West Vancouver’s coolest house? Listed for a cool $22.88M

You’d have to be pretty cool to live in a house like this (way cooler than us, that’s for sure) – and you’d have to have a pretty cool $22.88 million home-buying budget, too.

That’s the asking price of this Russell Hollingsworth-designed home in an exclusive gated waterfront community in West Vancouver’s Caulfeild neighbourhood – making it the highest-priced new listing in the Lower Mainland last week (January 29 to February 4).

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The 12,626-square-foot lot is right on the water, with nearly 90 feet of private shoreline fronting a small cove. According to the listing, the estate is “built on a system of ponds and fountains” and, of course, there’s an infinity-edge pool looking over the water.

The 6,412-square-foot house is all exposed concrete walls, limestone floors and sharp, contemporary lines. It contains four bedrooms and five bathrooms, a media room, wine cellare and huge living spaces that open up to the pool terrace and ocean beyond.

West Van Hollingsworth home pool
The super-cool black infinity-edge pool looks out over the small cove created by the peninsula the home sits on. Listing agent: Matt Gul, Personal Real Estate Corporation

The architect, Russell Hollingsworth – son of renowned architect Fred Hollingsworth and an acclaimed architect in his own right – designed and built the home in 2012, and it is one of several nearby homes he has designed.

West Van Hollingsworth home interior
Virtually every wall of this home is exposed concrete, the rawness of which is juxtaposed with serene ocean views from most rooms. Listing agent: Matt Gul, Personal Real Estate Corporation

The private community, Seaside Place, is on a small peninsula and contains just 14 ultra-luxury homes. It has a high-tech security system, and a stratified common area for the heated roads, gardens and security.

Listing agent Matt Gul told the Courier, “There’s never been a big culture for gated communities here. But as the city is changing, more and more buyers are asking for gated communities for that double security – especially those with high-value possessions and art.”

West Van Hollingsworth home stairs
This Russell Hollingsworth-designed home was built in 2012 but is is reminiscent of mid-century Modernist art galleries. Listing agent: Matt Gul, Personal Real Estate Corporation

The home was listed for $16.8 million on five separate occasions between 2012 and 2015, but did not sell via the MLS® any of those times. The property was valued in July 2017 by BC Assessments at $12,042,000. In addition to home upkeep and common-area strata fees, property taxes for the home are just over $29,000 a year.

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