A month after a three-alarm fire, Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services has not determined the cause of the blaze that engulfed an empty house for sale at 2250 Southwest Marine Drive.
Spokesman Jonathan Gormick told theBreaker that the July 29 incident in posh southern Kerrisdale is “considered suspicious, and is still under investigation.”
The property was assessed at $4.66 million last year and that is also the asking price for the listing by Sutton Group West Coast Realty’s Naomi Wang.
“Great opportunity to own this 110 x 243 foot, large estate lot,” said Wang’s advertisement. “Exceptional water and island views. Beautiful Southwest Gulf Islands views overlooking Marine Drive Golf Course. Build your 10, 000 + sf mansion dream house! A lot of potential. Inside the catchment area of top ranking Magee Secondary, Kerrisdale Elementary Schools. Minutes away from UBC, Maple Grove Park, McLeery Golf Course and Richmond.”
Richmond is the home of the property’s registered owner Sihan Guo, whose No. 4 Road house is in the name of Yu Kuan Wang.
Reached by phone the day after the fire, agent Wang was oblivious.
“A fire? I didn’t know. That house is not liveable, nobody lives there,” Wang said.
“I didn’t know that happened. I don’t know. I will let my seller know, they are on vacation, I think.”
The property two doors to the east, at 2230 Southwest Marine Drive, is behind a fence, boarded up and coloured by graffiti. The $6.03 million, wild blackberry framed property is registered to Cheng Yu Li and Jian Ying Zhang who are connected to an $8.2 million property on White Rock’s Marine Drive.
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