Real estate sales in Coal Harbour, North Vancouver, Main Street and Courtenay

Vancouver Sun February 5, 2011

704 – 1139 West Cordova Street

Type: 2-bedroom, 3-bathroom apartment
Size: 2,550 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, 2011: $2.29 million
Listed for: $2.75 million
Sold for: $2.6 million
Sold on: Nov. 11
Days on market: 38
Listing agent: Mark and Stacy Raymond at RE/MAX Select Properties
Buyers agent: Rebecca Ng at Regent Park Fairchild Realty Inc.

The big sell: To some people, this split-level condo represents the best of two worlds. It has features similar to those of a house (it has both bedrooms on the upper level, entertainment-sized principal rooms and a private two-car garage) but it is located within the Two Harbour Green apartment building, which has a 24-hour concierge, an indoor swimming pool with a sauna and steam room, a fitness facility, and something a little different: a golf simulator in the form of a virtual driving range. As you would expect from the price tag, the interior is elegant and tasteful. It has 20-foot ceilings, expansive southwest-facing windows that fill the suite with light, wood cabinets made by Snaidero of Italy, an over-sized kitchen island, spa-like ensuite bathrooms, and balconies with views of Coal Harbour.

North Vancouver
4723 Hoskins Road

Type: 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom townhouse
Size: 1,831 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, 2011: $546,000
Listed for: $579,900
Sold for: $575,000
Sold on: Nov. 23
Days on market: 7
Listing agent: David Thon at Macdonald Realty Ltd.
Buyers agent: Darcy McClary at Sutton Group – West Coast Realty

The big sell: This three-level townhouse is well proportioned, with approximately the same square footage on each floor. There are updates in abundance to both the unit and the Yorkwood Hills complex. (The siding has been replaced, the flashing has been upgraded and a new roof and chimney have been installed.) The interior has a new kitchen, bathrooms, lighting, flooring, paintwork, energy-efficient furnace, hot water heater and double-paned windows. There is a recreation room in the basement, a large open-plan main floor with a gas fireplace that is enjoyed by both the living and dining rooms, two large skylights, a fenced patio and garden, and a single-vehicle carport. This is a family-oriented complex with an outdoor swimming pool. It is in the catchment area for Upper Lynn elementary and Argyle secondary schools.

229 East 23rd Avenue

Type: 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom detached
Size: 2,171 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, 2011: $721,800
Listed for: $799,000
Sold for: $825,500
Sold on: Nov. 22
Days on market: 10
Listing agent: Lailey Wallace at One Percent Realty Ltd.
Buyers agent: Raquel Green at RE/MAX Home Advantage

The big sell: Judging by the fact that this home sold over the asking price after the first open house, the Main Street corridor is as popular as ever. The selling points of this property, other than its location next to shops and restaurants? It is an updated three-bedroom character house that still retains many of its original 1910 features, with a two-bedroom basement suite that has new laminate floors and a separate laundry room. The home has double-glazed windows, new gutters, fresh paintwork, refurbished hardwood floors, an upgraded family-style kitchen, a large 17-by-11-foot living room, an entrance hall, a master bedroom with full bathroom, a fenced back yard and mountain views.

6421 Rennie Road

Type: 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom detached
Size: 2,640 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, 2011: $363,000
Listed for: $409,000
Sold for: $390,000
Sold on: Dec. 22
Days on market: 74
Listing agent: James Smith at Royal LePage Comox Valley
Buyers agent: James Smith at Royal LePage Comox Valley

The big sell: Recreation enthusiasts take note: Courtenay is a mini haven for water sports and mountain activities. This property is in a prime position, just 1.5 kilometres from the ocean and 30 minutes from the ski hill at Mount Washington. The main level of the house features all the primary rooms, including a 17-square-foot living room, new windows, flooring, kitchen, and a large deck from which to survey the property’s 2.2 acres. Additionally, there is an unfinished basement that could be completed to double the size of the living space. Situated in a semi-rural setting, the house is just 15 minutes from town and is set well back from the road, with a large detached shop.

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