A look inside: $11M historic villa of Lions Gate Bridge designer (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Jan 24 2021, 5:00 pm

If you’ve ever wanted to own a piece of Vancouver’s history, now is your chance.

That is, if you’ve got $10,900,000 laying around.

Up for sale by Engel & Völkers, Kew House in West Vancouver was once home to A.J. Taylor.

As the president of British Pacific Properties, Taylor was responsible for the construction of Lions Gate Bridge and the development of the British Properties.

Lions Gate Bridge designer home

5324 Marine Drive/Engel & Völkers Vancouver

Lions Gate Bridge designer home

5324 Marine Drive/Engel & Völkers Vancouver

5324 Marine Drive/Engel & Völkers Vancouver

Built in 1937, the 5,008 square-foot property boasts beamed ceilings, antique chandeliers, Spanish tile, and herringbone hardwood floors, according to the listing.

Sitting on a 1.67 acre lot, the house at 5324 Marine Drive offers panoramic views of the water. A long, sweeping driveaway and tall trees provide privacy from the main road.

There are four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and seven fireplaces across the heritage home’s two floors.

Lions Gate Bridge designer home

5324 Marine Drive/Engel & Völkers Vancouver

Lions Gate Bridge designer home

5324 Marine Drive/Engel & Völkers Vancouver

Lions Gate Bridge designer home

5324 Marine Drive/Engel & Völkers Vancouver

“The house itself requires nothing as it has been beautifully renovated in the original style of a French/Italian villa and meticulously maintained by the current owners of over 30 years,” said Harry Kramm, PREC* of Engel & Völkers Vancouver.

The listing notes that a golf course and marina can be found near the waterfront home.

Lions Gate Bridge designer home

5324 Marine Drive/Engel & Völkers Vancouver

Lions Gate Bridge designer home

5324 Marine Drive/Engel & Völkers Vancouver

Lions Gate Bridge designer home

5324 Marine Drive/Engel & Völkers Vancouver

“It has been a pleasure to present this property for sale,” said Kramm.

“Owning a little piece of Vancouver history, built by AJ Taylor as his residence, while he was also building the Lions Gate Bridge, would be a truly unique opportunity for an aficionado of Vancouver’s landmark properties.”

A video by Stanley Productions Inc offers a walkthrough of the breathtaking home for any potential buyers (or wishful thinkers).

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