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Top 25 Assessed Residences in Whistler

[#25]  2257 Nordic Drive
Assessed Value: $5,650,000 |  Market Value: $7,800,000    
Neighborhood: Nordic |  BC Rank: #492 Map It  

New to our list this year is this lovely home in the heights of Nordic Estates high above the riff-2257 Nordic Driveraff of lower Nordic. Built by Whistler's Khyber Development only a couple years ago with a fairly decent exterior design and excellent solar exposure sits this truly Whistleresque home perched on a very imposing bluff above Creekside Village. The property was listed back in November 2005 for a whopping $15 million, subsequently dropped by the first agent to $12 million where it sits sadly today. Mean time, a2257 Nordic Drive couple neighboring homes have listed and sold. Do you see where Iím going with this? To the untrained eye the home looks great and possibly worth this money, however after looking at some interior shots from the third agentís website, the home just looks boring and quite frankly modest. The property itself is great, offering even ski in/out access but then driving through the Ďslumsí of lower Nordic is not what I call fun, unless you keep your eyes shut! If you want to sell for this kind of money you need some more wow-factor than what is offered here. Overall, this is a great estate, but really only worth $8 million maximum.

 


[#24]  2261 Nordic Drive
Assessed Value: $5,707,000 |  Market Value: $9,000,000    
Neighborhood: Nordic |  BC Rank: #473 Map It  

2261 Nordic DriveIn terms of exterior design, this is one of my favorite homes, designed by Gottschalk Design. Just the right combination of durable materials like stone, concrete and metal with more warm materials like wood. Records indicate this home, like the other three lots are zoned for on this small cul-de-sac, is topped out at 5,000 square feet of living, but again on a relatively small lot. 2261 has really stunning solar exposure with mid-day light to2261 Nordic Drive brilliant sunsets in the evenings. The mansion is perched on top of a steep bluff above Creekside Village making it look very imposing from down below. Architecturally, a relatively simple design, yet it fits right in with lots of West Coast features with local stone siding, a cedar roof and copper touches. The interior is quite different, almost the opposite, being mostly western modern. Owner Marc Compagnon and Executive Director of LF Trading Group has one of the nicest overall properties in the resort.

 


[#23]  Penthouse 82 - 4617 Blackcomb Way
Assessed Value: $5,726,000 |  Market Value: $7,000,000    
Neighborhood: Benchlands |  BC Rank: #468 Map It  

A home in the most sought-after building, 4617 Blackcomb Way | Four Seasons Residencesthe Four Seasons Private Residences. Construction finished back in 2005 after a very successful sell out within minutes back in 2002. Since that time, 9 of 10 units in the building have been resold for even more. Despite the resorts inability to increase sales like in town, units in the Four4617 Blackcomb Way | Four Seasons Residences Seasons have almost no problems selling for up to $2,000 a foot. This unit is one of two penthouse units, in this case it is on the 8th floor, number 82. As an owner of a unit in the building you have the option to put it into the Four Seasons rental pool and make up to $500,000 a year, not bad considering most condo's in Whistler net only around $10,000. You even get full room service from the five star Four Seasons Hotel next door. This is truly an exclusive building, however in my opinion, the interior decor seems to be not at the Four Seasons standard.

 


[#22]  Penthouse 81 - 4617 Blackcomb Way
Assessed Value: $5,774,000 |  Market Value: $7,000,000    
Neighborhood: Benchlands |  BC Rank: #463 Map It  

With about 3,500 feet of living #82 is slightly larger of two Four Seasons Residence penthouses.4617 Blackcomb Way | Four Seasons Residences Construction finished back in 2005 after a very successful sell out within minutes back in 2002. Since that time, 9 of 10 units in the building have been resold for even more. Despite the resorts inability to step up sales numbers like in Vancouver, units in the Four Seasons have almost no problems selling for up to $2,000 a foot. As an owner of a unit in the building you have the option to put it into the Four Seasons rental pool and make up to $500,000 a year, not bad considering most condo's in Whistler only net around $10,000. You even get full room service from the five star Four Seasons Hotel next door. While this truly is an exclusive building, in my opinion the interior decor seems not to be up to Four Seasons standards.

