House Shopping at Whitby Estates

Whitby Estates

Readers who were following me on Twitter today knew that I went house shopping in West Vancouver’s Whitby Estates. The Estates are located on a heavily sloped mountainside that offer spectacular panoramic city and ocean views. While touring one of the homes, I took a TwitPic of the view with my iPhone and got a bunch of replies back asking for more information on it.

The house in question is located at 2415 Hudson Court. It has 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 7,000 square feet of living space and sits on an one acre lot. The house came on the market six months ago with an asking price of $5.95 million. That was before the world hit a financial wall. The current asking price is $3.48 million, which sounds like a steal for a 7,000 square house on an one acre lot on Whitby Estates. However, with the way the market is going, you never know.

At $3.48 million, I’m pretty sure the builder is losing money and is trying to get out. The landscaping is not done and it’ll be up to the new owner to finish it. You care to take a guess at how much it cost to professional landscape one acre of land? The answer is in the video.

Whitby Estates

Whitby Estates

Whitby Estates

Whitby Estates

74 thoughts on “House Shopping at Whitby Estates”

  1. Yawza! That is a sweet home!

    1. AverageGal says:

      Sweet Home is an understatement…it’s simple amazing! Great house and a testament to the potential of making money online!

      1. Trevor says:


        That house is beautiful. If only I was you John, then I would be able to make any investments I want without worry…

      2. HarryZ says:

        You are not average – Please change your name

    2. Study Babes says:

      BUY IT! you could throw some siiiiiiiiiiick parties at a house like that 😀

      1. Li Weng says:

        full of study babes? LOL

        1. Rich Chick says:

          hehe, actually, john could buy the house and give out invites only to email subscribers! lol

          1. I like that idea, that house ROCKS!! That is THE DREAM HOUSE, John is being evil again teasing us, or maybe inspiring??

        2. Study Babes says:

          yeah i’ll bring all the study babes haha 😀

      2. I agree! It’s the perfect party house.

    3. Sweet pad, is the furniture included?

      1. John Chow says:

        I’m sure you can work something out.

    4. 7,000 sq. feet? Tony Soprano’s house was only 6,000… nice going, John! lol

  2. Paul says:

    I wouldn’t let the current condition of the housing market concern you, unless you don’t plan on living there for that long. 5 – 10 years and you will probably double your money if you decide to sell.

  3. Taris J says:

    My god – what a house and what a view!!! I wonder how much lower it could go with the current market conditions!!!

  4. Ryan McLean says:

    Wow this house is awesome. Can you seriously afford this place John? Are you going to buy it? This would be an awesome place to live and work and continue your blog….have fun house hunting

  5. Thats an awesome estate.
    I think you should buy it.. you are a millionaire 😀

  6. Greg Ellison says:

    That is a very nice house. Greg Ellison

  7. awesome house…when do you buy it John ?

  8. Blantonious says:

    Very nice! John you are making way too much money! Ok maybe I’m just a little jealous. 😉

    1. Jealous for what ? House or making money?

    2. mmo says:

      Its not hard to make money online. I’m looking to make millions in the next few years. I have been reading this blog for 6 months. Asking my self, how do i make 30,000$ per month. I lost some money, like buying websites. Before success, there is failure.

      Go make some money.

    3. You can do it too. Work hard!

  9. gendut says:

    nice location…wow very expensive…….

  10. You have demonstrated the Blogging lifestyle before but this newest post is the most telling of the success that can be accomplished. Congratulations.

  11. So John, when my other site starts rocking do you have a guest room in that house? I can see us now, sitting on your deck at night, looking over the city and sucking back some paralyzers (brown cows for you) and if you can get that place for 2 million less then normally, you would be crazy not to John.Heck in 5 to 10 years when the market is back to normal you can retire just off the profits. That’s kind of sick when you think about it.

    All you need now is another baby right and your set!!!!

  12. Michael Kwan says:

    It’s a buyer’s market, especially for higher-end homes like these. Snatch it up and rent it out to international millionaires when they visit for 2010.

  13. Mario says:

    This is amazing house John.


  14. Rich Man says:

    Very nice John. You’re an inspiration.

    How to Make Money, Online and Off, and more importantly how to stay motivated.

    1. Its not his house, and i dont think he is planning on buying it

      1. @Colin : You think it’s a paid placement to get the house sold for $3mil before the market goes further south here in Canada?

