Located between Vancouver and Squamish, Lions Bay is a small residential community north of West Vancouver. It sits along Howe Sound, a UNESCO-designated Biosphere Reserve.
After being incorporated in 1971, Lions Bay is governed by its own municipal government and is home to fewer than 1,500 people. The average residential property assessment, according to the municipal government, is $1,672,518 -- among the highest in British Columbia.
Waterfront properties are not particularly rare in the North Shore, but even with that in mind, the views from 45 Sweetwater Place , currently on the market for $2,825,000, still stand out from the sea of homes sporting ocean vistas.
The address is tucked into a neighbourhood along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, north of Cypress Mountain, a stone's throw away from Kelvin Grove Beach & Marine Park, and the waters of Howe Sound.
Originally built in 1984, the home boasts 3,806 sq. ft of living space atop a 9,609-sq. ft lot. The property is complete with four bathrooms and six bedrooms, some of which are within a secondary suite.
Upon entry you're met by a cozy living room. From here, an open-concept floor plan welcomes you into the adjacent dining room and kitchen, which are situated around a two-sided fireplace that anchors the airy space.
- Address : 45 Sweetwater Place
- Bedrooms: 6
- Bathrooms: 3+1
- Size: 3,806 sq. ft
- Lot Size: 9,609 sq. ft
- Price: $2,825,000
- Listed by: Craig Doherty, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada
This main living area leads out to the sizeable backyard, which is finished with multiple lounge areas, a luscious garden, and stunning panoramic views of Howe Sound -- not to mention the various surrounding islands and mountains.
Upstairs you'll find the primary bedroom, which includes an ensuite bathroom and laundry, plus access to a sprawling deck that spans the width of the home and overlooks the backyard. From here you can take in elevated views of Howe Sound.
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Look around the property in any direction and you may feel like you're on Isla Nublar (where Jurassic Park takes place), as the property is surrounded by tall forests, even-taller mountains, and numerous islands, and it's all stunning. The cherry on top of it all: you don't need to share the glorious sights with any dinosaurs.
Two bedrooms, one bathroom, and one den are provided in a separate suite within the home; this space also includes its own full kitchen, living room, and outdoor deck.
The home is also meticulously crafted with many details not necessarily visible to the naked eye, but which won't go unappreciated. Think: 9-inch insulated walls, modern windows that ensure energy efficiency of the home, as well as a sound-proof multi-purpose media room.
All in all, the property is in a magnificent location with equally magnificent views. For anyone who prefers to spend their days lounging amid peace and beauty, it's a perfect place to call home.
WELCOME TO 45 SWEETWATER PLACE
LIVING, DINING, AND KITCHEN
BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS
This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.