 


[#21]  3833 Sunridge Drive
Assessed Value: $5,948,000 |  Market Value: $20,000,000    
Neighborhood: Brio |  BC Rank: #415 Map It  

New Zealand based owners, the Coney Family, owns perhaps the most lucrative piece of real estate in Whistler. Well, them and a few others on the top of Sunridge Plateau, a posh uber 3833 Sunridge Drivescale development next to Whistler Village. This estate has a private ski in trail from Whistler Mountain with all season accessibility. Solar exposure from this home is amazing, with absolutely nothing to obstruct direct views of the entire valley, Alta Lake, Whistler Golf & Country Club, Blueberry Hill and the Village.3833 Sunridge Drive Peddled a couple years ago in a very sluggish market for only $12,900,000 and went nowhere, probably because they had a lame-duck agent that had no experience selling such quality homes. Regardless, the home never sold, but if on the market today it would reach into record territory far beyond its measly six million dollar assessment! 3833 sits on an acre sized extreme view lot with a 7,500 foot framed mansion on it. One of only three homes in Whistler with a grand porte-cochŤre entrance, which really sets this home apart from the rest. A perfect stately home for the perfect lot, one of Whistlerís best Ė highly recommend viewing this baby!

 


[#20]  3092 St. Anton Way
Assessed Value: $5,962,000 |  Market Value: $8,900,000    
Neighborhood: Alta Vista |  BC Rank: #413 Map It  

Located in Whistler's Alta Vista neighborhood on a nice long and narrow waterfront lot, this home was built by Whistler's largest luxury home builders, Nadeau & Sons. Well known for their 3092 St. Anton Wayhigh end homes at Sunridge Plateau. However, most of their homes do not tend to sell easily as they build very uniquely. This home was awarded a coveted Georgie Award in 2003, beating out what I believe to be much better homes. While Alta Vista is a nice neighborhood, it is still behind other similar area's such as Whistler Cay and Blueberry Hill. It has great potential as it is tucked only a couple minutes from Whistler Village and Creekside Village and has the most waterfront properties of all neighborhoods in Whistler plus not to mention a world class golf course right next door. As for this3092 St. Anton Way home, it is quite nice and massive, but somehow is missing a true top notch feel. The interior seems to be fair, while corners were cut in the overall design. After this home was built, on a relatively poor shabby street, a couple new homes have popped up and the lot at the end of St. Anton Way has begun building a new massive home on its acre sized waterfront lot - should be interesting to watch. Even though the home was reduced in price from $8.9 million to sell for $6 million in 2004, I have decided to tone down my criticism this year as the street has improved and a couple other high end waterfront chalet's have sold in Alta Vista since.

 


[#19]  4888 Summit Lane
Assessed Value: $6,206,000 |  Market Value: $7,900,000    
Neighborhood: Benchlands |  BC Rank: #361 Map It  

4888 Summit LaneNew this year sits one of Whistlerís only right-on ski in/out homes. You can literally ski from Blackcomb Mountain and ski into your kitchen and have lunch. Lack of properties such as this one really excels market estimations to any limit. Limiting factors are property size, being on such a small piece of land Ė but then who the heck wants land in Whistler when you donít even live there and privacy & security become a natural concern to any owner. If none of that bothers you, then this is the ideal spot for a luxury 5,000 foot home. Summit Lane and most of the few homes on this short quaint road were commissioned for Intrawest (former owning company of both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains) executives and business acquaintances. While 4888 is already over ten years old, it has weathered its first decade quite well and certainly is one of the nicer homes in town.

 


[#18]  7425 Treetop Lane
Assessed Value: $6,362,000 |  Market Value: $8,500,000    
Neighborhood: Whistler Cay |  BC Rank: #343 Map It  

7425 Treetop Lane | 7425 Tree Top LaneCalled Kamakura, it was once on this list a couple years ago and eventually dumped because its assessed value fell a million bucks. Built in 2001 by, normally excellent, Vision Pacific. However this home somehow lacks panache, it just doesnít feel right. Not very scientific eh! What I mean is that the exterior seems dated with a hodgepodge mixture of confusing styles and the interior is even worse, seriously lacking anything that buyers are expecting in this price range. Basically, it is a white drywall (sheet-rock) bland home. The little wood-work the home offers looks mixed with trad and mod. Listed for $8 million in 2001, the property subsequently dropped in value for 5 years (yes), when it finally sold below assessed value at $6.3 million in 2006. I doubt Vision Pacific made much on this project, the agents probably made more!

