, their experience, craftsmanship

sense of driver-focused sporting elegance with shades of

and incomparable sense for forms. All of these gifts are

dark and light grey leather trim, red stitching, and a theme

wrapped up in the BMW Zagato Coupé.”

of horizontal lines throughout. “Working with Zagato was a fantastic experience,” says Karim Habib, Head of Design BMW Automobiles. “That is


ULTRA SLEEK CARBON FIBRE

FURNITURE DESIGNS

DEFYING THE LAWS OF PHYSICS text :: Kate Missine

Strength. Fluidity. Lightness. All qualities

design, he proceeded to steer his skills in an all-

painstakingly laboured over by race car

new creative direction that allowed him to tap

engineers to build some of the world’s most

into his artistic side – harnessing the remarkable

advanced supercars. But for young designer

properties of carbon fibre to transform the way

Jules Sturgess, perfecting the dynamics of form,

we think about furniture.

weight, and performance involves a different medium altogether, one generally associated with stability, not movement: furniture that breaks with convention.

Fusing cutting-edge manufacturing techniques with traditional handcrafting and advanced materials, the British designer launched an exclusive range of carbon fibre composite

An automotive enthusiast from a young age,

furniture, where fluid lines and unexpected

Sturgess uncovered a talent for engineering

shapes seem to redefine the laws of physics.

in his teens, using advanced manufacturing

The ultra-sleek pieces feature sophisticated

processes

enhance

systems of cantilevers and implausibly thin

competitiveness of his model race cars. Inspired

and

materials

to

sections to create dynamic, gravity-defying

by the precision and efficiency of automotive

forms that echo the adrenaline-charged world

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of racing – best embodied in Sturgess’ first and signature piece, the Marea. An extraordinary take on the chaise longue, the Marea, only 4mm thick and composed of 22 layers and three different weaves of carbon, takes inspiration from the motion of a single brush stroke and the human form in suspension. Constructed from two separate carbon sections anchored by a titanium hub, the chaise is practically invisible viewed from the side, combining a weightless aesthetic with unprecedented strength. The collection’s other notable pieces include the dramatic Monolito and Megalito tables, cantilevered and stretching over three and half meters, yet only five millimetres thick at the tip; the stunningly minimalist Poleiro bar stool; and the seriously comfortable Amaca chaise, which suspends the body in a hammock-inspired flexible sling for an unparalleled relaxation experience. Clients are able to choose from full bespoke finishing options, including customizable trim materials, surface colour and finish, and personalized logos

or

graphics.

With

each

limited-edition piece meticulously handcrafted to order, no two pieces are ever the same.


what am I in the mood for...Sexy...Spicy...Earthy...Funky.

The Top 5 Wines for your Cellar

Vine Arts Curates your Cellar text :: Kayleigh Hall

“I keep my wine in a friend’s basement so I don’t have easy access to it,” jokes Jesse Willis the owner of Vine Arts, downtown Calgary’s hippest wine shop, opened in March, 2012, when asked about storing wine. “Also, don’t store wine in your laundry room! Consistent temperature is more important than temperature itself.” Jesting aside, Willis sincerely bestows sage advice when asked about collecting wine, a passion of his and co-founder Jeff Jamieson. Located in the revamped neighbourhood of Victoria Park, Vine Arts offers in-store, thematic wine tastings (tickets priced from $35-$200, schedule available on their website) that educate and entertain, combining Willis’ education as a graduate of the International Sommelier Guild with Jamieson’s savvy as a former restaurant manager. “Our events build a sense of community and promote wine education,” adds Willis who has taught wine appreciation at SAIT. “The goal was to make wine approachable and fun,” says Willis, a former fitness guru turned wine expert. Offering events like The Price is Right…or is it?, where clients are invited to sample two wines of the some varietal, and guess the least expensive, encourage a relaxed approach to wine

appreciation, traditionally regarded as an elitist activity. The wines at Vine Arts are classified according to their style with descriptors: smooth & sexy/spicy/earthy/funky. “I thought classifying wines according to country or region was an antiquated way of organizing wine. Instead, customers can select wines according to what am I in the mood for, adds Willis who wanted to offer a fresh approach to the experience of buying wine.

The Top 5: 1. Champagne – Often overlooked for its ability to age with grace, quality Champagne loses its bubbles yet gains a creamy texture with notes of caramel, coffee and spice.

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2. White Burgundy – A region in central France home to some of the most collectable wines in the world, Burgundy produces age-worthy whites from Chardonnay, which have high levels of acidity, a key element in wines that cellar successfully.

3. Barolo – Hailing from the province of Piedmont in Northern Italy, Barolo is referred to as “the king of wines and the wine of kings” in the way that it ages easily for up to 10 years, developing in complex flavours of rose, wet earth and stewed cherries.

4. Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – As told in the movie “Bottle Shock,” this California region was noticed by the world in the 1976 Judgment of Paris tasting when a panel of wine experts crowned the Napa Valley wines as winners over the more famous wines of Bordeaux.

5. Port – Vintage ports, such as 2000, 2003 and 2007, display the year of production prominently on their label and can age for up to 50 years. Because ports are fortified (a high alcohol grape spirit is added during fermentation), the wine is stabilized and has a much longer life than a regular table wine.

Visit Jeff Jamieson and Jesse Willis at Vine Arts or online at w w w.vinear ts.ca

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40090 Retreat Road, Rural Rockyview

beautiful

country retreat

This custom built luxury estate home in Bearpaw has impressive mountain views and is within 15 minutes of Calgary. Nestled on 9.1 acres, this home has privacy and it’s own wildlife pond to enjoy. It has extensive landscaping, private gate, and room for expansion as the land is suitable for a second home to be built. There is ample parking for 10 vehicles indoors in 2 garages, and there is room for RVs, boats, and other vehicles outdoors. A total of 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, all suited, sprawl across 3 floors and over 9000 sq feet of development. The flooring is a mix of cherry hardwood, tile, and engineered laminate in the basement. A chef’s kitchen has granite

throughout, high end appliances, and full wood construction kitchen cabinets. On the lower level there is an enclosed sunroom and an entertainment area with a bar, a gym, steam room, and a games area. The large master bedroom has a luxurious ensuite bathroom with luxury finishes. This home has luxury and million dollar views. Offered At $ 3,490,000 Daren Gull | 403-289-7355 | www.luxuryincalgary.com

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Escape to The Shore spectacular oceanfront residences in tofino, bc

text :: Nancy Johnston

The Shore in Tofino, British Columbia is an exclusive

three penthouses ranging in size from 828 to 2,227

oceanfront property located on the northwestern

square feet as well as a restaurant suspended over the

edge of Vancouver Island where residents enjoy

water, a wellness/ yoga studio, convenient kayak and

awe-inspiring views of mountains, the rainforest of

surf board storage and a secure underground parking

Clayoquot Sound and the ocean, all from the comfort

garage.

of their luxurious resort condominium residences.

Architects at the renowned McKinley Burkart

The clever idea for this waterfront combination

Architectural firm took charge of the aesthetics and

commercial/residential complex was conceived and

produced a design for the complex that would not

developed by Moss Development Inc., and is located

only look good but would fit it perfectly with the

on the site of an abandoned fish packing plant. The

environment. The exterior faรงade is a perfect blend

developers realized the area is known for seismic

of contemporary and urban, evidenced by the use

activity so they upgraded the construction plans

of rock and heavy timber details while the interior

to commercial seismic standards to protect it from

has spacious suites that are sleek and modern with

possible damage. It consists of 24 condos including

luxurious finishing details throughout.


An open concept floor plan combined with high ceilings

room that houses the built-in fireplace, while gorgeous hand

makes the two storey unit seem even larger than it is. Wall-

scraped alder wood planks cover the main floor areas.

to-wall, floor to ceiling windows allowing for spectacular

The kitchen features high grade appliances with an

views are the focal points of the rooms that feature them.

abundance of seating at the long kitchen island. A unique

The wood theme from the exterior is carried over to the

glass lighting fixture provides ambiance in the dining area.

interior as Douglas fir is used on the feature wall in the living

Four bedrooms, a bathroom with spa like detailing on each

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level and a media room complete the floor plan. There are also two glass paneled private sun decks affording more opportunities to enjoy the scenic views. Some of the perks are a waterfront pedestrian link leading from the retail front to pier at the shoreline and a private marina where residents have exclusive access to 24 of the 30 slips. If you relish the idea of communing with nature every time you

look outside and are considering taking up residence at The Shore, you can contact Scott Watson at Sotheby’s International Realty. Offered At $ 1,499,000 S cott Watson | 403-605-0591 swatson@sothebysrealt y.ca


enjoy awe-inspiring views of mountains, the rainforest of Clayoquot Sound and the ocean...

S cott Watson | 403-605-0591 swatson@sothebysrealt y.ca

The Shore, 401 - 368 Main St, Tofino

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Hillside Estate in Church Ranches

Church Ranches

text :: Nancy Johnston Approaching the gates of this magnificent estate set upon 2.27 acres you are unable to see the home itself. Even after following the curved driveway up to the grand entrance of the home it is impossible to imagine that beyond the front doors there are 6,489 square feet of living space and over 9,110 square feet of total developed space. From the foyer you start to see the opulent surroundings as large columns with gold stenciling and intricate custom woodworking adorn the doors and are featured on walls almost everywhere you look. Granite, marble, stone and exotic hardwood covers the floor throughout the home while ornate antique chandeliers light many of the rooms. The main level of the home features a large great room, a formal dining room, a family room and a den, all with crown moulding, in addition to an oversize kitchen that features gleaming hardwood floors and custom cabinetry, high end appliances, two island workspaces, a dining nook and access to the deck. An amazing atrium teeming with greenery adjoins the indoor pool, Jacuzzi and exercise area.


