Presenting this 5,008 sqft (approx) property known as Kew House on a 1.67 acre panoramic water-view lot, built in 1937, which was originally the dwelling of A.J. Taylor, president of British Pacific Properties. Mr Taylor was directly responsible for the Lions Gate Bridge construction as well as development of the British Properties. The day the Lions Gate Bridge officially opened was the day that Kew House was completed. Mr Taylor hired 3 master craftsmen from the UK to oversee construction, after which they turned their attention to The Marine Building in Vancouver. Kew House was named after Kew Gardens by King George VI at a private party in the house in 1939. Other notable owners over the years include George Weston (grandfather to Galen Weston) and Kay Meek.
This beautifully maintained property boasts wonderful millwork, beamed ceilings, cove and base mouldings, antique light fixtures and chandeliers, Spanish tile, herringbone hardwood flooring. The roof and guttering was completely replaced last year to a high standard. Starting upstairs, there are 3 large bedrooms including the master suite (with large ensuite and balcony), a hobby/sewing/craft room, a study with large patio. Downstairs, are the well equipped and very large kitchen, large living room, with curved ceiling and dining room, both of which open onto the large west facing terrace. Also on the main floor are an office and den as well as a powder room.
A small elevator can bring you upstairs from the main floor if the expansive staircase seems like too much work. Ample storage in the large attic space and basement.
This property has it all - total privacy from the main road, accessed by a long sweeping driveway, surrounded by tall mature trees and foliage opening out to the house with panoramic unobstructed water views from the terrace, patios and west facing windows, with Passage Island front and centre.
- 4 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- Lot Size 1.67 acres, 72,745 sqft
- Interior space 5,008 sqft
- Built in 1937, fully updated
- Panoramic water views
- Priced at $10,900,000
- Taxes $29,421.60 (2019)
- Viewing by appointment only
- MLS# R2432887
- Agent Open will be scheduled shortly.
Built by Mr AJT Taylor of British Pacific Properties fame and builder of the Lions Gate Bridge, house house has had some notable owners over the years, including, Kay Meek and George Weston. For an oral history by Kay Meek, please click here.