September 10, 2012
Vancouver home for $2.35 milion has original charm
Type: 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom detached
Size: 3,086 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, 2012: $1,908,000
Listed for: $2,398,000
Sold for: $2,350,000
Sold on: June 19
Days on market: 60
Listing agent: Merideth Schutter at RE/MAX Select Properties
Buyers agent: Colette Gerber at RE/MAX Select Properties
The big sell: According to buyers’ agent Colette Gerber, her clients were looking for an older character home with updated amenities that included a new kitchen, full-height basement and upgraded wiring. This MacKenzie Heights home ticked all their boxes — and more. It had been completely renovated in 2008, with attention given to retaining the property’s old-world charm. New hardwood flooring had been selected to match the existing flooring, and new windows were installed that were identical in character to the original windows, but which benefited from modern-day technology. Storage had been created in areas that would otherwise have been wasted space. Additions include a gym and a wine cellar. The property has a corner-lot location with views of Balaclava Park, and proximity to transit and the shops on Mackenzie Street.