A spacious master bedroom houses a three sided fireplace, a five piece ensuite and a private sitting area that is surrounded by walls of windows. There is also access to a private deck. An additional three bedrooms, one with an ensuite as well as two other bathrooms are features of this home. The other rooms consist of a games room, billiard room and a family room. Outdoors you’ll find a courtyard with a unique stone water feature, landscaped lawns, mature trees and a fireplace located on the edge of the more than two acre pond that is just steps from the back door. Another notable feature of the property is the heated six car garage. This executive estate has so many extras that it really must be seen to be appreciated.

Offered At $ 3,990,000 John Oliverio | 403-540-4838 www.johnoliverio.abmls.mlxchange.com

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exquisite dream home in rock lake estates

crafted by ashton custom homes

32 Rockcliff Grove NW

text :: Nancy Johnston

The past few years have been nothing short of stellar for Ashton Custom Homes as they collect award after award for their custom built homes, and this SAM award winning estate home, tucked onto a quiet cul de sac in Rock Lake Estates, is an excellent example of the reason why they are starting to become one of the most recognised home builders in the area. Built in 2011 it offers over 4000 square feet of sophisticated living space that incorporates superior craftsmanship and attention to detail that together produce a finished product that is worthy of the accolades they are now receiving. The main level of the home has a masterfully designed floor plan with features include soaring nine foot ceilings with hand scraped maple floors, extensive millwork and a spectacular staircase. Each room offers owners something fabulous, a stunning fireplace in the living room and inlaid Travertine tile and a custom island with circular seating at one end in the gourmet kitchen. A catering prep area and a walk through butler’s pantry with built in custom cabinetry are cleverly situated off the kitchen. The adjacent breakfast nook with walls of glass opens onto a covered slate patio with an outdoor fireplace that allows for year round use. A dining room, a mud room and a half bathroom complete the layout for this level of the home.


All three of the uniquely designed bedrooms and the two full bathrooms are located on the upper floor. The master bedroom features his and her walk in closets with organizers and a master ensuite that exudes a luxurious spa ambiance with many extras including heated floors, a steam shower, a jetted tub and crystal accents. The lower level is a walk out that leads to the professionally landscaped grounds. Tony Arcuri, the President of Ashton Custom Homes says, “The Castello was built to stand out, to be original, and to emulate unique and quality craftsmanship. This is evident throughout the home in the overall layout, design and finishings of the home. “ Offered At $ 1,295,000 Kristine Semrau | 403-542-8507 | www.kristinesemrau.com | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

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Exclusive

West Minster Glen Estate text :: Nancy Johnston

251245 Welland Way, Bearspaw

Designed by Shelley Hunter and constructed by Mckinley Masters in 2007, this 7,753 square foot estate was the winner of the prestigious Grand SAM award that same year. Approaching the home, situated on a treed four acre lot in the Bearspaw community of West Glen, you immediately notice that in addition to the spectacular custom wrought iron gated entrance and circular driveway, the grounds have been extensively landscaped to include beautifully manicured lush gardens, two ponds and a waterfall, an outdoor fireplace and a hot tub! With such meticulous attention to detail given to the properties exterior, it’s easy to imagine a plethora of extras that could be contained within the interior of the home. That’s exactly what you’ll find upon entering. The architectural detailing begins with intricate millwork in the huge front foyer. To the right is the formal dining area that features ornate hand stenciling surrounding a spectacular chandelier centrally positioned in the room. Continuing further will lead to the coveted Downsview kitchen with custom island and adjoining informal dining area. Turning left from the foyer leads to a large formal sitting room with massive ceilings, a wall of window framed by glacier rock


and gleaming hand-scraped hickory floors that can be found throughout most of the principal rooms, as are the glacier rock wall features. On the upper level are the five bedrooms and several of the bathrooms, each with tastefully designed wall themes that are simply breathtaking. A family room with an amazing wood carved fireplace mantel that instantly draws attention is also conveniently located on this level.

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“Our whole family really loves the kitchen and often find ourselves congregating there. “


The current owner John Hunter says he can’t pick just one favourite feature of the home as they are so many. “Our whole family really loves the kitchen and often find ourselves congregating there. “

this house, it is bound to make a beautiful and satisfying home for it’s future family.

