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mishMASH - 672 Beachview Drive - NORTH VANCOUVER

When I looked at the pictures for this 4 bedroom, 6 bathroom,7,203 square foot house on a 24,872 square foot waterfront property at 672 Beachview Drive in an area called Dollarton in North Vancouver...

And I saw all these jerseys...

I thought maybe this house was owned by a former hockey player.

But then I saw this thing in the office...

And of course, I had to Google it.

Turns out, Hope Media House is a web development company owned by a pretty young guy named Owen Hope.

And I thought, a $12,998,000 house is not to shabby for a young web developer!!!

But as it turns out...

 This house that was designed by Brian Hemingway...

An architect who seemed to be into these zigzag windows...

Is owned by a guy named Greg Hope, a former Microsoft executive from the late 90s.  He is currently the Chief Technology Officer for RosterBot, a team management and scheduling app...

An app that was featured on Dragon's Den in the fall of 2014...

Greg Hope is also the Director and Chair of the Investment Advisory board of Sora Capital, whose President and CEO is former Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks defenceman, Paul Reinhart.

Sora is also a company that backs HelpHub.me (needs a name change!) that is basically an online tutoring site.

Hope also started the web development firm with his son (with which both are still actively involved, thanks to the commentor below), the thing that began this whole google search in the first place.

So, is Hope downsizing?  Moving closer to the city?  Whatever the case, this is a good house.  

It was first listed at least a year ago for just under $15.5 million

Even though it does look like it was built around the time that Hope may have made a bunch of money in the 90s...

It was actually built in 2008 and it's a good house on a great piece of property.

But is it worth twice as much as the house located just a bit further north in Deep Cove at 2888 Panoroma Drive?

Well...

It is a much nicer house, it does have an unobstructed view of the water...

And it doesn't remind me of Ewoks!

So...maybe.

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