Sotheby’s International Realty Canada recently listed one of Greater Vancouver’s most significant residences, Belmont Estate, owned by prominent Canadian philanthropists, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph and Rosalie Segal. Situated on 1.28 acres, this palatial custom home offers nearly 22,000 square feet of living space. The $63 million listing price sets a record for real estate in Greater Vancouver’s history.
With spectacular views of the Strait of Georgia, West Vancouver, Downtown Vancouver, the North Shore Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, this classic and timeless home is located in Vancouver’s most prestigious neighbourhood.
Designed by the acclaimed Ernest Collins Architect Ltd., the home opens from a private Porte- Cochère entry into two main gallery halls with seating for 80 to 100 guests, ideal for private concerts and events. A sweeping grand staircase is lit by a French Ormulu chandelier, just one of the home’s many historical pieces. The living room features a fireplace and Tai Ping custom made carpet. The home’s intimate dining room seats 20 guests and features a Hokanson custom made carpet. All doors throughout the home are made of solid wood and the fine detailing of the Estate is extensive and exquisite with walls and ceilings featuring murals and artwork.
Belmont Estate boasts five bedrooms and twelve bathrooms with all three levels of the manor accessible by an elevator found in the west wing of the home. An Italian-inspired kitchen features a sitting area and fireplace. There is an indoor pool, sauna, six-car garage and a private entrance to the in-law suite.
Inspired by the French gardens of Versailles, this manor features a tiered garden lined with indigenous, mature sequoia trees, golden spruce, maples and many other varieties. The property also features a hobby orchard. In the spring, over 12,000 vibrant, colorful tulips, hyacinths and daffodils bloom throughout the gardens and are complimented by rhododendrons, magnolia and lilacs. The expansive terrace overlooks sweeping views and the extensively manicured hedging provides privacy.
Belmont Estate represents a rare opportunity to own a residence that is iconic to Vancouver and British Columbia, on one of the most prestigious streets in Canada. The buyer of this home will no doubt have a passion for art, history, luxurious landscapes and timeless design.