The lower level, a walkout, has a gorgeous bar area with extensive custom wood work and a theatre room. Also worth mentioning is the triple garage with an attached studio. With such extensive care in designing and finishing

Kristine Semrau | 403-542-8507 | www.kristinesemrau.com |

Offered At $ 4,995,000

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GEM 1422 JOLIET Avenue SW, Calgary

IN MOUNT ROYAL text :: Nancy Johnston

Tucked away in the Mount Royal neighbourhood of Calgary is a fabulous estate home that has such a timeless look, it will compel you to do a double take when you realize it was built in 1927. Inside, the 2,584 square feet of living space has been completely renovated, seamlessly blending modern updates with original characteristics and thus retaining its charm. Upon entering the home the first thing you’ll

notice is the gleaming hardwood that covers the floors throughout most of the principal rooms. As you make your way down the hall you’ll see the first of many antique chandeliers that light up the rooms including the formal and informal dining areas, formal living room and front hallway. These are augmented where necessary by the subtle use of recessed pot lights. Entering the formal living room, you’ll notice the updates such as built-in shelving on either side of the fireplace as


well as a built-in desk area while exposed beamed ceilings in the adjoining family room allude to the original flavour of the home. The large formal dining room has access doors to the rear deck that overlooks a meticulously landscaped backyard. A gourmet kitchen features high end appliances and extensive maple cabinetry that adds warmth to the area. From the breakfast nook off the kitchen area there is another access door to the entertainment size deck.

The upper level of the one and half storey home contains the master bedroom with a gorgeous Zen like ensuite as well as the other two bedrooms and an additional bathroom. On the lower level you’ll find a media room, a three piece bath with steam shower, a laundry room and more custom cabinetry. This home offers its owners the best of both worlds – quality of craftsmanship reminiscent of days gone by coupled with modern features that bring it beautifully into the 21th century.

Offered At $ 1,769,000 Heather Waddell, Realtor ® | 403-249-4322

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the unique canadiana properties This very unique property, located a few kilometers northwest of Airdrie, is a rare, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a masterfully crafted 10,900-sq. ft. palatial-like mansion with several rentable condos, exceptional equestrian facilities on 160 acres that was once owned by a German aristocrat who left an interesting, historic landmark in this region of Calgary. The Canadiana Properties, as this property is called, was originally built for Baron Carlo Von Maffei, a horse aficionado who purchased large tracts of land in the Calgary region after arriving in city from Ontario in the mid-1960s. He started out

purchasing property for a farm in Braeside before locating to the Airdrie property in 1974 where he raised cattle and horses. He also purchased a property in Beiseker where he grew wheat, barley and oats. The Canadiana Equestrian Centre was perfect for the Baron’s elite horse operation. The three barns on the property – home to an indoor arena, foaling barn and stabling barn – reflect the solid concrete wall construction found in Kentucky and European horse farms that the Baron was fond of. Built over 35 years ago, the barns, which include multiple stalls,


tack rooms, vet treatment areas, horse washing stations, grooming areas and feed storage, remain in excellent shape and the property is fenced with multiple paddocks and two outdoor rings for show jumping and dressage. The Baron usually had 35 to 40 thoroughbreds, with about 15 being brood mares, stabled at the centre with much of the breeding done in Kentucky that produced very good bloodlines. In fact, proof of the elite horses he raised was at the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society Alberta division sale in 1979 at Spruce Meadows where he sold a yearling

for $108,000, which is still the highest anyone has paid for a yearling in Alberta. He also raced his horses in Ontario, Florida and California. Although his interests were mostly in horses and land purchases, the Baron was also a smart businessman and joined Harley Hotchkiss (one of the original Calgary Flames owners who helped bring the NHL team to Calgary) as business partners in Sabre Petroleum. Often described as colourful, flamboyant and eccentric, the Baron was actually a private person who shied away from the public eye. He left a legacy surrounding his grandeur lifestyle, as evidenced from European royalty, dignitaries as

well as key government officials that were all entertained at the Canadiana Mansion. This opulent and regal 10,900 sq. ft. bungalow has a fully developed basement that brings the living space to just under 22,000 sq. ft., along with a detached six-car garage. Lined with mature trees, fenced and gated to ensure a private setting, the Baron spared no expense on constructing the finest, safest and most secure living quarters possible. The entire house structure is built of poured concrete foundation with concrete block walls, a gorgeous brick exterior to endure the test of time and windows and doors have tamper-proof security bars.

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The U-shaped layout of the mansion presents a prominent grand look from the outside that extends to the elegant interior, from the intricately designed hardwood floor and beautiful wainscoting to the eye-catching 11-ft. ceilings and dramatic 10-ft. doors.

takes up only a small amount of the space. At the end of the hall, a large outdoor covered patio with built-in brick fireplace and barbecue area is totally screened in so owners are free to entertain outdoors without being bothered by pesky bugs or inclement weather.

