|GLOBE & MAIL
Asking Price: $1,699,000
Selling Price: $1,680,000
Taxes: $5,158 (2006)
Days on Market: 22
Listing Agent: Walter Wells, Sutton Group West Coast Realty
BY THOMASINA BARNES
"This house sold quickly and for such a
high price because it is a custom built home by local Vancouver architect
Charles Fawkes" says agent Walter Wells.
The house was built in 2005 with an
arts-and-crafts style that matches the neighbourhood's 1920's originals. But
inside, the 3,686 sq. ft. home is thoroughly modern, with a gourmet kitchen,
radiant heat and cherry wood flooring. The wall between the kitchen and family
room is filled with windows that overlook the garden and take advantage of the
natural light from the home's southern exposure.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms, two bathrooms
and a rooftop deck, while the ground floor holds a separate two-bedroom suite
with its own outdoor patio. "In Vancouver, with its world-class prices, a legal
suite is a big help to any homeowner," says Mr. Wells.
"Because this home was built by an
architect for his own family, there is an attention to detail and inclusion of
quality finishings that many houses do not offer," says Mr. Wells. In the living
room, there is a wood burning fireplace with a gas assist. The open-concept main
rooms have numerous built-ins and over-height ceilings. the master en-suitehas
an oversized soaker tub and separate shower. The ktichen has a Wolf stove and
stainless steel appliances. The heating is separated into five controlled zones
and the entire house is wired with high speed ethernet cable.
On top of this, there is a 35-by-14 foot
undeveloped attic space and a double car garage.