January 24, 2012
Kerrisdale Property Charms Inside and Out
2668 West 45th Ave., Vancouver
Type: 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom detached
Size: 2,888 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, 2012: $2.119 million
Listed for: $2.288 million
Sold for: $2.325 million
Sold on: Dec. 11
Days on market: 5
Listing agent: Sue Johnson and Sarah Thompson at Dexter Associates Realty
Buyers agent: Christopher Rivers at Sutton Group – West Coast Realty
The big sell: The selling point of this property is twofold: the home has a mix of old and new, and widely admired gardens. An architect-designed custom renovation in 1996 produced a contemporary interior within the traditional Kerrisdale residence. Hardwood floors, crown mouldings, period lighting, bespoke built-in cupboards, and cross-hall living and dining rooms accentuate the late 1920s origin of the home, while the open-concept kitchen with granite countertops, Thermador, Sub-Zero and Miele appliances, breakfast bar and family room provide a modern touch. There are two large bedrooms upstairs, including the master, and a two-bedroom guest suite in the basement level. The gardens have had equal care and attention to detail with Yew arches and water features that are so exquisite that they were highlighted in Gardening Life magazine and featured on a VanDusen Garden Tour.