|GLOBE & MAIL
Asking Price: $1,750,000
Selling Price: $1,760,000
Taxes: $6,116 (2006)
Days on Market: 33
Listing Agent: Walter Wells, Sutton Group West Coast Realty
BY THOMASINA BARNES
"This house is in a unique category," says agent Walter Wells.
While new houses on this block are selling for $2.5 million, the owners of the
3,727 sq. ft. home found a great value in an older house that has been
The original three-bedroom, 1950's bungalow was given a
$300,000 facelift in 1994 and had an additional $150,000 spent on renovations
just two years ago. "This home has many of the features of a new home for more
than $700,000 less," says Mr. Wells.
The now six-bedroom house has granite countertops, heated
floors and four electric fireplaces, including one in the master bedroom. The
basement contains a separate guest suite and the master bathroom has a Jacuzzi
tub. There are underground sprinklers for the gardens, a built-in vacuum system
and a double-car garage.
The real value lies in the land. This home backs onto the
763-hectare Pacific Spirit Park with over 50 kilometres of hiking, biking and
riding trails. "It is like living on the edge of the wilderness, but still 10
minutes to the heart of downtown Vancouver," says Mr. Wells.