This recently listed home on Marine Drive in West Vancouver is looking for a new owner – and the previous residents make it quite something to live up to.
The 1937-built “Kew House,” which is listed by Engel & Volkers for $15 million, has previously been the residence of A.J. Taylor, who was responsible for the construction of the Lion’s Gate Bridge, Vancouver’s Marine Building and the development of the British Properties. The prominent West Vancouver street Taylor Way was named after this renowned developer.
Not only that, Kew House has also been home to the late local philanthropist Kay Meek, for whom West Vancouver’s Kay Meek Theatre is named.
Sitting on a 1.66-acre lot with panoramic ocean views, this heritage house boasts beamed ceilings, cove and base mouldings, antique light fixtures and chandeliers, Spanish tile and herringbone hardwood flooring. It has 6,600 square feet of living space with a grand dining room, gracious living room with curved ceiling, three bedrooms, a den, an office, a craft room and three bathrooms.
The house has seen considerable upgrades, including an elevator from the main floor to the bedroom floor, as well as new roofing.
See the full listing with lots more images here.