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It is a rare home that fully embodies the best of the past and the future: the sense that traditions begin there and will be carried on for generations to come. Even rarer for such a home to be set on a dynamic coastline, where the mountains and ocean meet. The Belmont Estate in Vancouver’s prestigious Point Grey neighborhood hits all these notes, combining the timelessness of a European mansion with the lush greenery of the Pacific Northwest.
Located minutes from the picturesque Spanish Banks beach, the estate sits on a private acreage spanning 21,977 square feet, a slice of luxury set along the Pacific Ocean. Collaboratively designed by the original owners and the acclaimed firm Ernest Collins Architect Ltd., every element of the home was chosen with occasion in mind.
Solid oak cathedral doors grace the home’s porte-cochére entrance, where the stone waterfall and groomed landscape provide the first hint of the property’s grandeur. Inside, the airy grand hall features an elegant curved stair and balcony, a French ormolu chandelier, and a piano ready to receive visiting musicians. Soaring windows send sunlight into every corner of the multilevel gallery hall.
The home’s notable scale is continued throughout the rest of the rooms, where sleek marble flooring, arched ceilings, and ornate moldings hint at the dramatic and worldly. The home’s architectural features are mirrored in its décor: gilded mirrors, antique sideboards, marble sculptures, and selected artworks all speak to the home’s French manor aesthetic. Antiquities are displayed in inset cabinets, and each piece of furniture evokes a sense of story. While supremely contemporary in its amenities, the Belmont Estate is a celebration of history.
Each of the home’s many living spaces has been furnished with traditional shapes and luxe fabrics, resulting in distinctive yet cohesive interior design throughout. For the avid reader, the study with its mahogany wood moldings and smart leather seating is a place for quiet contemplation. Generous windows frame the property’s impressive views of Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet.
For recreation, guests can step into ancient Grecian opulence at the property’s indoor pool, where a reflective light fixture mimics the sky. Columns, turquoise vases, and wicker lounge chairs set an inviting scene where visitors can settle in and stay a while. With the home’s gardens conveniently accessible via a wall of French doors, the tranquil pool space is another example of the estate’s ability to transport and inspire.
Taking full advantage of an idyllic location, the Belmont Estate’s grounds are their own work of art: with multiple levels to choose from, no vista is out of bounds here. Step out onto the balcony for breathtaking views of the mountains, lounge on deckchairs among the garden on the main patio, or take a moment to wander to lower lawns, where the ocean beats against the shore just a short distance away. Soak up the magic of a warm summer night in the estate’s courtyard, brimming with greenery, and take a moment of respite by the property’s romantic grotto and waterfall.
This evocative Vancouver home overflows with Old-World charm. In the City of Glass, few properties stand out quite like this one, where European influence is translated to the Pacific Coast setting—and built to last the ages.
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