A Guide to Vancouver’s Luxury Estates: Star Homes

Friday, December 27, 2013

When Hollywood’s greatest stars come to Vancouver, they’re always on the lookout for properties that complement their high-profile status. Here's a short list of the abodes and neighborhoods the celebrities prefer. Let it serve as your quick overview and buying guide to the best luxury homes in the city —or simply as a way to indulge your fantasies of staying in some of its most exclusive properties.
  • Matt Damon – This young man with an old soul prefers the solitude offered behind the iron gates and old-growth cedars of the palatial homes of North Shore. Channing Tatum and his family have also been temporary residents of this very exclusive part of town.
  • Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes – TomKat rented out the entire penthouse of the Shangri-La Hotel while they were in Vancouver for the filming of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.
  • Jennifer Aniston – This famous Friends actress was reported to have booked the Metropolitan Hotel’s top floor in 2008.
  • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – The actor and wrestling superstar rented out a penthouse on Beach Avenue during the filming of The Tooth Fairy for $20,000. The property featured views of the English Bay as well as the city and its mountainside backdrop. The same penthouse was also rented out by Jeff Bridges while he was filming Tron: Legacy.


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