Luxury lives in Kitsilano townhome
Property has long list of big-name features
2568 Vine St., Vancouver
Type: Three-bedroom, three-bathroom townhouse Size: 2,711 square feet B.C. assessment, 2015: $1,789,000 Listed for: $2,250,000 Sold for: $2,141,315 Sold on: June 15 Days on market: 15 Listing agent: Faith Wilson at Faith Wilson Group Buyers agent: Todd Scarlett at Colliers Macaulay Nicolls Inc. The big sell: This luxury openconcept townhouse, located in a prime Kitsilano setting, has a big list of quality features. Tenfoot-high ceilings and four levels provide plenty of space in which to display Colin Campbell carpets and runners, Lutron Grafik Eye control lighting, Aube digital thermostats, Blackstock leather living room flooring, and chandeliers and sconces by Brand van Egmond, Flos and Moooi. The gourmet kitchen has a four-burner Wolf gas range, a Sub-Zero fridge and wine fridge, a Miele dishwasher, a large breakfast bar and french doors that lead to an ample-sized deck. The master bedroom has a gas fireplace, walk-through closet and ensuite. There is an additional bedroom alongside it, and a third bedroom on the main floor. Other highlights include a wainscotting feature wall in the foyer, Brazilian hardwood flooring, an in-suite laundry room, air conditioning and an attached two-car garage with custom storage.
3771 Lam Dr., Richmond
Type: Four-bedroom, three-bathroom detached Size: 2,345 square feet B.C. assessment, 2015: $1,224,000 Listed for: $1,280,000 Sold for: $1,240,000 Sold on: June 26 Days on market: 80 Listing agent: Donald Lee at Amex Broadway West Realty Buyers agent: Bryan Yan at Regent Park Realty The big sell: This house was built in Richmond’s Terra Nova neighbourhood in 2003. According to the City of Richmond’s website, this area in the northwest corner of Lulu Island is steeped in agricultural and fishing history and can be traced to the Musqueam people, as well as migrants from the Maritimes, who developed one of the region’s earliest settlements — no doubt drawn by a tract of land bordered on two sides by water.
This two-storey house offers spacious rooms with vaulted ceilings in the kitchen and family room. There are hardwood floors, matching wood-fronted cabinets and stainless-steel appliances in the kitchen, a built-in wine rack in the centre island, pendant lighting, and built-in shelving flanking two gas fireplaces. All four bedrooms are upstairs, and the master has a five-piece ensuite bathroom. The garden — both front and back — has been beautifully maintained, and an arbour on the patio to the rear provides a shady awning over a seating area.
801-1281 West Cordova St., Vancouver
Type: Three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment Size: 3,146 square feet B.C. assessment, 2015: $4,102,000 Listed for: $4,800,000 Sold for: $4,600,000 Sold on: June 19 Days on market: 18 Listing agent: Beverley Kniffen at Cascadia Pacific Realty Buyers agent: Leanne Lim at Royal LePage Sussex The big sell: The award-winning James Hancock-designed Callisto tower showcases an architectural form in the shape of a sail, which reflects the development’s Coal Harbour waterfront location. This three-bedroom-plus-den apartment takes full advantage, with unobstructed views of the ocean, Stanley Park and the mountains from a position encompassing the entire front half of the building. The residence has more than 3,000 square feet, two entertainmentsized patios and a master suite in a separate wing. An office currently provides a fourth bedroom, and there is plenty of storage. Listing agent Beverley Kniffen says the sellers bought the home when it was built in 2004, and have tastefully upgraded it over the years. The unit comes with two parking stalls, and residents have use of amenities that include 24-hour concierge, a pool, steam room, theatre and gym. The monthly maintenance fee is $1,575.76.