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World Class Contemporary with Spectacular Views

Contemporary Home with Spectacular Views

Offered at $13,980,000

Offered at $4,880,000.

- 2638 Finch Hill -

- 4254 Rockridge Road -

An Magnificent Waterfront Estate in West Vancouver

A Magnificent Luxury View Residence in West Vancouver

Offered at $8,980,000.

Offered at $8,780,000.

- 4377 Erwin Drive -

- 2682 Finch Hill -

*2000 – 2006 MLS® total dollar volume REALTOR® statistics provided by the REBGV (excluding project marketing).


Rare Double 100 foot Beachfront Lot in West Vancovuer

Sensational Residence on a Private Waterfront Estate

Offered at $9,980,000.

Offered at $9,980,000.

- 4430 Ross Crescent -

- 4006 Marine Drive -

A World Class Residence in Vancouver’s Point Grey

Magnificent .825 Acre Waterfront Estate with Private Boat Moorage

Offered at $19,800,000. - 4791 Belmont Avenue -

Offered at $19,800,000. - 5375 Kew Cliff Road -

*2000 – 2006 MLS® total dollar volume REALTOR® statistics provided by the REBGV (excluding project marketing).


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$12.9 Million - $5.9 Million

West Vancouver, BC 1471 Bramwell Road

$12,900,000

Sensational Half-Acre Waterfront Estate Address upon request, West Vancouver, BC

$6,500,000

Unbelievable one of a kind home. Extravagant in every way possible from its custom construction and woodwork to a total of 5000 sq ft of marble including an 800 sq ft marble Foyer. This home took over 4 years to build and you truly have to see it to appreciate it. A total of 5 bedrooms are situated throughout this home with 3 on the upper floor and 2 more on the lower floor along with a rec room and fantastic indoor pool. The home itself is almost 16,000 sq ft and is made for entertaining. The oversized dining and living room are on the south side of the home with picture floor to ceiling windows to take in the view stretching for miles. The windows themselves are double glazed reflective to keep out UV but keep in the air conditioning and radiant in floor heat. Other features include an elevator to all floors, imported Japanese roof tiles, hand turfed 72 ounce carpets and a western kitchen with a separate wok kitchen.

This is a sensational half acre waterfront with beautiful lawns and easy access to the water. There have been many updates to the house recently including a new roof, carpets, 2 new mechanical rooms, intercom, air conditioning on the main floor, driveway gate and there is approval for the install of a boat lift at the dock. All of the new interior design work was done by Ledingham. The house is over 7400 sq ft with an open kitchen, nook and family room on the main floor along with generous sized living room, dining room and den. The kitchen is gorgeous with granite counters, marble floors and huge ocean views to Bowen Island. Four bedrooms lie on the upper floor all fully ensuited with views along with one more bedroom on the lower floor. The lower floor also has a great rec room for kids and walk out access to the back yard and separate indoor pool at the waters edge.

Sensational Custom-Built Home in Chartwell

West Vancouver, BC

1368 Burnside Road, Chartwell, West Vancouver, BC

$6,500,000

Sensational custom built home in Chartwell. This home is situated on a corner lot giving it amazing views in every direction. The outdoor space takes advantage of its settings with lots of patio space, open and covered, and a beautiful outdoor pool. The home itself is stunning with a grande entrance and an open floor plan. The quality of the home is unbelievable with exquisite mill work throughout, high end finishings and lighting detail. The main floor features a fantastic office with built ins, a bedroom with ensuite, an open dining/living room and a warm and inviting kitchen/family room. Below the main is a massive rec room and bar with wine cellar and another bedroom with esnuite. Upstairs contains the other 3 fully ensuited bedrooms and a luxurious master bedroom with private deck. This is truly an unbelievable home.

2025 Gisby Street

$5,998,000

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 playgroud is ideal for outdoor gathering. A remarkable estate.


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$5.9 Million - $3.9 Million

Spectacular Waterfront Residence 6010 Gleneagles Place, West Vancouver, BC

$5,980,000

Beautiful Brick Home on Sentinel Hill Sentinel Hill, West Vancouver, BC

$5,525,000

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

Beautiful brick home on Sentinel Hill overlooking West Vancouver out to Downtown and Mt Baker. Quality runs throughout the house with great use of marble, granite, hardwood floors, air conditioning and in-floor heating. This 7500 sq ft home has a formal layout with an open kitchen/family room and an open living/dining room on the main floor all looking out to the view. Above the main floor are 4 bedrooms, all with views and oversized rooms. The master suite has vaulted ceilings with a “his” master ensuite and a “her” master ensuite. Below the main floor is a sauna, media room, large rec room with fireplace and a nanny/ in-law suite with doors out to the pool and patio/cabana.

Sensational Luxury Residence / Spectacular Views

Sophisticated & Unique Contemporary Properties

2333 Dunlewey Road, Whitby Estates, West Vancouver, BC

$4,980,000

An sensational luxury residence boasting spectacular city & ocean views and located in this most prestigious area of West Vancouver. Offering approx 7000 sq ft* of spacious living on 3 levels with wonderful walk out terraces, outdoor dining and entertainment area and a gorgeous swimming pool. Many features include a large Gourmet Chef’s Kitchen with walk in Pantry, Top Grade Appliances and adjoining Eating area and large Family room. A sensational Master Suite with gorgeous Ensuite bathroom. The 25 ft ceilings in the Grande Foyer Entrance provide an impressive entry to this magnificent residence. Many features include: rich Walnut Wood floors, a formal Living room and separate Study or Den. Lower level Games and Recreation rooms provide ideal spaces for family and children. A Guest Suite and separate Nanny Bedroom are ideally situated for privacy. Many appointments include Air Conditioning, Hot Water Radiant Heating, HRV, 3 floor elevator for convenience, 3 Car heated garage.

1015 Eyremount Drive

$3,998,000

This sophisticated and unique contemporary in the British Properties sits on a large lvl 17,500 sf lot and enjoys fantastic city, harbour and mountain views. Crafted out of concrete, steel columns, glass and cedar accents with fine custom finishes this home offers unique architectural flair including soaring ceiling, expansive floor to ceiling walls of glass, skylit open metal hung staircase and hardwood floors. This stunning 4 bedroom home has great room with living and dining room off huge granite counter island equipped with seperate freezer, fridge and top-of-the-line appliances. Living room opens out to a large fire-pit terrace and the dining room flows out to one of the prettiest private level gardens in the rear, perfect for entert. Other features include luxury ensuite master with huge walk in closet and office looking out to spectacular view.


$23,000,000

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

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Highway 99

Stonebridge Place

$10,999,999

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

Nordic Drive

$10,500,000

Meticulous craftsmanship and one of nature’s most beautiful settings are the hallmarks of this craftsman style manor home. Master craftsmen, working under the direction of award-winning Kyber Developments Ltd., spent four years developing this one-of-a-kind property. Offering views of the majestic Tantalus Range from its impressive public rooms and views of the unspoiled Sproat and Rainbow Mountains from its romantic private rooms, this property’s thoughtful style blends attention to detail with comfort and beauty to create a unique opportunity to enjoy luxury living at its finest!

Crabapple Drive

$8,999,990

Tranquility and privacy are words that nicely describe 6801 Crabapple Drive. A private lane leads to this secluded estate home situated on nearly 6 acres of combined land. The well designed floor plan offers the opportunity for large scale entertaining as well as cozy gatherings. Feature of the home include dramatic 30 ft ceilings, a 2 way driveway with Porte-Cochere, a stunning master suite with massive spa like ensuite, and Canoe dock with access to Alta Lake just steps from the back door. Enjoy privacy and a gentle respite form the outside world in this magnificent Lodge.

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Jordan Lane

$6,999,000

$5,999,999

Sunridge

RESIDENTIAL REALTOR

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

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Sunridge Place

WHISTLER’S #

$6,799,999

This sumptuous ski in/ ski out home in prestigious Sunridge Estates was built with fine craftsmanship and attention to every detail. At 5500 sq ft it provides ideal living space, including a cinema room with 96” screen, games room, smoking room, wine cellar, family room, library and loft, as well as a 3 car garage, and heated driveway and decks. Further features include a Lutron lighting system, 4 security cameras (controlled locally or remotely by website), and a 3 zone audio system with 19 volume controls. No detail has been spared! The home is a short stroll to Whistler Village. Furniture is negotiable. HST does not apply to the sale. A personal tour is recommended.

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Your own private estate, walking distance to the Creekside Gondola on the Valley Trail! On an acre plus in size, with breathtaking views of Nita Lake and Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, this home has been designed for a large family, relaxa tion and for entertaining. The Georgie Award winning home’s exquisitely detailed post and beam joinery create a grand welcome while the interior detailing is warm and inviting, keeping the grand spaces in scale. A professional grade chef’s kitchen and pantry amply handle catered events and busy holidays. Enjoy the company of family and friends around the custom cedar dining table seating 12, relax around the outdoor living room with fire pit and gazebo hot tub, all with panoramic views. Your paradise!

$5,500,000

A rare opportunity to buy one of Whistler’s premier building lots in the exclusive Sunridge subdivision. Build your dream home up to a massive 7500 square feet with awesome views and southwest exposure. This is an amazing ski in/ski out location within very close proximity to Whistler Village.

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Among discerning automobile aficionados and hobby motorists alike, the Rolls Royce, with its exquisite craftsmanship and unrivalled performance, has long upheld its legendary status as the crème de la crème of automotive perfection.

Beautiful Modern Masterpiece 22

Long Beach meets West Beach with this impressive modern design West Vancouver home. The sprawling 7,260 square-foot estate emulates easy Californian beach house living, with sliding glass windows opening up to incorporate the outdoor living area, pool and breathtaking views.

Private Shangri-La 28

62 floors above ground in the opulent ShangriLa tower is a condo fit for a king, or in this case, a creative genius. Award winning Polish photographer, Tomasz Gudzowaty seeks refuge from his busy life whenever he’s in town, high above the noise and bustle of the city.

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A feeling of warmth and elegance welcomes you when you enter this 8,000-square-foot newly constructed home, located in West Vancouver’s luxurious British Properties. Glistening white marble floors cover the front foyer and stairway, accompanied by matching marble trim throughout the space.

