417 E 31st Avenue | Vancouver House/Single Family
Vancouver, BC CA
This stunning 1913 character home has been lovingly restored to create a modern feel without compromising any of its original charm. The cozy front porch over looking green space makes for a great first impression while the incredibly practical interior floor plan makes day-to-day life just a little bit easier. Striking character elements like the original fir floors, wood burning fireplace, and a cast-iron claw foot tub are combined with new luxuries such as a built-in sound system, Velux solar-powered touchscreen automatic blinds, solid core doors, and irrigation to create the perfect blend of form and function. The kitchen is fit for chefs and entertainers alike, with black granite countertops, soft close wood cabinets, breakfast bar, gas range with pot filler, and loads of storage. Large dining area easily seats 8. Spacious living area is centred around a lovely brick fireplace. The main floor also has the 4th bedroom, full bathroom and a very clever hidden reading nook under the stairs for the kids (no adults allowed!). Upstairs, you will find the master bedroom with clear mountain views and two evenly sized kids rooms, all with vaulted ceilings and black-out blinds, and two bathrooms. Downstairs is the 5th bedroom and full bathroom, great for guests and older kids, plus a large laundry room. There is also a totally self-contained one bedroom suite for rental income. The backyard area, visible from the kitchen, is highlighted by a one-of-a-kind jungle gym, swing, sandbox, large storage shed/workshop, irrigated vegetable garden, and large patio area for outdoor dining. Mature gardens include Hydrangeas, Forsythia, Lilac, winter Jasmine, Dogwood, Japanese Maples, an abundance of perennials planted in the garden, and a bountiful vegetable garden that includes raspberry canes and blueberry plants that produce pounds of fruit in the summer. Located on a quiet tree lined street with friendly neighbours and a great community vibe, this home is also a short stroll to all the amenities of Main Street including Hillcrest Community Centre, farmer’s market, parks, shops, restaurants and transit.