February 1, 2012
Yaletown Condo Has Historical Element
407 — 1216 Homer St., Vancouver
Type: 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment
Size: 800 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, 2012: $450,000
Listed for: $539,000
Sold for: $539,000
Sold on: Dec. 15
Days on market: 10
Listing agent: Tyler MacDonald at Century 21 In Town Realty
Buyers agent: Linda Marie Burchell at RE/MAX Crest Westside
The big sell:The Murchies building on the corner of Davie and Homer in Yaletown dates to 1912, but was renovated and refurbished and converted in 1997 from its original warehouse function into 59 heritage-style lofts by Macdonald Development Corporation. At one time, a prescient owner of this one-bedroom unit ensured that it had ownership of a parking stall, one of only 12 available in the complex. In a nod to the history of the building, the apartment features original hardwood plank fir flooring and concrete beams and walls. Modern touches in the 800-square-foot home include a gas fireplace, top-of-the-line appliances, gas stove and breakfast bar. There is a rooftop patio with a gas barbecue that provides an entertainment venue available to all the residents. The building is near Yaletown’s shops and restaurants, and the SkyTrain station is close by.
These transactions were compiled by Nicola Way of BestHomesBC.com and AssignmentsCanada.ca.
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