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

Address: 4566 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver

Price: $5,398,000

Listing:  R2338236

The skinny: Seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 4,490-square-foot house on an 8,082-square-foot lot in Point Grey

The bling: It’s all getting too much, out there. The Russians are hacking your Facebook, and your iPhone is listening to every word you say—heck, even the neighbour’s new fridge is connected to the Wi-Fi. You’re after a simpler life, a harkening back to good old-fashioned values, where the edges in your home were soft and frilly, and size mattered more than style. Those were the days when Mom stayed home and actually did the cooking and cleaning herself, welcoming the man of the house back from a hard day bringing in the bacon. At least—in this world of imported marble and slate, Bocci lights and fully decked-out media rooms—basic tenets remain: the rich continue to get richer. But you don’t have to go all Maserati if that’s not your bling. Not at all. Sure, buy a multimillion-dollar mansion that reflects the true you. So what if that’s bland and unremarkable? Live your best boring life—you deserve to wallow in quiet inconsequentiality if it makes you happy. We at Big Fat Deal never judge.

The hidden extras: Double garage, wall-to-wall original (1991) fixtures and fittings (nostalgia is a thing, right?)

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