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Casa Mia – SOLD

Casa Mia – SOLD

Casa Mia – SOLD
March 08
13:10 2011

SOLD

This 20,728 Sq. Ft. Mansion has been a part of Vancouver’s history since the 1930’s and it’s up for sale again.  Named Casa Mia, the Estate consists of 1.5 Acres with meticulously maintained gardens and an inviting outdoor swimming pool with views of the Fraser River & Richmond.  The Mansion was built in 1932 for George Reifel, the businessman who opened the Commodore Ballroom.  Later in the 1940’s, Reifel had Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie play shows for him at this home which features a full stage with back room on the lower level.  Reifel spared no expense on the home including having a Disney Cartoonist visit the property to paint murals in the kids’ bedrooms.  There is also a 2 storey Grand Staircase and a Ballroom with Men’s and Women’s Bathrooms.  The Mansion was previously listed in 2007 for $12,000,000 and a year later at $10,500,000.  The current asking price is a steal, since the BC Assessment on the home is nearly $12,000,000!

Price: $10,500,000 SOLD
Size: 20,728 Sq. Ft.
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 8
Speciality Items: Built in 1932, 4 Storeys, Spanish Architecture, Built for George Reifel, Louis Armstrong & Dizzy Gillepsie performed at the house, No Expense Spared, 1.5 Acres, Formal Living, Formal Dining, 4 Car Garage, Views of Fraser Valley, Views of Richmond, Theatre Room, Stage, Swimming Pool, Housekeeper’s Quarters.
Address: 1920 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Listing Details:
Built in 1932, this residence celebrated the splendor and charm of Spanish architecture.  Each room features detail period work including some of the finest examples of art deco.  Impressive use of tile, wood and glass have recreated a masterpiece.  The imposing entrance provides access to all the principal rooms.  Main floor includes a formal living, grand dining room, family room with solarium, contemporary kitchen with generous family eating area.  Upper level consists of a master suite, 3 more bedrooms plus a private office, boardroom and/or den.  There is a children’s play area on the third level.  The lower level is completely developed with theatre room, billiard’s room, games room and bar.  Meticulously maintained gorgeous garden and an outdoor swimming pool.  Housekeeper’s quarters. 4-car garage.  View of Fraser River and Richmond.

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