Spectacular home on the market near UBC truly special

Take a look inside a luxury west side Vancouver home listed at just under $12 million

A beautiful single-family home designed by Vancouver-based architect Peter Rose, on the University Endowment Lands next to UBC, is on the market.

The Acadia Road Residence is one of the most recognizable homes in the prestigious west side neighbourhood. It was built in 2010 by Keystone Projects.

The home, located at 1789 Acadia Road, is currently listed by realtor Sue Scott of Royal LePage Sussex for $11,980,000. 

The 5,700 sq ft. home has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. It features extensive millwork, coffered ceilings, Lutron lighting, a steam room and a fully-equipped chef’s kitchen. For music buffs, audio can be played throughout the home thanks to an integrated AV system.

A wood burning fireplace with a 3,000 lb stone surround is the focal point of the grand living room. The master suite has two walk-in closets and rain showers in the limestone-clad bathroom.

The home’s great room opens to a large patio with outdoor kitchen, surrounded by lush landscaped gardens on a 13,800 sq ft. lot.


Home entrance
Residents are welcomed to the home by a grand, stone-clad entrance. Credit: Sue Scott/Royal LePage Sussex
Media room
The media room has a beautiful outlook to the landscaped property. Credit: Sue Scott/Royal LePage Sussex
An over-height foyer welcomes guests to the home. Credit: Sue Scott/Royal LePage Sussex
The home features extensive millwork. Credit: Sue Scott/Royal LePage Sussex
Chef's kitchen
The chef’s kitchen is fully equipped. Credit: Sue Scott/Royal LePage Sussex
Piano not included. Credit: Sue Scott/Royal LePage Sussex
Outdoor kitchen with BBQ
The outdoor kitchen has a BBQ and several seating areas overlooking the garden. Credit: Sue Scott/Royal LePage Sussex
Master bath
The master bathroom has a free-standing tub and wall-hung toilet. Credit: Sue Scott/Royal LePage Sussex
His and her sinks
His and her sinks. Credit: Sue Scott/Royal LePage Sussex
Exterior of 1789 Acadia Road
The exterior of 1789 Acadia Road in the University Endowment Lands on Vancouver’s west side. Credit: Sue Scott/Royal LePage Sussex

Other exterior features include a heated driveway and garage for four cars, basketball hoop, copper gutters and chimney tops, as well as a sprinkler system.

Architect Peter Rose says the nautical-themed home was inspired by the residences of the northeastern U.S., particularly around Nantucket.

The home is defined by distinctive curving roofs, and a layered array of materials including shake, copper, stone and wood.

Rose said the home took five years from concept to completion, and that the owners wanted a modern interior with a traditional exterior.

“There is something about this house that people find so appealing,” said Rose. “It’s architecturally impressive, without being intimidating.”