YEAR BUILT: 1929
Welcome to Vancouver’s Gables Estate. Situated on prestigious South West Marine Drive, the Gables is the LARGEST estate property available in Vancouver.
Built in 1929 for the President of the B.C.Electic; W.G.Murrin, the Gables has had only two owners and truly epitomizes the fruits of Vancouver’s rich industrial wealth and heritage.
Situated on private grounds, the Tudor inspired residence of over 10,000 square feet offers a very functional floor plan that can accommodate grand entertaining as well as comfortable family living. All principal rooms are bright and enjoy Delta and Vancouver Island views and tranquil garden vistas.
Upon entering the gated residence, the driveway leads to grand Port Cochere entrance. The inviting Foyer exudes sophistication with its rich wood paneling and wainscoting and provides the gateway to all the principal rooms.
The Living Room is exceptional in proportions with its Parisian influences including attractive chandelier and wall finishes. The adjacent wood paneled Den is extraordinary and provides privacy and comfort for entertaining or personal relaxation.
The formal Dining room is impressive in its dimensions and views and complete with a wood-burning fireplace. A large Butler’s pantry ensures flawless entertaining.
The Living and Dining rooms together with the Den all connect to the colossal enclosed solarium that can facilitate large scale entertaining or large scale family gatherings.
The Kitchen is spacious and well organized and equipped for family use or for caterers. A large Wolfe gas range and grill, Subzero fridge and stainless steel counters ensure efficiency.
Overlooking the grounds is an additional large family room complete with Fireplace and family eating area.
A truly impressive open staircase with its rich woodwork and leaded glass leads to the upper family bedroom floor.
The Master Suite is boastful in its size, layout and views. His and Hers Ensuites and Dressing rooms , fireplace and adjoining Den with deck are just some of the features. 4 to 5 additional Bedrooms provide well organized accommodation for family members and guests.
The upper level was designed as Help’s quarters and offers the privacy and functionality required.
The lower level features a immense games room complete with a huge paneled “gentleman’s” billiards table.
Additional rooms provide good space for storage and hobbies.
The Gables offers exceptional value and quality in today’s market. The home has been carefully maintained by the present owners over the years and provides a great canvas for the new owners to adapt to the their lifestyle. The 4.25 acre grounds offer great potential for the future offering endless opportunities to add additional residences and recreational facilities.
The upper level of the estate grounds offers potential for formal gardens and pool, while the lower level could offer additional recreational facilities and your own personal park. Truly a piece of VANCOUVER GOLD!
Prestigious location, outstanding views and exposures, a residence with irreplaceable features and quality together with a very functional floor plan situated on the largest grounds available in Vancouver make this iconic residence a wise investment in the future.
Living space: 10402 ft2 Lot size: 185130.00 ft2 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 6Year Built: 1929Parking: 4 placesTaxes: $38,413 (Municipal 2013)