Upon entering the front door, you’re greeted by a luxurious lobby and sitting area with lovely views straight ahead of two sets of glass french doors that open to the rear patio. Off the main hallway to the left, you’ll be awestruck by the sheer size and elegance of the formal dining room and its stunning baroque-style furniture that has been a mainstay in the home. The living room is highlighted by a 4-ft. tall fireplace with marble mantle and is so expansive that the grand piano

Down at the south wing, there is huge open den with nicely crafted built-ins and a fireplace in front of the sitting area that backups up against the master bedroom. There’s even a spiral staircase that leads down into the games room. The entrance to the master bedroom from the den is well camouflaged as part of the den wall, and once in, you’ll be greeted by two very large walk-through closets with four sliding louver doors on each side that have plenty of built-


in storage so you’ll never run out of wardrobe space. These his-and-her closets are connected to the master bedroom ensuite with its heated floor and cultured marble vanities and tub. In the north wing, you’ll have no problem finding privacy as there are six bedrooms large enough to accommodate both bedroom furniture and space for a sitting area or desk. The main bathroom has triple sinks and there is another bathroom shared by two of the bedrooms. The country kitchen has a dumb waiter that goes down to the freezer, food preparation and pantry area. The basement was designed for entertainment with an indoor racquetball/squash court, wine cellar with a separate cooling system, games room, sauna and shower area, and a billiards room that used to display the Baron’s trophies from his many safaris. A spiral staircase at the far end of the billiards room leads back up to the main floor den, and stairs in another corner lead to a huge vault that is climate controlled and was used for storing prized art work, fur coats and other valuables.

and land, The Canadiana Properties is largest property and one of the most luxurious (priced at $12.5 million) ever listed in the Calgary region, and is ideal for a large horse-loving family, anyone who dreams of owning an equestrian operation or as an equestrian training school for young riders who dream of Olympic glory. View more photos at www.CanadianaProperties.com.

The Baron also provided living quarters for his servants at the Canadiana Condos. These eight, 1,500-sq.-ft., three-bedroom homes (four duplexes in total) have patios, new siding and roofs, and attached garage parking. There is also a separate barn manager’s home that is 2,500 sq. ft. along with an attached 1,800 sq. ft. rental apartment. With the living quarters, barns, paddocks

Offered At $ 12,500,000 Ross Pavl | 403-837-8100 | w w w.RossPAVL.com

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303 Aspen Glen Place SW, Calgary

RICH EXECUTIVE ESTATE HOME WITH MOUNTAIN VIEWS

text :: Nancy Johnston

Before you even enter this 4,403 square foot home the massive stone columns that line the entrance hint at its majestic design. Built by Elegant Homes, it features unique Robinson Rock natural stone throughout, on pillars, archways, walls and fireplace surrounds that give the home a classy look and feel. The two storey ceilings in the front entrance, foyer and through to the great room give an expansive feeling to these areas. A den is tucked away in the front foyer behind the curved wood and wrought iron circular staircase. Follow the foyer to the great room that features stone pillars, a two level stone fireplace with built-in cabinets, exposed beam ceilings and thick planked, hand scraped walnut hardwood floors. A wall of windows in this room allows for spectacular mountain views while enhancing the light from the chandelier. Dark stained maple accents are apparent in the adjoining formal dining room crown moulding and doorway headers as well as in many of the other rooms throughout the home. The professional kitchen has top of the line appliances, granite island, flush extended eating bar, a west facing eating nook with built-in wall unit and access to a large deck. A chef’s pantry with built-in cabinetry complements


the millwork in the kitchen area. On the upper level of the home, you’ll find three of the four bedrooms, all with ensuites. Two of these bedrooms also have gorgeous built-in granite desks. A unique open loft area with balcony railing overlooks the great room on the floor below. The lower level features heated travertine tiled floors, stone pillars and arches separating the bar, billiard room and media room with the focal point being the stone fireplace surround. Other rooms on this floor include another bedroom with ensuite, an exercise area and a wine storage room. This level is also a walkout to the west facing ravine and extensively landscaped grounds that include an operational irrigation system. Everything about this home says elegance and style on a grand scale. View more photos at www.AspenGlenChateau.com. Offered At $ 1,488,000 Ross Pavl | 403-837-8100 | w w w.RossPAVL.com

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SPECTACULAR VIEW ESTATE LOCATED IN “THE SLOPES” Home of Calgary’s Paul & Kristin Van Ginkel text :: Nancy Johnston Situated in a gated community on the western edge of Calgary, this spectacular estate home has an unobstructed, 180 degree panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains visible from large windows in every room that face west. The 5,745 square feet of living space was designed by the current owners and built by Laratta Custom Homes in 2005, incorporating “treasures” purchased from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico . The owners, Paul and Kristin Van Ginkel amassed a collection of unique artifacts and décor items for use in the construction of the home. Paul reflects on their purchases, “We love the rustic look and warmth of wood. By combining our magnificent finds in Mexico including 4 sets of 400 year old antique mesquite wood doors and 45 ornate light fixtures with building materials such as reclaimed barn board flooring, we have achieved an effect that is one of a kind.” Both levels of the home exude a warm, inviting feeling and are truly unique. The main level has an open concept floor plan that features a gourmet kitchen complete with knotty alder custom cabinetry, high end appliances and a nine foot island with a built in wine rack and Mexican ceramic sink. The great room also has convenient access to a large 528 square foot upper deck. Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining room and beyond that a large living room with