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Emerging against a backdrop of wooded mountain slopes in Switzerland’s village of Bad Ragaz, enveloped in a lush park landscape, the ornate structure of Tamina thermal baths exudes a regal presence in the best traditions of Europe’s grand-hotel culture. Architectural firm Smolenicky & Partner’s winning entry in a 2003 competition, the concept pays homage to the grand resorts of the Baltic coast with a nod to Swiss heritage.

Fabulous Shaw Tower Penthouse 52

Forty-one floors above ground in Vancouver’s prestigious Shaw Tower, sits a veritable mansion in the sky. This 7,450 square-foot sub-penthouse was built to impress, leaving anyone who gets the chance to walk through awe inspired.

Aerial Penthouse Mansion 54

Presiding at the top of the second residential tower, a magnificent penthouse mansion occupying two luxuriously appointed levels has come to market. The fact that only two such units exist, with only one of them on the market, make this the rarest of opportunities.

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Walking along the seawall you feel the sun on your face, the wind in your hair and smell the sweet ocean air. The water laps against the shore as you take a deep breath in; you feel you’ve found a piece of paradise as you look out on to the snow capped mountains. This is all outside luxury condo, Cinque Terre’s doorstep if you wish to make this dream your reality. This fiveresidence building, one per floor, stands boldly and beautifully on Beach Avenue, in Vancouver’s West End.

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Among discerning automobile aficionados and hobby motorists alike, the Rolls Royce, with its exquisite craftsmanship and unrivalled performance, has long upheld its legendary status as the crème de la crème of automotive perfection. Now, the latest showpiece in the brand’s spectacular collection unveils a whole new level of decadence. The stunning 2011 Phantom Drophead Coupe highlights timeless design, entirely bespoke commissioned features, and inspired engineering. And with Valentine’s Day on the horizon, what better way to indulge that special someone than with the ultimate gift, as extraordinary as they are?

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Gleaming in a crisp aArctic White finish, with the iconic ‘flying lady’ adorning the ‘parthenon’ radiator shell, the Phantom is a unique marriage of a century of British tradition infused with the best in new world technology, says Andrew Mortimer-Lamb, brand manager at Rolls Royce Vancouver (the only showroom in Western Canada). The four-seat convertible showcases nature’s finest materials, such as teak and brushed stainless steel. Luxurious features include rear-hinged coach doors that can be closed by the press of a button and hidden front wing Teflon coat umbrellas (a necessity in West Coast weather). A ‘picnic’ boot inspired by the J-class racing


“Most car factories produce a new car every hour,” Mortimer-Lamb notes; “Each Rolls-Royce is built by hand and the process takes about 450 man hours.” The grill is built using only hand and eye with no measuring equipment. There are 42 wood covered parts in the

Phantom sedan, and the interior is wrapped in 18 1/2 hides of ‘A Grade’ European leather. The automobile is finished with five layers of paint and is hand polished for five hours, resulting in mirror shine known as a piano finish. “Rolls Royce combines the traditional regal finishes with a philosophy of excellence and impeccable quality,” says Mortimer-Lamb. “Our customers know this is what they want when only the best will do. For some it has been a life-long dream - it sounds a tad romantic but it’s true.”

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yachts of the 1930’s adds a uniquely sociable touch. Powered by a V12 engine at the heart of an immensely stiff aluminum structure and complete with a perfectly judged suspension, rakish grill and distinctive LED headlights, the Drophead Coupe offers whisper quiet performance and is truly a study in engineering genius.

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2888 Panorama Drive, Deep Cove, North Vancouver, B.C.

$17,900,000

A_ SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT ESTATE COMPRISED OF TWO LEGAL LOTS 3890 & 3906 Marine Drive, West Bay, West Vancouver, B.C.

$12,489,000


spectacular 28,000 sq.ft. waterfront estate in west bay

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3612 Marine Drive, West Bay, West Vancouver, B.C.

$10,998,000

spectacular west bay waterfront

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

$9,499,000


Spectacular one Acre Estate with Ocean views

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2936 Rosebery Avenue, Altamont, West Vancouver, B.C.

$8,800,000

‘HOLLINGSWORTH’ WATERFRONT IN A GATED SEASIDE COMMUNITY

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

$6,998,000


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5311 Seaside Place, Caulfeild, West Vancouver, B.C.

$6,298,000

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3470 Mathers Avenue, West Bay, West Vancouver, B.C.

$5,998,000


west bay’s most spectacular estate OFFERING PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS _ 3810 Southridge Avenue, West Bay, West Vancouver, B.C.

$5,498,000

SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT SUITE - BREATHTAKING OCEAN & CITY VIEWS _ #1 - 2142 Argyle Avenue, Dundarave, West Vancouver, B.C.

$4,498,000


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$4,288,000

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$3,998,000


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Modern Masterpiece IN WEST VANCOUVER Long Beach meets West Beach with this impressive modern design West Vancouver home. The sprawling 7,260 square-foot estate emulates easy Californian beach house living, with sliding glass windows opening up to incorporate the outdoor living area, pool and breathtaking views.

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the opposing wing, separated by

Mcleod Bovell, this expansive

the dining and living area.

home sits on close to an acre of land perched on a large rock, which drops about 30 feet off the back of the deck. “There is a real treetop feel to the house,” says Bovell, “when you’re out at the pool deck you really do feel like you’re higher than the trees bellow you, you’ve got this great expansive view, and it’s very private because the property is so large.” The home is laid out as a tall single story, with a small lower level that essentially wraps around the pool. Bovell used whites and charcoal greys throughout the open concept, four bedroom, four bathroom home. Adding a punch of pink to the kitchen. The parent’s room gains privacy from the rest of the house in its own wing and private outdoor space, while the other bedrooms are in

“The owners of the home put an emphasis on casual style living. They had the idea that their kids would be able to go into the

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pool then back into the kitchen or use the change room,” says Bovell. “Concrete floors made sense for the interior and exterior so that that transition would be possible.” Unlike in LA, this indoor-outdoor concept style of living is only possible in Vancouver when the outdoor areas are well protected, heated and covered. Hence, the home embraces large, heated overhangs

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necessary comfort for outdoor sitting and dining. The forested grounds and rock outcroppings surrounding the home enhance privacy and make you feel effortlessly connected with your surroundings.

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While Bovell admits the site was a challenging one, she made impressive use of what was once the property’s biggest headache and created a bright, expansive home that is very connected with its ground and natural environment. For further information, or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Karim Bhatia at 604-506-2751, or Kasha Rudner at 604-318-3887, or visit www.karimbhatia. com.

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When you’re out at the pool deck, you really do feel like you’re higher than the trees below you...

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ERIC CHRISTIANSEN

tel. 604-312-9999

West Vancouver Real Estate

Luxurious 8,000 sq. ft. View Home 1495 Bramwell Road, West Vancouver

Offered at $6,488,000

Sensational Rockridge Home

Offered at $5,998,000

4302 Rockridge Road, West Vancouver

Exceptional quality and the finest of finishings have been incorporated into this incredible contemporary home. Situated on a completely private 15,000 sq. ft. property at the end of a level cul-de-sac with one of the most spectacular city and Baker views I have ever seen. Offering almost 8,000 sq. ft. of living space, 6 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, a gorgeous sundrenched infinity edge pool, and 14 to 15 foot high feature ceilings on the main floor. The main floor opens to huge south side view decks, an outdoor barbeque station, and fire pit through eclipse doors. There is also a large roughed in frying kitchen and pantry just off the luxurious open plan kitchen. A complete smart home with remote lighting, audio-video and heating all controllable from an iPod. This residence is simply stunning!

An absolutely stunning residence from the south facing infinity edge pool to the spacious layout, designer lighting and incredible design. Offering 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 6,001 square feet of luxurious living space, and a master bedroom and ensuite that are second to none. The main floor opens to huge covered and open decks, outdoor kitchen, outdoor fireplace, multiple heaters and a hot tub flowing into the pool. The setting is spectacular and one of a kind. Enjoy the Lutron lighting system, entry water features, gated driveway and too much more to list.

Luxury Rockridge Family Home

Altamont Estate Home

4222 Rockridge Road, West Vancouver

Offered at $3,598,000

The views are beautiful from this architect designed, custom built home that is stunning from the front entry to the sundrenched south west facing swimming pool. Offering 5,700 sq. ft. of luxury, 4-5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, hot tub, hardwood floor and limestone flooring, and huge decks. This is a gorgeous Bradner built home also features radiant heat, heat recovery ventilation, extensive millwork, a gorgeous climate controlled wine cellar and child safe terrace and yard.

2923 Tower Hill Crescent, West Vancouver

Offered at $3,488,000

Complete privacy is enjoyed from this Altamont Estate Home. Situated on a 20,365 sq. ft. property at the end of the private enclave of homes at Tower Hill in the heart of Altamont. Offering 6 bedrooms, luxurious ensuites, a huge kitchen, and a games room with full media center. This home is perfect for entertaining with huge rooms, sprawling lawns and over height ceilings throughout. There is a bonus, completely self contained 1 bedroom guest suite with separate garage off the large auto court.

Sold more West Vancouver home than any other Realtor速 every year since 2003.*

Angell Hasman & Associates (Eric Christiansen) Realty Ltd. 1555 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1H9

fax: 1-866-771-1537 email: eric@ericchristiansen.com *according to statistics of the Real Estate Board.


finest property in All of Western Canada

4070 Almondel Road, West Vancouver

Rare Acre property (41,775 sq ft) designed by Lisa Bovell of “Mcleod Bovell”. Over 3 yrs to design & build - featured in Dec 2010 Issue of “WESTERN LIVING” magazine. “MODERN” design with concrete, glass, zink, rock outcroppings, ponds, hot tub and large pool off the main floor overlooking an ocean view. Complete privacy with 7260 sq ft living space, 4 car garage (1250 sq ft) + add’l 10 car parking, gated entry with massive concrete planters, outdoor patio space, 2600 sq ft. Large 4 or 5 bedrooms, 4 ensuited bathrooms, gym, theatre, space for wine room. Interior features incl “SCIC” custom Italian kitchen, all floors treated with “Scrafino” concrete finish, radiant heat, A/C, curtain wall glazing, “LUTRON” lighting, 14’ ceiling, motorized “MECHO” motorized shades and the master bdrm has its own wing!! No expenses spared, worth every penny if not more!!

