BCLiving takes you inside one of the most outrageously upmarket real estate offerings in the province
Address: 3979 Puget Drive, Vancouver
The skinny: Four-bedroom, five-bathroom, 3,627-square-foot house on a 4,640-square-foot lot on the west side of Vancouver.
The bling: Look at that view! And all those oversized plates of glass through which to drink it in. That’s a million-dollar aspect, no question (although it will cost you a few more bucks if you want it for yourself). Oh yes, those mountains will keep you entertained all day—once you’ve got the hang of only ever facing north, that is. If you’re struggling to calibrate yourself to the Earth’s poles, why not drop a very reasonable US$6,000 on a fancy Black Seal compass watch until you find your way? We know you like getting yourself a new a glorified gadget whenever possible even though, if you think about it for a moment, all you have to remember is to keep facing the big windows. You may be wondering why it’s necessary for someone as well-to-do to live such a one-dimensional existence. Well, just between you and us, the south side of the house looks out onto, well, nothing except the concrete bunker-like structure that is the garage and the nanny/guest/laneway house. Imagine! No, don’t. It’s inconceivable that a person of such financial stature should have to sully their vision with, oh dear goodness—walls (there, we said it out loud). Thankfully, if you do get a little lopsided from always pivoting away from the back, you have the cash to splurge on fancy blinds—or stained glass, even—until you can build up the several millions more you need to live in fabulous 360 degrees.
The hidden extras: Roof deck, hot tub, climate-controlled wine wall, concrete landscaping to keep those pesky flowers in check.