A look inside: Old Hollywood home in Point Grey available for lease (PHOTOS)

Oct 17 2020, 6:28 pm

A home with a mysterious Old Hollywood architectural flair in Point Grey is competing with a lot of personality in the local real estate rental market.

For garden enthusiasts and architecture lovers alike, this home used to belong to Thomas Hobbs, a well-known gardener and florist. This Spanish Colonial Revival home was custom-built with eclectic Mediterranean, Morrocan, Medieval interiors, located on a 7,384-sq-ft lot perched above Spanish Banks.

(Coldwell Banker Prestige Realty)

Its gardens with exotic plantings have been featured in many publications, including on Martha Stewart’s website. The Terrazza tiling and arched windows evoke the sun-baked villas of the Mediterranean, and the rear terrace hosts spectacular views over Spanish Banks, English Bay and downtown Vancouver.

(Coldwell Banker Prestige Realty)

(Coldwell Banker Prestige Realty)

The home–built in 1936–still retains the custom touches that Hobbs made, such as extra tall kitchen counters to suit his height. The kitchen, baths, and heating have been updated more recently, however.

(Coldwell Banker Prestige Realty)

(Coldwell Banker Prestige Realty)

(Coldwell Banker Prestige Realty)

(Coldwell Banker Prestige Realty)

(Coldwell Banker Prestige Realty)

(Coldwell Banker Prestige Realty)

It has one garage parking and ample close-up street parking.

The property has successfully been tenanted over the years by a few lucky architecture and garden enthusiasts families.

The home is available for a minimum of 12 months rental term and comes at $8,000 per month. The address is available upon request.

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