Vacant c.1913 Tudor Manor Worth $14M in Shaughnessy Destroyed by Fire
3737 Angus Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
An early morning fire destroyed a vacant heritage home in Vancouver’s exclusive Shaughnessy neighbourhood early Sunday morning. The home sits on a 29,000 square foot lot within a heritage conservation district preventing the demolition of homes built prior to 1940. Global BC reported that crews were called around 3:00 am and flames could be seen shooting up through the roof. The home, built in c.1913 for Frank William Rounsefell, spanned nearly 10,000 square feet with 5 bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms, original woodwork, unique fireplaces and detail from a bygone era. It was designed by acclaimed Vancouver-area architects Samuel Maclure & Cecil Fox. An old listing described it as being sophisticated and exuding elegance, warmth and character. The property last sold in 2013 and was most recently assessed close to $14,000,000 CAD. Neighbours told CTV News that it has remained mostly empty ever since it sold in 2012. A current rental listing has the home listed for $12,000/month. The cause of the fire is under investigation.