Each week, BCLiving takes you inside one of the most outrageously upmarket real estate offerings in the province
Address: 6975 Marguerite Street, Vancouver
The skinny: Five-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 6,910-square-foot house on a 9,500-square-foot lot in South Granville.
The bling: Remember those low-slung suburban houses of your 1980s childhood? The warm sense of security and respite they offered to a world where Cold War politics, the ultra-Conservatism of our U.S. and U.K. allies and the ever-present threat of nuclear attack loomed large in the popular consciousness? If you’re breathing a deep sigh right about now, this may be the real estate transaction you need in your life. Yes, for a distinctly 2017 price, you can purchase a 1980s Vancouver beauty to fully complete the sense of déjà vu current events are generating. No, of course there is no eye-wateringly busy wallpaper, Laura Ashley flounce or parquet flooring to sully the nostalgia with irritating ugly style details. But both the kitchen and the pool feature those reliably retro glass bricks, not to mention the sunken living room, perfect for hunkering down and pretending that everything will be all right.
The hidden extras: Billiards room kitted out like a professional pool hall. Speaking of which, there’s also an inside pool for all your lap-making needs. Media room, steam room, limestone floors and a built-in sound system.