Your own ‘White House’ in West Vancouver – for $22M

Described by the listing agent as “West Van’s most impressive residence” – and that’s saying something – this Altamont house is the Lower Mainland’s priciest new listing of last week (February 5-11) at $22 million on the nose.

The home – reminiscent of the White House with its white stucco exterior and colonial columns – sits on a 39,204-square-foot lot and has a double-gated driveway with a dramatic waterfall pond.

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Inside, it’s absolutely vast, at 16,245 square feet of interior living space, with eight to 10 bedrooms, as many bathrooms, several huge living spaces and a large chef's kitchen. It also has entertainment space for days, including a games room, media room and recreation room plus bowling lane, each with a bar.

West Vancouver White House $22m Feb 16 flex room
Bigger and fancier than most people's living spaces, this lovely space is described as the home's "flex room." Listing agent: Eric Christiansen

The home’s interior proportions are huge, with 28-foot ceilings in the entrance foyer, from which hangs a massive chandelier. There are two sweeping staircases, one of which has a cylindrical aquarium rising up through it. There's also a 20-foot-high curved wine wall that can hold 1,500 bottles.

West Vancouver White House $22m Feb 16 foyer 2
The foyer of this enormous home has 28-foot-high ceilings and a massive chandelier hanging in front of one of the home's staircases. Listing agent: Eric Christiansen

But the "games room" is arguably the most jaw-dropping part of the house, with soaring 20-foot ceilings and a central firepit (yes, in the middle of the room) with a huge suspended chimney flue hanging over it.

West Vancouver White House $22m Feb 16 games room firepit
This vast space is described as the "games room" and has an interior firepit with a giant flue hanging from the 20-foot-high ceiling; the 1,500-wine-bottle wall is visible behind the sweeping stairs. Listing agent: Eric Christiansen

Outside, there is a stunning pool with a hot tub, set among manicured gardens.

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The gorgeous pool and hot tub of this Altamont home are set among manicured gardens. Listing agent: Eric Christiansen

The house was originally built in 1993 but substantially rebuilt in 2012 with additions. It was assessed in July 2017 by BC Assessments at $10,711,000.

West Vancouver White House $22m Feb 16 family and aquarium
One of many living spaces, this family room has a cylindrical aquarium which the second set of stairs wrap around. Listing agent: Eric Christiansen
You can see the full listing, including more amazing photos, here

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