Hexagonal home with sweeping views relisted at $15.9M (PHOTOS)

Architecturally noteworthy house has been on and off market since 2017, now reduced by $3 million

You’d think an architecturally striking, hexagon-shaped, courtyard home with tonnes of natural light and amazing ocean and mountain views, in a very desirable area, would be snapped up.

But this four-bedroom Modernist house in Vancouver’s UBC neighbourhood has been on and off the market since fall 2017, and has just been relisted at $15.9 million, $3 million lower than the 2017 price.

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However, that’s still the highest-priced new detached home listing in Vancouver of the past week, and the week’s second-priciest new listing in the Lower Mainland (after this West Vancouver oceanfront house).

The “House of Light” is a hexagonal home designed by architect Ian Davidson and built around a covered courtyard atrium with floor-to-ceiling windows. It has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and 4,535 square feet of internal living space with bags of Mid-Century Modern style (along with some cosmetic updates needed, and some challenging angles).

Hexagonal House of Light living room
The 1964-built home is totally retro, with an open floor plan and wide view windows. Listing agents: Dan Skalnik, Vivian Wang

It also sits on a 30,000-square-foot lot with mature gardens and a flowering meadow, on the prestigious UBC street of Newton Wynd, with incredible vistas of the Howe Sound and Coastal Mountain range. 

Hexagonal House of Light view
The vistas from this home on exclusive Newton Wynd in UBC are amazing. Listing agents: Dan Skalnik, Vivian Wang

The property was assessed at $12,086,000 in July 2018, which is more than $2 million less than the $14,261,000 of the previous year. Despite the architecturally noteworthy home, a full $11,927,000 of the latest figure is attributed to land value, with the building valued at just $159,000.

Property taxes for the home in 2018 were $30,638.19.

Check out more photos of this fascinating listing, below.

 

Hexagonal House of Light living room view video
If Mid-Century Modernism and epic views are your thing, this home checks those boxes. Listing agents: Dan Skalnik, Vivian Wang. Image via VideoOpenHouse www.vopenhouse.ca

 

Hexagonal House of Light living room courtyard video
The living room also benefits from bags of natural light pouring in through the atrium. Listing agents: Dan Skalnik, Vivian Wang. Image via VideoOpenHouse www.vopenhouse.ca

 

Hexagonal House of Light kitchen
The kitchen has custom cabinetry that deftly takes care of those tricky corners. Listing agents: Dan Skalnik, Vivian Wang

 

Hexagonal House of Light family room
There's also a family room/den with some angles that could prove challenging in terms of furniture selection. Listing agents: Dan Skalnik, Vivian Wang

 

Hexagonal House of Light exterior dusk
Aside from its unusual shape, this home is relatively modest compared with some of its fancy neighbours. Listing agents: Dan Skalnik, Vivian Wang

 

Hexagonal House of Light aerial shot
The home's hexagon shape and courtyard are clearly seen from the air. Listing agents: Dan Skalnik, Vivian Wang

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