The Slopes, Calgary


a massive wood burning fireplace that is the focal point of that room, as well as a 1,000 square foot vaulted great room with a wood beamed ceiling in the hallway, “the spine of the house.” Also on this level are three of the four bedrooms, including an elegant master bedroom with lofted ceiling and balcony, a double sided gas fireplace located between the bedroom and ensuite Jacuzzi and a large walk-in closet with built-ins.

The lower level of the home is a fully developed walk-out that leads to the lower deck and the well-maintained and elaborate grounds beyond. When asked about the landscaping Paul stated, “We have a half acre of property that we invested a lot of time and

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money into making aesthetically pleasing.�The rooms on this level include a family room with another doublesided gas fireplace, a guest suite with a three-piece ensuite, an exercise room, an office, an artist studio with a spiral staircase imported from Mexico along with plenty of storage space. This home is the result of two artists coming together to create something special – a true masterpiece. Offered At $ 2,395,000

Gordon W Ross | 403-216-1600 | w w w.gordonwross.com


“We have invested a lot of time and money into making this half acre of property aesthetically pleasing.�

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Elbow Park - $2,875,000

This extraordinary home overlooks the Elbow River and is located on one of Calgary’s premier Streets.It is surrounded by lush, mature foliage where you can embrace the calming sounds of the River & wildlife.This newly built Custom Estate Home is truly a splendid masterpiece. Designed by McDowell & Associates,this gracious traditional floor plan,yet Modern family home features incredible interiors meticulously chosen by the POP Design Group.Over 5500 sq.ft.of hand crafted luxury with dark Brazilian cherry flooring,maple custom cabinets, hand crafted solid wood and metal stair case, European ceramics and more. Other features include imported Brazilian granite,Venetian Lighting,full Viking kitchen appliance package a.Floor plan includes;A Formal Living room,Formal Dining room overlooking the River with floor to ceiling windows,dramatic centre hall with two- storey open staircase. Large Kitchen/Great room area with family room, and built in office/den. A unique work of art.

Richmond Park/Knob Hill - $1,599,500

Situated on a 10,000 s.f. R-1 lot.This stunning home features all the amenities,and luxury appointments expected from an executive inner city home. With a total of 5 bedrooms, and 4.5 baths. Grand Staircase, which spans all three floors. The upper level opens up to a Fantastic master suite which reminds one of the W hotel. Featuring vaulted ceilings,huge picture windows, separate private library/retreat area,walk-in,full ensuite with steam, and european tub. The Second bedroom with a full ensuite complete this level. Flooded with skylights and a spectacular light fixture to highlight the grand foyer. Main floor has another full bedroom, with bath, and a large den with private balcony. Family/Great room, powder room and gourmet kitchen. This level is bright and spacious. The lower level is a retreat for entertainment.Games room,media room,additional bedroom with full bath and the best of all; a bar, entertainment area which opens up to a full walkout, stone enclosed patio. two more Bedrooms and full bath!

Tuxedo - $617,900

Strategically placed near a great selection of restaurants/shops & the DT core, this home offers a fantastic a floor plan that is excellent for entertaining. A gracious entrance with 17’ high ceilings sets the tone for the rest of the home. Other features include 9’ ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors throughout the main floor, private backyard/patio & more. The kitchen offers beautiful wood cabinetry accented with premium granite and finished off with a stunning Viking stove and Dishwasher. The kitchen opens onto a large dining area and family room with fireplace. The second storey hosts a gorgeous Master bedroom with vaulted ceilings, large walk-in closet and 5pc.ensuite, a loft/office, 4pc.bath and a large bedroom with a south-facing balcony. Recent basement development showcases an amazing games room featuring concrete counters & fireplace surround, beautiful custom wine rack and a wet bar Den Masters only dream of, as well as a third bedroom with southfacing window and 3pc. bathroom.

