An exquisite 14 foot brick wall keeps a wonder private. It sits just a short distance from Dundarave village, in one of West Vancouver’s most exclusive oceanfront enclaves. 100 year old cedars stand sentry. Ready to be opened are large formal gates to show off a European craftsman commissioned Estate.
This oceanfront estate was created in the early 1980s, taking four years to craft. The goal was to construct a home that could be a landmark for hundreds of years, like grand mansions of Europe. The estate is on .78 acres, with over 10,000 square-feet of living areas. Built to international standards with concrete and steel construction, this home has a great start for achieving its mission. There is a reason GREAT ESTATE INC calls this home a top estate in Greater Vancouver.
Boasting 150 feet of beachfront, this home has panoramic, south facing views of Stanley Park to Vancouver Island with being one of the largest level beachfront properties in West Vancouver.
Passing the large formal gates, down the gated driveway is a 20-car circular motor court, as well as a 4 car garage. As you look at this home, there is no denying the European styling with the light ornate walls, defined window frames, and a dark, accenting roof. Surrounding this classically styled estate is professional, mature landscaping with surrounding trees, for a fairytale home. Though, no big-bad-wolf to be seen, as this home is fully gated.
Entering the home is the grand entrance hall. The woodwork is intricate in a soothing, light-coloured wood, bits of filigree engraved. It beautifully frames the bright walls through the over 6000 square-feet of open living space with 7 bedrooms and 6 and one half bathrooms.
An entrance foyer is the center point, leading to multiple entertainment sized principal rooms, and gourmet chef’s kitchen. Equipped, the kitchen has
- top grade stainless steel appliances,
- a walk in pantry,
- an entertainment sized center island/breakfast bar,
- and a garden side breakfast room
The floor is ornamented with a hexagonal pattern, furthering the classic motifs through the estate.
Both the kitchen and adjoining family room are made for enjoying ‘beautiful British Columbia’ with floor to ceiling glass doors, giving access to the view side covered terrace. The terrace is ideal for summer entertaining with a summer dining area well sized for company, a built in BBQ and a fireside lounge. It then links to the lower terrace. There, you can take a dip in a beachside swimming pool, or ease muscles in the Jacuzzi spa, and then freshen up at the poolside bathroom, and finally, relax with an evening chat with access to a beachside firepit. And, don’t forget about the direct access to the beach: the clean salty air.
The enchanting terraces can also be reached through an English gentleman’s study which has its own wet bar, as well as direct access to manicured gardens, so whether you need a drink, a nice walk to clear your mind, some space to think, or maybe all three, it’s all in one place.
Back inside the home, the upstairs features four bedrooms, including the master-suite. A notable master-suite, you can appreciate the view side terrace, ready for rest in the private sitting area, a fireplace set, get changed leisurely in a large walk-in dressing room, and unwind in a 6 piece Carrera marble spa room. Also upstairs, are three children’s bedrooms with their own private garden terrace and a sitting room. The lower level media/games room is also great for the children. For older company, there is a walk-in wine room.
There are two guest suites on the main level. If you require a housekeeper, there is a separate housekeeper suite with its own living area and kitchen facilities in the lower level.
- For features, that’s still not all. With technology becoming an integral part of our daily lives, this home is made current with:
a security system,
- air-conditioning throughout,
- state of the art integrated lighting and music system
Take an evening walk among the extensive landscaping, you can appreciate dramatic, night lighting throughout the property, as well as maybe taking a jaunt to the central courtyard entrance for the waterfall feature as it’s made into a magical evening display.
There is no denying that this home is an iconic, exclusive estate, ready to impress in one of West Vancouver’s most exclusive oceanfront enclaves. So, let’s go to that wine room and have a toast.
Listed with Hasman & Associates Realty LTD