Sweet surrender: after seven years on and off market, Sarah McLachlan finally sells Whistler retreat for $11.5 million

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      Sarah McLachlan has finally sold her Whistler retreat.

      The "I Will Remember You" singer and songwriter let go of the 5476 Stonebridge Place property for $11.5 million.

      The luxurious mountain estate has a 2021 B.C. Assessment valuation of $10,954,000.

      The assessment is broken down as follows: $4,905,000 for the custom-built house, and $6,049,000 for the 4.3-acre (1.7-hectare) lot.

      Based on tracking by real-estate site Zealty.ca, the sale was made on June 11, 2021 and was reported on August 5.

      Zealty CEO Adam Major related to the Straight that McLachlan bought 5476 Stonebridge Place in 2003 for $3 million.

      Later, Major continued, the "Sweet Surrender" singer personally oversaw the design and construction of the three-storey home.

      The realtor also recalled a chance encounter with McLachlan in West Vancouver.

      “I was walking on a sidewalk in Ambleside five or six years ago with my kids and turned around and Sarah McLachlan was standing right behind us.  She said ‘hello’. I said hello back and then realized, ‘Oh, that’s Sarah McLachlan!’.”

      Major continued: “What surprised me about the experience is she was strikingly, charismatically beautiful. Having grown up watching her on TV, I was taken aback by the brief experience of meeting her in person. I will remember her!”

      Zealty.ca tracking shows that the Whistler Real Estate Company Limited served as agent for the Adia singer and the party that bought the six-bedroom, seven-bath home.

      The property was listed on January 14, 2021 for $12,950,000.

      The three-storey Whistler mansion sits on a 1.7-hectare lot.
      JOHN RYAN/WHISTLER REAL ESTATE CO.

      The "Building a Mystery" singer designed the residence well, as one can be visualize from the listing, which states:

      Stone and timber bring the heart of the West Coast alive in this luxurious mountain estate. Nestled in the exclusive Stonebridge neighbourhood, this secluded gated residence sits on 4.3 acres of manicured gardens and offers dramatic panoramic views that span an entire mountain range including Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. At the heart of the home, a spacious kitchen and family area create a warm and inviting space, with more formal entertaining being offered in the grand room boasting vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. Dine alfresco in the outdoor living area then submerge yourself in the cantilevered hot tub with a glass of wine from the private cellar and soak in the alpenglow.

      The residence was also listed for $12,950,000 on July 31, 2020. The listing expired on January 1, 2021.

      A November 18, 2016 listing shows an asking price of $13.5 million. The listing expired on May 19, 2017.

      There was also a November 13, 2014 listing with a price of $15.9 million. The listing expired on November 16, 2016 with a reduced price of $13.5 million.

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