Fun in the Sun

The sun is out, the weather is warm, and adventure calls. The following homes offer all the benefits of getting away from it all — without ever having to leave home.

Refined meets relaxed

6630 Marine Crescent, Vancouver BC
Call it the perfect mix of traditional elegance and relaxed, liveable space. This seven-bedroom, five-bathroom home in Vancouver’s exclusive SW Marine neighbourhood features oversized rooms and a breathtaking grand hall that opens out to an expansive terraced outdoor area, complete with pool and whirlpool. Tastefully detailed with natural oak floors and fine wood mouldings. The property includes a 1,168-square-foot coach house.
Offered at $8,680,000
Contact Faith Wilson, Faith Wilson Group, (604) 224-5277



Home on the range

Winchester, California 92596
Looking to get away from it all? This 352-acre ranch near Temecula, California (85 miles east of LA), offers stunning views of the San Jacinto Mountains. The property includes a main house, guest house, a ranch manager’s residence, a maintenance building, dog kennels, a horse barn, and working stables. The main house overlooks a five-acre lake. Approved for eight additional residences. 
Offered at $6,500,000 USD
Contact Zackary Wright, Christie’s International Real Estate, (310) 385-2690



Country living in the city

55 Elmont Drive SW, Calgary AB
Who says you have to leave the city to enjoy the country? Situated in Calgary’s Springbank Hill neighbourhood just 15 minutes from downtown, this 5,000-square-foot home offers rugged, natural landscaping and beautiful city vistas. True to the craftsman style, the home features exceptionally rich interior detailing, with custom walnut millwork, substantial wood beams and cobbled limestone flooring.
Offered at $5,648,000
Contact Mark Evernden, Engel & Völkers Calgary, (403) 829-3776



Seaside sanctuary

8355 Lochside Drive, Saanichton BC
This one-of-a-kind luxury home on 2.2 acres, positioned on one of the most picturesque stretches of the West Coast, features a unique circular layout with panoramas of sea and sky, and 400 feet of low-bank water frontage. The indoor pool, spa, and outdoor sport court make this a true lifestyle oasis. The 6,000-square-foot home recently underwent a top-to-bottom renovation by respected designer J.C. Scott. 
Offered at $4,950,000
Contact Scott Piercy, Engel & Völkers Vancouver Island, (250) 686-7789



Mediterranean inspiration

20 Oakbank Road, Thornhill Ontario
Details matter. Case in point is this home situated next door to one of the most prestigious golf course communities in the country. Inspired by the great old-world estates, the home offers a well-proportioned layout and an expansive outdoor living area. Exquisite, well-considered finishings and the attention to even the smallest details create an exceptional opportunity for people who like to entertain.
Offered at $4,800,000
Contact Jerry Hammond, Hammond International Properties, (877) 702-7870