Offered at $7,995,000

MODERN CONTEMPORARY MASTERPIECE Offered at $7,995,000 - SOLD

gATED ENTRY & VIEWS BEYOND BELIEF Offered at $4,588,000 - SOLD

3709 Sunset Avenue, West Vancouver

4060 Almondel Road, West Vancouver

The name is Bond...James Bond. This is the world class residence people have been waiting to see. Builder Paul Fedusiak of Goldwood Homes + Architect Graig Chevalier have created an ultra modern contemporary masterpiece which took over 3 years to complete. This beach-side semi-waterfront house sits on a .42 acre lot with breathtaking ocean views that are staggering. Offering approx 7,000 sf of pure excitement! Open floor plan, full floor to ceiling glass sliders, vesicular basalt stone/Eastern white oak flooring, gourmet kitchen, wine room, media, infinity pool + spa, A/C, private outdoor terraces, fire pit...list goes on. The master suite is impeccable! Gated level property with extensive use of concrete, triple garage. Very private & only 4 mins to Dundarave + sea wall

Don’t wait! It won’t last. Rare 62,129 sf property, over 7,000 sf contemporary house designed by Marco Anderegg. Professionally designed mature landscaping with reflecting ponds, bridges & fountains. Market value for the lot alone is 4.5 million. Very rare find in West Vancouver. Gated entry & the views are beyond belief!!!

BRITISH PROPERTIES

575 Stevens Drive, West Vancouver

Offered at $1,798,000

Lower British Properties. 20,000 sq ft lot, 3-4 bdrm house just under 4,000 sq ft living space with a European flair! Quality throughout ... oak flooring, patio off the kitchen with nature at your doorstep ... Wheelchair accessibility, large office, lots of storage, flat driveway, 3 mins to Park Royal shopping. Low maintenance property with a stunning creek side setting!! Easy to show!!!

amazing views Offered at $3,100,000

Address Upon Request, West Vancouver

4 year old home has 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms (2500 sq ft)with one of the best views in all of West Vancouver. This home is in move in condition. Great alternative to buying a condo! (Double attached garage)

Karim Bhatia

604.506.2751 karim@karimbhatia.com www.karimbhatia.com

Kasha Rudner

604.318.3887 kasha@kasharudner.com www.karimrudner.com


Dream Living :: Private Shangri-la

PRIVATE SHANGRI-LA FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHER FINDS

HOME IN VANCOUVER’S SHANGRI-LA

62 floors above ground in the opulent Shangri-La tower is a condo fit for a king, or in this case, a creative genius. Award winning Polish photographer, Tomasz Gudzowaty seeks refuge from his busy life whenever he’s in town, high above the noise and bustle of the city. Gudzowaty’s photography leaves you breathless, as does his 4,652 square-foot residence. Perched at the top of the highest building in Vancouver, this spacious twostory estate makes you feel as though you are on top of the world. Awe inspiring

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“gudzowaty’s photography leaves you breathless” www.gudzowaty.com

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views of Vancouver and beyond create a sense of peace and almost oneness with the universe- the perfect environment for a creative mind. Gudzowaty’s work is said to focus on, “exotic, atypical or somehow outside the mainstream” experiences, his taste in homes seems to mirror this statement as well. Floor to ceiling windows encompass the entire main level. Natural oak floors in a chevron pattern create a warm and inviting feeling throughout the space. Even with its lofty 17-foot ceilings, you feel comfortable and at home. Limestone stairs carry you to the upper level where you find the shocking 40-foot long, tree lined outdoor private pool and sitting area. It’s undoubtedly the highest pool in Vancouver and an outstanding feature that can’t be found in any other penthouse in the city. Open-air Japanese gardens surround the adjacent master bedroom. Lavish marble

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adds exquisite detail to the bathrooms. Gudzowaty first came to Vancouver in 2005. He bought a home here because he was drawn to the natural beauty of the city. His penthouse in the Shangri-La gives him a birds-eye view of just that. As much as he would love to spend more time here, his career allows otherwise. Born in 1971, Gudzowaty has been taking pictures most of his life. His passion was first born in the form of humanistic photography in black and white photo-essay. First drawn to nature photography then social documentary and now focusing his energy on non-commercial sports like sumo wrestling in Japan, horse races in Mongolia or Chinese marshal arts.


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He has won multiple photography contests over the years for his unique eye and ability to capture the most powerful and sometimes unusual moments. His latest awards include: » » »

Pictures of the Year International - First prize, Sports Picture Story category, USA. Pictures of the Year International Second prize, Sports Features, USA World Press Photo Second prize, Sport - stories category, Holland

A remarkable life demands a remarkable home and rarely do they come together with such unique beauty and magnificence.

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Dream Interiors :: Modernism Intersects Design Art

Modernism Intersects Design Art

in one of vancouver’s finest A feeling of warmth and elegance welcomes you when you enter this 8,000-square-foot newly constructed home, located in West Vancouver’s luxurious British Properties. Glistening white marble floors cover the front foyer and stairway, accompanied by matching marble trim throughout the space. Adjacent to the entrance, rich walnut hardwood floors carry you into the light filled ocean themed living room. A stunning view of Vancouver’s skyline wows you through the floor to ceiling windows encompassing the entire southern exposure of the house. Roche Bobois Interior Designer, Nahal Gamini, worked closely with the homeowner to create the ideal look for this home. The interior décor was intentionally selected not to compete with the view, yet create a refined, highly detailed, warm atmosphere. Understated furniture and neutral wall colours, with touches of soft blues and orange achieves this aim. “The classy shade of white on the furniture makes the ambiance feeling calm and soothing and lets the eyes flow freely toward the unobstructed view”, says Nahal. All the Roche Bobois furniture was customized to suit the concept. The two white “IL Teatro” sectionals, low profile, facing each other with a beautiful soft curve design create the maximum seating area while making a clean and minimalist statement. The Archipel cocktail tables complement the ocean design concept of the living room with underwater accent colors and shapes. The custom made rug in silk and subtle aqua blue color sets the relaxing mood in the room. A feature wall made from different pieces of hand-painted glass is woven in such a way as to capture nuances of ocean shades. The effect is captivating and dynamic, adding a tranquil and unique aspect to the room. The kitchen, which is the pivotal part of the home, is where the concept formed. “Ben loves orange”, explains Nahal, “he wanted ideally to use the orange on the Kitchen Island.” The island contrasts the main cabinetry finished in a vibrant orange Silestone. White Bali barstools complement the island with their cutting edge design. A fully functional Wok kitchen 3 2

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featured with a wall covered in Silestone, is located behind the main kitchen. Both kitchens have a wide-open window with unobstructed view of downtown buildings. A Chronos Dining table and contemporary white Amplitude Chairs with clean lines and a minimal profile are showcased on a soft plush carpet that reflects a gradation of ocean tones. A beautiful orchid arrangement, with a hint of orange, in an illuminated resin planter, creates a dramatic lighting and adds to the elegance of the dining area. “The orange represents change and movement”, and with just a touch of it in the beautiful ‘Contemplation’ painting by Caro, placed above the speed up buffet, the designer helps tie the room together. The light fixture has very clean lines with candle light effect which sets the mood for a dining ambiance. The Family room was masterfully set-up in a manner to maximize the room size and seating arrangement. It has a built in cabinet system in bird maple material that complements the smooth finish of the marble fireplace. A beautiful painting by Caro, called “Utopia”, representing movement and happy times, was customized in scale and color scheme to fit perfectly in this ambiance. The color palette is very neutral with a lime green accent that gives a fresh, springtime feel and life to the room. “The reason we chose the lime green was because it is energizing and vibrant”, says Nahal. All the Roche Bobois furniture pieces in the family room, including the area rug, were customized in France and Italy to meet the requirements. The two sofas with ottomans were done in a luxury 3 mm thick, cat.14 “Calf leather”. They have adjustable easy headrests that help keep the furniture in a low profile, making the space more open and allowing the eye to flow easily towards the view.

A large mirror keeps the space looking clean and reflects the beautiful views of ocean and downtown buildings. Flight Armchairs and ottoman are in a vibrant orange - drawing the accent color from the kitchen to the family area. The striking area rug is a piece of art. It has a 3D effect and is customized in the several colors existing in the room. It finishes to tie everything together. The two flower arrangements with a touch of orange give a warm and inviting feel to the room. The living room, dining room, kitchen and family areas meld beautifully to create one large open concept room. At a glance the observer gains an appreciation of the space from the front foyer. The open vistas allow the eye to take in the rooms across the house. From the living room, for example, visitors can look straight through the kitchen to the family room. The designer indicated different zones with very clear themes and moods based on her colour choices. Continuity is maintained by using marble from the foyer for the fireplaces and window sills; the same wall colour is also used throughout the upper level. The lower level of the home has been laid out to accommodate the owner’s love of entertaining. “The goal was to create a fun, comfortable, functional space to serve multiple purposes like entertaining guests, while also accommodating a spot to watch games and play poker, simply by using the open layout efficiently.” To fill up the spacious room, a large seating area was used with dark wall colours so the space feels warm and cozy. The floor to ceiling windows and doors open the flow into the spacious backyard, creating a sense of oneness with the outdoors and a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. The walnut floors add touches of warmth and richness to the interior and dark tones also help to balance the dramatic views. In terms of furniture selections, the pieces are functional and timeless and as with the house design, they balance the contemporary and modern.

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Dream Homes :: Stunning Contemporary Residence

Stunning

Contemporary Residence Presented By Brock Smeatom

This is an absolutely stunning contemporary residence located in Rockridge, West Vancouver. Features of this 6000 sq. ft. home include a south facing infinity edge pool, designer lighting, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, luxurious open plan living spaces, and a master bedroom with ensuite, all with exquisite modern style and finishing. The main floor opens to huge covered and open sun decks, an outdoor kitchen, an outdoor fireplace, multiple heaters and a hot tub flowing into the pool. The setting is spectacular and one of a kind, with stunning views. Enjoy the elegant Lutron lighting

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An absolutely stunning contemporary residence located in rockridge, west vancouver

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For further information, or to arrange a viewing, please contact Brock Smeaton at 604.925.2911 or visit website at www. brocksmeaton.com to see this home or any of our other projects.

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Vancouver’s Finest Icewine Collection

This article is presented in partnership with VancouversFinest.com, an online directory dedicated to Vancouver’s finest merchants & professionals. “We believe our Icewine collection is among the finest in the lower mainland as we currently stock over 60 different Icewines in multiple vintages, as well as an additional 40 late harvest and Port style wines,” says Bellvue’s wine expert and manager, Brian Ritchie.

For those who have never had the Icewine experience, it’s quite different than that of normal wine, namely because it is made from grapes that have been naturally frozen on the vine. They are typically harvested in December or January, whereas other grapes are picked sometime from August to October. Harvests for your Merlot, Pinot or Sauvignon’s typically yield 700 liters of juice per ton of grapes. Grapes from Icewine however, will likely produce only 75 to 100 liters of juice per ton, resulting in a smaller amount of more concentrated wine.

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“Icewine is very sweet with great depth and intense, highly concentrated flavours of honey, apricot, mango and other tropical flavours. It is best appreciated on its own after dinner or with blue cheese,” says Ritchie. The tricky thing with Icewine and the reason it tends to lean towards the more expensive side, is because of the labourintense and risky production process. By law in Canada, natural ice wines require a hard freeze of -8 degrees or lower that must


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take place sometime after the grape is ripe. This means, the grape could be hanging on the vine several months after the normal harvest. So, if Jack Frost doesn’t come soon enough, the grapes will most likely rot and the crops will be lost. Now if the frost comes and is too severe, no juice can be extracted from the grape. Since the fruit must be pressed while it is still frozen, there is only a small window for pickers to harvest the grapes, they have to work overnight and into the early

morning to ensure the job gets done right. Bellevue’s Icewines range in price from $20.00 to $187. Ritchie says very good wine can be had for around the forty to fifty dollar range. “My personal favourite is Icewine made from the Riesling grape as the high acidity of Riesling brings a crispness to the wine, keeping the sweetness in balance.”

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Dream Resorts :: Rejuvenation & Rebirth

Rejuvenation & Rebirth in An Idyllic Swiss Mountainside Setting

Emerging against a backdrop of wooded mountain slopes in Switzerland’s village of Bad Ragaz, enveloped in a lush park landscape, the ornate structure of Tamina thermal baths exudes a regal presence in the best traditions of Europe’s grand-hotel culture. Architectural firm Smolenicky & Partner’s winning entry in a 2003 competition, the concept pays homage to the grand resorts of the Baltic coast with a nod to Swiss heritage. Using timber from local fir trees, 115 columns encased in crisp white woodwork add to the pavilion feel, punctuated with Victorian-inspired oval windows encapsulating the view. The architecture spotlights the openness of space over structure, forming a ceremonious setting that celebrates the revered bathing ritual.

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Instead of being freestanding, the form of the building volume emerges from the enclosing of exterior spaces. In the area of the open-air baths, for instance, the volume of the building is stepped back and opens out the sunbathing lawn to the wooded slopes of the mountain ridge. The view extends past the existing buildings, screened by newly planted groups of trees. The guests experience a park landscape that melts into the woods and mountain slopes. The predominant landscaped, park-like atmosphere remains intact despite the compact manner of the building. Thus the resort remains characterized by its park. The main entrance to the thermal baths, the spa spring hall, is set on the visual axis of the cul-de-sac, so it stands out as a public facility right from the main road. The Tamina thermal baths is explicitly conceived as a part of the grand-hotel culture. The cultural and aesthetic identity of the project seeks an affinity to both Swiss tradition and the grand hotels of the Baltic coast, like in Heiligendamm. For this reason the building volume has a monumental character, so it stands out as an institution equal to the other buildings in the resort. Simultaneously the thermal baths are intended to relativize the almost “urban” stonework character of the spa spring hall. This explains the snow-white woodwork of the thermal baths, lending it the pavilion-like character of a historical holiday resort. This strategy of using explicit resort architecture is underscored in the building’s formally fanciful oval windows. Seen from the inside, the windows have the effect of over-dimensional picture frames. Oval picture frames were widespread in the Victorian era for landscape scenes, whereby the intention in the current project is to give specific expression to the view over the relatively neutral landscape by means of the gesture of the frame. Metaphorically the creation of the interior spaces of the project has an analogy in cutting clearings in the pattern of a forest by felling individual trees. This is the reverse of the common design process. The exterior spaces are similarly created, by “felling” supports on the periphery of the building. Structurally the building can be more or less seen as a forest, created out of columns instead of trees.

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CitY liVing | tWo harbour green 503-1139 West Cordova

2 bed | 2.5 bath

$3,999,000 www.grantandjamie.com/137

White roCk oCean VieW eState 13778 Marine drive, White rock 5 bed | 7 bath

$7,877,000 www.grantandjamie.com/133

Two level 2,400 sf suite in Two Harbour Green with 17’ ceilings and a 700 sf patio for outdoor living. A corridor ocean view that will never be blocked, located in a thriving, sophisticated neighbourhood close to fine dining, boutique shopping, galleries, Stanley Park and the downtown core.

Stunning Estate Property, perched over the ocean on a gated 1.54 breathtaking view acreage with infinity pool. Incredible Master Suite with private deck overlooking the ocean. Very open plan with cathedral ceilings, extensive windows captivating the endless views. One of the finest homes in the area.

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401-2045 Dunbar Street

2 bed | 2.5 Bath

$1,188,000 www.grantandjamie.com/135

401-499 Drake St

3 bed | 2 bath | 2,032sf

$2,098,000 www.grantandjamie.com/82

Penthouse unit in Kitsilano close to everything! Recently renovated with a bright contemporary flair. Split level layout with large skylights to let in the natural light. Top of the line appliances, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, 2 parking and a roof top deck perfect for summer BBQ’s and entertaining!

Gorgeous custom finished condo with a rare three bed layout. Spectacular open space with luxury kitchen and great outdoor living. building offers amazing amenities with private elevator access, rolls royce car service, concierge, gym, spa, children’s area and much more.

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$2,098,000 3 bed | 2,470sf

www.grantandjamie.com/124

Soaring 34 storey’s above the shimmering waters of False Creek & Yaletown, The Pinnacle features superb architectural design. World Class amenities including private rec area, indoor pool, whirlpool & steam room. Beautifully renovated sub-penthouse.

the ritz PenthouSe! Ph3801 1211 melville St Street 3bed | 3200sf

$6,398,000 www.grantandjamie.com/123

Spectacular Coal Harbour penthouse. On top of The Ritz 360 degree view of harbour, Stanley Park, North Shore & English Bay. 2 huge wrapped around terraces. All bedrooms are ensuited & with view. Private pool & hot tub. Superbly appointed gourmet kitchen for your cooking pleasure plus a supplementary kitchen.

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$5,680,000

4 bed | 47 acres

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one oF CanaDa’S largeSt FamilY eStateS 29488 58th ave., abbotsford bC

44,340 sq.ft.

$6,900,000 www.grantandjamie.com/128

Contemporary newly built 5,000 sq.ft. home situated on 47 acres on Cortes Island with 5200 feet of low bank oceanfront beaches. The home has been immaculately built with modern touches including a 25 metre lap pool, living green roof and fruit orchard. A paradise retreat accessible by road or air.

An estate of unmatched quality and design, on a truly world class scale. One of Canada’s largest estates in a private and rural setting just 1 hour outside of Vancouver. The home features every possible amenity but still awaits some finishing touches. On 20 acres. Private and secure.

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6256 Palmer Dr. Whistler

4 bed | 4.5 Bath

$2,899,000 www.grantandjamie.com/138

Whister Cay Heights fully renovated home features the finest craftsmanship and detail. Fantastic layout with all 4 ensuited bedrooms separated from the living area. 14 foot ceilings accented by exposed post and beam among the many features of this home located close to Whistler Village and Valley Trail.

6429 St. Andrews Way, Whistler

$4,300,000 4 bed | 5 bath

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This exquisite Whistler home is located in an exclusive neighbourhood of Whistler Cay Heights. Designed to capture stunning views of Blackcomb and Whistler Mountain. A gracious home with gourmet kitchen, generous living and dining areas, floor to ceiling stone fireplaces and majestic vaulted ceilings.

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Coal harbour PenthouSe 3801-1328 West Pender

4 bed | 2250sf

$3,499,000 www.grantandjamie.com/90

Feels like a house with penthouse views. 1500 sf of outdoor space with panoramic views of the city, ocean and mountains. Well laid out on two levels. The main floor is perfect for entertaining with open kitchen, dining and living rooms enjoying immediate access to the outdoors. Excellent downtown location.

grant Connell 1.604.250.5183 gconnell@sothebysrealty.ca

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$998,000

701-2167 bellevue, W Vancouver 2 bed | 2 bath

www.grantandjamie.com/136

Professionally renovated from top to bottom, this wonderful south facing apartment boasts stunning ocean and mountain views. Less than two blocks to the library, sea wall, recreation centre and shopping, this home features heated floors in the kitchen and two bathrooms and has a large patio.

Jamie maCDougall 1.604.992.2282 jmacdougall@sothebysrealty.ca

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Stunning Ocean View Penthouse Penthouse-3355 Cypress Place, West Vancouver, bc

$4,795,000

Perched on the forested slopes of Cypress Mountain and set amidst almost 10 acres of beautiful forest, nature trails, meandering creeks and wide-open spaces, StoneCliff is a truly special place to call home. This West Coast Contemporary penthouse boasts 3,900 + sqft of one level living, 3 bedrooms + den, and breathtaking ocean, city, and mountain views. Enjoy dramatic 20ft vaulted ceilings, sandblasted timber beam accents, floor to ceiling windows, beautiful hardwood floors, 4 fireplaces, a chef’s kitchen, and luxurious spa like bathrooms complete with steam shower and Jacuzzi tub. Additional features include private elevator access, 2 secure double car garages, and over 1,600 sqft of completely private outdoor terraces one of which is south facing with built in gas BBQ and fireplace.

