Skip to comments.A Drone Flies Through A Rotting, Abandoned $17.5 Million Vancouver Mansion; This Is What It Saw
Posted on 04/15/2016 5:59:08 PM PDT by dynachrome
So far, hes filmed five properties in Point Grey and a few in the south Cambie area. Many of them sit behind blue fences, the telltale sign a backhoe is on its way.
Fieldwalker said accessing the properties is simple: We just go up to them and shoot.
In the following film posted to Fieldwalkers Vimeo page, the viewer is brought inside a 3,430 square-foot Point Grey teardown on Drummond Drive, which last year sold for $17.5 million.
The propertys overgrown lawn, mossy shingles, smashed windows and missing doors suggest its been many years since anyone called it home. It's owner, mostly likely another Chinese tycoon, is long gone.
Inside, the camera pans and dollies slowly over peeling paint, crumbling gypsum and broken glass, up a staircase and down hallways that show no signs of life, save for some graffiti. It would be the perfect set for a horror or post-apocalyptic film.
Fieldwalker said he understands hes trespassing and takes responsibility for it, but believes that because the properties are on unceded Coast Salish territory, they cant truly be owned. Many have sat vacant for five or more years as investment properties. "Ive had no friction so far, he said.
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link to film maker’s video page:
$17.5 S or canofdog money?
Looks Mad Max-ish
“The Curious Story Of The Chinese Tycoon Found “Chopped Up Into 100 Pieces” In A Vancouver Mansion”
BC or WA?
that was pretty cool. don’t know if i’d call it a “mansion” but a beautiful house for sure. they don’t build them like that anymore sadly..... see how thick the walls were? a modern built home wouldn’t last 10 years without maintenance me thinks. My son has a drone and i enjoy watching his videos.
5 million only buys you a “starter” home.
lol....must be a few prime acres included is all i can say...
No room in the title. I put it in the key words just now.
I saw that, was going to m’self. Ya beat me to it!
Why aren’t these properties condemned?
I know that place. I grew up in Vancouver and passed it almost every week.
buried in the story:
“Many of them sit behind blue fences, the telltale sign a backhoe is on its way.”
“National Post reports, according to city records there were 974 housing-permit demolitions citywide in 2015. 917 were torn down in 2014, 859 in 2013 and 1,008 in 2012.”
rather incredible that no one has dropped a match in the place yet
Kubrick would have loved these drones. He’d put a custom made camera with a million dollar lens on one.
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