Thought this was interesting. these figures are from 2008 and are based on assessed value
and not market value.
#5. 130 South Oxley St., West Vancouver $16,324,000
The home of condo kingpin Nat Bosa and his wife, Flora, was designed by the renowned modernist architect Fred Hollingsworth and completed in 1993. The massive waterfront lot — at the end of one of West Van’s poshest streets — ranks it among the highest assessed properties in the area. Market value: about $30 million.
#4. 4719 Belmont Ave., West Point Grey $17,548,000
The westernmost swath of West Point Grey has become a destination for the super-rich. No wonder: the area combines huge lots with grand Shaughnessy-style manors and views of English Bay — all without the commute across the Lions Gate Bridge. 4719 Belmont Avenue (the smaller house, left), is the home of former Future Shop owner Hassan Khosrowshahi and his wife, Nezhat. It boasts a central courtyard with a retractable, pyramid-shaped glass roof. Interior design was handled by British decorator David Laws, who revamped 10 Downing Street for Margaret Thatcher. On the right is Joseph and Rosalie Segal’s $12-million spread. The home was designed to accommodate the couple’s many philanthropic events — the formal dining room seats 34. Other features include a chandelier once owned by Mussolini, and a glass spa with an oval-shaped pool.
#3. 2815 Point Grey Rd., Kitsilano $21,216,000
Location, location, location. Jacqui Cohen-Herrendorf’s estate occupies a 30,499-square-foot chunk of waterfront land next to Volunteer Park — neighbourhood noise and looky-loos are a nonissue. Her estate has 150 feet of beachfront in an area where 30 to 50 feet is the norm. The home was reportedly inspired by the Army & Navy owner’s former residence in California. Rumour has it she’s planning to demolish the estimated 12,000-square-foot structure and design a new one with Russell Hollingsworth — architect to the super-wealthy and fellow Face the World board member.
#2. 4785 Drummond Dr., West Point Grey $20,478,000
The home that video games built. Don Mattrick, the former Electronic Arts Worldwide president who now heads up Microsoft’s games division, shares this 25,000-square-foot pad with his wife, Nanon, whose father, Philippe de Gaspé Beaubien, founded and was chairman and CEO of the Quebec-based Telemedia publishing and broadcasting empire. The three-lot property features a 10-car garage, basketball courts, and painstakingly landscaped grounds overlooking Spanish Banks, while the home itself doubles as Mattrick’s office. (He’s said to still play 10 to 15 hours of video games a week.) It all adds up to the highest assessed property in the region; market value is probably close to $35 million.
#1. 3330 Radcliffe Ave., West Vancouver $23,878,000
When this property last changed hands, rumours circulated that Oprah Winfrey was the new owner. The actual title holder is Mountain Holding Business — reputedly Robert Friedland, the billionaire mining promoter who made his first mega-fortune from a massive nickel deposit in Voisey’s Bay, Newfoundland. These days, Friedland spends most of his time at a $9-million home in Australia, developing a mine in Mongolia, while this slick 11,000-square-foot, four-bedroom home awaits his return.