A rare, steel-framed luxury home is poised to break the sale record for the exclusive Sea-to-Sky enclave of Furry Creek.
“This house sets a value we’ve never seen because it’s a product unlike any other,” listing agent Andrew Lasko says.
The stunning home, which is located on Furry Creek Drive between the upper and lower golf courses, is forged from steel and chiseled from 2,000 tonnes of rock. It features gorgeous, uninterrupted Howe Sound and mountain views through a 23-foot-high window wall.
The owners, who wish to remain anonymous, were previously in the steel business. When it came time to custom-build their home, they knew they wanted to work with the high-quality material to which they were accustomed.
“Steel is unquestionably more expensive than wooden framing. But it’s a very green product,” the owner says.
“It’s more durable. We wanted an open-concept home with high ceilings. The construction would have been so much more consuming and harder if we didn’t use steel.”
Soaring ceilings and unobstructed window wall look out to the water. (Supplied)
The steel framing creates a seismically-sound house, and it works to support the home’s oversized windows, built with extra-thick 5 mm glass for extra insulation and noise control. The windows fill the home with natural light.
“Steel gives us the comfort that everything is supported and not going to warp,” the owner says.
The over-3,000 square foot steel and glass marvel was built for entertaining, with the entire main floor made up of large, open spaces. High-end materials were selected for every aspect of the home.
“The combination of the construction, the views, the detail of the build in terms of the layout, it is a true lifestyle home,” Lasko says.
“I could see this being an ideal fit for individuals with older or who don’t have children who want more of their home dedicated to living and entertaining space, and less dedicated to bedroom space. It’s important for them to live in a small but elevated community.”
Twenty-three-foot ceilings feature six breathtaking view windows, with luxurious kitchen and dining areas. On beautiful days, residents can enjoy the 1,000 square foot patio.
Forever Howe Sound views from inside and low-maintenance exterior. (Supplied)
The unparalleled master wing has a 10-foot vaulted ceiling and a six-piece ensuite featuring a jetted tub framed by a picture window.
It’s easy to stay comfortable at all times with a nine-zone heating/cooling system and programmable window covers. The house also features a heated stamped-concrete driveway and a durable metal roof.
“It only snows there a handful of days of the year, but with the slope and the length of the drive, this is a key feature,” Lasko says.
The owners of the Furry Creek home settled on the area when deciding to move out of Vancouver. They wanted somewhere in the Sea to Sky region and happened on Furry Creek by chance.
“The area was sort of a surprise. We took the exit by chance to Furry Creek and it ended up being the best place on the Sea to Sky,” the owner says.
“You can compare it to a few other places, but for the money or the comfort, you won’t find anything better. The high quality, the awesome ocean and mountain view, in addition to the peaceful life in Furry Creek. We love it here.”
Furry Creek is a very small but well-heeled community anchored by the Furry Creek Golf and Country Club, known as B.C.’s most scenic golf course.
In 2016, there were 132 homes in Furry Creek, with 113 of those occupied by owners.
“There’s a real cachet to the solitude you have here.” Lasko says.
Furry Creek also features the convenience of proximity, being only a 15-minute drive to Squamish or West Vancouver.
“This house is not one where, if you don’t buy this, you can just go out and find something else,” Lasko says.
“There is nothing like this home.”
To see the Furry Creek listing, among others, please visit laskoassociates.com.