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1721 West 38th Avenue | Shaughnessy, Vancouver West


Asking Price: $6,388,000

  • 70 x 183.96 foot lot
  • 4,318 square foot home
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3.5 Bathrooms
  • Age: 87 years
  • Taxes $20,447.97 (2014)

MLS# V1120977

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Serenity, light and thoughtful spaces, best depicts the ambiance that was created in the extensive renovation of this elegant Shaughnessy home. Situated on almost 13,000 sq. ft., on a very sought after block of this historic Vancouver neighbourhood, the surrounding gardens, pool and landscaping were carefully designed and executed to enhance the overall experience.

Friends, family and guests will delight in the ease of livability that this home exudes. Traditional and contemporary elements blend seamlessly: from the state of the art kitchen to the covered terrace - complete with cozy gas fireplace - relax and enjoy the expansive estate feel of your very own personal oasis.

Custom designed for the current occupants, the upstairs is a private retreat for two, however it is a simple transition to creating 3 bedrooms up. And when you are ready to imprint your own style, take advantage of the renovation-ready lower level - bedrooms, gym, spa, media room - it only awaits your heart’s desire.

Currently 4,300 square feet including the lower level, this home could potentially be expanded to 5,700 square feet. Elegance, quiet, beauty; breathe deeply and exhale. You have arrived.


Property Class:Detached
Property Type:House/Single Family
Style of Home:2 Storey with basement
Total Bedrooms:4
Full Bathrooms:3
Half Bathrooms:1
Gross Taxes:$20,448 (Tax year 2014)
Approx. Year Built:1928
Total Floor Space:4,318 (sq.ft.)
Number of Levels:3
Basement Area:Full
Suites:Unauthorized Suite(s)
Frontage:70 (ft.)
Depth:184 (ft.)
Lot Size:12,877 (sq.ft.)
Main Directional Exposure:North
Construction:Frame - Wood
Total Parking Spaces:2
Outdoor Areas:Fenced yard, Patio(s) and Deck(s)
MLS® #:V1120977

Location and Home:

  • Premier Shaughnessy location in the heart of Vancouver’s Westside, offering unmatched access to a vast list of the city’s best amenities, all within a 15 minute drive, including Vancouver International Airport, luxury shopping on Robson Street, the 5-star restaurants of Downtown, Spanish Banks beach, and 3 championship golf courses
  • Quilchena Elementary, Point Grey Secondary, Crofton House, Vancouver College, York House, St George’s and UBC
  • 70 x 183.96 foot, beautifully landscaped private estate property on a very exclusive, sought-after, tree-lined street
  • Extensively renovated 4318 square foot, two level home with basement
  • 2 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms
  • Basement level is renovation-ready for you to imprint your own style
  • Private, fully fenced outdoor retreat complete with outdoor pool, sun-drenched terraces, beautiful landscaping and serene gardens

Features of the Home:

  • Inviting entrance foyer features an architectural Moorish arched door
  • Expansive, formal living room looks out to your pretty front gardens and boasts an ambient gas fireplace and 2 sets of original leaded glass French doors opening to the foyer and to your office
  • Separate, formal dining room is perfect for hosting dinner parties while overlooking professionally landscaped garedns and outdoor pool
  • Outstanding, chef’s kitchen with gorgeous coved ceiling boasts eucalyptus cabinetry, granite counters, Thermador 6 burner gas stove, Miele dishwasher, Sub-Zero fridge, Panasonic microwave, built-in Miele expresso machine and a terrific eating area with French doors opening to your sundeck, fantastic for barbeques
  • Relax in the bright family room with built-in glass shelving and a convenient study nook that overlooks your south-facing garden
  • Your quiet, custom office and library boasts a built-in eucalyptus desk with cabinets and shelving plus 3 sets of French doors, one opening to the living room, the 2nd opening to the sundeck and the 3rd opening to your private, covered terrace complete with an outstanding view of your pool, patio and gardens plus a cozy gas fireplace – perfect for year round out door enjoyment and entertaining
  • Retreat into your master bedroom with spacious sitting area that features a romantic wood-burning fireplace, a sizable dressing room with built-in organizers and a luxurious 4 piece ensuite with in-floor heat, double sinks and a large walk-in shower
  • Generous sized second bedroom offers plenty of closet space
  • Additional 4 piece bathroom has in-floor heat and a deep soaker tub
  • The renovation-ready lower level awaits your personal style & desires
  • You will love relaxing by the pool, soaking up on the sun on your patio, and hosting friends and family with enjoying your beautifully landscaped gardens in your marvelous, fully fenced backyard - your personal oasis

Other Features of the Home:

  • Custom designed for the current occupants, the upper level of the home is a private retreat for two, however it is a simple transition to creating 3 bedrooms upstairs
  • Imprint your own style by taking advantage of the renovation-ready lower level - bedrooms, gym, spa, media room - it only awaits your heart’s desire
  • Home was extensively renovated from 2005-2007 including drain tiles, furnace, hot water tank, plumbing, electrical, windows, doors, roof, landscaping and outdoor pool
  • Currently 4,300 square feet including the lower level, this home could potentially be expanded to 5,700 square feet
  • Chimneys were repointed and serviced
  • Refinished hardwood on main level
  • Custom windows and doors all done by Peter Fenger Builders
  • 3 sets of original French doors with leaded glass on main level
  • 2 gas fireplaces and 1 wood burning fireplace
  • Laundry area in lower level with Bosch washer and dryer
  • Pot lights and sound system throughout home
  • Staircase from main to upper level rebuilt with oak stairs and mahogany bannister
  • Winter view of water and mountains from second bedroom
  • Ipe (ironwood) sundeck
  • In-ground irrigation system
  • Exterior lighting in gardens on timer system
  • Pennsylvania bluestone patio
  • Basalt stonework surrounding gardens
  • Pool house with heater and pump
  • Detached, heated double car garage with exterior security lights
  • Designer: Gregory Van Sickle
  • Landscaper: Damon Oriente

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