January 4, 2013

Kitsilano home transformed by renovation

Location and price were key attractions for buyers

2407 Yew St., Vancouver

Type: 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom detached
Size: 1,812 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, 2012: $989,300
Listed for: $1,200,000
Sold for: $1,175,000
Sold on: Oct. 18
Days on market: 15
Listing agent: Stephen Burke at Sutton Group – West Coast Realty
Buyers agent: Françoise Robertson at Dexter Associates Realty

The big sell: This Kitsilano property started off life around the turn of the 20th Century as a cottage for workers at the nearby Molson brewery, and was purchased as a “tear down” for $400,000 in 1998. In 2006, it was transformed into a three-storey heritage-style home on the 45-by-50-foot lot with significant renovations. It now has solid birch flooring, a gas fireplace, stained-glass windows, an open-plan layout, gourmet kitchen and skylights. Additional enhancements include a one-bedroom in-law suite on the ground floor that could be easily joined to the main part of the house to create family and media/entertainment rooms. There is a large deck off the dining room, as well as two patios that feature landscaping and a sprinkler system.

According to listing agent Stephen Burke, the two big draws for the buyers were the convenient location and the price, which got them a single-family house for the price of a half duplex in the area.

These transactions were compiled by Nicola Way of BestHomesBC.com and AssignmentsCanada.ca.
Realtors — send your recent sales to nicola@besthomesbc.com

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