SELLER: Sarah McLachlan
LOCATION: Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
PRICE: $13,500,000 CAN
SIZE: 8,320 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms
YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Just in time for ski season, Canadian singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan has hucked her custom-built contemporary chalet in postcard perfect Whistler, British Columbia, up for sale, as we first heard from the celebrity property gossips at the L.A. Times, with an asking price of $13,500,000 CAD, an amount our handy-dandy currency conversion contraption shows is equal to $10,092,300 American dollars at today’s rates. Custom built in 2013 for the three-time Grammy winning Lilith Fair founder and set on approximately 4.3 thickly wooded acres at the tail of a sinuous driveway with a head on view of snow-capped Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, the stone-faced and wood-clad residence provides five bedrooms and seven bathrooms in 8,320-square-feet, per current listing details, plus another 2,500-square-feet of outdoor living spaces as well as a detached guesthouse/caretaker cottage with private garage.
The main floor, the middle of the hillside mansion’s three stories, encompasses a capacious combination living/dining room with stone fireplace, vaulted and exposed wood ceiling, and curved bank of picture windows. The cook-friendly and entirely earth-tonal kitchen, which has a vast window over the sink with panoramic mountain view, is done up with reclaimed hardwood floorboards, exposed ceiling beams, granite counter tops, and boxcar-sized center island with integrated snack counter. A main floor den with more hand-hewn exposed ceiling beams and another stone fireplace, this one surmounted by a large flat-screen television, opens through glass doors to a stone-columned dining loggia with outdoor fireplace and an extensive lower level entertainment complex includes a state-of-the-art home theater with giant screen set in to a paneled wall as well as a gently curved corridor that runs alongside a swanky, glass-encased wine vault on its way to a spacious, fully carpeted games/family room with yet another stone fireplace and four sets of French doors that lead out to a grassy yard.
As far as we know, the folk-rocking Miz McLachlan, who last year released “Shine On,” her first album of original music in four years, continues to own a small estate tucked behind a towering evergreen hedge on an ordinary if affluent lane in leafy West Vancouver, British Columbia, that’s outfitted, according to a 2014 article in McLean’s magazine, with a teepee-style guesthouse used as an office for her personal assistant and furnished with, “Indonesian-, African- and Asian-styled furnishings that look as though they were snapped up at a Moroccan street market, or a Pier 1 Imports outlet.”
Listing photos: Re/Max Olson & Associates