Level 4-1483 Beach Avenue, Vancouver, BC

$3,580,000

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

West Coast Contemporary Estate 1869 Harbour Drive, Coquitlam, BC

$2,950,000

This West Coast Contemporary Residence was brilliantly designed by Osburn/Clarke & built to the highest standards. It’s situated a private & peaceful 1.2 acre property and nestled among beautiful old growth forest. This residence was designed for entertaining and offers an open concept design with spacious rooms, dramatic 11 ft ceiling height, over sized windows, and double sided stone fireplaces, an abundance of custom millwork and cabinetry, and use of the finest imported & exotic materials. Additional features include luxuriously appointed bathrooms, a kitchen designed for a chef, a self contained guest suite, a theatre room, wet bar, gym, outdoor pool, Smart Home Technology, parking for 9 vehicles, among so many more spectacular features.

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Living Shangri-La 2802-1111 Alberni Street, Vancouver, BC

$1,758,000

Shangri La is Vancouver ‘s tallest building & features remarkable 5 star amenities & services. Enjoy benefits of a fully staffed concierge desk, valet parking, use of a state of the art GYM, outdoor pool, hot tub & sauna. This stunning 2 bedroom residence offers panoramic water, city, & mountain views and boasts the most sought after floor plan in the building. It features an open concept design with floor to ceiling windows, dark hardwood floors, a gourmet kitchen, and luxuriously appointed bathrooms. Additional features include a covered entertainment sized patio ideal for year round enjoyment, secure parking, and storage. Shangri-La is located in the heart of Vancouver ; steps to all amenities, world class restaurants, designer boutiques and so much more.

Luxurious Kitsilano Half Duplex 1968 West 14th Avenue, Vancouver, bc

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$1,688,000

This beautifully renovated 3 bedroom half duplex is bright & spacious and offers an open concept design ideal for entertaining. It’s situated on a very peaceful tree lined street, and conveniently located within minutes to the downtown core. This home boasts large principle rooms, 9 ft ceilings, beautiful reclaimed hardwood floors, crown mouldings, vaulted ceilings, and skylights. The kitchen offers an abundance of counter space, a lovely island/ bar, a dry pantry, new lighting fixtures and brand new stainless steel appliances which include a Subzero Fridge, Wolf gas range and hood fan, and Fisher & Paykel dish drawers. The home also features luxuriously appointed bathrooms, 2 gas fireplaces, a large recreation room, south facing backyard, and 2 parking spaces.

West Coast Contemporary Waterfront 477 Letour Rd, Mayne Island, BC

$998,000

Hitodae is an elegant oceanfront home that sits on a maintenance free lot with 125 ft of prime water front. The home has been crafted using a unique blend of West Coast contemporary and Asia Pacific style. The BC influences are reflected in the cedar beams, arbutus tree accents and ocean views while the Asian motif is found in the Shoji glass doors, custom lighting fixtures and the ethereal Asian spa bathrooms. This oceanfront residence boasts stunning views, floor to ceiling windows, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, 2 wood burning fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen, luxurious spa baths, and 2,200 sqft of outdoor deck space. High end finishing’s include Bosh and Thermador appliances, UV water purification, energy efficient toilets, high speed internet and more. Furniture included.

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1110 Sunset Drive, Salt Spring Island , BC

$4,650,000

346 Stark’s Road, Salt Spring Island , BC

$1,885,000

Set behind an electronic gated entry on a thoroughly private three acre point of land, this outstanding 6500 Sq ft 5 bedroom residence offers the most impressive list of attributes on the market today. Inside, focus is on absolute comfort , luxury and privacy for residents and guests with an unwavering eye for detail. Outdoors, flat-to-gentle lawn area glides to the seashore where a deep water dock and stunning coastal perspectives await. Every detail has been meticulously crafted to ensure easy living for generations to come.

Sunnyhill Farm provides a rewarding combination of conservation and comfort with consideration given to every element of its lifestyle, entertainment and working components. The farmhouse, guest house, office/barn and workshop not only relate well to each other, they respectfully relate to the surrounding environments. A country estate of this calibre can only be created with the means and imagination to commission innovative design work, and here the very best of talents worked together in collaboration to reach new heights of visual and emotional rural architecture.

147 Douglas Road, Salt Spring Island , BC

205 Quarry Drive, Salt Spring Island , BC

$1,695,000

$1,980,000

A fine oceanfront home standing proudly on the shores of Ganges Harbour with an assured mix of farmhouse sensibility and a strong colonial vernacular. Superbly positioned to enjoy spectacular views, the home’s spacious floor plan spans an impressive 4,800 square feet on three finished levels. The 1.15 acres are meticulously developed with lush level lawns, tiered irrigated garden beds, workshop, rip rapped shoreline and private boat dock (first one south of the sailing club). The ultimate mariner’s oceanfront property!

An eminently beautiful 5300 sq ft oceanfront home of impeccable design and ample proportion. It’s humbling views indicate a third dimension to luxurious living spaces and create a backdrop of unrivaled natural splendor. The main entrance hall sets the tone, with livingrooms, drawing room, lounge, study and studio perfectly oriented to consider the qualities of light and atmosphere best suited to these environs. The family and guest suites enjoy the artful anonymity of a luxury hotel. Terraces and patios face the vista and encourage relaxation and gathering with equal ease. Ideal as a fine family home, the floor plan also factored for high end B&B application.

120 Cottonwood Road , Salt Spring Island , BC

221 Bayridge Place, Salt Spring Island , BC

$1,695,000

A unique and extraordinary oceanfront home and studio, with a rich variety of settings that welcome countless perfect moment experiences. The fantastic 1.25 acre setting gently sweeps past heirloom orchards, beautiful gardens, and lush level lawns towards a walk-on sandy beach front. Interiors complement waterfront life, with an abundance of tall windows and glass doors allowing a continuous panorama of sea and gardens. Original elements blend with modern design lending charm and comfort at every turn.

$2,480,000

An easy sophistication is pervasive throughout this stunning Heather Johnston designed oceanfront contemporary. Stone, wood and steel combine to create dramatic interior effect while walls of tall windows looking to the ocean provide all the artwork. A wealth of al fresco entertaining possibilities are afforded with indoor spaces and outdoor destinations always in union throughout the house. Easily maintained, the coastal gardens echo the casual elegance and uncontrived simplicity of the homes interior. This serene oceanside haven presides over nearly 200’ of brilliant shoreline with a remarkably secluded sandy beach on 2+ acres.


225 Southbank Drive, Salt Spring Island , BC

$785,000

225 Arbutus Road, Salt Spring Island , BC

$1,685,000

This enchanting stone & stucco residence withstands any attempt at comparison with a Mediterranean-style exterior, an electronic wrought-iron entry gate and a main house and cottage studio which deftly incorporates the richness of the past while providing all the necessary components for today’s high-tech lifestyle. Spatially and aesthetically stunning, the interior showcases carefully selected materials, walls for art, and superb stylish finishes. This Utopian home accommodates an eclectic range of styles and stands as an artistic and architectural trophy of timeless beauty.

This sensational beach house enjoys sunsets and open ocean views that can hardly be put into words. Vaulted open spaces and windows instead of walls welcome the waterfront to nearly every room in the house. Intricate beam work and ridge line roof windows shower the house in luster and light. This is a place to truly relax, with every element of the current design construction lending to ease of care and ease of style.The grounds have been developed with gravel paths winding through meditative zen gardens , and lush level lawns gently lead to the seashore. The superb location is one of the most desired on the Island. A simply marvelous luxury home!

190 Sarah Way, Salt Spring Island , BC

203 Pringle Farm Road, Salt Spring Island , BC

$1,645,000

$1,297,500

A synthesis of light and view; character and performance. It is at once apparent that this luxurious oceanview chateau and guest cottage merited the design & construction awards it achieved. The elegant main residence enjoys ease and formality throughout its private and entertaining spaces. Soaring 21 foot vaulted ceilings and large sections of glass look out onto dramatic Pacific backdrops, and there is easy access to outdoor living spaces from all areas of the home. Sequestered on a private part of the 12 acre property, the guest house is cleverly designed for comfortable accommodation with family, friends or high end B & B uses in mind.

Dynamic architecture discreetly set on five private acres with outstanding ocean views. The house welcomes with definitive west coast elements, downtown designer flair and a dash of asian sensibility creating a one of a kind environment. Almost floodlit by walls of windows, scale is a dominant factor in the vibrant open floorplan. Beyond the beauty, incredible heights of quality lend to the home’s sense of permanence and allow it to function as a thoroughly contemporary structure.A place where everything is orderly, calm and comfortable. Your own piece of the sky.

120 Agar Road, Salt Spring Island , BC

160 Wilkie Way, Salt Spring Island , BC

$879,000

Sensational ocean views infuse every corner of this luxurious designer bungalow tucked away on very private 2.63 acres. A professional renewal to a home perched in a location rarely available creates the best of site and style that spans the generations. Total privacy and premium sun exposure highlight the home, and the open plan single level design works so well for modern living. A full walkout basement offers 1400 sq feet of bright space to suit a variety of needs. A fully serviced workshop/studio sits a short distance from the home. Finishing demonstrates a craftsman’s eye for detail but it is really the knee weakening vistas that set this property apart!

$1,698,000

Prominently positioned on 5 acres above the seaside town of Ganges, Cairngarroch thrills from the moment you catch its site on the way up the mountainside. The house only excites more when you open the door, its lines and environments are in a word - sexy. Architecturally, the house is more atmosphere than shelter in a way that only enhances mood as it seductively reveals its views room by room. This is powerful design and once smitten, there may be no going back. The technical details factor every high end modern amenity but it is really how the house makes you feel, that is the magic of Cairn Garroch.

Chris & Darlene Hobbs

1-250-537-4040 | 1-888-697-1550 www.thehobbs.ca


Dream Homes :: Unique Estate on Pender Island

UNIQUE ESTATE ON Pender Island

“It’s the kind of property that once you get there, you never want to leave,” says Realtor Chris Hobbs of this remarkable estate on Pender Island.