Spruce Cliff - $549,900

Breath-taking Mountain views from this fantastic two-storey west facing unit - Perched high on the 26 & 27th floor of the “Encore” Tower. Close to Major transportation routes (new LRT) and public transportation, this unit offers lots of well planned space and an abundace of natural light. Best of all, unobstructed Mountain Views! The main floor consists of a secondary bedroom and an open concept kitchen that looks onto a generously sized living room/dining room area with a backdrop of windows that expand two levels. Beautifully finished wood cabinets, SS-steel appliances & granite counters make this kitchen the heart of this home. The living room features a corner fireplace, perfect for those quiet, relaxing, spring and winter nights. The second storey is home to a large Master bedroom with HUGE floor to ceiling windows and beautifully finished ensuite. Spacious Den/Office area with lots of windows and looks down to the main floor over beautifully crafted wood and iron railings. This complex has one of the best amenities centres in the city featuring a swimming pool and a fantastic selection of cardio machines, weight training equipment, table tennis and the list goes on. If you golf, this complex is right by the Shaganappi Golf Course! Double indoor parking and additional storage included.

403-259-4141 www.nimji.com a k b a r@nimji.com


South Calgary/Richmond Park -$1,750,000

SARINA HOMES presents the Private Home Collection. Two magnificent homes plotted on a 33 foot sloped lot in the heard of Marda Loop. Featuring over 4000 square feet of ultimate, modern luxury. Panoramic views of downtown, lush south backyard surround this modern and contemporary masterpiece. Unique finishings never before introduced in this type of architectural collaboration of wood,stone, and glass. 20 ft floor to ceiling windows. 3 master size bedrooms with 4 bathrooms. Media and family area. Den with amazing vistas of our impressive new skyline. Features which will entice the most inordinate taste. Come see our show home by appointment only, located on 30th ave s.w. A full package with floorplans, and chosen specs available on request. Currently two color palate options available. Let Sarina “Tailor your lifestyle” with a selection of designer upgrades. An excellent opportunity on one of the last premier streets in South Calgary. Possessions available end of 2012.

South Calgary/Marda Loop -$629,000.00

Welcome to Aura, a new project by Sarina Homes. This ‘Brownstones’ style townhouse complex will be built the standards Sarina Homes is know for. Beautiful kitchens designs that now include Ecco Wood cabinets (two color schemes to choose from),stainless steel appliances, quartz counters and more. Beautiful finishings throughout including hardwood flooring, modern ligthing and fixtures and more. Incredibly functional floor plans catering to modern life’s demands with functionality and flexibility. 3 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 9’ ceilings, east to west exposures - optimizing natural light - lots of windows, skylighting and the list goes on. Large Master Bedroom with an outstanding walk-in closet design and stunning spa-like ensuite. Call for more details and to book your appointment today. Geared for December possessions - Make it an extraordinary gift to yourself!

Altadore/Marda Loop - $569,900

Now unveiling a new design by Sarina Homes - welcome to Kora! Offering three bedrooms, each with its own ensuite, this fantastic new design is a ‘must have’. Two great floor plans and two cabinetry options to choose from, quartz counters, s-steel appliances, beautifully tiled fireplace feature, Sonos wireless sound system, 9’ ceilings on main floor and basement, skylights, well-sized bedrooms and the list goes on. You want more? Tons of upgrades to add like Master steam shower, Kohler body jets, heated tiles, basement fireplace and/or wetbar and more. This is a Gold Certified ‘Green Built’ home and offers great energy efficiency!

Richmond Park/Killarney - $534,900

Energy efficiency in style! Beautiful two-storey townhouse located in a quiet corner of Richmond Park, on the boarder with Killarney. Efficient floor plans, phenomenal workmanship and an excellent selection of building materials. The main floor features 9’ ceilings, tiled fireplace from floor to ceiling, HUGE front window and hardwood flooring. This kitchen is a true show piece with Echo Wood cabinets (Walnut or Gunmetal), caesarstone counters, SS-Steel appliances & pendant lighting accents. The second storey holds two bedrooms, which includes a great Master bedroom. WOW! What a treat! Bright Master thanks to the large windows, Large walk-in close with lacquered shelves and a stunning Master ensuite with skylighting. Add a steam shower or heated tile, lots of upgrades to choose from for this home. The basement is fully finished with a third bedroom/ Den, 3pc bathroom and a large family/TV area. Time is running out on options as the construction process moves on so book your appointment today.

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ELBOW PARK Offered at $5,495,000 MLS C3525114 Custom new built by Maillot Homes, 8100+ sq ft on 3 levels, 4+2 bedroom executive family home with central hall plan, formal living & dining rooms, great room & gourmet kitchen. Located on prestigious Riverdale Avenue.

VALLEY RIDGE Offered at $4,800,000 MLS C3525785 Exquisite 7700+ sq ft. Timberframe executive 3+2 bedroom family home with a walk-out lower level, situated on 3 private acres with stunning views of the Bow River.

RED DEER LAKE Offered at $4,500,000 MLS C3498346 Gorgeous 8300+ sq ft on 2 levels, 2+2 bedroom family home, 2800 sq ft heated barn with 4 horse stalls, large arena & 4 car attached garage situated on 20 acres.

