Strathcona & Mount Pleasant Character Houses

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Two great new detached house listings hit the market earlier this week, both listed for $1,199,000. Both are character houses in Mount Pleasant East – one is in Strathcona, and the other is between Main St and Commercial Drive.


Strathcona is one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods and retains a lot of that heritage charm (in part, thanks to the City’s strict zoning guidelines in the neighbourhood). Take a look at this character house that was listed earlier this week:

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List Price $1,199,000
Address 889 Union St
Suites None
Built In 1905
Living Area 2210 sq.ft.
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2 full

This house sits on a standard Strathcona lot (25′ x 122′) and was built in 1905. The home is on Unions St – a bike route from downtown through Commercial Drive, is near Strathcona Park and walking distance to great restaurants in Chinatown, breweries near Commercial Drive, Gastown, Yaletown, Main St and The Drive.

The home itself was renovated in 2010 but maintains a lot of original features like crown mouldings, exposed brick, vaulted ceilings and a unique floor plan. The home has one bathroom on the main floor, and one bathroom on the upper level. There are two bedrooms on the upper level and one of the main floor, with lots of room to spread out in between. The basement is partially finished, and does not have a mortgage helper. The living space opens onto a great backyard. There is also a single garage with room for an extra parking spot.

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Relator’s Remarks: You simply cannot beat the location of this house! Situated high up on one of Strathcona’s nicest streets, this home features two good sized bedrooms upstairs with a lovely open den and 2 large windows on either side that let the light pour in. The main floor has an open plan and offers an amazing space for entertaining, eating and cooking with a bonus 3rd bedroom and full bath. The private back yard is at grade for a good flow from the home. Good height in the partially finished basement that is ready for your creativity. Listed by Sutton Group – West Coast (Broadway).

For more information, view: 889 Union St or contact us.


Triplexes are an interesting option for investors or homeowners looking to curb the cost of their mortgage through second (and third!) suites. This home in particular was a 1914-built heritage home that has been fully renovated while maintaining it’s old charm.

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List Price $1,199,000
Address 1029 E 12th Av
Suites 3
Built In 1914
Living Area 2589 sq.ft.
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4 full, 1 half

This home was fully renovated back in 2006 with a new kitchen and bathrooms, while refinishing the character details like the original fir floors, staircase, crown moulding and woodwork, stained glass windows, etc. The home has a great outdoor space consisting of multiple decks and a nice north facing backyard. Downstairs, this home has two small suites that can work well as rentals.

The one downside of this home is that it sits on a busy street, though the windows have been updated so the noise transfer should be better than expected.

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Realtor’s Remarks: Stunning character home beautifully renovated in 2006. While maintaining the integrity of times past we are brought into the now with modern touches. Fir floors, refinished wood doors & windows, stained glass, formal entry w/ original staircase, 9 ft. ceilings, curved archways etc. Main has formal living rm, pocket doors to gorgeous modern kitchen & dinrm with f/p. Just think dinner parties w/ the f/p on or head out back to the deck & hot tub. Up has 3 bedrooms highlighted by huge master w/ ensuite & priv deck w/ mountain views. Down are 2 vacant suites w/ good height that would make great Airbnb rentals. Easy care yard in front, private spaces in the back & a newer double garage complete the package. This is a really nice character home the likes of which are rarely seen anymore.Listed by RE/MAX Select Realty.

For more information, view: 1029 E 12th Ave or contact us.