Photo Gallery: Breathtaking Restoration of $38m Mansion Up for Four Georgies

Reimagining of heritage West Side home has earned Marino General Contracting four awards nods – and these stunning images reveal why

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REW.ca
January 9, 2017






The incredible West Side property combines old-world architectural style with modern luxury, like this stunning pool, concertina doors and glass-balustraded wraparound balcony
New landscaping at the front of the house includes a contemporary twist on the grand driveway fountains of old
The artists hired by restoration contractor Marino GC to recondition the detailed crown moldings have helped make this living room almost impossibly elegant
Marino GC used rich wood panelling and matching bookcases and window frames to make this library-den as inviting as it is inspiring
The wooden panelling, beams and grand staircase in the main lobby speak to the home's heritage, while the modern sculptures and light fixture offer a hint at the contemporary space through the door
The Gables' second staircase couldn't be more contrasting to its first, with its extensive glass, pale-wood stairs and huge windows, all open to the bright, modern kitchen
The kitchen, informal dining area and family room are all in one large, flowing, open-concept "great room" space
Joe Marino and his team took the bold step to install massive concertina doors to the patio, which create an absolutely seamless indoor-outdoor living experience
The light-filled master bedroom has a stunning bay window and access to the contemporary glass-balustraded balcony
The master bathroom is another gorgeous example of old-meets-new with its own fireplace and elaborate mantel, combined with sleek cabinetry, modern tub and chic faucets
It's a rare house that manages to combine classic grandeur with ultra-hip modernism, but Marino General Contracting has pulled it off effortlessly (and the repurposed attic space now boasts the best view in the house)
Making the most of the Gables' steep topography, and the views that stretch south-west to the Gulf Islands, are the divine infinity pool and floating deck
The 4.25-acre property has extensive woodland, which was overgrown and had a network of coyote paths, before it was cleared, relandscaped and the original footpaths restored
The lower property was a marshland covered in brambles, which has been transformed into a private golf course and patio with fire pit. The original pond and creek can double as irrigation for the extensive landscaping, so it has a filtration system that irrigates the entire property in the event of drought restrictions

This Tudor-style mansion on the West Side of Vancouver is, at $38 million, currently the most expensive residential real estate listing in the city. The 10,000-square-foot home on a 4.25 acre lot is also the city’s largest estate property. And following its spectacular interior and exterior restoration by local company Marino General Contracting, "The Gables" is arguably Vancouver’s most stunning mansion.

The project has earned Marino GC four nominations in three categories in the upcoming Georgie Awards: Best Renovation $800,000 and Over, Best Outdoor Living Space, and Renovator of the Year.

Built in 1929 for the President of BC Electric, Vancouver’s largest estate property was in dire need of extensive renovations and restorations.

Company owner Joe Marino and his team restored the heritage property, hiring artists to recondition original crown mouldings, installing in-floor radiant heating from the basement level to protect the original main-level flooring, and restoring the grounds to their original grandeur.

Check out the images in the photo gallery above for more details and to see the spectacular finished results.

Joe Marino and his expert construction team have been serving the West Side of Vancouver for 27 years. For more information about Marino General Contracting and to connect via social media, follow the links below.

Instagram: @marinogc 

Twitter: @marinoltd 

Houzz: https://goo.gl/bkfHwJ

Facebook: https://goo.gl/TSj7Kg

Website: www.marinogc.com


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