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Abbotsford electric substation turned luxury home is up for auction (PHOTOS)

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DH Vancouver Staff Mar 20, 2019 1:37 pm

If you’re looking for a new home that isn’t a cookie-cutter Yaletown condo or a retro Vancouver special, this unique Metro Vancouver property could be the right fit.

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This Abbotsford mansion is a luxury restoration of an old BC Electric substation. It will be going up for auction on March 22.

The home is located at  39623 Old Yale Road and was built in 1906 of concrete, steel and brick by BC Electric Corporation.

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The 11,462-square-foot estate sits on a 2.35-acre property with a 30-acre greenbelt forest.

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The substation-turned-luxury home features eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms, as well as two large lofts.

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If you still need further enticing, there’s also a theatre room, five kitchens, large living and dining area that are more than suitable for entertaining with four large balconies.

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Other features of this place include acid-stained concrete floors, an all-floor elevator, 1,000-bottle wine cellar, security system, and exposed brick with floor-to-ceiling windows.

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So if it’s time to make your way out of the city to a one-of-a-kind place to call your own, this might be the place for you.

The home was previously listed for under $5-million and bidding opens on March 22 at 5 pm EDT on Concierge Auctions website.

Oh, and in case you were wondering what kind of energy and power an old electric substation uses, the home uses electric, “forced air,” and natural gas.

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