BCLiving takes you inside one of the most outrageously upmarket real estate offerings in the province
Address: 1851 Crescent Road, Victoria, BC
The skinny: Three-bedroom, five-bathroom, 4,810-square-foot house on a 10,020-square-foot lot in Victoria.
The bling: Horrified at the price of a posh waterfront home in Vancouver? Never fear, because we have the answer to your very real conundrum. We know it’s important to keep up your city-dwelling, urban cool cred—you definitely need enough ordinary people around you to gasp at all that style for which you have willingly paid through the nose. And it’s really too bad that you are several million dollars away from owning that $38-million penthouse you rightfully feel deserves to be inhabited by someone as spectacular as you. But this could be just the stopgap you need while you stockpile some serious savings: it’s fancy pants enough to wow your pretentious posse as they pose by the pool, and just look at the curb appeal. The neighbours will be in no doubt you’re a proper player—and that’s before they see you drive out in that perky new McLaren 570S that you may or may not have paid cash for. (Don’t worry: all your secrets are safe with us.)
The hidden extras: Steam room, infinity pool, elevator, oodles of parking. Oh, and right on the beach.