At the end of a long driveway, sitting in complete privacy on the crest of a hill, this stunning 4,800 square-foot island getaway or home is just a short flight or ferry ride from Vancouver. “Once you take the trip up the long driveway and arrive at the house, you forget anything else is out there really,” shares Hobbs on the privacy and serenity of the area. “You can be in a totally different world in 20 minutes really, if you’re coming from Vancouver.” Built in 2000, the house functions as a contemporary structure, which features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and stunning ocean views. Designed as an open concept home, each room flows seamlessly into the next. Floor to ceiling windows encompass the entire view side of the home overlooking undulating hills and breathtaking

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ocean scenery. Doors open onto the wraparound porch creating a sense of oneness with the outdoors and bringing a bright and airy feel to the main level living space. Because of it’s positioning on the hill, the home gets 360 degrees of exposure, so you will enjoy both sunrise and sunset. Warmth and comfort are achieved from the rich wood ceilings and reclaimed wood floors taken from an old airplane hanger in Victoria. “The place is a really nice mix of reclaimed and total


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leading edge,” says Hobbs. “The theme was really about fun and fantasy to a certain degree and this really is just that.” One of the home’s many features is the “organ room” which houses an old pipe organ. Hobbs says that it feels like you’re in an opera house once it gets going, continuing on to say, “there is a real sense of arrival in every room of the house.” Most of the art and furnishings were custom made for the home by local companies and can be made available with the property. “It’s a really sexy place with powerful architecture and a wonderful feel.” For further information, please contact Chris & Darlene Hobbs at 250.537.4040 or visit website at www. thehobbs .ca to see this home or any of our other projects.

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Penny Mitchell

www.pennymitchell.com

C 604.816.7825 B 604.926.6233 E penny@pennymitchell.com

3373 Radcliffe Ave

$1,998,000

West Vancouver, BC

Fabulous opportunity to own semi-waterfront & enjoy the charm of an original West Van 1920’s cottage located on an highly sought after West Bay beach front cul-de-sac in the midst of multimillion dollar homes. This unobstructed secret-garden home sparkles with updates over the years including beautifully manicured gardens and patios & sparkling stainless steel kitchen appliances to name a few. Manicured walled gardens surround 3 levels of Ocean Views to Vancouver & UBC. It is currently happily rented for $1900/month.

5809 Marine Drive

$1,188,000

West Vancouver, BC

Calling all ARTISTS - Once in a lifetime opportunity for SEMI-WATERFRONT! Truly a ShangriLa high above W.V Yacht Club & Marina over rocky cliffs to sea sky & Arbutus trees. Cedar & glass studio & cottage designed originally by Michael Kemble in 1973 for renowned potter Tam Irving. Simple barn like 3 storey studio with lots of windows & skylights. Step across cedar decks & step past a tumbling man-made waterfall to a Buddhist Temple. Beautiful 2 bedroom cottage with walls of glass overlooking lovely views of Harbour, marina & the ocean beyond. The 1939 cottage was beautifully renovated in 1989 with upper floor master & glass & cedar bathroom with a shower overlooking the natural surroundings. There is a motorized lift, new deck, new paint & 2 separate furnaces plus a commercial electrical system. This large private property backs onto Anchorage walk and makes this heavenly paradise an all year round retreat!

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841 Hummingbird Lane Bowen Island, BC

Masters Realty

$1,642,000

Watch the frolicking dolphins and soaring eagles by day and the twinkle of city lights by night from this private waterfront estate. The classic post and beam architecture of this 4600 sf 3 bdrm home and 2 bdrm guest suite is designed to ma ke the most of the spectacular setting. Sun drenched south facing terraced gardens cover 1.3 acres; featuring lawns, vegetable gardens and 3 ponds (with resident turtle). Imagine waking up to the sun rising over the North Shore Mountains, gathering fruit from the garden for breakfast, taking a swim in the pool or cooling off in the ocean at your feet and ending the day watching the pink sky over the gulf islands from the gazebo perched on the mossy rocks above the ocean. Enjoy 365 days/year.

1851 Wood Duck

1851 Wood Duck Way, Cultus Lake, BC

$443,900

Gorgeous “cottages” at Cultus Lake. Fabulous gated community. This wonderful 1168 sq.ft. one level cedar home is located at the end of a private cul-de-sac with glorious mountain views. Walking distance to swan filled pond & clubhouse with 2 live-in caretakers. This home has one of the larger lots. Vaulted ceilings, upgraded laminate floors, propane river-rock fireplace, stainless steel appliances & huge wraparound front & back porches. ***Cottage sold furnished. List of items available on request.

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51 LUXE Properties in Coal Harbour Shaw Tower Penthouse 53 Fabulous in Coal Harbour Penthouse Mansion in 54 Aerial Deer Ridge, West Vancouver Waterfront Residence at 56 Elegant Cinque Terre in English Bay Will Miami Build The 58 MIAPOLIS: World’s Tallest Residential Tower?


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IN COAL HARBOUR’S REAL ESTATE MARKET

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Vancouver’s “vertical” real estate market is as hot as it is expensive, most often involving multiples of millions of dollars. The right real estate agent can protect you from years of regret, and maximize your financial benefit. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of exemplary agents that have a strong reputation and a proven track record. Protect yourself. Choose a trusted name.

jason soprovich Since 1995, Jason Soprovich has consistently ranked in the top 5 Realtors in Greater Vancouver, and has been Prudential Sussex Realty’s #1 sales representative for the past 12 years. Jason has been personally involved in the sale of over 1,000 properties ranging in price from $100,000 to $20 Million. Dedication and passion for his art have made Jason one of the most trusted names in Vancouver’s luxury real estate market. www.soprovich.com | 604-817-8812

jamie macdougall When it comes to high-end real estate, Sotheby’s Realty is an established name worldwide. Jamie MacDougall is one of Sotheby’s Realty’s brightest stars with continued success in the Luxury Real Estate market of Vancouver. Jamie has represented some of Vancouver’s most affluent individuals, and has been instrumental in marketing exceptional properties ranging up to $25 Million. www.grantandjamie.com | 604.992.2282

Malcolm hasman Malcolm Hasman is respected as an industry leader in the marketing of Greater Vancouver’s most beautiful luxury real estate. His impeccable reputation as the city’s top REALTOR® was highlighted on the FOX TV special Millionaires & Mansions that featured many of his luxury real estate properties along with his 18 year career as one of North America’s top real estate agents. www.malcolmhasman.com | 604-209-1679

stacy raymond Stacy Raymond holds one of a very few unrestricted Real Estate licenses. Both a Realtor’s and Property Manager’s license. Her intimate knowledge of strata properties is invaluable in the marketing of condominiums. Stacy is also a proud member of The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, a source of extensive training and sophisticated world wide networking oppurtunities for agents working in the luxury Real Estate market. www.raymondgroup.ca | 604-762-6607


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shaw tower residence in coal harbour

Size: 2498 square feet

Price: $2,498,000

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fairmont pacific rim

Above all...introducing the Fairmont Pacific Rim Estates. A collection of ultramodern luxury residences distinctly designed to capture and maximize each exposure and orientation. This signature 2 bedroom and 2.5 bathroom NW-facing estate showcases stunning views of the water, Stanley Park and North Shore Mountains and balcony. Each air-conditioned home specially designed by renowned architect James Cheng, features immaculate finishings. including: Chef’s deluxe kitchen, tech upgrades and appliances, spa-like bathrooms, and unique touches such as leather-bound entry ways, stacked wood flooring, and overheight ceilings. Located atop a 5-star Fairmont Hotel, everything is only a phone call away: concierge, valet, housekeeping, room service, etc. 2 parking and storage.

Welcome to the prestigious Fairmont Pacific Rim Estates. This rare large 2 bedrooms + storage + 2.5 bathroom corner home. Offering stunning views of the water, mountains and open city can be enjoyed from inside your Ultra Modern Home or outside on your wrap around balcony. This perfectly laid out SE corner air-conditioned home features unparalleled finishings include deluxe Boffi, Miele, Sub Zero kitchen, Poliform closets, spa-like bathrooms and unique touches such as over height ceilings, stacked wood flooring & leather-bound entry door. Located atop a 5 star Fairmont Hotel, everything is a phone call away: concierge, valet, housekeeping, room service. 2 parking and storage. HST included! A must see!

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Size: 1831 square feet

Price: $2,880,000

Price: $4,288,000

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COAL HARBOUR

Spectacular residence with huge landscaped deck. Located on prestigious Coal Harbour waterfront in Shaw Tower this unique luxury residence has many features including walnut millwork, stone floors, marble bathrooms and chef’s kitchen. The massive deck was custom designed by World Renowned Landscape Architect Cornelia Oberlander and includes an 8 person jetted hot tub. This trophy property has views of Stanley Park, Coal Harbour and Burrard Inlet and is perfect for entertaining large parties. Other features include private garage and parking for 2 vehicles, 18 seat theatre, professionally equipped gym and building concierge.


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FABULOUS SHAW TOWER PENTHOUSE

Forty-one floors above ground in Vancouver’s prestigious Shaw Tower, sits a veritable mansion in the sky. This 7,450 square-foot sub-penthouse was built to impress, leaving anyone who gets the chance to walk through awe inspired.

Not just anyone can take a tour of this impressive property. Let’s just say, when you’re famous and need to sell your home, one needs to set some boundaries. “The property is owned by a true blue movie star, I can’t tell you who it is, but it really has the feeling of true Hollywood,” says Raymond. Floor to ceiling windows encompass the entire home, bathing you in 360 degrees of breathtaking views. The striking North Shore mountains and stunning Coal Harbour waterfront peppered with sailboats are just two of the many spectacular views. Gray slate floors carry you through the large open concept living areas. The luxurious open floor plan allows the owner to entertain intimate or large gatherings. The kitchen is covered in glistening white marble, which is carried over into the master suite bathroom. Computerized lighting and touch screen controls are used throughout the suite for all functions. Featuring state of the art audio video and automated blackouts on every window ensuring the utmost privacy. “All the materials and appliances used to create this space are of the highest qualities and attention to detail assure the space is movie star approved,” explains Raymond. “It’s designed with restrained modern elegance unlike anything I’ve ever seen.” The suite features 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, a private gym, and a movie theater. Two large balconies jut out on either side of the home, offering plenty of space to enjoy some fresh air or to bask in the sunset with a glass of wine. “Its extremely sophisticated, you really do feel like you’re in a movie. It just doesn’t feel like anything you see in Vancouver.” For more information, or to arrange a private viewing, please contact The Raymond Group at 604-762-6607, or visit www.theraymondgroup.ca.

