Inside the Historic c.1912 Vancouver Mansion from the 1993 Film ‘The Crush’ (PHOTOS)

Inside the Historic c.1912 Vancouver Mansion from the 1993 Film ‘The Crush’

1526 Angus Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

It’s no secret that Vancouver, B.C. is popular in the film industry with many of your favourite television shows and movies having filmed on site in the bustling city. The historic neighbourhood of First Shaughnessy is a particular popular spot to film with an abundance of century old mansions and beautiful tree-lined streets.  While watching the 1993 thriller The Crush over the weekend we instantly recognized Vancouver and set out on a search to find the historic home used in the film. This isn’t the only production to have filmed in the home. It was also used in the 1993 TV movie Double, Double Toil and Trouble, the 1998 TV movie I’ve Been Waiting for You and an episode of The Dead Zone. The Disher House was built in c.1912 for John Binns Johnson and is one of the only homes in the city to be attributed to architect Paul Phipps. It was named after the family who resided in the home from 1916-1972. An old listing describes the mansion as, “one of the most magnificent and prestigious estate properties in the city,” with an extensive restoration and renovations in recent years further enhancing the home’s grace and comfort. The 11,019 square foot home is set on more than an acre of property with manicured gardens, a greenhouse and a 700 square foot caretakers’ suite above the garage. Owners, Murray and Val Nunns, who made an offer while vacationing in Maui, uncovered all kinds of things while restoring the home. According to this article from The Vancouver Sun, the couple uncovered a three-storey dumbwaiter, a servants’ bell board and even a spring-loaded hidden panel that opened to a secret room under the main staircase. While the property isn’t currently on the market, we thought it would be fun to take a peek inside. Scroll down to see a selection of old listing photos. 

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