Real estate sales in Vancouver, New Westminster and Revelstoke

Vancouver Sun October 2, 2010

3946 West 30th Avenue

Type: 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom detached
Size: 3,892 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, July 2010: $1.545 million
Listed for: $2.188 million
Sold for: $2.05 million
Sold on: July 30
Days on market: 51
Listing agent: Walter Wells at Sutton Group — West Coast Realty
Buyers agent: Kevin Lai at Royal Pacific Riverside Realty

The big sell: This custom-designed home in Vancouver’s Dunbar neighbourhood was built by the sellers in 1983 in a Frank Lloyd Wright style often found in homes on the bluff overlooking Spanish Banks. It features modern sleek lines, glass block walls, skylights, rounded corners and multiple levels. The home also has vaulted ceilings, an open staircase, a sunken living room and family room and a rooftop deck that offers views over Dunbar’s Douglas firs. It uses solar-powered hot water heating, and has a new cedar roof, deck, blinds and high-efficiency furnace. A loft overlooks the master bedroom, which also has access to an ensuite bathroom complete with Jacuzzi tub. The 50-by-130-foot lot provides ample space for family and is close to St. George’s school and Pacific Spirit park.

2303 – 590 Nicola Street

Type: 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment
Size: 810 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, July 2010: $766,000
Listed for: $839,000
Sold for: $835,000
Sold on: July 13
Days on market: 97
Listing agent: Shaun Kimmins at Century 21 In Town Realty
Buyers agent: Shine Li at RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside

The big sell: Simply put, a quite spectacular view condo in one of Coal Harbour’s most prestigious towers, the Cascina. Situated on the 23rd floor of this waterfront building, the home has far-reaching views that encompass the ocean, mountains, marina and cityscapes framed by floor-to-ceiling windows. The sumptuous interior has a mix of wall-to-wall carpet, tile, and hardwood flooring, adding additional delineation to each room. The living room is a spacious 20 by 13 feet, with a gas fireplace; a den provides a separate work or reading area. The Cascina lays claim to some of the best amenities found in Coal Harbour, with its 24-hour concierge, swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, billiard room, theatre, gym and private Japanese gardens. Pets and rentals are welcome.

New Westminster
1404 – 121 10th Street

Type: 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment
Size: 956 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, July 2010: $267,000
Listed for: $299,800
Sold for: $295,000
Sold on: July 26
Days on market: 7
Listing agent: Brian Vidas at Sutton Centre Realty
Buyers agent: Carol McLintock at Park Georgia Realty Ltd.

The big sell: This 14th-floor condo in the Vista Royale development has been completely renovated with laminate flooring, designer paintwork, updated plugs and switches, new kitchen cabinet doors, simulated granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a new bathroom, french doors and in-suite laundry. The 100-square-foot balcony offers 180-degree views of New Westminster, and the mountains and water can be enjoyed from both bedrooms and the living room. Updates have also recently been undertaken to the exterior of the building with new paint and plumbing. The suite comes with a large storage locker and a double-size parking stall. It is situated conveniently close to all the goodies that New Westminster offers.

1416 – 2950 Camozzi Road

Type: 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment
Size: 1,166 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, July 2010: $689,000
Listed for: $819,000
Sold for: $819,000
Sold on: Aug 2
Days on market: 300
Listing agent: Emily Beaumont at Sotheby’s International Realty Canada
Buyers agent: Rich Hamilton at Royal LePage Revelstoke

The big sell: The newly built Nelsen Lodge is conveniently situated at the base of the gondola in the heart of Revelstoke Mountain Resort. This fully furnished turnkey property has an enviable list of ski-home accessories: large oversized windows with Monashee mountain vistas, two private balconies, three flat-screen televisions, stainless steel Miele appliances, a Sub-Zero wine fridge, an iPod docking station, and two five-piece ensuites with radiant heated tiles. The home also has a mud room complete with washer and dryer, king-sized beds and a gas fireplace — all housed under nine-foot ceilings. Revelstoke’s well-documented claim to fame is North America’s highest lift-serviced vertical, which presents myriad opportunities and challenges to the recreation enthusiast in both summer and winter.

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