If you’re in the market for a home and have millions to spend, you could find a nice home on Vancouver’s west side.
Or you can roll on down the highway to a 14,000-square-foot mansion that comes with some musical heritage.
The realtors call it Bachman Estate. Back in 1975, Randy Bachman of the rock group Bachman-Turner Overdrive and formerly of The Guess Who built the sprawling mansion near Lynden, Washington.
He sold it years ago but the new owners kept a lot of his touches.
“He did have some guest artists frequent over the years that he lived here, the likes of the Beach Boys and Frank Sinatra, believe it or not,” Ken Harrison with Coldwell Banker BAIN said.
The mansion features an eight-car garage and plenty of other unique amenities.
“Downstairs you have the full bowling alley and upstairs there is a basketball and volleyball court,” Harrison said.
Yes, it does cost US$4 million, but this is no postage stamp lot. The house comes on over 29 acres with a lake and creek.
Hidden doors take you one of the many bedrooms and there is a beautiful indoor pool.
BTO fans call themselves “Gear heads” after the band’s logo and for them there’s a gearhead-shaped chandelier.
U.S. realtors say this place is a deal compared to the crazy Vancouver market.
“Just on the other side of the border you have this estate for $4.375 million, which is a pretty competitive price for what you are getting, an historic estate,” realtors Zach Harrison said.