These are the most expensive real estate listings in Vancouver right now (PHOTOS)


Are you in the market for a luxury home? Or maybe you just love to browse and check out the most spectacular homes available in Vancouver.

This group of the city's most expensive listings comes with a message: Don't be deceived by what looks 'just basic'. Luxury today can live hand-in-hand with simplicity and often, it's about the panoramic view that's included.

So let's go on an adventure and check out the 5 most expensive homes for sale in Vancouver right now.


5.  $12.88 million: 4588 NW Marine Drive


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marine drive


*  Living space: approximately 5,200 sq.ft.

*  Unique features: view of the North Shore, designed by award-winning        architect Loy Leyland

*  Other Features: 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, sub-zero appliances and a sauna.


4.  $12.88 million: 173. Sasamat Street


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*  Living space: approximately 4,100 sq.ft.

*  Unique features;  a 172 sq.ft. roof deck steps away from Spanish Banks and Jericho Beach

*  Other features: 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, heated floors and a private elevator


3. $13.98 million: 1773 Knox Road


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knox road


*  Living space: approximately 6,640 sq.ft.

*  Unique features:  an outdoor swimming pool

*  Other features:  5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, a media room and wine cellar


2. $32.8 million:  4788 Belmont Avenue


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belmont


*  Living space: 12,000 sq.ft.

*  Unique features:  2 private patios, a five-star pool and a penthouse suite

*  Other features:  7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, a theatre and music room and a butterfly staircase.


1.  $38.88 million:  2601-277 Thurlow St.


Thurlow street


Thurlow Street


*  Living space: 6,670 sq.ft.

*  Unique features:  dual-suite residence, 3 private garages, 24-hour concierge

*  Other features:  Ozanated indoor pool, 2 fireplaces, 4 massive storage rooms and the option to use the residence as 2 independent suites or 1 massive living space.







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Thousands of Canadians have started a business on the side that allows them to pursue their passions while boosting their incomes.

A poll of 2,000 adults with full-time employment found that more than one-quarter of them have already turned a hobby into a side hustle while staying in their current jobs.


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And more than half, 55%, admitted that they would like to turn their passions into a money-making venture, but have yet to take the leap.

14% of side hustlers report making up to $22,800 annually - well more than that of a minimum wage full-time employee working 40 hours a week.

Beauty and Wellness is found to be the most popular side business sector, which includes hairdressers, personal trainers and dietitians.

Artists, DJ's and designers - along with retail businesses, selling in online shops - are also popular area.


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Generating a little extra cash is the top reason people have either started or would like to start a side business (62%), but 37% started a side business to pursue a passion and more than a third (41%) did so to spend more time doing what they enjoy.

Canada's side business economy is booming, as employees increasingly look for financial, professional and personal fulfilment that may not be present in their main job.

More than half of these small business entrepreneurs (59%) treat their enterprise as a '5 to 9' pursuit, working on it in the evenings to fit around their workday. A typical side business takes up to 16 hours a week, while 34% of those polled spend 20+ hours a week working on it.

It is recommended that you start with something you already enjoy, focusing on tasks which generate revenue, building a strong social media presence, and networking with people who have succeeded.


TOP TIPS FOR SIDE BUSINESS OWNERS.

1.  Ensure your side business is something you enjoy.

2.  Focus on tasks that generate revenue.

3.  Build a strong social media presence.

4.  Set long term goals.

5.  Leverage word-of-mouth marketing.

6.  Network with people who run side businesses.


Do you have a unique idea for a 'side business? Let's share some ideas!!





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The world's largest rooftop urban farm is set to open in Paris next year - and it's already projected to feed thousands of people every year.

The garden, which is being constructed in the southwest region of the French capital, will span over 14,000 square meters (150,700 square feet), making it the largest urban farm in Europe.

Managed by a team of 20 gardeners, the organic sanctuary will grow 30 different plant species.  The representatives say that the site will likely produce about 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) of fruit and vegetables every day in high season.

In addition to hosting a variety of educational workshops and farming classes, the site will also allow local Parisians to lease out tiny segments of the rooftop for their own gardening needs.

The developers say that they are designing the project around a specialized aeroponic 'vertical farming' technique so that the garden will use no pesticides and very little water.



The founder of the development company has a vision of a city in which flat roofs and abandoned surfaces are covered with these new growing systems. The goal is to make this farm a globally-recognized model for sustainable production, using quality products, grown in rhythm with natures cycles.

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Hospital environments can be stressful for anyone - from the sterile smell and the drab decor to the metallic sounds of medical equipment, it's not the most comforting setting for patients and doctors.

So when a design firm was tasked with creating a hospital that actually lower people's blood pressure, they turned to greenery as the solution - and it worked well.


More than 700 native species of fragrant plants and trees have been integrated into the structure and surroundings of the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Singapore.

In addition to the hospital now serving more than 800,000 patients since it opened its doors in 2010, it is also a popular spot for students seeking a conducive environment.

A number of other clever details that contribute to the hospital's ingenious design include the facility's enlarged windows and spacious indoor layout improved airflow throughout the area by 20 to 30%.

Success was also found in the hospital's natural ecosystem with evidence in the increasing number of butterfly species sighted on the hospital grounds (increasing from 3 to 83 as of now).


On top of all this - literally and figuratively - the hospital has a volunteer-run rooftop garden with more than 100 species of fruit trees, 50 species of vegetables and 50 species of herbs, all of which are served to the patients.

The hospital's success has already spurred the architects to launch similar projects in Malaysia, China and  Pakistan - and it will likely inspire many more around the world.


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