Dream Home: $8 Million for a Modern Surprise

What if money was no object? We take you inside one of the most beautiful real estate offerings in the province

Address: 3329 W 42nd Avenue, Vancouver

Price: $7,995,000

Listing: West Coast Modern 

The skinny: Six-bedroom, four-bathroom, 4,850-square-feet home in Dunbar

The chic: This three-storey mullet house (unassuming in the front, spectacular behind) features its original façade, making it blend in with with the neighbourhood. To comply with the City of Vancouver’s zoning requirements, D’Arcy Jones Architects designed it to keep the street looking consistent while packing in a modern surprise behind its doors. As you enter through the electric front gates, you’ll find an open-plan interior filled with natural light from the clerestory windows. The clean lines throughout the property, in combination with its neutral colour palette (black, grey and white), adds to the home’s sense of modernity. Upstairs, you’ll find a large open office area naturally lit by a skylight and fitted with a large wooden desk, which spans the space. With an additional open kitchen and recreational room in the basement, this home has enough capacity for a large family, or even two families, to live together.

The hidden extras: This property is complete with a double garage, a 90-square-foot balcony and a 308-square-foot patio. It offers plenty of outdoor space to get some fresh air and enjoy time with family and friends.