Vancouver, BC vs. Newport, RI

1_260301990_1“Private & Prestigious Lot” – $19,800,000

1784 Drummond Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6T 1B6

Hot on the market for $19.8 million is this private & prestigious lot in Vancouver’s exclusive Point Grey.  Described as being quietly secluded with fantastic North Shore mountain and water views (see above), the 1.74 acre (75,180 square foot) lot  includes a 3,430 square foot teardown in a state of disrepair.  Personally I would love to restore the current house and bring it back to its former glory (click here to see a photo of it).  Sadly there isn’t a chance of the current home being saved.  The listing also mentions it is close to UBC, golf courses, Spanish Banks, and is situated within the Queen Mary Elementary and Lord Byng Secondary catchment.  Click here to see the listing.  Scroll down to see what you can get in the historic Newport, Rhode Island for $800,000 less!


3921835_4“9 Acre Gated Oceanfront Peninsula” – $19,000,000

254 Ocean Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, 02840

Over in Newport, Rhode Island you can get a grand historic estate dating back to 1936 for just $19 million – $800,000 cheaper than the Vancouver lot.  The estate consists of a 9-acre gated oceanfront peninsula lot with a stately 15,851 square foot mansion highlighted with gracious interiors & state of the art amenities.  The floor plan includes grand spaces filled with detail including a formal living room, circular gourmet kitchen, formal dining, and eight ensuited bedrooms.  There are a total of fourteen bathrooms.  Other features include expansive terraces, an ocean facing pool, a carriage house, tennis court, and views to die for!  To see the entire listing click here.  Which would you choose?  The $19.8 million lot in Vancouver, BC or the 9-acre gated oceanfront mansion in Newport, RI for $19 million?