With Halloween right around the corner, we think it’s only fair that we talk about a home for sale, but also, one that we think gives us some kinda spooky vibes. This historic West Vancouver manor ticks all the boxes- it’s grand, it’s old, and it comes with a notable former resident. Let’s check it out!
Say hello to the Kew House. Located near Lighthouse Park, the home sits on 1.67 acres of land and was built way back in 1937. What’s more, it belonged to an oft-forgotten heavyweight in the development of West Vancouver. We’re talking about one A.J. Taylor.
As president of the British Pacific Properties, Taylor was the one responsible for not only the Lions Gate Bridge, but also the British Properties as a whole. Sure, he got some help from notable investors like the Guinness Family, but the whole thing was his idea. He was so invested in the area that when he died in 1945, his ashes were scattered from the centre of the bridge. Spooky backstory? Check.
And naturally, the home itself lives up to the reputation of the past owner. At just over 5,000 sq. ft. the home boasts 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. But more importantly, it comes with all the fun touches you’d expect from a house of that era.
We’re talking luscious wood furnishings, grand staircases, and heavy curtains a plenty. Although, we have to say that our favourite touch is the fireplace in the kitchen- no doubt once the main heating element of the home, and the perfect entryway for a benevolent spirit’s visit.
Outside, you’ve got the icing on the spooky cake. Hidden by a majestic tree, the front entryway features its own turret feature, plus arched windows and entryways that would fit right into a Victorian-era TV series. Out back, you can gaze longingly onto the ocean.
Basically, this home is a triple threat for sorta spooky vibes, and we’re loving every second of it! To check out the property, listed at $10,900,000, just click here.