February 25, 2013
Killarney home has suite possibilities
6940 Rupert St., Vancouver
Type: 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom detached
Size: 1,828 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, 2013: $907,200
Listed for: $949,000
Sold for: $910,000
Sold on: Dec. 20
Days on market: 49
Listing agent: Joanne Taylor at Sutton Group – West Coast Realty (White Rock)
Buyers’ agent: Michelle Yu at RE/MAX Real Estate Services
The big sell: Vancouver’s Killarney neighbourhood was one of the last areas to be developed in the city, and mainly consisted of second-growth forest until the end of the Second World War, when development accelerated to meet the increasing need for housing. As such, there are few heritage homes in the area, but there are plenty of parks and green spaces that reflect its wooded history. This property was built in 1959 on a 33-by-143-foot lot. It has hardwood flooring throughout the main level, and the potential to develop the partly finished basement into a two-bedroom suite with a private entrance. The yard is fully fenced and there is a double garage with 220-volt power installed. Due to the lane access at the back of the property – and the RS-1 zoning category – the property could be a prime candidate for a laneway house and possible development of the main residence. Fraserview Golf Course and Killarney Community Centre are a few blocks away, as well as Champlain Mall, transit and schools.