Top 5 most expensive homes in B.C.
This year's list includes homes in Vancouver's Point Grey and Kitsilano neighbourhoods – and also an island.
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1. 3085 Point Grey Rd. - $78.8 million
Lululemon's founder, Chip Wilson, is the owner of B.C.'s most expensive residential property for the fifth year in a row. The assessed value of his seven-bedroom home went up by $3 million this year.
2. 4707 Belmont Ave. - $71.8 million
This property overlooks Spanish Banks and is a short stroll from Pacific Spirit Regional Park. The house, built in 2007, features 10 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms. It was assessed at $69.2 million last year. According to a title search, a company called Pisonii (OTC) Ltd. owns the lot.
3. James Island - $54.4 million
This 780-acre private island, located near Sidney, B.C., features an 18-hole golf course, a 5,000 square-foot home, and six smaller guest cottages. An old real estate listing of the property boasts about the island's "white sand beaches" and diverse ecology. The property has been listed for $75 million in the past but if you were hoping to scoop up this private resort, you're out of luck – the island is no longer on the market.
Last year, the island was assessed at $53.3 million, according to BC Assessment.
4. 4719 Belmont Ave. - $46.7 million
This 18,000 square-foot house is 20 years old and has six bedrooms and ten bathrooms. It sits next to the second most expensive property in B.C., both located on Vancouver's stately Belmont Avenue. This property was assessed at $45.4 million last year, according to BC Assessment.
5. 2815 Point Grey Rd. - $45.9 million
This property was built in 1962 has an oceanview and is located between Jericho and Kitsilano beaches. Perks include being a four-minute walk away from Chip Wilson's house.