May 7, 2012

Tuscan-style Celebrity Home


West Vancouver
LIST PRICE: $5,498,000
CONTACT: Tim Slater
Macdonald Realty Ltd.
Cell: 604-889-7802
Office: 604-926-6718

The Italian-style warmth of this one-of-a-kind house is truly reflective of its owner, genial restaurateur Umberto Menghi.

It’s a house full of superlatives – a dining room that will seat 20; a restaurant-style kitchen with Carrera marble countertops and an outdoor kitchen by the pool with a brick oven and fireplace. The big, open floor plan encourages conversation to flow through one room to another. Tuscan-style terracotta colours give the house a warm glow and amazing windows draw sunshine and light all day. It is a house that is warm in winter and cool in summer.

Located in the heart of Altamont, the house enjoys total privacy. Outdoors, the professionally-maintained property includes a bocce court, a new cabana, amazing patios, piazzas, a potting shed and vegetable garden. There is a gracious entry, huge principal rooms and a grand piano-sized conservatory and five big bedrooms include his-and-hers dressing rooms and attractive ensuite bathroom.

A three-car garage and fully gated auto court accommodate the cars. This one-of-a-kind home is on close to a half-acre lot that is almost completely level and 100-per-cent usable. For all its superlative features, this is very much a comfortable family home, a place to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Not to be missed!

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