11 Dream Homes Cheaper Than This Vancouver Teardown
In 2012 it could have been yours for just $1,581,143 USD / $1,838,000 CAD. Overpriced? You bet, but nowhere close to how overpriced it currently is. The property saw a rise in price in early 2013 when it was listed at $3,439,287 USD / $3,998,000 CAD. Fast forward to today and you’ll have to shell out $5,057,550 USD / $5,888,000 CAD to get your name on the title of this dilapidated property. With the price going wildly up so did the taxes. In 2007 taxes on this, then very livable home, were $5,923 CAD annually. Taxes for 2014 were $14,766 CAD. Only in Vancouver do homeowners think they can get away with a 220.35% increase in value in just two years. Depressing as it is this is the real estate market in Vancouver. Unhappy with what we’re dealing with here in Vancouver we’ve decided to once again show you several dream properties from around the world each with a list price less than this gem in Vancouver.
First up we have an awe-inspiring 13.51-acre mountain estate in Littleton, Colorado. Listed at just $5,000,000 USD, you can own this impressive 6,551 square foot architectural masterpiece complete with five bedrooms, six bathrooms, soaring ceilings, huge windows, hand-scraped walnut flooring, three wood burning fireplaces, a dramatic two-storey great room, and glorious master bedroom with expansive views! The home was constructed of reclaimed barn wood, dry stacked stone, & zinc. Other features include a heated three-stall barn, riding ring, and a fenced pasture! Be sure to check out the virtual tour here. It’s listed with Sallie E. Grewe of Kentwood Real Estate.
For just $5,000,000 USD you can be the new owner of a Texas estate which includes “the world’s largest residential swimming pool,” according to ABC 13 Eyewitness News. Just 45-minutes from Houston, Texas is a 39.66-acre estate like you’ve never seen. The estate includes a 7,312 square foot main house with five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a games room, media room, and gourmet kitchen, there’s also a barn with two apartments above, a guest house, and the showpiece – a $3,000,000 swimming pool complete with six waterfalls, a 21′ waterslide, sunken swim-up bar, outdoor kitchen, a 28-person hot tub, palm trees from Florida, and a 500′ adjustable speed lazy river! The pool was featured on HGTV’s Million Dollar Rooms as well as the local news and created a bit of a liability issue when local residents thought it was open to the public. It can now be yours for $5,000,000 USD. It’s listed with Maria Sonnen of Keller Williams Realty.
A palatial Piney Point Village, Texas mansion once priced at $20,000,000 USD is now being offered with a much slimmer $4,999,000 USD price tag. The home, now bank owned and in foreclosure, was built in 1997 and spans over 23,562 square feet on a 0.92-acre lot. Some of the features include hand-painted gold leaf vaulted ceilings, marble columns, dual spiralling staircases, and a swimming pool with waterfall. There are 8 bedrooms & 14 bathrooms. It’s listed with J.D. Rankin And Associates.
For $62,550 USD less than the teardown in Vancouver, BC you can be living the dream in this impressive 10,633 square foot home on 11.03-acres in Barrington Hills, Illinois. The home borders Orchard Lake and features a lavish swimming pool, patios, and a lush landscape. Features include a great room with a wall of windows, a grand dining room, chef’s kitchen, a lower level complete with home theatre & ticket booth, exercise room, a second kitchen, and seven fireplaces throughout. It’s listed at $4,995,000 USD with John Morrison of @Properties Barrington.
In Whitefish, Montana you can get the deal of a lifetime on this impressive waterfront home with 100′ of frontage on Whitefish Lake. Previously listed at $6,495,000 USD you can now get this gorgeous home for $4,995,000 USD. The 5,539 square foot residence features spectacular views across Whitefish Lake, custom rock work, copper sink, outdoor fireplaces, and two enormous rock fireplaces in the great room. It’s listed with Sean Averill of Trails West Real Estate.
Perhaps something with a little more character and history will suit you better. This 1920s home was built by David Adler and has been lovingly cared for by the current owners. The home offers 7,229 square feet with 5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, and comes complete with original sconces & chandeliers. Antique wall coverings have been restored. It was patterned after La Lanterne in Versaille. It’s situated on 6-acres of beautiful gardens and features views of the ravine. It can be yours for $4,995,000 USD. It’s listed with Jean Anderson of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services.
Perfect opportunity to move into the award winning golf community of Pine Canyon in Flagstaff, Arizona. This incredible mountain retreat offers 11,844 square feet of space including a professionally designed main residence, and an entertainment pavilion with a private home theatre. Custom interior features include reclaimed wood flooring from the 1800’s shipped from Lynchburg, IN, hand textured wall treatments, incredible stonework, walls of hand hewn chinked logs and rustic timbers. A wall of Nana doors lead to the outdoor verandas. The entertainment pavilion offers a second level fully equipped private home theater, a powder bath, workshop and a flexible heated barn space can accommodate 10-12 cars, a play area, indoor tennis, or additional gaming area. It is designed with the finest finishes and barn doors from an old horse barn in Kentucky to impress your even your most discerning guests. It can be yours for just $4,850,000 USD. It’s listed with Monica Monson of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty.
Once listed as high as $8,999,000 USD, you can now purchase this stunning home for just $4,795,000 USD. Set on 2.52-acres in Lake Forest, Illinois is this elegant & comfortable residence featuring a Ludowici tile roof, a tennis court, pool & pool house, and over 9,000 square feet. There are 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, an amazing DeGuilio custom kitchen, a theatre, wine cellar and much more! It’s listed with Nancy Adelman of Griffith, Grant & Lackie Realtors.
Listed at $4,750,000 USD is this remarkable architectural gem in Far Hills, New Jersey. This one-of-a-kind masterpiece sits on 10-acres in an elevated setting with top of the world views. Luxurious, open, 3-story floor plan, walls of windows with French doors opening to bluestone balconies and patios. There is 5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, and a 59′ indoor heated pool with retractable glass ceiling. It’s listed at just $4,750,000 USD with Debra Ross & Joseph Gebbia of Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby’s International Realty.
This 62.32-acre dream property was once listed at $6,500,000 USD but can now be yours for just $4,350,000 USD. Just 20 minutes to Downtown Lexington, Kentucky is this spectacular private estate home that’s been restored to perfection. Enjoy over 17,000 square feet of luxurious interiors with a gourmet kitchen & butler’s pantry, an office wing, two guest apartments, an english pub, wine room, home theatre, and a fabulous two-storey great room. For entertaining there is a mammoth 13,000 square foot pool house with a 29′ x 62′ indoor swimming pool, two hot tubs, and large entertainment area. Other features include a four car garage with two apartments, a 20-stall barn, and tennis court. Act now and secure this palatial private estate for just $4,350,000 USD. It’s listed with Mary Sue Walker of Justice Real Estate.
For a whopping $1,082,550 USD less than the teardown in Vancouver, BC you could be the owner of this impressive contemporary estate with 3,000′ of waterfront! It was built in 1992 and offers 9,792 square feet with 6 bedrooms & 8 bathrooms. Enjoy 18 manicured acres, onsite backup power, and a large 5,000 square foot outbuilding. The residence enjoys views of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge from endless walls of glass walls. Other features include several patios, a fabulous indoor swimming pool, and a large pier. It’s listed at just $3,975,000 USD with Peter Fettig of Keller Williams.