BCLiving takes you inside one of the most outrageously upmarket real estate offerings in the province

Address: 4063 W 28th Avenue, Vancouver

Price: $4,500,000

Listing: R2315305

The skinny: Four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,999-square-foot house on a 6,760-square-foot lot in Dunbar

The bling: Where to begin? This beautiful bespoke residence offers everything the modern family could wish for. A simple, well-used interior takes the pressure off teaching young children and older dogs to respect their surroundings. Nostalgia-lovers will be swept away by the period details such as wallpaper not seen on sale since the 1970s and the authentically antique wood panelling. This is the stuff, right? No? Don’t expect to find the perfect place at this end of the luxury market, my friend. You know, it may be time to put a bit of imagination into your house hunting. Seriously, transcend your high expectations and try—really try—to picture yourself living a genteel life in this serenely unpretentious space. Imagine that special day given over to just enjoying the sewing room, sipping sherry while admiring the artisanal macramé and considering the ideal spot to start a new wall display of commemorative plates. Come now: when you look at it like that, $4.5 million starts looking pretty sweet, right?

The hidden extras: The vacuum cleaner tank perched nonchalantly halfway up the wall and the cooker out on its own with a door either side of it may not be what one would call “hidden,” but they are surely enough extra for anyone.

2 living room3 dining room4 kitchen5 kitchen6 breakfast nook7 family room8 master bedroom9 bedroom10 den11 rec room12 basement kitchen13 basement bedroom14 basement den15 sewing room16 backyard17 deck18 carport