 


[#17]  4828 Summit Lane
Assessed Value: $6,385,000 |  Market Value: $8,000,000    
Neighborhood: Benchlands |  BC Rank: #339 Map It  

Like all homes on Summit, they are impossible to come by, as they are true ski in/out homes. At approximately 5,000 square feet of absolute luxury, the home soars high above the Village4828 Summit Lane with views from south to north. Lots are nearly non existent unfortunately, but then again, who actually lives in Whistler? These are all getaway shacks for upper crust Vancouver high society. Owner Allan Zeman is also a business partner with neighboring 4844 Summit owner Joe Houssian in Intracorp Development. However Zeman earned his big money from doing business in Hong Kong for several decades, bringing fine Chinese made apparel to North American consumers. You want the numbers right? On a personal note, 4828 does not appeal to my taste very much when compared to others on Summit, but still manages to make the top list, even with a 6 spot drop in the few years. Allen Zeman Richard Feldman Lan Kwai Fong Montreal Colby International Ltd Limited Sweetpea Entertainment California Ron Mannix Steve Wynn Calgary Alberta Mirage Resorts


[#16]  3586 Falcon Crescent
Assessed Value: $6,634,000 |  Market Value: $9,000,000    
Neighborhood: Blueberry Hill |  BC Rank: #312 Map It  

High atop posh Blueberry Hill on the most desirable street in the neighborhood, this fine 3586 Falcon Crescent | 3590 Falcon Crescenthome sits perched on a steep bluff with spectacular LCD-like views of Whistler Mountain, Blackcomb Mountain and the Village. Don't hold your breath, there have only been one or two listings on this block ever. This is one of those properties that sits on two land titles, which has propelled its high assessment into the stratosphere. While it's not the largest or even the best home in Whistler, it is perfectly positioned on a secluded private street with some of the best solar exposure. 3586 is a beautifully kept home with around 4,000 square feet of living on a double lot that has around 120 feet of frontage - quite unheard-of in Blueberry Hill where only a couple homes have even their own patch of garden. While Falcon Crescent has some of the priciest real estate in the resort, it lacks consistency of fine craftsmanship. There are still far too many poorly built shacks which were put up in the early boom years of the 90's. Not to put down this chalet, as it is one of the best. 3590 Falcon Crescent


[#15]  3552 Falcon Crescent
Assessed Value: $6,935,000 |  Market Value: $20,000,000    
Neighborhood: Blueberry Hill |  BC Rank: #285 Map It  

Falcon Point, a stunning new mansion with 9,000 square feet of living is a startling change in 3552 Falcon Crescent | Falcon Pointbuilding styles for Whistler. Falcon Point designed by Gottschalk Design, offers a modern interior with a West Coast Contemporary exterior, a truly brave change. I commend Vision Pacific for attempting this risky maneuver. I believe it is more appealing to international buyers an3552 Falcon Crescent | Falcon Pointd is becoming the style of choice with local builders. This fine residence was for sale by Remax for $13 million when it sold a year later for a record setting $11.2 million in June 2005. Considering, the home sits on a lot which is over two acres and is hidden behind a 100 meter driveway perched on a precipice in posh Blueberry Hill 3552 Falcon Crescent | Falcon Pointoffering stunning 360 degree surrounding views, it certainly was a competitive price. While it is not ski in/out or even near, it supplements with its shear design, quality and fine location amongst other gorgeous residences. This is the trend in Whistler for chalet's on large lots - that's a fact! Falcon Point has been given a modest assessment this year even though it sold for so much more, due to the fact that final stages of construction was halted presumably due to the new owners lack of money.

