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Vancouver Beach House Designed by Renowned Architect Being Sold As “Tear Down”

Vancouver Beach House Designed by Renowned Architect Being Sold As “Tear Down”

Vancouver Beach House Designed by Renowned Architect Being Sold As “Tear Down”
May 14
21:55 2014

mini3.full.defaultHouse Designed by Renowned Architect Being Sold As “Tear Down”

4369 Erwin Drive, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V7V 1H7

Vancouver, BC has one of the strangest housing markets in the world.  We’ve shown you countless “closets” up for rent in the city which will cost you a pretty penny to call home, we’ve compared several Vancouver crack shacks with what you can buy elsewhere in the world, and compiled a list of beautiful heritage homes destroyed by greedy developers.  When is enough enough?  According to this CBC article nearly a quarter of Vancouver condos remain empty since they were purchased by foreign investors making some parts of Vancouver an actual ghost town.  This property, which will undoubtedly be purchased for the land, was designed by renowned architect Ron Thom in 1963.  Gardiner Museum describes Thom as being one of Canada’s greatest architects.  He was born in 1923 and passed in 1986.

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It’s the first time it’s been offered in over 50 years and it sits on one of the best waterfront addresses in the Lower Mainland.  The home features 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 91′ of level beach frontage.  It enjoys views from the Lions Gate Bridge, city skyline, harbour, Lighthouse Park, and Vancouver Island.  The ad does say, “house is renovatable,” then goes on to say, “but value in land.”  The listing closes with, “Build your dream estate on West Vancouver’s most prestigious street.”  Whatever happened to buying a home for the actual home?  The last thing we need is another concrete box sitting empty because it’s owned by a foreign investor.  This “tear down” designed by an acclaimed architect can be yours for a cool $9,550,000 CAD.

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