        I think it’s a lovely place and that it would be a great investment in the very long term (3-5 years)

  15. Wow, thats nice and beautiful house. Have you buy it?

  16. webhosting says:

    Very nice pictures! Wonderful.

  17. That house is absolutely gorgeous! I would definitely get myself a house like that someday soon.. complemented by a Ferrari or a Hummer. *drools* And maybe also with an entire fleet of exotic cars. 😛

  18. Arfan says:

    Now thats beautiful

  19. d3m0nb0y says:

    John! Why not you buy it?

    1. Maybe he cant afford it?

  20. Dian says:

    That’s awesome! what a wonderful view at sunset 🙂
    post it when you buy it, just add half of mil more in landscaping and a Pagani Zonda in garage, and that would be really cool! 😀

  21. shun2u says:

    Nice house & view! hope i can own it! hehe

  22. Li Weng says:

    That’s a very nice house! You want to buy it John.

  23. GPS says:

    Sweet pics!

    $1.5MM shaved off the asking price in 6 months? Crazy times.

  24. Rowell says:

    They sure knocked off a lot. Question for you John, how many will be living with you in the house? It’s quite large.

    The views are magnificent! My goal is to purchase a house like that in 2 years.

  25. Views = great.

    Lot = spectacular.

    Exterior = very nice.

    Interior = poor! what were they thinking? That kitchen is disappointing and not really up to the price point of the home. Ditto the great room.

  26. Wow what a sweet house. I wish I could have one of those

  27. donsanchez says:

    Nice estate John! And by the way it is a nice investment for your future.

  28. BusinessX says:

    Appreciate the motivation. Pushing the dot com lifestyle, keeping the faith.

  29. LayupDrill says:

    Beautfiul Home…
    How big is the house you live in now?

  30. Jeff Kee says:

    Who’s your realtor? Soprovich?

  31. Rich Chick says:

    I like the kitchen XD since that’s where all the good stuff is cooked up 🙂

  32. Wai says:

    That house is very beautiful! It seems to be on the market at a good price!

  33. All that work is finally paying off!! Keep it up!

  34. With those beautiful views from the house, I would say that $3 million is a steal for that setup. The last two photos are breathtaking.

  35. Shaun Carter says:

    So when are you putting in your offer John?

  36. that is SOME HOUSE! i don’t usually get house envy (or, as we call it in manhattan, apartment envy) but that place sure set me thinking of a different kind of lifestyle.

    best of luck to you and your family, john, in finding exactly the right place to live.

  37. that is a spectacular house. 500K for lanscaping, hmm….. must shop around. However, I would ask for it at closing. BIN 3MIL! That is a steal lol 🙂

  38. John,

    Sally would sure enjoy spreading her toys all over that house? If you buy it, I would landscape it for you for a lot less money!

    I am an unemployed senior systems design engineer from Sony and senior technical project manager from Google contracts, and I have lots of time, shovels and gloves. I have two wheelbarrows.

    I have a large pick-axe for rock and root removal. I have tireless energy and stamina.

    I have planted trees and rolled grass sod at my own house. I mow my own lawn and prune my roses, trees, hedges, and shrubs. DotComPhoLandscape at John Chow’s house!

    Just do not let Michael Kwan near the ditch digging equipment, Please?

    Respectfully, Nicholas Chase – ‘the video guy’ from BlogWorld Expo.

  39. Ted says:

    Nice house, no doubt about it. However if you are not in a hurry wait a couple of months and you will get it for half the current price.

  40. Absolutely beautiful, but that price might still drop!


  41. teamray says:

    Johnchow ballin. i didnt know you had that much money in the bank.

  42. Very nice house. Just big enough for a new home office 😉

  43. Diana Rupert says:

    I love it! Specially the view and kitchen.

  44. Evan says:

    Those are some beautiful houses! Many of us could only dream of getting a house like that. I especially like that picture of the fancy kitchen….for some reason I’ve always liked kitchens. 🙂

  45. Lew Newmark says:

    Nice place John.

    Did you make an offer yet?

    My wife would kill for a kitchen like that, and is that a fireplace in the living room?

  46. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the kitchen & outside. Perfect.

  47. Man…Such a nice place ! Would be a great second home (the first one having to be in one of the few nicer place in the world : Paris 😉 !)

  48. Simon Lau says:

    Wow! What an amazing view from the balcony

  49. andy says:

    John – This is an amazing house. This would be my dream house!!

  50. Debo Hobo says:

    That is truly very nice….

  51. Wow that place looks phenomenal! A little hard work goes a long ways. Congrats on your success!

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