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Photos: Asian-influenced mansion by famous Vancouver architect drops millions off price tag

The Shaughnessy home includes a full tennis court.

A massive house in Shaughnessy, designed by one of Vancouver's most famous architects, James K. M. Cheng, is going for $10.9 million.

The home at 1462 Connaught Dr. was built in 1986 and has a long list of luxuries, including a full-sized tennis court, theatre and sauna. The 9,250 square foot home has seven bedrooms and 8 bathrooms, according to the real estate listing.

Along with the fancy rooms it's got some reality uncommon design features for a mansion in Vancouver, including a room with sliding doors and lots of wood finishing, akin to shoji.

There are also multiple fireplaces, huge windows looking out over the back yard and a two-storey atrium.

Past listings for the address show it was going for $16.8 million as recently as last year. On BC Assessment it's assessed at $8.7 million; in 2021 it was assessed at $7.3 million.

Cheng is the architect behind a variety of well-known and award-winning structures in the area, including the Shangri-La, the Fairmont Pacific Rim and Willow Court, Arbor & Heather Terrace (which he won a Governor General's Medal for Architecture for).

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