COAL HARBOUR

“Honestly there is nothing in this city that I have ever seen, and I have seen lots of amazing stuff, that even comes close,” shares realtor, Stacy Raymond. “The minute you walk through the beautiful front doors you realize there is nothing typical about this home.”


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

Nested within a lush ecospace, arriving at this gated compound evokes a heightened sense of privacy and exclusivity – you’d drive right by if you didn’t know just where to turn – as you meander down the gulley-like drive-way. The entry and reception area yields clues to the architectural finery lavished within. Access to the building is gained via a digital security panel while entry into the abode is gained through an elevator driven by a private key. As the door opens, you’re treated to a glimpse of the very fine Romanesque interior space of this extravagant masterpiece. A digital art center mounted above a four inch thick, very rare, black granite slab mantle is the first to greet you. Lavish Italian Travertine tiles, custom crafted carpeting and Mahogany wood flooring grace the floors as mahogany wood and pure silk wall panels exude an opulence that is tastefully ba lan ced between subtlety and style. Architecturally brilliance shines through in every part of the 4700 square-foot interior, from the charming wine “cellar”, to the luxurious kitchen, to common area living spaces with ceilings that soar twenty feet high, to the spa-like master en-suite with faucets plated with real gold, this extraordinary property leaves little to desire. For further information or to arrange a private viewing of this property, please contact Sam McCall of Remax Masters Realty at 604-313-8411, or visit www. sammccall.ca


The location, the uniqueness of the building, the privacy, the one suite per floor, private elevator access and the ability to create whatever dream home you want

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Walking along the seawall you feel the sun on your face, the wind in your hair and smell the sweet ocean air. The water laps against the shore as you take a deep breath in; you feel you’ve found a piece of paradise as you look out on to the snow capped mountains. This is all outside luxury condo, Cinque Terre’s doorstep if you wish to make this dream your reality. This five-residence building, one per floor, stands boldly and beautifully on Beach Avenue, in Vancouver’s West End.


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Elegant Waterfront Residence “The developer wanted to create something that reminded him of Italy, something completely unique to Vancouver that had the Italian flare,” says realtor, Shara Turner, which explains the buildings exterior complete with carvings of weather gods, Juliette balconies and European limestone. Each floor residence was left as a concrete shell as to instill a sense of freedom and creativity for the buyer. Only one unit remains for a dreamer who wishes to walk into the perfect space and create a haven specially designed to cater to their needs and wishes. Imagine rich millwork, marble fireplaces, plush carpets, dark maple floors, walk in closets and a claw-foot bathtub. The sky is the limit. Contractors have estimated that the job can be done within three to four months. The average completion cost ranges anywhere from $400- $600,000 with all the beautiful finishes of your choice. “The person who we are looking for is that person who is creative, who really truly wants something unique that no one else has in Vancouver, who will also appreciate the location and the uniqueness of the building,” Turner says. Private elevator access opens into the 2,800 square-foot, south facing unit on the fourth floor. Stunning views and a bright airy feel welcome you into the space. French doors open onto the large outdoor patio overlooking Sunset Beach, where you can enjoy summer evenings and the soothing ocean air. “The location, the uniqueness of the building, the privacy, the one suite per floor, private elevator access and the ability to create whatever dream home you want,” Turner says, are what makes this place so desirable. For further information, or to arrange a viewing, please contact Shara Turnur at 604.202.1648 or visit website at www.sharaturner.com to see this home or any of our other projects.


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Known for it’s lively nightlife, warm tropical weather, the Everglades and South Beach, Miami may soon be recognized for being home to one of the tallest buildings in the world, Miapolis.


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MIAPOLIS ON WATSON ISLAND

If built, Miapolis will stand 3,200 feet above the Miami Coastline on Watson Island. The proposed 22 billion dollar “metropolis in the sky” will surpass the now tallest building in Dubai, Burj Khalifa, by 183 meters. The architects and creators of Miapolis, KOBI KARP, hope that by having the tallest multi-use complex on the globe they will gain leadership for the United States among tall and complex structures, hugely strengthen Miami’s business center and generate more tourism to the area. Not to mention, if the project does get the go ahead it is estimated to create 35,000 permanent jobs. Not only will Miapolis surpass Dubai’s Burj Khalifa in height, but it has been designed keeping our world in mind and boasts a number of ecologically friendly and sustainable features that make it the highest rated LEED-certified structure at any rating level in the U.S. and will be certified as ‘platinum green’. Meaning the structure was built with an effort to improve the efficient use of energy and water, and largely reduce CO2 emissions. This self-sufficient development will use solar and wind energy to power itself and will house different eco-systems. Some included are water desalinization, storm and waste- water management, greenhouse gas management, carbon emission offsets, a modular green roof, and many levels of massive green space, public parks and botanical gardens. This “city within a city” will also be home to an amusement park, observatory and organic food market. There will be several square feet of office space available and 1000 luxury apartments with panoramic views of the bay. Other features are its 792-room hotel, countless restaurants, boutiques and shops. The only reason you would ever have to leave the building would be to watch a show at the outdoor amphitheater, that is situated on their grounds. The project is currently looking for funding from investors.


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own jewellery shop eight years later. Today, Jose heads a talented team of goldsmiths whose work has become synonymous with distinctive style and exquisite workmanship. Each handcrafted creation is fine-tuned from idea to conception, for the ultimate signature heirloom. “It’s always a team effort,” says Jose, “and it’s the most exciting thing we do.” Unique pieces range from the traditional – an engagement ring set with show-stopping Canadian diamonds or playful earrings with an interchangeable design – to the eccentric, which has included gold light switch covers, business cards, and solid gold shower tiles. The store also offers an exclusive selection of ready-to-wear lines such as the “Chamilia”, a contemporary twist on the traditional charm bracelet. But closest to Jose’s heart is the “White Rock Baby Ring Program,” which entitles every newborn in White Rock to a free custom 18kt gold ring just by presenting their birth certificate.

Jose Latchinian

“Many of my clients support this project by donating their old gold which I can turn into baby rings,” he explains. “I live, work and prosper in this community so I love the opportunity to give back.”

19kt white & 18kt yellow free form fused (method of making) ring

14kt white 18kt rose gold one of a kind ring center diamond with a pink diamond

19kt one of a kind handmade ring design by José with diamonds

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The Artist and the Passion Jose Latchinian, White Rock’s Master-Goldsmith

Jose Latchinian knows how to turn fantasy into shining reality. For 16 years, the skilful master-goldsmith and designer has been bringing his clients’ treasured visions to life at his jewellery shop nestled in White Rock’s Ocean Pointe. At Jose & Co. Custom Jewellers, flights of fancy take solid form as inspired one-of-a-kind designs limited only by the imagination.

“I have so much fun,” says Jose. “The biggest payoff is the look on my client’s face when they see the piece we’ve created together.” Jose didn’t set out on an easy path when he immigrated to Canada at 17 with $20 in his pocket and a determined attitude. Following his passion for the craft, he pursued the dream of opening his

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A private hideaway

LISA WILLIAMS W Matching Discerning Buyers with Extraordinary Properties

This masterpiece of West Coast architecture marries privacy with contemporary design on a spectacular 4.82 acre property. Surrounded by an abundance of trees, this luxurious 6,995 square foot “Whistler� home is truly a private hideaway, located in an an exclusive enclave of upscale homes close to Elk Lake, just 17 minutes from downtown Victoria. THE CENTERPIECE around which this stunning gated home radiates is a dramatic two story foyer with vast skylights. The entryway welcomes you into this opulent home, opens up to a magnificent great room that showcases several sitting and conversation areas, rich hardwood floors, wall-to-wall windows, and features a huge granite fireplace. Double sliding glass doors open to the fabulous slate terrace with custom remote controlled awnings that provide shade on hot days. Upstairs, the piecede resistance: the incredibly opulent master retreat is located on its own level, with more than 1,064 square feet. Enjoy stunning views of the Olympic Mountains and the twinkling lights of downtown Victoria from the exquisite private deck with cozy fireplace. This prestigious address offers up expansive manicured lawns and a new swimming pool framed by native grasses and maple trees. Besides the pool, nearly 2,000 square feet of spacious patio area includes a built-in hot tub.

Other desirable features include a home gym, gourmet kitchen designed for the serious home chef, media/ entertainment room with large TV and billiard areas, full wet bar with wine fridge, and double sliding doors that lead out to the pool/spa. $2,850,000.

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Property Overview: 5-6 bedrooms | 7 baths | 6995 sq.ft. | 4.82 acres | Built in 2005


Lisa Williams offers professional & personalized service combined with the BEST INTERNATIONAL MARKETING STRATEGY and a commitment to achieving the BEST RESULTS FOR YOU

DRAMATIC CUSTOM OCEANVIEW HOME . . . incredibly special with a huge 'WOW' factor throughout! Dramatic hi-ceilings, 3 bedrms plus media & office rms, award-winning kitchen, huge windows, luxurious main flr master, private & fully fenced west-facing patio/gardens & so much more, on quiet & exclusive 'Shore Way' in Gordon Head, just a stone's throw from the ocean! $1,749,000

BEACH DRIVE OCEAN VIEWS! Enjoy unobstructed south-facing ocean views to the snow-capped Olympics from this charming 3 bedrm/3 bath Oak Bay home! Immaculate and ready to move into w/beautiful HW flrs, fresh paint, spacious rooms, low-maintenance lot, tons of storage & much more! Excellent location close to charming Oak Bay Village, and just 5 minutes from downtown Victoria! $1,090,000

UPSCALE MATTICKS WOODS! This lovely 3-4 bedrm hm is nestled in a peaceful & quiet enclave of executive homes in prestigious Mattick’s Woods, a short stroll from charming Mattick’s Farm, Cordova Bay Golf Course & beach access! Bright, flexible design w/main flr master, gourmet kitchen, fabulous adjacent family rm, sunny & private patio & beautiful natural setting! $1,049,000

