The Canadian real estate market has been taking a hit lately. The likes of Toronto and Vancouver have witnessed a substantial drop in total number of homes being sold. Vancouver’s volume has fallen by as much as 33 percent while Toronto’s is even worse as it saw its volume drop by about 70 percent. Average prices, however, have generally remained stable, though home prices in Vancouver have seen a slight drop.
For homes in the upper end of the market, prices have stayed on the same high range. Here is a list of the top 10 most expensive homes in Canada.
1. 2190 Camelot Rd, West Vancouver, BC – $39.9 million
This house sits on 5.44 acres of land made up of three legal lots along a sloping hill. You can actually buy only the land and existing house and that will cost $25 million. The price will go up to almost $40 million with the construction of a mansion. There is one lot at the bottom and this will connect to the two lots above through Camelot Road. Up to three buildings can be built on the estate. The existing house is not bad itself, as it already features a tennis court, 11 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. There is also a horse barn and a dollhouse with walking trails. The icing on the cake is the house’s amazing view as it overlooks downtown, the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. If the mansion construction is included, the developer undertakes to build a house measuring 21,000 square feet with 16-car garage, maid’s quarters, two-level office, guesthouse and two Infiniti Edge pools.
2. 3810 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC – $30 million
This house is ideally located along Marine Drive. It sits on a lot measuring 34,380 square feet, including 400 feet of West Bay waterfront. The 5,000-square-foot house was built in 1964 and features five bathrooms, three bedrooms and a 180-degree view of the ocean. Nearby is a hill that can be used for skiing.
3. 1903 Chemin du Bord-du-Lac Road, Montreal, Quebec – $27 million
This house has three main parts. The main body features a den with a view of the lake, an elevator and a classic staircase leading to the upper floors. The wing to the west has the dining area, den, kitchen and swimming pool that has direct access to the terrace and the lake. The one on the right houses the reception area, a huge terrace, a professional kitchen, garage, library, office, game room and maid’s quarters. In all, there are nine bedrooms and nine bathrooms in this house that sits on 41,684 square feet of land.
4. 9 High Point Road, Toronto, Ontario – $26.8 million
This is a two-storey mansion that measures 40,000 square feet and located in one of the city’s most prominent neighborhoods. It has nine bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, theater and music room. There is also a sports area that is connected to the main house by a tunnel. It features an indoor tennis court, an indoor swimming pool and a bowling alley.
5. 75 Highland Cres, Toronto, Ontario – $23.9 million
The 13,600-square-foot two-storey property may seem modest at first. It only has four bedrooms and six bathrooms. However, it also features a couple of pools, wine cellar, sauna, gaming room, car elevator and even a snowmelt system. The flooring is made of white oak and there is also a grand double marble staircase.
6. 8988 Highway 99 HY, Whistler, BC – $23 million
The design of the house was inspired by a French chateau. The property is gated to ensure privacy and provide security. It has five bedrooms and six bathrooms and is located near a ski hill. What makes this a beauty is its unique location that offers a sweeping view of the Green Lake in front while Blackcomb and Whistler Mountain are in the back.
7. 2100 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville, Ontario – $22 million
The exterior of the house is made of mountainview stone, real limestone, copper and slate. The house has a three-car garage. It has been built to be a smart home at it comes complete with Crestron system, cat 6 wiring, wireless network, mobile phone booster, security system and cameras. There is also a control panel for easy control of the audio-visual equipment. The house sits on 1.8 acres of land and 1.4 acres of waterlot that comes with full riparian rights. It also provides an amazing view of Lake Ontario.
8. 5771 Newton Wd, Vancouver, BC – $20 million
This 11,567-square-foot mansion has a fully equipped gym, indoor pool, sauna, steam room, granite floors and counter tops. The kitchen is also stocked with modern and high-end appliances and patio big enough for parties. The spacious gardens are also professionally landscaped. The house is also located near good schools and is a mere walking distance to the beach, parks and golf course.
9. 5240 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC – $19.8 million
The house sits on land measuring 7,000 square feet and boasts of waterfront extending up to 350 feet. It has five bedrooms and five bathrooms and offers an astounding view of the ocean and the island. There is a separate maid’s quarters and a three-car garage. There is also a cottage for guests. There is a swimming pool situated in front of the ocean and a large terrace to relax on. Spacious, landscaped gardens provide a direct access to the beach.
10. PH 4201 1077 W Cordova St., Vancouver, BC – $19.8 million
This is a penthouse located in Shaw Tower, the tallest waterfront tower in Vancouver. It has unobstructed views of Burrard Inlet, Coal Harbour, English Bay, Five Sails, Lions Gate Bridge, Mount Baker and Stanley Park. It has four bedrooms, a home office, climate-controlled wine room and several large decks. The owner is also given four parking slots and a private storage area. There is also a modern kitchen and a limestone gas fireplace.