 


[#14]  4844 Summit Lane
Assessed Value: $7,366,000 |  Market Value: $9,000,000    
Neighborhood: Benchlands |  BC Rank: #247 Map It  

This beautiful villa is owned by the illustrious former CEO of Intrawest Corporation Joe Houssian based in Vancouver and which owned4844 Summit Lane almost all of the Village and by the way, both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Oh, and a few ski resorts around the world too. A shame he couldn't even pick the top house in Whistler, but settles for 13th best! Not to put the house down, it is worth all of its assessed value and more. It has never been on the market, probably because Houssian had his getaway shack custom built a few years ago. Little is known about the house itself, but according to the records it offers only 5,000 square feet of luxury. It would with out a doubt fetch upwards of $10 million if it were on the market today. Not much in terms of land around the chalet, but its selling points are attention to detail, quality and true ski in/out access to Blackcomb Mountain. I wouldn't expect to ever see this one or any on this street on the market, so don't hold your breath. Joanna Houssian Jamie Houssian 3110 Travers Avenue West Vancouver The Collective Film 16mm Mountain Bike


[#13]  4913 Horstman Place
Assessed Value: $7,660,000 |  Market Value: $15,000,000    
Neighborhood: Benchlands |  BC Rank: #217 Map It  

A residence with nearly no flaws, well except that it has never been on the market for me to see! A stunning massive 6,500 square foot exceptional glaze finished log home with ski in/out 4913 Horstman Placeaccess. When you first drive up to 4913, you are blown away by its incredible size and attention to detail. I give it4913 Horstman Place Whistler's biggest "wow factor". This one should be in the top five as there are only a couple homes which come near to this scale - and I don't even like log homes! The exterior is second to none and the interior is mysterious as no local has really set foot in it. From a distance, I noticed the wide open layout and grandeur, really in Whistler you do not waste even one square foot because of tight building size regulations - this home seems to disregards that standard. This years assessments give this home a mere value, when I am sure that if on the market today, the owner could ask as much as $15 million. Yet is only 12th this year. Amazing! Gregory McIntyre Greg McIntyre

 


[#12]  5448 Stonebridge Place
Assessed Value: $7,735,000 |  Market Value: $10,000,000    
Neighborhood: Westside |  BC Rank: #210 Map It  

The first time any home in the brand spanking new uber-class Stonebridge Estates has entered the Top Homes list and it is now the first5448 Stonebridge Place to enter the speculative real estate market in July 2007, and for the bargain price of nearly $14 million. While I do agree, Stonebridge is exclusive and unique with all properties 5448 Stonebridge Placebeing secluded from street sight (aka prying eyes) on large acreage lots; it lacks great views from some lots, including 5448. The 6,500 foot mansion itself sprawls across part of its 7 generous acres, but really thatís all that is interesting about this package5448 Stonebridge Place deal. I do not see any real quality or interesting architectural feature. Just plain old white walls with some bad window placement. I think the owner and Whistler builder Randy Warm had too much money to spend and forgot to hire a decent architect, if any, along the way. I guarantee a sale above $10 million is out of the question. Who needs or wants such a huge lot without really great views to go with it Ė worst of all being a 20 minute (tricky in winter) drive to the nearest gondola at Creekside and 30 minutes from the Village! Donít get me wrong, I love Stonebridge and the acreage idea, but it makes no sense to build such a normal house and not even have big views. Wendy Warm Randy Warm

 


[#11]  4909 Horstman Place
Assessed Value: $8,034,000 |  Market Value: $9,000,000    
Neighborhood: Benchlands |  BC Rank: #182 Map It  

A brash looking residence, home to Swiss based oil baron CEO Ian Lundin. This home seems 4909 Horstman Placeto look like the funny cousin of neighboring 4913 and 4905. At approximately 7,000 square feet, this is one of the largest homes in town, yet looks much less imposing4909 Horstman Place than its more beautiful cousins! The interior seems to be somewhat dated and not what you would come to expect of such a designer home. I cannot justify a market price above $9 million, I just do not see the value. The combination of contemporary architecture using copper details with river rock as siding just does not fly with me, yuck! I have never seen a high end home with that much river rock - not sure what Calrudd Construction was thinking when they built this home in 1998. The home may be 10th most expensive, but it sure would not make my personal top 20 list. Take a look and see yourself, Horstman is a beautiful area with a handful of homes, each exclusive. Adolf Lundin Lukas Lundin Oil Geneva Switzerland Vancouver Red Sea Oil Corporation Tenke Mining Corporation South Atlantic Resources Limited ltd


[#10]  3820 Sunridge Drive
Assessed Value: $8,323,000 |  Market Value: $12,000,000    
Neighborhood: Brio |  BC Rank: #163 Map It  

