Vancouver, BC vs. Kent, UK

v1023111_1“Location! Location! Location!” – $8,800,000 CAD

1190 Matthews Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6H 1W4

Listed at a cool $8.8 million is this 5,209 square foot home in the prestigious First Shaughnessy district of Vancouver, BC.  The home was built in 1976 and offers 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, spacious living & dining areas, an updated kitchen & central courtyard – but of course there are no pictures of any of that because this home is being sold as a teardown!  It sits on a prime 0.36 acre (15,660 sq. ft) corner lot only 10 minutes from Downtown Vancouver.  The ad says, “Truly a golden opportunity for living in this most sought after Shaughnessy area,” and also says, “Build your dream residence.”  Click here to see the full listing.  Scroll down to see our comparison in Kent, United Kingdom.


GetRes-15.ashx“Grade I Listed Mansion” – £4,500,000 / $7,340,080 CAD

Knightrider Street, Sandwich, Kent, United Kingdom

Listed nearly $1.5 million below the teardown in Vancouver, BC is this picturesque historic mansion designed in 1911-12 by Sir Edwin Lutyens in Kent, UK.  Located about 1 hour and 41 minutes from Downtown London and only minutes to the coast, the mansion sits on 3.5 acres with stunning Gertrude Jekyll-inspired gardens, tropical gardens, a kitchen garden, vegetable garden, and a lake.  In addition to the 11,440 square foot main house there is also a 2 bedroom secondary house, 2 bedroom coach house, 3 bedroom gardener’s cottage, and a gate house.  The house has undergone an extensive transformation both internally & throughout the grounds.  In total there are 16 bedrooms, 7 of those within the main house.  The full listing can be seen on Knight Frank’s website.  Which would you choose?  The $8.8 million teardown in Vancouver, BC – or the palatial historic estate for $7.34 million in Kent, UK?










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