BC Assessment released their list of the highest valued homes in the province Tuesday (Jan. 4) and there are some gems. Whether you enjoy the urban mansion belonging to Lululemon’s founder or a lake front property elsewhere in the province, there’s something for everyone here. Everyone who’s a multimillionaire, anyway.
1. 3085 Point Grey Road, Vancouver
Lululemon founder Chip Wilson’s Point Grey pad has topped the most expensive properties list in B.C. for several years now and it remains in the top spot at a cool $73.1 million with seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
2. James Island
That’s right, for a whopping $64.6 million, you too can own an island. That is, if billionaire Craig McCaw, who purchased the Gulf Island for $19 million in 1994, wants to sell the most expensive property in the Vancouver Island region. According to the Discovery Land Company, the private 790-acre island , the property will be developed to include an 18-hole golf course, treetop aerial course, salmon fishing and whale watching expeditions and become one of the “most enchanting and secluded communities in the world.”
3. 4358 Hobson Road, Kelowna
Dropping down to no. 296 on the list of B.C.’s most valuable homes, we get to the $14 million Kelowna Rock House at 4358 Hobson Road. Sitting on the Okanagan Lake waterfront, it’s easy to see why this compound tops the list of expensive homes in the Thompson Okanagan region.
4. 1251 Lake Drive, Windermere
The priciest property in the Kootenay Columbia region doesn’t even crack the top 500 in B.C. but given its location situated on the shores of Windermere Lake, it’s still a pretty nice pad with five bedrooms and eight bathrooms.
5. 6653 Lakeshore Drive, Moberly Lake
Coming in as the most expensive home in northern B.C. at $3.8 million, this lakefront property on the shores of Moberly Lake is a pretty sweet spot in the Peace region. The 30,000 square foot log mansion with 10 bedrooms and 16 bathrooms is said to be one of the largest log structures in the world.