Today we’re looking at a slice of Vancouver history in Shaughnessy that just so happens to be up for sale. I’m always excited to see inside these homes as this tends to be my only access. I only once went to a party in a house near here and had the pleasure if touring a style of home they just don’t really make anymore.
The property at 1363 The Crescent in Shaughnessy was originally owned by Henry W. Leggatt, and in the 1950’s the Wong family purchased the estate and has been with them since. This home is listed as Heritage B designation, which means certain features of this home are protected and cannot be changed.
With that being said, there is room for certain modern touches as you can see it still has a lot of older stylings that match its ambience. One thing is for certain though in this heritage mansion, and that’s every room is unique and has its own custom touches. They’re all bright and cheery though with those light colours and the vast array of windows allowing for lots of natural light.
Have you noticed the wallpaper yet and carpets by any chance? They remind me of a print you find at Liberty of London, so if you know your antique wallpaper pipe in on comments below the article. If I owned this house I certainly would have had a few shirts with those prints made up to wear around in matching fashion.
This heritage mansion sits on a .76 acre lot and has nine bedrooms and five bathrooms spread out over 7,500 square feet. The property agent Sterling Wong calls for a complete restoration to “bring it back to its former glory” in the listing description. 1363 The Crescent also comes with an infill potential with an option to stratify.
So is anyone up to the task to restore this historic gem in Shaughnessy? It’s on the market for $15,600,000 CAD and it is listed with Sterling Wong of Oakwyn Realty out of Vancouver. If you’re interested in this unique property you can get at him directly via 604-836-0506 to learn more about 1363 The Crescent in Shaughnessy.