Pristine wilderness, majestic vistas, remote archipelagos and bewitching fjords make the Pacific Northwest a premier destination to explore by yacht and a fantastic corner of the world to call home. In Vancouver‘s prestigious Point Grey neighborhood runs a veritable street of dreams, home to nine of British Columbia’s most valuable properties. Welcome to Belmont Ave where an ultra-private luxury home boasting regal style, extravagant amenities and an awe-inspiring view across English Bay to the downtown skyline and the North Shore Mountains awaits. Belmont Estate is a fantasy home for the wild at heart drawn to the adventurous untamed beauty of the Pacific Northwest who appreciate the regal style and comforts of unparalleled luxury at home.
Through a grand porte-cochère entrance you approach the home’s solid oak cathedral doors and step into the grand hallway. One is immediately struck with a sense of awe at the scale of drama and style. A French Ormolu chandelier hangs from the soaring atrium-style ceiling above a grand piano in one of the two main gallery halls at the entrance. With space to seat up to 100 lucky guests, you will be well-positioned to host a private concert, a lavish philanthropic fundraiser or celebrations of any manner.
Dramatic architectural lines and intricate detailing throughout the house underscore the sense of grandeur and will have you feeling like royalty as you walk the spectacular halls. From the main hall, the sensational towering french doors open out into the elegant courtyard for an indoor-outdoor fete. In addition to the grand halls, options for entertaining are endless with the property’s multiple spacious terraces, dining areas, living rooms and a generously sized bar.
Designed in the neoclassical tradition, the European inspired interior boasts gold ornate trimmings, arched doorways, and sleek marble floors. The use of avant-garde materials and a timelessly elegant color scheme perfectly combine modern elements with the traditional inspiration for a truly refined sense of luxury.
The spacious main kitchen seamlessly integrates top of the line technology into the rustic charm of the French country design. There is ample room to gather and prepare in style in style with dramatic high ceilings, silky smooth marble countertops and a warm neutral color palette accentuated with colorful murals in natural motifs.
Summer is fleeting and in the Pacific Northwest, an excellently designed indoor pool is an essential luxury. Belmont Estate features a delightfully decadent indoor pool flooded with natural light by day and work-of-art lighting design by night. Floor to ceiling glass doors and windows gaze out onto the beautifully landscaped gardens. Above an illuminated mural of soft white clouds floating along a brilliant blue sky creates the illusion of an enormous skylight while the back walls are adorned with a colorful fresco painted to reflect the French gardens outside the windows.
Inspired by the formal French gardens of Versailles, the perfectly manicured designs and the rich array of plants, flowers and architectural features of the formal gardens strike a beautiful contrast to a backdrop of the rugged natural splendor the Pacific Northwest is known for. With the spring comes a resplendent explosion of colors as the tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, as well as magnolia, lilacs and rhododendrons bloom creating a fantastical private park. Elegant water features including a stone waterfall and a variety of reflection pools and fountains from the courtyard to the terraced lawns, contribute to the lively energy and beauty of the garden.
Built on a very private 1.28-acre estate high above the quiet beaches of Spanish Banks, the nearly 22,000 sqft mega-mansion enjoys spectacular views across the Strait of Georgia, English Bay, Downtown Vancouver and the North Shore Mountains beyond. Featuring five bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, additional amenities include a wine grotto, spa and Jacuzzi, an in-law suite with a private entrance, an elevator and a library. Live like royalty in one of British Columbia’s most prestigious properties.
This magnificent estate is offered at $41,234,182 through Sotheby’s Realty Canada.