goodie : 1251 dunlop avenue, burnaby

1251 dunlop - street view

designed by : ?

built in: 2012

looks like burnaby wants in on the modern design action as well. here is a blurb from the realtor:

a world class contemporary on one of the finest streets! this sophisticated contemporary residence has been designed and constructed with the finest quality and detail imaginable. situated on an extraordinary property offering a sun filled setting with miles of entertainment patios, intimate covered lounge areas with sparkling fireplaces – all surrounded by manicured gardens and breathtaking 180 degree city views of sunsets, downtown and the north shore mountains. exquisitely designed, the residence offers a comfortable and casual layout with a warm ambiance providing the ultimate in elegance. Each room was finished with exceptional workmanship and is enhanced by walls of glass, award winning millwork design, custom quarter-sawn grain matched walnut millwork, walnut doors throughout, automotive finish cabinetry, Book matched statuario marble slab, bocci chandelier, orestez suarez chandelier, butler kitchen, miele appliances throughout, 24x 24, travertine floors, oil-rubbed 5″ European white oak flooring, media room, high-velocity air conditioning system, irrigation system, built in gas BBQ, sauna, sliding glass wall opening to 20×20 foot covered heated deck with fireplace.  beautifully appointed, the upper level offers 3 fully equipped, ensuited bedrooms including a sensational grand master with a spa-like ensuite. the lower level offers state-of-the-art home theatre, utility room and a large recreation room or games room with walls of storage and beverage centre. exquisitely constructed, this gorgeous residence offers a beautiful environment for entertaining on a grand or intimate scale and features carefully planned comforts with approximately 4700 sq. ft. of luxurious living for any discerning purchaser! quite simply one of the finest homes ever on the market in this neighbourhood.

the sticker shock is pretty hard to bear (4.25mil) when the assessed value is only 1.857mil (948k for land + 909k for the house).

still, the house has some nice features:


the kitchen is huge but also offers a grad view and access to the patio. integrated fridge and marble backsplash add nice finishing touches. the cabinets reach right up to the ceiling keeping the lines of the house to a minimum.749x497_1251-dunlop-avenue-north-burnaby-burnaby-4-10652

nice use of windows in the dining room. rather than pacing the windows at eye-height, they are placed high above and at floor level to bring in light but keep the privacy. also allows for wall space to hang art.749x497_1251-dunlop-avenue-north-burnaby-burnaby-3-10651

main living space is sunken and wrapped by custom millwork. open stairs allow for light to filter through.749x497_1251-dunlop-avenue-north-burnaby-burnaby-6-10654

large deck offers usage all year round so the owners can enjoy vitamin d sunshine and liquid sunshine.749x497_1251-dunlop-avenue-north-burnaby-burnaby-25-10673

sprawling backyard offers many places to enjoy the sun and gardening.



  1. Interesting, but where’s the garage? For this price, sure hope the garage offers a rain shelter going into the home

    • Anna,
      it looks like there is a 2 car garage under the patio. See google map.
      From what I can tell, the path from the garage to the house is exposed to the elements, so rain will fall on you between parking the car and getting in through the back door, unless there is an underground tunnel. That would be excellent!

      • For the sticker price, it “should” have that tunnel. Just this one factor is not enough to validate the listed price according to demographic property prices. Thanks for satisfying my curiosity.

  2. Design is interesting but the convenience of enjoying the patio with a BBQ can be inconvenient considering the distance from kitchen and no other facilities to accommodate dining on the patio above the garage. Another reason to bring price down, and not validating the sticker price. I may be wrong just from looking at the photos, but the attached patio from kitchen doesn’t look like it has an option to enclose it during the colder months, and only a heater to accommodate. Another minus to price.

  3. Any chance someone can tell me the type of wood used on the front exterior, and the ceiling on the covered patio? Thanks!

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