March 12, 2012

Arthur Erickson-inspired Home Sells In 3 Days

Burnaby development is set on 16 acres with a Versailles-style formal garden as its heart

402 — 6888 Station Hill Dr., Burnaby
Type: 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment
Size: 1,079 sq. ft.
BC Assessment, 2012: $338,000
Listed for: $425,000
Sold for: $428,000
Sold on: Jan. 27
Days on market: 3
Listing agent: Terry Vato at RE/MAX Central
Buyers agent: Elizabeth Dyer at RE/MAX Masters Realty

The big sell: Burnaby’s City in the Park development was the invention of Arthur Erickson who, in 1990, set out to design a “city within a city.” Sixteen acres were set aside to house seven highrise buildings, with the remaining 85 per cent of the land given over to green space, including the construction of a Versailles-style formal garden at its heart. The flagship tower of the master-planned, award-winning (for excellence for livability from the GVRD and the Urban Design Institute) residential community is the Savoy Carlton. This fourth-floor corner unit has far-reaching pastoral vistas of manicured gardens and water features. It had been professionally renovated and decorated and boasts nine-foot floor-to-ceiling windows to deliver maximum natural light and a large covered tiled deck from which to savour the protected views. In keeping with Erickson’s vision, all city amenities are on the doorstep including a Choices supermarket, and the Edmonds SkyTrain station, just two stops to Metrotown.

These transactions were compiled by Nicola Way of BestHomesBC.com and AssignmentsCanada.ca. Realtors — send your recent sales to nicola@besthomesbc.com

 

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