If you watch any of those home improvement TV shows you know the mention of a "home theatre" is cause for delighted gasps, but the one in this Metro Vancouver mansion on the market right now definitely takes the cake.
Styled like an actual movie theatre and not a "man cave" or merely a tricked out basement room, you'll find this colourful fully decorated viewing space is like a mini movie palace, complete with ornate columns on the wall, plush red velvet seats for 10 people on a raised platform, and a red curtain to cover the screen.
Even better: before you enter the home theatre room, you'll pass through the box office area that the homeowners have styled with movie posters, a popcorn cart, and even a kindly-looking older gent ready to sell you your imaginary tickets. Bonus: The movie theatre is equipped for watching features in 3D (of course!).
The property, which is located at 3507 40 Street in a rural part of Ladner in Delta, is a nine-bedroom, 8532-square-foot mansion on an 18-acre "country estate" lot, and it's on the market for just under $9 million at $8,980,000. The front gates bear the name "Duck Pond Estate," and open to reveal a long entry road that leads to a circular driveway at the front of the mansion.
Other features of the house include a billiards room, outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, and a lush private garden complete with a pond and a waterfall. Not mentioned in the listing but shown in the photos of this unique property is the old-timey town storefront area outdoors that appears to be a garage.
The mansion was built in 1990, and while the listing agent - Layla Yang, the controversial realtor who is featured in a new reality series about Vancouver's Asian luxury real estate market - gives a nod to its use of luxury materials, it may take a millionaire's budget to do some timely upgrades to the home's interior, as it does look rather dated.
BC Assessment puts the home's value for 2021 at just $1,243,508, which is down $10,000 from the year before.
A drone tour of the exterior and the land is available for viewing: