Vancouver’s most expensive house this month has a predictably oversized kitchen, ornate chandeliers – plus an indoor pool, two-lane bowling alley and 16-seat home theatre.

At $29.9 million, this eight-bedroom fortress of luxury near the University of British Columbia – close to the water, away from the frat houses – has remained unsold since it was first listed in April.

Designed by Vancouver-based architect Loy Leyland, the 14,000 sq.-ft house is packed with features such as a gym built with 20 ft. ceilings, elevator to ease stress on post-workout legs, and a heated driveway.

There’s even a backup generator available on site to keep those Gatsby-style summer parties overlooking Burrard Inlet going all night long.

Besides business people and socialites, Realtors may be the ones partying hard this summer. May housing sales are up one per cent from the same time last year, according to figures released by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.

This is of course encouraging news for those selling houses and condos in a notoriously unaffordable region.

Earlier this month, a mysterious buyer scooped up the city’s most expensive condo at the Fairmont Pacific Rim for $25 million, making it the priciest sale of its kind in Canada.

Take a peek inside some of Vancouver’s priciest homes:

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    5633 Newtown Wynd., Vancouver, B.C. Bedrooms: 6 Floor Space: 14,484 sq.-ft. Storeys: 4 Built in: 2010 Bathrooms : 8

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  • $16,280,000

    1538 Western Cres., Vancouver B.C. Bedrooms: 6 Floor Space: 10,247 sq.-ft. Storeys: 3 Built in: 1935 View: Water, mountain Bathrooms: 8

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  • $15,800,000

    5550 Kingston Rd., Vancouver B.C. Bedrooms: 7 Floor Space: 8,042 sq.-ft. Storeys: 3 Built in: 1991 Waterfront: Waterfront Bathrooms: 7

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  • $14,888,000

    6633 Cartier St., Vancouver, B.C. Bedrooms: 6 Floor Space: 8,881 sq.-ft. Storeys: 3 Built in: 2013 Bathrooms: 8

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    2626 Bellvue Ave., Vancouver, B.C. Bedrooms: 4 Floor Space: 9,015 sq.-ft. Storeys: 3 Built in: 2001 View: Waterfront, ocean Bathrooms: 6

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  • $13,888,000

    940 Esquimalt Ave., Vancouver, B.C. Bedrooms: 4 Floor Space: 7,225 sq.-ft. Storeys: 3 Built in: 2013 Bathrooms: 8

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    5612 Chancellor Blvd., Vancouver, B.C. Bedrooms: 4 Floor Space: 6,284 sq.-ft. Storeys: 3 Built in: 2011 View: Mountain Bathrooms: 7

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