Real estate sales in Vancouver, Burnaby and Kelowna

Vancouver Sun October 23, 2010

4539 Angus Drive

Type: 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom detached
Size: 4,803 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, July 2010: $2.491 million
Listed for: $3.38 million
Sold for: $3.28 million
Sold on: Aug 12
Days on market: 38
Listing agent: Greg Carros at Sotheby’s International Realty Canada
Buyer’s agent: Carole Yang at Sutton Group — West Coast Realty

The big sell: Size counts in real estate: This substantial home fits seamlessly into its 80-by-140-foot lot on Angus Drive, one of Vancouver’s premier residential roads. It was completely rebuilt 25 years ago in keeping with the original design, and with sensitivity to the neighbourhood. The home comprises three levels with a floor plan that takes advantage of natural light from the westerly exposure. All the principal reception rooms are spacious, including an entertainment-sized kitchen, living and dining rooms, and a garden level with a walk-in closet, laundry room and a 17-by-26-foot recreation room, perfect for further development. The landscaped garden features plenty of deck areas and a three-car garage.

703 – 1263 Barclay

Type: 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment
Size: 930 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, July 2010: $561,000
Listed for: $549,000
Sold for: $532,000
Sold on: Aug 6
Days on market: 22
Listing agent: Aki Li Foster at Macdonald Realty Ltd.
Buyer’s agent: Lesley Hick at Dexter Associates Realty

The big sell: According to listing agent Aki Foster, one of the main draws of this two-bedroom top-floor unit in the rainscreened Westport Terrace building was the 400-square-foot balcony, which could serve as an outdoor dining area or provide a place for plants. The apartment is in its original 1989 condition, but prospective purchasers were not deterred by the renovations that need to be done, as the attractive layout features high ceilings and plenty of light-filled rooms. The home is in the heart of the West End, and is blocks to shopping and transit and a 10-minute walk to downtown, Stanley Park and English Bay.

313 – 6893 Prenter

Type: 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment
Size: 795 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, July 2010: $274,000
Listed for: $304,900 Sold for: $294,000
Sold on: Aug 14
Days on market: 23
Listing agent: Tom Everitt at Realty
Buyer’s agent: Brian Vidas at Sutton Centre Realty

The big sell: This two-bedroom apartment in South Burnaby had several key features that set it apart from other units. The outlook from the covered balcony faces a serene greenbelt area, and the two bedrooms are on opposing sides of the property. The kitchen and living areas are painted in contemporary colours. The home also has an in-suite laundry room and a natural gas fireplace. The unit was unoccupied for the showings, which often can be a disadvantage as prospective buyers struggle to see how furniture can be arranged, but in this case, it enhanced the sleek lines and flow of the property.

2142 Breckenridge Court

Type: 3-bedroom, 5-bathroom detached
Size: 6,073 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, July 2010: $1.817 million
Listed for: $1.795 million
Sold for: $1.735 million
Sold on: Aug 30
Days on market: 53
Listing agent: Krista Suchar at MacDonald Realty Kelowna
Buyer’s agent: Hermann Riepl at Century 21 Executives Realty Ltd.

The big sell: This property is at the top of its game. Built by SanMarc Custom Homes on over half an acre, it provides panoramic city, lake and mountain views from expansive windows and decks, and offers meticulous attention to detail. The master bedroom suite is far from typical, featuring a fireplace, wet bar, six-piece spa-style ensuite, dressing room, gym, and hot tub on the adjoining deck. The professional kitchen has Sub-Zero, Miele and Dacor appliances. In addition, the home has bespoke cabinetry, five fireplaces, surround sound, sensor awnings, a seven-car garage, and a 4,000-bottle wine cellar.

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