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Historic “Kew House” in West Vancouver listed for $15M

Beautiful 1930s home has been residence of A.J. Taylor – of “Taylor Way” fame – as well as local philanthropist Kay Meek
West Van Kew House exterior
Kew House on Marine Drive in West Vancouver has a rich history of well-known owners. Listing agent: Harry Kramm

This recently listed home on Marine Drive in West Vancouver is looking for a new owner – and the previous residents make it quite something to live up to.

The 1937-built “Kew House,” which is listed by Engel & Volkers for $15 million, has previously been the residence of A.J. Taylor, who was responsible for the construction of the Lion’s Gate Bridge, Vancouver’s Marine Building and the development of the British Properties. The prominent West Vancouver street Taylor Way was named after this renowned developer.

Not only that, Kew House has also been home to the late local philanthropist Kay Meek, for whom West Vancouver’s Kay Meek Theatre is named.

Sitting on a 1.66-acre lot with panoramic ocean views, this heritage house boasts beamed ceilings, cove and base mouldings, antique light fixtures and chandeliers, Spanish tile and herringbone hardwood flooring. It has 6,600 square feet of living space with a grand dining room, gracious living room with curved ceiling, three bedrooms, a den, an office, a craft room and three bathrooms.

West Van Kew House dining room
Imagine the dinner parties previous owners AJ Taylor and Kay Meek have had in this spectacular dining room. Listing agent: Harry Kramm

The house has seen considerable upgrades, including an elevator from the main floor to the bedroom floor, as well as new roofing.

West Van Kew House bathroom
One of three bathrooms in Kew House, this divine bathroom has incredible ocean views from the tub. Listing agent: Harry Kramm

See the full listing with lots more images here.