06/16/2013 11:07 EDT | Updated 06/18/2013 09:09 EDT

Most Expensive House In Vancouver, June 2013 (PHOTOS)


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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