For over a century, Huntting House has graced prestigious Angus Street in Vancouver’s First Shaughnessy neighbourhood. First Shaugnessy is known for its rich history and cultural significance to Vancouver, and this mansion certainly has earned its place in this district. Listed for sale at the beginning of November for $17,885,000, this is your chance to own a piece of history.
The manor was built circa 1912 for William Foster Huntting, the president of Huntting-Merritt Lumber Company. A booming company at the time, WF Huntting was a wealthy man who commissioned the prestigious firm Maclure and Fox to design his home. Cecil Crocker Fox was the junior partner who designed the manor.
One look at the mansion and it’s easy to tell that CC Fox’s inspiration for its design came from England – specifically, the English countryside. With a massive, steep roof and a rough stucco exterior, it is the very picture of a typical English cottage. Therefore, it may come as little surprise that the home is nearly an exact replica of “Orchard,” a manor near London, England. Orchard was the personal residence of Britain’s premier arts-and-crafts architect, CFA Voysey. Perhaps Huntting House’s striking resemblance to Orchard can be explained by the fact that CC Fox studied under CFA Voysey before he was hired by Samuel Maclure in 1903.
One hundred years after it was built, the seven bedroom, 10,000 square foot mansion underwent significant renovations. The kitchen was completely updated, and a separate wok kitchen was added, as well as new marble and hardwood flooring. There are five ensuite bathrooms, as well as two half bathrooms. The lot it sits on a sizeable 22,539 square foot lot, and it has a circular driveway.
This beautiful manor is steeped in history in one of Vancouver’s most prized neighbourhoods. From its ancestry in England to its century-long tenure on Angus Street, this is a home rich in history.