Real estate sales in Vancouver, Langley and Bowen Island

Vancouver Sun October 9, 2010

2107 – 928 Beatty Street

Type: One-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment
Size: 615 sq. ft.
BC Assessment: $361,000
Listed for: $397,700
Sold for: $385,000
Sold on: July 17
Days on market: 39
Listing agent: Linda Hale at Dexter Associates Realty
Buyers agent: Winnie Pak at RE/MAX All Points Realty

The big sell: Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of BC Place, together with water views, from this condo in The Max 1 that has one bedroom and a den. Built in 2005 by Concord Pacific, the building has a comprehensive list of amenities, including 24-hour concierge, a billiards room, party room and theatre. For fitness enthusiasts, there is an indoor swimming pool, fully equipped gym, sauna/steam room and hot tub. A bonus for owners: pets are welcome and so are rentals. This unit is open and bright with a mix of laminate wood flooring and tile, a European-style kitchen with granite countertops, contemporary cabinets with frosted glass doors, a breakfast bar and that cook’s delight – a gas stove. There is good size in-suite storage, an open balcony, parking and an additional storage locker. A great downtown location within walking distance to the library, seawall, SkyTrain, shopping and restaurants.

#301-5438 198 Street

Type: Two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment
Size: 830 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment: $212,800
Listed for: $225,000
Sold for: $223,000
Sold on: July 29
Days on market: 89
Listing agent: Cindy Wilson at RE/MAX Treeland Realty
Buyers agent: Steve Karrasch at Macdonald Realty Olympic

The big sell: This bright corner condo has an open-plan design and room dimensions similar to some detached homes, with a 16-by-10-foot living room, a kitchen and eating area totalling 20 by 18 feet, and an ample master bedroom. The kitchen has a double sink, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a pantry, a window box and pendant lighting. The unit is situated in the Creekside development, a four-storey building with an attractive stone exterior and a peaked roof over the entrance way. It comes with an electric fireplace, walk-in closet, laundry room, covered parking, balcony and views over the garden, and it is still under the warranty program. The complex overlooks green space and Brydon Creek, and is within walking distance to schools and shopping.

105 — 2161 West 12th Avenue

Type: 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment
Size: 1,151 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment: $641,000
Listed for: $738,000
Sold for: $738,000
Sold on: Aug 6
Days on market: 54
Listing agent: Lester Soo and Henry Fung at Sutton Group – West Coast Realty
Buyers agent: Irene Mandzuk at Royal LePage Northshore

The big sell: This garden level suite is in The Carlings in Kitsilano’s Arbutus Walk neighbourhood features a rare commodity – three bedrooms. It faces northeast on to quiet Salal Drive and is surrounded by lush greenery for complete privacy. The unit was completely renovated in 2009 with finishings that include Italian floor-to-ceiling tile, marble countertops, Philippe Starck toilets, Kallista sinks, Hansgrohe faucets, an ASKO dishwasher and an Elica range hood. There are “his and hers” closets in the master bedroom and espresso-coloured Teragren bamboo flooring throughout. There is enough room for separate living and dining rooms, but if you are thinking that space must be compromised, consider that the sellers fit a baby grand piano in one of the reception rooms.

Bowen Island
871 Valhalla Place

Type: 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom detached
Size: 2,972 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, July 2010: $811,000
Listed for: $899,000
Sold for: $875,000
Sold on: Aug 11
Days on market: 16
Listing agent: David Riddell at Angell Hasman & Associates Realty
Buyers agent: David Riddell at Angell Hasman & Associates Realty

The big sell: Living up to its meaning as a heavenly destination, this custom-built, three-level residence is in the Valhalla district of Bowen Island. A true view property, its outlooks include the ocean, mountains, West Vancouver and UBC. The top floor features open-plan reception rooms, and the living, dining and kitchen have vaulted ceilings. The middle floor contains three bedrooms, including a large master suite with a walk-in closet, ensuite bathroom and two decks. The lowest level has a sizable 18-by-15-foot recreation room with blackout curtains providing a perfect media/TV area. Also on this level are another bedroom with an ensuite and a home office. Built in 2001, the home has maple flooring, a kitchen designed for living and entertaining, and separate areas throughout the property to allow for guests and family.

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