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Whistler lakeside 'chateau' relisted – at a $6M discount (PHOTOS)

Massive Nita Lake estate was originally listed at $25.9 million, then went to unusual no-reserve auction, now listed at $19.88 million
Chateau du Lac Nita Lake Whistler listing
Chateau du Lac on Nita Lake in Whistler was listed on January 15 for $25.9m. Listing agent: Maggie Thornhill

A huge estate with a French-style mansion known as Chateau du Lac on Nita Lake in Whistler has been relisted, as of November 2, for $19.88 million, following an attempt to sell it in a no-reserve online auction in August this year.

The property failed to find a buyer when it was listed for $25.9 million in January this year. New York-based global luxury real estate auction house Concierge Auctions stepped in to team up with the then-listing agent Maggi Thornhill to sell the property. In an unusual move for Canadian real estate, the property was set to go to the highest bidder in the online auction, regardless of how much the top bid was for.

However, Glacier Media's inquiries about the outcome of the auction met no success, which could mean the home was sold for a confidential sum, or it was not sold at all. Concierge told Glacier Media immediately after the auction that any "Success Release" about the sale would be shared with media, but none has been received. 

The home is now listed on the MLS at $6 million lower than its January sticker price, with a new listing agent, Christopher Bradley of Royal LePage.

The mansion was built in 2000 and sits on nearly five acres of wooded waterfront property. The huge lot, which is reached by its own private road called Nita Lane, takes up one-fifth of Nita Lake’s frontage at 1,000 feet of lakefront, and has incredible water and mountain views. Nita Lake is one of only four lakes in Whistler that have residental waterfront properties.

The house has 5,570 square feet of lavish interior space plus a separate coach house with loft bedroom, as well as garages and extensive terraces – totalling more than 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space.

On top of the running costs of this imposing estate, the property taxes for 2017 totalled $44,140.39. BC Assessment valued the property in July 2017 at $13,357,000.

For those who enjoy a looky-loo, check out the photos of this opulent home, taken prior to the auction.


Chateau du Lac exterior
The mansion, which combines French chateau architecture with the steep Alpine roof pitch typical of Whistler, is accessed from a private road. Source: Concierge Auctions


Chateau du Lac Nita Lake Whistler lobby
Chateau du Lac in Whistler is a grand, European-style residence with a vast lobby


Chateau du Lac great room
Unlike a real French chateau, this family- and entertaining-friendly home has a great room that combines living, dining and kitchen areas. Source: Concierge Auctions


Chateau du Lac kitchen dining
The French-style kitchen flows into a dining area with soaring ceilings and a huge lakeview window. Source: Concierge Auctions


Chateau du Lac Nita Lake Whistler terrace hot tub
The exterior walls, lakefront terrace and hot tub reveal Chateau du Lac's year-2000 construction, but make it all the more luxurious


Chateau du Lac terrace view
All the expansive outdoor terraces have fabulous lake views that are gorgeous all year round. Source: Concierge Auctions


Chateau du Lac master
This master bedroom would hardly seem complete without a four-poster bed such as this one. Source: Concierge Auctions


Chateau du Lac master ensuite
The European-palace decor is even brought into the master ensuite bathroom. Source: Concierge Auctions


Chateau du Lac movie theatre
The home's movie theatre is decked out in a slightly more contemporary style, but still with elegant moldings and light fixtures. Source: Concierge Auctions


Chateau du Lac guest suite
Inside the main house is a self-contained guest/nanny/in-law suite with a small kitchen and living area. Source: Concierge Auctions


Chateau du Lac coach house
There is also a separate coach house with a loft bedroom. Source: Concierge Auctions
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