BCLiving takes you inside one of the most outrageously upmarket real estate offerings in the province
Address: 1505 Tolmie Street, Vancouver
The skinny: Three-bedroom, four-bathroom, 2,620-square-foot house on a 4,150-square-foot lot in Point Grey.
The bling: There is nothing like a bit of edge to help sharpen the senses. Off-kilter and angular, here is the home that eschews complacency. Sit up straight and pay attention, damn it. Soft furnishings and gentle curves won’t get you anywhere: you need to be lean and mean, and this relentlessly aggressive piece of modern architecture will keep you on your toes. Just look at those stairs: one misplaced stiletto and you’ll be out for the count. This house is hard core, and you’re going to be all the better for it. For one thing, it’s going to give you perspective—more perspective than you ever thought possible. Just look at all those acute angles throwing geometry at the walls—and turning your corners into vanishing points. And most importantly: now you get to think outside the box, without actually having to think. It’s perfect.
The hidden extras: Pool, hot tub, air conditioning and—wait for it—an elevator (no judgment).