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

Address: 5840 Forsyth Crescent, Riverdale, Richmond

Price: $5,888,000

Listing: R2233868

The skinny: Five-bedroom, six-bathroom, 4,377-square-foot house on a 10,070-square-foot lot in Richmond.

The bling: Flounces and filigree, frills and frou-frou—just add your furbelows and fondant fancies and you’ll truly be the Pouffy Princess of Riverdale. Seriously, who among us can honestly say a clean, straight line is better than a finely wrought curlicue? And what better way to raise your spirits—and your recreational spending limit—than stuffing a house to the rafters with your carefully honed overstated flamboyant personal style? A Queen Anne chair or two here, a Louis Quinze dresser over there, all tied together with a many-layered crystal chandelier or three for good measure. Shine up those white marble floors, polish up the gilt-covered everything, and get ready to trip the switch on your fabulously (pre-revolution) Frenchified new life.

The hidden extras: Handmade stair rails, “real gold ceiling” (according to listing, unverified by BFD), solar system mural on ceiling of media room.

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