September 6, 2012
South Vancouver townhouse maintains old-world charm
Two-bedroom, two-bathroom home, surrounded by private gardens, one of four carved from framework of 1924 house
1806 West 14th Ave., Vancouver
Type: 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom townhouse
Size: 1,100 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, 2012: $635,000
Listed for: $589,000
Sold for: $540,000
Sold on: June 26
Days on market: 77
Listing agent: Leslie Sutton at Sutton Group – West Coast Realty
Buyers agent: Colette Gerber at RE/MAX Select Properties
The big sell: According to buyers’ agent Colette Gerber, her clients were looking for a home in a convenient Kitsilano location that had proximity to transportation and shopping, and was within easy walking distance to parks for their dog. This property matched the criteria; it’s half a block from Granville Park, and close to West Broadway and south Granville’s shops and transit. The home is one of four townhouses that were created within the framework of a 1924 house. The two-level home is at the rear of the property and enjoys private access to a south-facing garden complete with established flower beds, a large patio area, a workshop, a shed, and a herb garden. Some of the property’s old world charm has been retained through such features as black and white tiles at the front door, a wood-burning fireplace with a brick surround and rustic tiles on the kitchen floor. There is fresh paintwork throughout the home, nine-foot ceilings, and two master bedrooms ‑— one on each floor — and both with ensuite bathrooms.