This is the old timer on the Top Homes list, once #1 in Whistler when sold in 1999 for $7.9 million, it even was Canada's highest ever sold residence, 3820 Sunridge Drive | Akashawhich is hard to believe now. Designed and built by Munster & Sons, 3820 was given the Sanskrit name Akasha, which is now widely known to most locals. Second and current owner is3820 Sunridge Drive | Akasha computer magazine magnate Chris Anderson and CEO to Imagine Media Inc., from San Jose, California. Not surprisingly, Akasha has gone down a couple spots this year to 10th because of newer and larger homes coming onto the scene. Nevertheless, the home is stunning and just outright fabulous. It would easily be 1st if it was not for its mere 5,000 foot frame. One of the best crafted homes in Whistler, it is very subtle and not overwhelming. Casual yet graceful while being one of the top homes in the country. If on the market today, its well known name and sentimental value pushing Whistler into high end territory, possibly fetching upwards of $12 million.


[#9]  6717 Crabapple Drive
Assessed Value: $8,600,000 |  Market Value: $12,000,000    
Neighborhood: Whistler Cay |  BC Rank: #147 Map It  

The Grove, located on a unique 5 acre completely flat estate just a few minutes from the 6717 Crabapple Drive | The GroveVillage. Here sits this magnificent West Coast Revival mansion, totalling just under 10,000 square feet of living. The main residence is 8,000 square feet of luxury plus the guest-house adds another couple thousand feet. Built by Vision Pacific in 2003, this is currently the third highest ever marketed residence for sale in Whistler to date, for a mere $15 million, however sold for peanuts in December 2007 for only $10 million. The property also boasts provisions for a private outdoor ice rink for the few freezing months in Winter which can be converted to a tennis court in Summer. The Grove is the future of palatial estates in Whistler, which are stunningly new to the resort. When compared to Aspen6717 Crabapple Drive or Vail, this is the norm, however none of those resorts offer estate homes within a 5 minute drive from world class skiing, Whistler 6717 Crabapple Drive | The Grovedoes! The only negative I can see is the shear level of poor quality of most of the other homes on this part of Crabapple Drive. While more and more are being torn down, it is just not happening fast enough. Most quality estates are located at the end of the road, not quite on this block. You cannot however beat driving along the driveway of The Grove with its Birch tree-lined avenue and fitting roundabout right to the front door of the residence. It is a work of art and without a doubt a full package deal, great lot and great home. Timothy Regan Tim Regan


[#8]  4811 Glacier Lane
Assessed Value: $8,906,000 |  Market Value: $15,000,000    
Neighborhood: Benchlands |  BC Rank: #125 Map It  

Hidden in one of the most oddest of locations, yet on a large view 4811 Glacier Lanelot and ski in / out. Built in 1997 it is not the newest home, but it sure is a large one at around 9,000 square feet with what looks to have several wings, all on a generous 2 acre lot. The home is a bit rustic and dark but has a traditional Whistler feel. It4811 Glacier Lane has never been on the market so not much is know about it. It is located on a street which has no other detached homes and is across the street from large employee housing apartments, which is a questionable choice of land to build on. There aren't many lots which are zoned for building such a large home, but at the cost of privacy. The home and land are just about equally split in their assessments, making the home itself one of the costliest in Whistler! If on the market, it could list for upwards of $15 million but more likely to sell for around $12 million. Agnes Gosselin Olivier Mayer


[#7]  2286 Nordic Drive
Assessed Value: $8,939,000 |  Market Value: $16,000,000    
Neighborhood: Nordic |  BC Rank: #120 Map It  

Whistler's newest and trendiest chalet, located in the revitalized Nordic Heights neighborhood. Designed by Gottschalk Design in 2004, this is a go2286 Nordic Drive | The Couloirrgeous home to look at from inside and out. Recently completed, this stunning true ski in/out chalet perched on an elevated property overlooking the south valley of Whistler offering beautiful sunsets is hard to match. Listed for sale for $20 million in 2005 by West Vancouver realtor Malcolm Hasman, and successfully2290 Nordic Drive | The Couloir sold for a Whistler record $18 million in August 2008. There's considerable similarity in the materials used on this home, called The Couloir, and Chateau du Lac, with its concrete frame, dark tinted high-end Euroline windows & doors and basalt stone siding. It is truly a sturdy house, which I love, and want to see more of. Wood framed homes just look like toothpicks and weak when compared to these concrete and stone mammoths. I would have to put 2286 as one of the top homes in Whistler, as it is truly unique and beautiful, with its tasteful combination of traditional and modern (trad & mod). This is the fourth year this home has entered our Top Homes List but very poorly ranked. Given a rather low assessed value in 2008, it will surely rise two fold by 2009. Larry Houghton

