April 8, 2012
Surrey Property Big On Family Appeal
This home at 8612 — 171st Street in Surrey has five bedrooms and five bathrooms and includes a 506-square-foot recreation room on the lower level.
8612 – 171st St., Surrey
Type: 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom detached
Size: 5,555 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, 2012: $1.103 million
Listed for: $1.195 million
Sold for: $1.145 million
Sold on: Feb. 15
Days on market: 41
Listing agent: Dennis Fung at HomeLife Benchmark Titus
Buyers agent: Shawn Sawatzky at Macdonald Realty
The big sell: This property represents an urban estate retreat. It is in the heart of Surrey’s Fleetwood Tynehead district, yet enjoys a high degree of privacy due to its 284-by-115-foot lot. Custom-built in 2004, it has an arched stone entryway that leads to an interior finished in a contemporary style that matches the elegance of the landscaped gardens. The main floor includes a bespoke kitchen with high-end appliances and granite counters, and a solarium between the family room and the master bedroom with a wall of windows that provides views of the rear garden. A separate entrance at the side of the house accesses a two-bedroom basement suite with deluxe finishings and enough space for a kitchen with a centre island, dining room, family room, and a living room. Playtime will never be an issue in this house, as the lower level features a 506-square-foot recreation room with double-height ceilings.