December 6, 2012

North Van townhouse hits the small screen

Custom-built ‘green’ property featured in recent television series Life Unexpected

215 West 17th St., North Vancouver

Type: Four-bedroom, four-bathroom townhouse
Size: 2,414 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, 2012: $891,000
Listed for: $1,198,888
Sold for: $1,125,000
Sold on: Oct. 4
Days on market: 10
Listing agent: Greg Paddy at RE/MAX Masters Realty
Buyer’s agent: Marina De Gregorio at Keller Williams Elite Realty

The big sell: Properties that are featured in a television series generally have a degree of exclusivity. This four-level architecturally designed townhouse in central Lonsdale was showcased in Life Unexpected as the home belonging to one of the main characters. It combines contemporary style with the latest green innovations, including geothermal heating and cooling and “smart home” automation, which controls lights and audio remotely via iPad and iPhone apps. It was also built to LEED and BuiltGreen standards. There is extensive custom millwork throughout, as well as a kitchen with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, an open-tread steel staircase and low emissivity argon-filled windows. Also on offer are 270-degree wraparound views of the mountains, downtown Vancouver and the ocean from the rooftop lounge and deck. Listing agent Greg Paddy says about 50 groups came through the public open house, and an offer was accepted within 10 days.

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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