ELBOW PARK Offered at $4,395,000 MLS C3524385 Executive family home with 6219+ sq. ft of living space on 3 levels situated on the ridge with panoramic valley and city views. This 4 bedroom home offers executive living at its finest, gourmet kitchen, elevator, walk-out lower level and 3 car garage.

ELBOW PARK Offered at $2,895,000 MLS C3533715 RIVERFRONT PROPERTY located on prestigious Riverdale Avenue. Excellent floor plan offering 6500+ sq ft of developed living space on 3 levels, 5+1 bedrooms, large principal rooms, fully developed walk-out basement & tranquil gardens with mature landscaping backing onto the river.

WOODLAND ESTATES Offered at $2,454,000 MLS C3508412 Lovely custom built executive family home with 7400+ sq ft of living space on 3 levels, 5 bedrooms, chef’s dream kitchen and overlooks a beautiful pond situated on 4 private acres!

The Slopes Offered at $2,395,000 MLS C3525712 Custom built executive family home with 5745+ sq ft of living space on 2 levels with panoramic views of the majestic Rocky Mountains, 3+1 bedrooms with room for a nanny suite & fully developed walk out lower level, situated in a 22,174+ sq. ft lot.

SPRINGBANK HILL Offered at $2,350,000 MLS C3526888 Custom built executive family home with 5598+ sq. ft of living space on 3 levels, gourmet kitchen, elevator and 4+1 bedrooms with room for a nanny suite. Situated at the end of the cul-de-sac with large outdoor patio!

BAYVIEW Offered at $2,345,000 MLS C3530532 Elegant executive family home boasting 5800+ sq. ft on 3 levels, open & bright floor plan, gourmet kitchen, 4 spacious bedrooms, hot tub & triple car garage and provides access to Glenmore Reservoir & South Glenmore Park!

RECENTLY SOLD

Inner City – Offered at $9,000,000 – Represented Seller & Buyer Elbow Park – Offered at $2,795,000 – Represented Seller Mount Royal – Offered at $2,795,000 – Represented Seller Elbow Park – Offered at $2,400,000 – Represented Buyer

Elbow Park – Offered at $2,150,000 – Represented Seller Lakeview Village – Offered at $1,799,900 – Represented Seller Erlton - Offered at $1,100,000 – Represented Seller Pumphill – Offered at $1,025,000 – Represented Seller


MOUNT ROYAL Offered at $2,195,000 MLS C3525448 Recently renovated! Absolutely beautiful executive family boasting 3500+ sq ft of living space on 3 levels, gourmet kitchen, 3+1 bedrooms, fully developed walk out lower level & is situated on a 52x160 ft lot within walking distance to the Glencoe Club.

BOWNESS Offered at $1,995,000 MLS C3527219 Contemporary family home with 5160+ sq. ft of living space on 2 levels, gourmet kitchen, 3+1 bedrooms & is situated on a 75 ft frontage lot with 127 ft of river frontage (total of 20,500+ sq. ft) on the banks of the Bow River.

SPRINGBANK HILL Offered at $1,850,000 MLS C3506331 Immaculate custom built executive family home with 4700+ sq ft of living space on 3 levels, 5 bedrooms, gourmet kitchen, elevator, glass atrium entrance and is situated on a 15,000+ sq ft lot.

SPRINGBANK HILL Offered at $1,760,000 MLS C3516889 Custom built family home with 5300+ sq ft of living space on 2 levels, 5 bedrooms, gourmet kitchen, fully developed walkout with stunning views of majestic Rocky Mountains.

ERLTON Offered at $1,595,000 MLS C3518615 Attention Builders! This a fabulous opportunity to build townhouses or single family homes on the banks of the Elbow River with a 75 ft of river frontage in the heart of the city.

MOUNT ROYAL Offered at $1,330,000 MLS C3530052 Lovely 2053+ sq. ft executive family home, gourmet kitchen, 3 bedrooms each with their own deck entry, fully developed lower level, oversized double detached garage & situated on a 50x130 ft lot!

Scarboro Offered at $1,295,000 MLS C3520251 Completely renovated 2730+ sq ft, 3 bedroom executive family home, gourmet kitchen with double sided river rock fireplace, fully developed lower level and is situated on a 50x125 ft lot.

ELBOW PARK Offered at $1,295,000 MLS C3527815 Charming character home boasting 2889+ sq. ft of living space on 3 levels, gourmet kitchen overlooking the breakfast nook, 4+1 bedrooms, fully developed lower level. Walk to the Glencoe Club and Elbow River Pathways!

PARKHILL Offered at $1,179,000 MLS C3526704 This exceptional modern family home designed by Architect John Brown boasts 3000+ sq ft of living space on 3 levels, gourmet kitchen, 3+1 bedrooms, fully developed lower level, double detached garage and is situated on a 27x163 ft lot!

Gordon W. Ross Team

403-216-1600

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