Point Grey log house with view, unique history for sale for almost $12 million
Believe it or not, there’s still an old log house in Point Grey. And you could argue it’s the most unique old house in Vancouver.
The six-bedroom home is for sale for the first time in seven decades, for $11.9 million. But the sky-high price isn’t because of the log house, it’s because the property stretches over three lots that offer breathtaking views of English Bay, downtown Vancouver and the North Shore mountains.
“Do you remember the Vancouver Show in the ’80s?” asks Jennifer Fahrni, whose family has owned the home since 1950. “The view was actually the first shot of the Vancouver Show (a nightly TV show on CKVU). That was the shot from the (second storey) balcony to the city.”
There’s a bust of a woman on the balcony that looks out at the view, one of many artworks that adorn the property. But it isn’t a bust of just anybody, it’s a self-portrait by the late Jean Fahrni, an artist who made the home an artistic hub for seven decades.