1738 Angus Drive presents a rare opportunity to acquire one of Vancouver’s most iconic estates. Sitting on a sprawling 51,000 square foot lot at the corner of Angus Drive and Alexandra Street, this elegant mansion is surrounded by magnificent gardens, meandering walkways, a tranquil pond, fountains and thoughtful stonework. Originally built in 1923 and then extensively renovated and restored in 1997 by architect John Hollifield, the home boasts 8,000 square feet of exquisite detail, superior craftsmanship and quality finishings.
A graceful vestibule and front foyer opens to a main hallway with limestone floors, soaring ceilings with plaster fretwork, and deep crown moldings. A gracious sitting room beckons with panelled walls, a wood burning fireplace and French doors overlooking an expansive south terrace and picturesque grounds. At the far end of the main hall a gracious formal living room can be found as well as a charming sunroom beyond. The grand dining room enchants with stunning hand painted chinoiserie and multiple French doors opening onto a limestone terrace and gardens. The adjacent, light-filled breakfast room with vaulted ceiling also opens to the gardens and flows beautifully into the kitchen with double height ceiling. Tucked off the rear hallway of the home is a fabulous office with floor to ceiling windows with a lovely outlook over the rear gardens.
A dramatic limestone staircase with an exquisite wrought iron railing ascends from the main floor to the second level where the sumptuous master suite can be found behind double French doors. Awash in light and featuring two charming Juliette balconies with views over the grounds, the suite features its own elevator, a large walk-through dressing room and a luxurious five piece ensuite bathroom incorporating both modern and curated antique fixtures as well as a frameless glass shower, jetted tub and separate W/C. Two additional children's bedrooms, both with ensuite bathrooms, complete this second level. A rear second staircase leads both down to the main and lower floors and up to a full floor, open third floor playroom with full bathroom.
Step outside the home and enter a world of your own. The exceptionally private and beautifully maintained, park-like setting with mature trees, gravel and limestone pathways, tranquil fountains and majestic four-season plantings is truly unsurpassed and offers a tranquil retreat and a fabulous space for entertaining.