Few homes contain a legacy of such accomplishment, stature, family, tradition, place and time. On a highly private acreage, Belmont Estate is poised amidst Vancouver's most prestigious neighbourhood and its legacy is woven through the very fabric of its conception.
The Estate, which spans 21,977 square feet is the result of the collaboration between the Owners and the acclaimed firm, Ernest Collins Architect Ltd., which was commissioned to undertake the project. The design process and realization of the Estate was more than five years in the making. As evidenced by the final result every material, every placement, and each appointment throughout the home was carefully chosen and selected to create the grandeur of the home. From the very arrival, the porte-cochère entrance and stone waterfall are part of the detailing that create the exceptional experience that one has from being here. Dramatic, solid oak cathedral doors flank the home's entrance, you find yourself standing still in the grand hallway where light, glass, art, and soaring ceilings prevail over any expectations. You understand the display that this room offers, which among many things contains a striking French Ormolu chandelier, a grand piano and grand hall which has been played in by world class musicians.
A place of greeting, the Georgian-inspired, full service cocktail Bar boasts the incredible texture of coffered, french walnut ceilings against heavy, rich leathers and marble, brass accents and custom Tai Ping woven carpets. Expansive doorways seamlessly integrate the space between rooms while high contrasting granite and marble floors create a distinct room separation with its own remarkable character and yet beautifully connected back to the grand hallway. The 20-seat formal dining room is a bold showcase of the home, while the formal sitting room is an elegant expression of the Renaissance era and offers unobstructed ocean and mountain views.
Six rooms on the main floor access the sprawling terrace which overlook the Versaille-inspired gardens and span over three tiers, including a private orchard. Every spring season the gardens display over 12,000 tulips, hyacinth and daffodils in bloom and flower varietals have been carefully chosen to ignite the landscape with their individual flair and beauty. The gardens are expertly tended and have been established over twenty years with highlights such as mature sequoia trees, golden spruce, rhododendrons, lilacs, magnolias, maples and manicured hedges which provide privacy.
A highly distinguished sitting library is perhaps the most captivating space on the main level to enjoy the ocean and mountain views across the Burrard Inlet, while a striking granite fireplace adds to the richness and warmth of this room during all seasons. Centered on the main floor the kitchen was intended to cater and provides a service hall with walk-in fridges, and closets for entertaining up to 100 guests in the grand hallways.
The upper level of Belmont Estate features a variety of private bedrooms, each with their own ensuites and a private in-law suite. The sprawling master bedroom is enhanced by it's superior views, his and hers ensuites and large walk-in closets. One can move easily between floors throughout the Estate by elevator, or staircases located on either the west, or the east wing and quickly to the secured 6-car garage.
Ethereal reflections of light and colour shine throughout the Italian inspired indoor spa and pool with its turquoise waters and French doors opening onto the sprawling terrace and gardens. One of several, hand painted murals throughout the Estate accent the room gracefully.
Masterfully envisioned the home exudes elegance and is truly one to entertain and is timeless in décor. Fifteen minutes from Downtown Vancouver, Belmont Estate is a private world of its own creation and a home that delivers beauty to all who experience it.