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Vast West Vancouver home is Canada’s priciest listing at $39.9M (PHOTOS)

Massive house on near-three-acre creekside lot apparently takes an hour to view
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This 20,000-plus-square-foot West Vancouver home is Canada's top-priced property on the MLS, as of July 3, 2018. Listing agent: Michael He

An enormous property in West Vancouver’s prestigious Chartwell neighbourhood has become Canada’s highest-priced home currently on the MLS, having been listed on July 3 at $39.9 million.

But those interested in viewing it had better set aside a block of time, as the listing description claims the property takes a full hour to tour.

This 1985-built, 20,279-square-foot house was stripped to the studs and fully renovated in 2017, and sits on 2.82 acres of prime land next to a creek. As well as mind-bogglingly expansive living areas, it has an indoor pool and spa, outdoor tennis court and a huge terrace.

Inside the house, the West Coast Contemporary-style renovations include “top of line appliances, designer lighting and bathroom fixtures, massive marble wall slabs, modern glass fireplaces, state-of-the-art smart control, complex a/c and heating system, security intercom and sound system,” according to the listing.

The estate has its own access to the creek and is extremely private, being completely surrounded by trees. However, that does mean that the home doesn’t have the sweeping ocean and city views that many high-end West Van properties enjoy, having a tree-lined outlook instead.

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The gracious main living area has huge ceilings with stairs from the upper lobby area, and vast windows with a tree-lined outlook. Listing agent: Michael He

The home topples another off the #1 spot in the previous most-expensive listings in Canada – a Coal Harbour penthouse that was listed at $38 million and has since been reduced to $34,995,000. Excluding two land-parcel listings – one in Surrey and one in Ontario – this Vancouver condo is still the next-priciest home currently on Canada’s MLS.

At just under $2,000 per square foot, the Chartwell house is much better value on a per-square-foot basis than the Coal Harbour penthouse and a lot of Canada’s other priciest listings – it’s just way bigger than most of them. It was valued by B.C. Assessments in July 2017 at $12,458,000, but this does not take into account the extensive renovations and rebuilding completed since then. Property taxes in 2017 totalled $28,600.38 – and we don’t even want to imagine the property’s maintenance bills…

Check out a select few photos of this extraordinary listing, below.

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The main living space is an entertainer's dream, with double-height ceilings, a full wet bar and stunning new light fixtures. Listing agent: Michael He


Chartwell most expensive house kitchen
The sprawling kitchen is now a state-of-the-art gourmet chef's kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances. Listing agent: Michael He


Chartwell most expensive house indoor pool
The home's spectacular renovations extend to the gorgeous indoor pool, which still retains a feel of its 1980s heritage in the architecture. Listing agent: Michael He


Chartwell most expensive house outdoor terrace
The wide outdoor terrace above the indoor swimming pool offers plenty of space and yet lots of privacy for sunbathing. Listing agent: Michael He


Chartwell most expensive house master bedroom
The huge master bedroom has soaring ceilings and a marble fireplace. Listing agent: Michael He


Chartwell most expensive house master bathroom
This luxurious master bathroom has a marble wall for a backsplash and a contemporary linear fireplace. Listing agent: Michael He


Chartwell most expensive house movie theatre
You would certainly hope that a near-$40m home has a movie theatre, and this looks like a super-fancy one. Listing agent: Michael He


Chartwell most expensive house aerial
This aerial shot of the 2.82-acre property reveals its tennis court, as well as a glimpse of the indoor pool from above. Listing agent: Michael He