 


[#6]  6715 Crabapple Drive
Assessed Value: $9,341,000 |  Market Value: $16,000,000    
Neighborhood: Whistler Cay |  BC Rank: #103 Map It  

New in 2007 this is one of Whistler's newest and fast rising kings. Listed on the market for a whopping $22,000,000 in 2007 and surprisingly sold quickly in January 2008 for a Whistler 6715 Crabapple Drive | The Grove IIhigh of $17,500,00 - pretty much securing a first spot position in 2009. Last year the home was 14th, this year 6th and next it will most likely be 1st. A Tuscan Modern6715 Crabapple Drive | The Grove II estate, finally a new style in the mix. This is the second of two homes in The Grove complex, a 10 acre property divided into two lots by Vision Pacific. Initially Vision Pacific marketed this home at $15 million completed in 2004, but a buyer came by during construction and bought the project for only $5 million in 2005. An additional couple million was paid out to complete the Tuscan estate which was finished in 2007. The home itself is stunning, made of stone, concrete and engineered lumber. Completely unique design and construction in Whistler. While this is not on the mountain nor does it offer much in terms of views, you do get a huge 5 acre lot on a relatively exclusive street, and it's only a few minute walk to the Village. This one is worth far above it's meager assessment.

 


[#5]  2016 Nita Lane
Assessed Value: $9,598,000 |  Market Value: $20,000,000    
Neighborhood: Creekside |  BC Rank: #94 Map It  

The illustrious Chateau du Lac. After several years dominating the top spot as the most exclusive residence in Whistler, it is now relegated to #5. Nevertheless, this 2016 Nita Lane | Chateau du Lacproperty is a true world class estate, boasting some of the best planning for a residential home in Canada. Located on a private single home street, Chateau du Lac has been built of only durable and lasting materials such as basalt rock as siding, a solid reinforced concrete skeleton and a roof completely made of copper which was rumored to have cost the builder / owner a swift half million dollars! There is literally nothing which comes even close to this residence. It really should2016 Nita Lane | Chateau du Lac take top spot, but it is only 5,000 square feet, so that is the limiting factor in pricing of Chateau du Lac. I do suspect the home to be more like 7,000 square feet, but who's counting? It is quite the package property, with a guest house, nanny's quarters and huge property to keep those prying eyes away. When going through the home, one has the feeling of being in a grand French Chateau, it is that authentic. Your eyes are immediately drawn to the massive 20 foot high panoramic windows which gaze out over Nita Lake with westerly mountain range views. Originally for sale for $12 million, the residence was finally bought in 2001 by an Australian couple for $10 million, setting a new record for the highest price ever paid for a residential home in Canada, which was surpassed just a couple years later. This years assessed value is set incredibly low and is worth about twice as much on the market. For sure Whistler's best house! Keith Murray Lambert Keith Lambert Australia


[#4]  4905 Horstman Place
Assessed Value: $9,798,000 |  Market Value: $18,000,000    
Neighborhood: Benchlands |  BC Rank: #90 Map It  

This is a mysterious property, which has been hiding in the background for an entire decade. Built in the early nineties by Panther Enterprises when builders were still building A-frame homes, this was a true oddball. Whistler has caught up to this grand home which is situated at4905 Horstman Place the end of Horstman Place, offering direct ski home access. The residence is full of little details and tries to capture a sense of Whistler and West Coast styling with old world charm. It is really amazing that somebody would have built this type of quality home so long before anything large was built in the resort. While zoning has permitted this to be one of the few 10,000 square foot residences in Whistler, it certainly does not appear to be that size right now, more like 7,000 square feet. The home offers brilliant views and a superb location, but the lot is not terribly large still the assessed value is split evenly amongst the land and the house! All that is known about the owners is that they are from Brisbane, Australia and are in the wine business. Terry Peabody Mary Peabody Kelowna Western Star Trucks Holdings Craggy Range Winery Brisbane Australia


