When it comes to luxury home design, one can hardly go wrong with gold leaf.
Gold is said to be the colour of the skin of the gods.
The use of these thin sheets of precious metal goes back to ancient times.
Gold leaf has adorned the abodes of the rich and powerful.
The tradition continues today.
The material is available either in sheet form or as paint, and as expected, it is not cheap.
One can reproduce the indulgence it brings through imitation gold leaf, but this is not the case at a West Vancouver mansion.
“Excessive REAL GOLD LEAF paint throughout,” read the listing for the luxury home at 1529 Vinson Creek Road, the capitalization obviously made for emphasis.
According to the Royal LePage Sussex marketing material, the “EXTRAVAGANT” six-bedroom, 10-bath home features “exceptional quality”, and the “finest workmanship…from end to end”.
The “superb home with lavish, opulent finishings” comes with a theatre, games room, massage room with saunas, wine cellar, and outdoor pool with views of the ocean.
The 8,929-square-foot home came on the market on January 9, 2021 with a listing price of $16,998,000.
It sold the same day at a big discount for $10,000,000.
The sale was tracked by real estate sites fisherly.com and Zealty.ca.
B.C. Assessment placed the 2021 value of the property as of July 1, 2020 at $8,802,000.