An historic West Vancouver waterfront property with a magical past is currently on the market.
6010 Gleneagles Place was built in 1931 by Daniel Peck, a mining man and amateur magician, and his wife Rachel Eddy, realtor Joanne Renfer told The Huffington Post B.C. Peck built the Craftsman house to include secret passages and false walls to showcase his tricks, according to a 1998 article in the North Shore News.
The Pecks spent about $12,000 building their home on the lot, which is one of West Vancouver's original waterfront estates. When the Great Depression hit, the Pecks were forced to sell it for taxes.
In the late 1930s, Dick Malkin (from the prominent family behind the Malkin Bowl theatre in Stanley Park) and his wife, Eleanor, bought the property. They named it "Tall Trees" and turned it into quite the place-to-be for parties until they sold it in the late '70s. Since then, it has been home to a number of other families.
After spending $2 million on renovations, the current owners have put the house on the market for $4.28 million, according to the listing.
The 5,500-sq.-ft. space features original millwork, waterfront decks, four fireplaces, four bedrooms with ensuites, a theatre, granite counters, hardwood floors, and a wrap-around deck — not to mention some very interesting history.