Each week, BCLiving takes you inside one of the most outrageously upmarket real estate offerings in the province
Address: 5425 Stonebridge Drive, Whistler
The skinny: Nine-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 9,700-square-foot estate on 5.5 acres in Whistler.
The bling: You’ve given in and put winter tires on your fleet of luxury cars, so may as well have a reason to drive them up the Sea-to-Sky in search of snow somewhere, right? A chalet, you say. Why, yes. In fact, more like a private mountain resort with which to one up just about any rampantly rich ski bunny you can name. For this is a sprawling estate—one capacious enough to host (and ignore) even the D-listers among your entourage—with a separate guest suite twice the size of a Vancouver apartment and, thank goodness, servants quarters (well, you try getting staff in Whistler, these days). But you don’t actually, you know, ski? Never fear. You can spa yourself silly in the infinity pool and hot tub, and go all-in making your outside entertainment pavilion (yes, that was a new one on us, too) the place everyone wants to hang. And because no one’s the boss of you, just sleep all day while the staff earn their keep cleaning up after you all and readying to feed the ravenous horde when they get back from flinging themselves down mountainsides. Only $20 million for a peak party palace? Done and done, right?
The hidden extras: Climate control heating system, state-of-the-art audio-visual and security systems, floors chipped and shipped from Brazil (the Amazon has plenty to spare, after all) and enough snow to give those pricey tires a proper workout.