I’m going to chose some of my favourite listings, from the condo, townhouse/duplex, and detached markets and let you know that they should be on your list if they’re within your criteria. Keep in mind, these picks are some of my faves, but they might not work for you and your situation! I’m choosing these because of the space, the price and the quality. This week’s listings take us from Mount Pleasant, to Victoria, to Commercial Drive.
East Van Condo Pick
#710 298 E 11th Ave in Mount Pleasant
BUILT IN 2008
LIVING AREA 696sqft
BEDROOMS 1 + den
Welcome home to the Sophia! This one bedroom and den home is situated on a high floor on a concrete construction building. The layout is efficient with phenomenal use of space across 696 SF including insuite storage. The finishing’s include granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and laminate flooring. High ceilings throughout with floor to ceiling windows allows for a bright and open feeling. One secure underground parking stall is included. Rentals and pets are allowed. The location has everything you could ask for in the heart of Mount Pleasant’s Main Street district! Be connected to transit, bus routes, restaurants, shops. All you need to do is move in!
My take: This is one of the best of the newer building in Mount Pleasant. The floor plans are tight but well laid out with walk through closets, cheater ensuite and a den. You get the extras like a gas fireplace and stove, high ceilings and parking (of course). The building is in great shape too and the area is top notch.
For more information and photos: #710 298 E 11th Ave
East Van Townhouse Pick
#101 1855 Stainsbury in Victoria/Trout Lake
BUILT IN 2008
LIVING AREA 1220 sqft
Welcome Home!! This prime unit in “The Works” has all you’ve been waiting for. With a unique front entrance foyer, location that allows plenty of privacy and security and lots of outdoor space this 3 bed/2 bath home will suit even the fussiest buyers. An open concept floor plan on the main allows for great entertaining opportunities, the second floor offers 2 nice sized bedrooms and the top floor master bedroom is an oasis with it’s own private balcony. Included with this suite are 2 side by side parking spots and a storage locker. All of this in a well run, family friendly building with easy access to Trout Lake and Commercial Drive.
My take: This unit was on the market in the Spring and has been re-listed. These complexes are SUPER family friendly with a common courtyard and lots of kids running around. The floor plan is arrange well with good sized rooms, windows on two sides for extra light and multiple balconies. The unit also comes with 2 parking, which is a bonus in this area, along with extra storage. The location puts you close to Trout Lake and the fantastic community centre. For young families, these townhouses are a great choice.
For more information and photos: #101 1855 Stainsbury
East Van Detached House Pick
2047 Grant St in Commercial Drive
LOT SIZE 3745.5 sqft (33’x113′)
BUILT IN 1924, renovated in 2017
LIVING AREA 2202 sqft
This Craftsman home is nothing but a generous surprise inside. Thoughtful design & attention to detail, this home is the perfect blend of clean design with all the comforts of a family home. The open main floor boasts a grand living space w/ a beautiful focal fireplace & a lovely dining room with unique focal skylight & chandelier. The kitchen is stunning with spacious working areas, incl. an oversized island, top appliances & W2W storage. A large master & ensuite, 2 more bdrms & a stunning full bath to complete the floor. The home spills onto an oversized entertainer’s deck, it’s a little oasis in the city. The lower level has an excellent floor plan to keep or make a wonderful private suite.
My take: I’ve had my eye on this house for a couple weeks now. It’s not a new listing but they dropped their price this week from $2,049,000 to $1,998,000. This house is a great mix between a classic heritage style and a modern new interior. The owner kept the exterior look in addition to some details inside the home, but added a high quality renovation, fantastic indoor/outdoor living and a great backyard space embracing a big beautiful tree. The location puts you in the middle of Commercial Drive. This one is definitely worth a look!
For more information and photos: 2047 Grant St