SPACIOUS GORDON POINT EXECUTIVE HOME with excellent ocean views and steps to waterfront access! Boasting 5200 sq.ft., 6 bedrms, 7 bths, granite flrs, hi-ceilings, in-floor heating, & super nanny or in-law accom. possible too! $1,498,000

INCREDIBLE VIEWS & TOTAL PRIVACY from this beautiful 2.94 acre property in Prospect Lake area. Spacious & sunny 3800 sq.ft. home has seen many recent upgrades with super master suite, HW flrs, huge windows, 2 huge decks w/amazing views to the Olympic Mts, nanny suite option, PLUS sep. 2 bedrm cottage too! $1,088,000

MALIBU MEETS VICTORIA! New beachfront luxury hm on stunning Cordova Bay Beach, one of Victoria’s most beautiful sandy beaches. Over 5000 sq.ft. with incredible Great Room, 10’ ceilings, expansive gourmet kitchen w/built-in bar & huge pantry, main fls media rm & a fabulous ‘5 Star’ master suite, the nicest you’ll find! $2,998,000

PREMIER 5.17 ACRE QUEENSWOOD property, one of the area’s largest holdings! ‘Twin Coves’ boasts incredible privacy & low bank waterfront access, park-like property, world-class views, 4700 sq.ft. main house & separate guest cottage . . . an amazing opportunity! $5,975,000

UPSCALE WATERFRONT property w/fully renovated 3300 sq.ft. hm, in a private & peaceful setting! Enjoy spectacular views & luxury living w/4-5 bedrms incl. a private 787 sq.ft. master 'retreat'! Sunny, open design, hi-ceilings, HW flrs, PLUS 1 bedrm in-law suite . . . Make an offer today! $1,848,000

EXQUISITE COUNTRY ESTATE! Luxurious '07 blt 8500 sq.ft. home on a lovely Saanich West, 5 acre property . . . just 20 mins. from downtown! Enjoy incredible luxury throughout with tons of options plus a lg home office, super in-law, 5 car garage, 2 stall barn & riding ring too! $2,448,000

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900-3131 Deer Ridge Drive Deer Ridge, West Vancouver

Offered at $5,100,000

631 Barnham Road

British Properties, West Vancouver

Offered at $2,588,000

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

Sparkling superbly crafted NEW home in the British Properties on a sunny scenic mini estate lot with pristine Mountain View. This stunning 2 level charter residence with attractive splash stucco & stone exterior has fantastic layout which caters for formal entertaining & family living, endearing details including large picture windows, crown mouldings, coffered ceilings, concrete & stone fireplace, porcelain tiles, nostalgic ceiling fans...Notable feats including impressive large rotunda foyer, huge formal living and dining rooms, large family room, eatery off gourmet kit w/granite counter which opens out to covered patio & exquisite L/S private grounds with waterfall/lawn and plantings. Other feats including luxurious master suite, 4 bedroom, nanny’s quarters, 3-car garage.

1489 Haywood Avenue

661 Andover Crescent

Ambleside, West Vancouver

Offered at $1,790,800

Renovated from floor to ceiling is this contemporary home located in the heart of Ambleside. The top of the line renovation includes a luxury kitchen w/granite counter tops, matching stainless steel appliances & extensive custom cabinet work. On the lower level is a stunning wine cellar w/custom lighting throught. Also on the lower level is a fully self-contained suite. The upper level includes 2 bedrooms and a master suite that is a must see. With over 4000 sq. ft. of living space, 5 bedrooms & 5 bathrooms.

British Properties, West Vancouver

Offered at $1,448,000

Sparkling superbly crafted NEW home in the British Properties on a sunny scenic mini estate lot with pristine Mountain View. This stunning 2 level charter residence with attractive splash stucco & stone exterior has fantastic layout which caters for formal entertaining & family living, endearing details including large picture windows, crown mouldings, coffered ceilings, concrete & stone fireplace, porcelain tiles, nostalgic ceiling fans...Notable feats including impressive large rotunda foyer, huge formal living and dining rooms, large family room, eatery off gourmet kit w/granite counter which opens out to covered patio & exquisite L/S private grounds with waterfall/lawn and plantings. Other feats including luxurious master suite, 4 bedroom, nanny’s quarters, 3-car garage.

The RIGHT Agent for Today’s Market!

SAM McCALL

604.313.8411

www.sammccall.ca


1308 Taylor Way

Cedardale, West Vancouver

928 Groveland Road

Offered at $1,258,000

British Properties, West Vancouver

Offered at $ 1,698,000

Wonderful Cedardale Family Home. Lovely spacious open plan 4489 sq ft West Vancouver home set on a private 20,000 sq ft property with its own lovely meandering stream. Lots of room in this beautifully finished only 10 year old home with 7 bedroom and 6 bathrooms.

Wonderful panoramic mountain, city & ocean views can be enjoyed throughout the home. The kitchen boasts granite countertops for gourmet cooking which can be enjoyed in the bright open dining room. There is a huge master bedroom suite, new hardwood flooring, and new wrap around decks, sauna & media room. Beautifully landscaped with nice waterfall.

556 St. Andrews Road

5476 Westhaven Place

Glenmore, West Vancouver

Offered at $1,198,000

Eagle Harbour, West Vancouver

Gorgeous fully updated 4 bedroom family home with magnificent ocean views. Features include open plan layout, beautiful dark hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and heated driveway. Perched high on a rock bluff the property has a level patio and fenced yard from which to enjoy the year round gleaming sunset and ocean views.

West Coast living at its finest. This home has been completely remodeled from the ground up, including: new kitchen with S/S appliances & granite counter tops. An open living/dining concept coated in Brazilian cherry flooring with outstanding views from your living space. Some other updates include new roof, 2 furnaces, 2 car garage, all new windows with low E tempered glass & a potential nanny suite. A great family home with panoramic city, mountain and water views surrounded by a private treed setting.

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$7,500,000

Magnificent one year old custom home with spectacular ocean views. The main floor offers an expansive open plan with a sensational kitchen/family/dining room combination with adjoining patio. Offering nearly 6600 sq. ft. of the finest quality windows, standing seam metal roof, porcelain tile flooring, bamboo hardwood, geothermal heating and air conditioning and a heated driveway with a three car garage. Five spacious bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms. Amazing outdoor heating dining area with fireplace.

West Vancouver » West Bay 3605 Creery Avenue

$6,995,000

A magnificent luxury residence in West Vancouver offering spectacular views from the Lions Gate Bridge to Vancouver Island. This is truly an outstanding residence, located in one of West Vancouver’s most sought after and desirable streets, just a short walk to the ocean side park and beach. This wonderful south facing property has been beautifully landscaped with outdoor water features and extensive night lighting. Custom built in every respect, the home offers over 7000 sq. ft. on three levels with a dramatic open floor plan that features rooms opening to the private pool and spa on the view side terrace. Call Brock for your private viewing.

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West Vancouver » West Bay 3270 Mathers Avenue

$5,958,000

Spectacular new home designed by Gordon Hlynsky and built by Steve Bradner located in the most sought after West Bay neighbourhood. This beautiful home is over 6200 sq. ft. on three levels and features 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms (one of which is a steam room), an outdoor pool and spa and gorgeous city and water views. Attention to detail is everywhere from the stunning kitchen/family room to the formal dining area that has an incredible wall to wall glass wine cellar. Expansive covered outdoor entertaining areas and 3 garages round out this fabulous package. Call Brock for your private viewing.

West Vancouver » West Bay 431 Hillcrest Street

$5,398,000

A simply stunning luxury home in this prime West Bay location. Traditional design with a modern flair, this custom built residence offers gorgeous ocean shoreline views. Only the best of materials and loaded with built-ins; from the amazing gourmet kitchen to the spa-like baths, no expense has been spared. Gated entry, three car garage, huge covered outdoor dining and barbeque area, infinity edge pool and spa, world class wine cellar, and one of the most gorgeous master ensuites I have ever seen! This is a very special home. And for dog lovers, a dog shower in the breezeway!


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West Vancouver » Whytecliff 7210 Arbutus Place

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$5,588,000

West Vancouver » Altamont 1935 29th Street

$5,550,000

Fabulous oceanfront family home situated in an exclusive enclave of multi-million dollar waterfront homes just steps away from West Vancouver’s Whytecliff Park. This exceptional waterfront home sits on the shores of the first Marine Protected area in Canada. The lot is more than 1/2 acre with total privacy and 156’ of waterfront. The home has been beautifully rebuilt by the current owners. Enjoy incredible western views to Bowen Island; totally usable grounds with a large, level lawn area and a huge seaside patio. This home is absolutely beautiful and has a wonderful family floor plan and represents great waterfront value in today’s market. Discover for yourself the perfect blend of privacy and tranquility just minutes away from one of Canada’s most sophisticated urban centres…truly the best place to live, work and play.

Truly a wonderful family home on a private, gated 34,552 sq. ft. (2 legal lots) view estate. Situated in this prime Altamont location, this home offers sensational ocean views, large principle rooms with gleaming hardwood floors, beamed ceilings and wonderful light exposure. Gorgeous outdoor terraces, and outdoor fireplace and dining area, mature gardens and a barbeque centre, all overlooking the beautiful pool and spa. This estate is truly one of a kind and one of the best properties in Altamont.

West Vancouver » West Bay

West Vancouver » West Bay

S Oxley Street

$3,995,000

Gorgeous West Bay beachfront home on S Oxley with incredible shoreline, bridge and city views. Terraced, 10,000 sq. ft. lot to West Bay Beach. Approximately 3000 sq. ft. with three or four bedrooms plus a guest cottage with its own private patio. This is a real winner priced at lot value with a beautiful, modern home that was completely renovated in 2003. Feels like Penthouse living on the ocean.

3390 Craigend

$3,495,000

This is the perfect family home in the most sought after West Bay cul-de-sac location. Situated on a very private, over 1/2 acre lot with gorgeous water views, level entry and a wonderful babbling brook on the west side of the property. Terrific floor plan with four bedrooms up, large and bright principle rooms and an office and den on the main floor. Great recreation/theatre room and a fifth bedroom down. Three car garage, five fireplaces, gorgeous sundecks, complete privacy, views from almost every room; this is truly an incredible home....don’t miss it.


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