Summer is one of the best times to shop for a new home: the weather is nice for open houses, and you don’t have to drag your furniture through the snow. Although chances are if you’re in the market for one of the homes on this list, you won’t be schlepping your own stuff, anyway.
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Point2Homes has compiled its quarterly list of the priciest homes available in the country right now, and they’re even more expensive than the ones from spring. Listing prices start at $27 million, and you’ll notice one province dominates the list: There are nine listings in B.C. that crack the top ten.
The list is compiled by analyzing various real estate databases, portals and brokerages for the priciest properties available.
Editor’s Note: Real estate-savvy readers may be familiar with Chelster Hall, an Oakville, Ont. property currently on sale for $65 million. While the home is expensive, it is not publicly listed, and therefore not included in the Point2Homes study.
2250 Indian River Crescent, North Vancouver, B.C. List price: $25,000,000 This custom-built 8,500-square-foot mansion appeared in a tie at No. 6 on our spring roundup of most expensive homes in Canada. It offers all the joy of living nestles in a forest: massive picture windows offer views of the surrounding trees while rich wood features throughout the home help to bring the outside in. (Photo: Lionel Lorence)
2616 180th Street, Surrey, B.C. List price: $27,000,000 Sitting on a 16.76 acre site, you’ll find two duplex-style homes and a hobby farm with beef cattle. The living space is 5,801 square feet, and offers a total of seven bedrooms and five bathrooms. (Photo: Re/Max)
No. 8: (tie)
4838 Belmont Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. List price: $28,000,000 Located in Vancouver’s famed Point Grey neighbourhood, this 8,100-square-foot luxury home has five bedrooms and seven-and-a-half bathrooms. The master suite is spacious, with its own office offering scenic views. The home also has an indoor pool and sauna, plus nanny quarters. (Photo: Manyee Lui and Associates)
No. 8: (tie)
2165 123 Street, Surrey, B.C. List price: $28,000,000 This 9,000-square-foot ranch-style home (plus 3,000-square-foot basement) sits on 2.85 acres of oceanfront estate. It has everything you’d look for in a home at this price: five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, an outdoor pool and lots of grand, airy spaces in the home. (Photo: Point2Homes)
2106 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, B.C. List price: $29,800,000 The owners of the six bedroom, eight bathroom Gables Estate have dropped the price. This home appeared on our spring list tied at No. 2, listed then for $38 million. It’s a re-imagined Tudor mansion, with impressive views you can take in from the 65′ infinity swimming pool, or on the roof-top deck. (Photo: Engels & Volker)
5365 Seaside Place, West Vancouver, B.C. List price: $29,980,000 Get away from it all in your own personal gated paradise. Sitting on a private peninsula with 650 feet of natural shoreline, this four bedroom, seven bathroom home offers a clean and contemporary style with high ceilings and an open, bright feel throughout. (Photo: Malcolm Hasman)
242004 Range Road 32, Calgary, Alta. List price: $30,000,000 Appearing at No. 4 on our spring list, Kestrel Ridge Farm has actually moved up on the summer ranking of pricey homes. The home has six bedrooms and six bathrooms, and sits on 160 acres on the Elbow River. The luxury log home has a tennis court, indoor salt-water swimming pool, and is home to a world-class equestrian and dressage training facility, designed to host National Horse Shows. Last year, the home was No. 6 on the list. (Photo: Sotheby’s International Realty Canada)
68 The Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario List price: $35,000,000 If you recognize this mansion, it may be because it appeared at No. 2 on our ranking of Ontario’s most expensive homes. This stately home has a classic Versailles style, with a central hall, formal dining room, tennis court with night lighting and sauna.(Photo: Barry Cohen Homes)
4351 Erwin Drive, West Vancouver, B.C. List price: $42,000,000 An English mansion in Vancouver, this home took the top spot in our spring ranking of expensive residences. This home has 150 feet of private beach, seven bedrooms (including two guest suites), pool, spa, beachside firepit and much more. (Photo: Malcolm Hasman)
1238-1248 Tecumseh Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. List price: $46,800,000 This listing is actually a collection of three properties, with a combined total of 12 bedrooms, 10 full bathrooms, three half bathrooms, and eight fireplaces. The properties have some shared amenities like a carefully landscaped garden, outdoor pool, and of course, mountain views. (Photo: Manyee Lui and Associates)
Vancouver, British Columbia List price: $63,000,000 Topping the ranking is the recently-listed home of Vancouver philanthropist Joe Segal. Sotheby’s has not released the address of the home, so only seriously interested parties will be able to check it out. The empty property was bought for $7 million in 2009, and the construction of the home was overseen by Segal’s wife of 70 years, Rosalie. (Photo: Sotheby’s)