BCLiving takes you inside one of the most outrageously upmarket real estate offerings in the province
Address: 4669 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
The skinny: Six-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 6,030-square-foot house on a 21,781-square-foot lot in Whistler.
The bling: Enough with all this wintry weather in the city: if the weather is going to turn us into a slip-sliding, frozen mess of a place every year, then it must be time to head for the hills. It’ll be tough, surviving so far from civilization, living the pioneer life. But we have full confidence in you—and your new luxury, four-wheel drive with all the extras—to make it through (on weekends, at any rate). Look at it this way: if you’re going to take your Moncler skiwear out for a walk, it may as well be somewhere your neighbours can spot the money dripping from your fingers. Grab a pair of Lacroix skis and you’ll be perfectly placed to pose with the rest of the global elite munching down oysters and champagne at après, before trekking back to your artful faux log cabin (we haven’t seen that much wood cladding on interior walls since the ’70s). Who needs to be naturally rugged and wild at heart, when you can afford to pay for a pull-on, pull-off persona to suit your schedule?
The hidden extras: Media room, lots of fancy fireplaces, slopeside, a “hidden bunker” in the kids’ room to keep them out of sight and out of mind.