Luxurious Living at This West Vancouver Mansion
The Altamont neighbourhood in West Vancouver is home to some of the city’s most exclusive real estate. Homes along this stretch offer spectacular views, huge private lots, and an unbeatable degree of prestige.
It can be hard to stand out in a part of the city filled with so many extraordinary homes. However, this sprawling mansion manages to do so with its mix of location, privacy, and impeccable design.
The house was built in a style referred to as Northwest Contemporary and is influenced by the designs of legendary American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Northwest Contemporary homes are known for having unique asymmetrical floor plans, large overhangs, and pitched roofs.
This luxurious West Vancouver home was built by the acclaimed architect Paul Grant, who has designed an extensive range of houses and institutional buildings across the West Coast over the past four decades. Grant’s homes are known for striking an appealing balance between luxury and environmental sustainability.
One of the most impressive aspects of this Altamont home is its sustainable design. For instance, its stylish pool is geothermically heated—making use of existing heat within the earth. The home’s geothermal cooling and heating system—created by drilling hundreds of feet into the ground—allows for emission-free temperature control.
And that’s just the beginning of the home’s unique environmentally friendly features. The zinc roof was designed to capture water which is stored in a cistern and used to water the yard. Furthermore, this house was set up with the possibility of becoming a net-zero home, should you choose to use solar power.
This home took more than five years to build, and everywhere you look, you can see evidence of the highest degree of care and craftsmanship. No compromises were made in the planning and building of this home, and it was built to adhere to the standards of real estate investors with the most demanding tastes.
As you walk through the home’s ample living space, you’ll find only the highest quality of materials, including Pennsylvania Bluestone tiling, solid oak flooring, plenty of concrete, brick, and stainless steel, and well as massive floor to ceiling windows.
There are five bedrooms, each with large windows featuring beautiful views of the ocean or the immaculately landscaped property. Each of the five bedrooms comes with its own spa-inspired ensuite bathroom, and the house has two additional bathrooms to bring the total number to seven.
The house’s interior design is characteristic of the Westcoast Contemporary style, featuring elevated ceilings that create a calming, airy atmosphere. You’ll find beautiful exposed beams, spacious open concept common areas, and a minimalist, Japanese-inspired aesthetic to the design choices.
This high-end property was built with an impressive degree of attention to detail, and everywhere you look, you’ll find features that contribute to the highest standards for quality of living. For instance, the ceiling has a beech lattice that has sound absorption qualities, providing a pleasing acoustic experience in each room centred around minimizing harsh frequencies.
Of course, given the massive windows, residents of this home will find their living space is often pleasingly lit simply by natural light. The integrated lighting is customizable and strategically designed to be flattering and soothing. The sensory pleasure in spending time in such a carefully designed living area cannot be overstated.
This home's other well-integrated features include an impressive Linn home entertainment system designed to work seamlessly from room to room, providing the highest standards of high-end audio in every room—perfect both for entertaining or relaxing at home.
As you'd expect, the kitchen is a wonder of optimally-planned design, offering the highest degree of both functionality and aesthetic appeal. The cabinets were made by Poggenpohl—one of the world's most influential kitchen design companies.
The kitchen also features black granite countertops with an abundance of space and a spacious pantry. The stainless steel appliances are top-of-the-line offerings from Sub-Zero, Miele, and Gaggenau.
The home's south wing is where you'll find the enormous master bedroom, which offers some of the home's best ocean views. This bedroom has a stylish gas fireplace that provides plenty of coziness with the flick of a switch. The master bedroom boasts its own private balcony, a large and luxurious ensuite bathroom, an enormous walk-in closet, and a dressing area.
A bridge connects the home's north wing to its south wing, where you'll find a luxurious guest suite that features its own kitchen, two additional bedrooms, a fireplace, and a private entrance. Hosting possibilities are truly endless with a guest suite of this size and degree of stylishness.
Moving down towards the lower poolside area of the home, you’ll find the home’s impressive recreational area. The bedroom at this level is one of the home’s most impressive, featuring perhaps the best views anywhere on the property.
The pool level of the home also features a high-end jacuzzi which, paired with the ocean views, offers spa-level evening relaxation opportunities. You can watch the boats peacefully drift through the inlet and spot seals, soaring eagles, and even whales right from the comfort of your jacuzzi.
This home is situated slightly south of Marine Drive along one of the most exclusive stretches of West Vancouver. Slightly west, you’ll find beautiful green spaces, including Altamont Beach Park and West Bay Park. To the east, it’s not far to Dundarave Beach—although, of course, this home possesses nearly one hundred feet of private Vancouver shoreline.
Nearby Dundarave Village—a short walk from this home—is a beautiful seaside area that features quaint independent shops, some excellent restaurants, and a stunning stretch of seawall that offers some of the most scenic walking paths you’ll find anywhere in Vancouver.
To learn even more about this unbelievable West Vancouver home, check out the complete listing at 2190 Park Lane.
This listing was provided by Sotheby’s International Realty.