[#3]  7473 Treetop Lane
Assessed Value: $9,986,000 |  Market Value: $16,000,000    
Neighborhood: Whistler Cay |  BC Rank: #79 Map It  

A newcomer in 2006 sits this mega mansion built in the posh neighborhood of Tree Tops. While only half of the block is built up, there are a couple residences which have sold above $5 million 7473 Treetop Lane | 7465 Treetop Lane | 7469 Treetop Lanewith the rest being less than $4 million. Bought by Don Roussy and family from Ontario a couple years ago, they forked out $6 million just for the land - and not just one lot, but three. In 2004 construction began on two gorgeous homes by Vision Pacific, which has built several top homes on this years list. Zoning has set a limit of two five thousand foot homes to be built on each lot, but the owners have literally bridged the gap between them and connected both homes. A unique but very cleaver idea! Still with this assessed value, only a third of it is in the house. Rumors have it that the owners received an offer for $16 million in 2005, but turned it down because they could not find anything anywhere else in Whistler with the same level of privacy, views and uniqueness! London Ontario 7469 Treetop Lane 7465 Treetop Lane


[#2]  3827 Sunridge Drive
Assessed Value: $12,571,000 |  Market Value: $15,000,000    
Neighborhood: Brio |  BC Rank: #30 Map It  

Another Sunridge Plateau residence. This is a brand new chalet, completed in 2005 for past owner Dominic Soave, which happens to own Taina Development, the group which developed the 3827 Sunridge Drive | The Villa On Sunridgeentire Sunridge Plateau neighborhood. The home sits on an imposing steep bluff above Whistler Village and boasts direct ski in/out access with a trail right next door, and it was only one of a few homes in the resort to have risen significantly in assessed value. Late in 2005 the home entered the market for a mind blowing $17.5 million then sold for just over $13.6 million early in 2007 reportedly to English mobile phone retail billionaire John Caudwell. It took around 3 years to complete this 10,000 square foot mansion, which happens to be the second largest home in Whistler. It's a bit shocking to see this home was assessed higher than its 3833 neighbor though. 3827 is a fine home but the design is somewhat dated and its roof line is one of the worst I have seen. Whoever decided to cut out those slots in the beautiful chimney's to put in disgusting satellite dishes must have been nuts - take a look and you'll understand.

 


[#1]  2177 Lake Placid Road
Assessed Value: $13,900,000 |  Market Value: $20,000,000    
Neighborhood: Creekside |  BC Rank: #22 Map It  

Here we are, Whistler's top residence. It took a few years, but finally there is a fresh face to the top homes in the resort. All it took was the construction of this bizarre property. Located along a fairly wealthy 2177 Lake Placid Roadstretch in the Creekside neighborhood on a huge lot. Why do I say bizarre, well you would notice one odd feature on the house. First of all, the house is actually a combination of some space-age-looking living pods or buildings, most of which are connected together. It does not appear to have a second floor, all on one ground level. The lot is so large and spread out over 6 acres, I guess you can do this. To get to the interesting part ... the property has an NHL sized ice rink next to it, built for the owners! It is not just any old ice rink, but an actual facility which can hold hundreds2177 Lake Placid Road of spectators and it is a complete building. How the owners got a permit to build all of this on one residential lot amazes me. 2177 boasts about 500 feet of water frontage on Alpha Lake and casually estimating the residence living space to be somewhere around 15,000 square feet, not including the ice rink of course, which is another 20,000 feet at least! Owner Greg Kerfoot, from West Vancouver, is well known for his well endowed high end homes, as he owns two of the most expensive residences in West Vancouver and one near Kelowna. Not to forget, he owns Vancouver's only soccer club, The Whitecaps plus is the CEO of Vancouver based Crystal Decisions and Seagate Software. Current assessed value of this property is well above most other properties in Whistler where improvements on the land make up a whopping 75% of that assessment. Depending on the marketability of this ice rink facility, 2177 could fetch upwards of $25 million. Greg Kerfoot Lisa Kerfoot Sylvia Kerfoot Johnston Lake Country Winfield Kelowna West Vancouver Whitecaps soccer Seagate Software Carrs Landing 4470 Ross Crescent

 

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