Real estate sales in Surrey, Vancouver and Quesnel

Vancouver Sun February 26, 2011

64 14655 32nd Avenue

Type: townhouse
Size: 2,727 sq. ft., 4 bed, 4 bath
BC Assessment,: $661,000
Listed for: $789,900
Sold for: $779,000
Sold on: Jan. 8
Days on market: 10
Listing agent: Brian Dopson at Homelife Benchmark Realty Walnut Grove
Buyers agent: Jim Titus at Homelife Benchmark Titus Realty

The big sell: One of the advantages of buying a home during the construction phase is the ability to customize the property. This is exactly what the original owners of this 2006 townhouse did by adding an additional $85,000 in upgrades. The result? A house complete with hardwood and slate flooring, top-of-the-line Viking appliances including a built-in fridge, gas stove and warming drawer, a two-level kitchen island, a custom buffet in the dining room, a media room with a theatre-style 92-inch screen and overhead projection, a built-in credenza, a bar area with wine fridge, a seven-zone NuVo sound system, and a stamped concrete parking area. This unit is in the gated community of Elgin Pointe which includes a clubhouse and has walking trails, shops, services and golf courses close by.

6718 Gladstone Street

Type: detached
Size: 2,400 sq. ft., 5 bed, 2 bath
BC Assessment: $711,600
Listed for: $808,000
Sold for: $852,800
Sold on: Jan 9
Days on market: 13
Listing agent: Alan Mah at Park Georgia Realty Ltd.
Buyers agent: Craig Newsholme at Sutton Group – West Coast Realty

The big sell: Once derided for the esthetics of their design, Vancouver Specials have recently seen a resurgence in popularity mainly due to their generous-sized rooms and the ability to easily install a secondary suite on the lower floor. This particular property was built in 1967 and has a large living area with separate dining room, a kitchen with additional eating area, a 19-by-11-square-foot recreation room, and hardwood floors in excellent condition. It attracted more than 70 prospective purchasers in the first hour of the open house. Seven offers ensued who, according to listing agent Mah, were attracted by the choice location near Victoria Street and the potential to update the home from its original condition.

2 – 3838 Cypress Street

Type: half duplex
Size: 7,530 sq. ft., 5 bed, 7 bath
BC Assessment: $ 6.344 million
Listed for: $7.588 million
Sold for: $7.138 million
Sold on: Jan 7
Days on market: 24
Listing agent: Julia Lau at Sutton Group – West Coast Realty
Buyers agent: Amy Lau at Multiple Realty Ltd.

The big sell: This property forms one half of Greencroft, the home of a former lieutenant-governor, Eric Hamber (1879 – 1960). Its history is rich: photographs depict Hamber with the Queen, President Roosevelt and other dignitaries. In 2009, the home was completely restored and while the infrastructure is new, the property is resplendent with period features that include oak flooring, antique stained glass windows, five fireplaces, original plasterwork, and intricately carved walnut panelling. The luxurious property occupies more than 7,500 square feet and consists of formal reception rooms, two wine cellars, an oak panelled elevator and an art deco parkade. The attention to detail continues outside with landscaped grounds, a fountain and Corinthian columns.

2009 Eberg Road

Type: detached
Size: 1,890 sq. ft., 4 bed, 2 bath
BC Assessment: $206,500
Listed for: $249,900
Sold for: $235,000
Sold on: Jan 6
Days on market: 59
Listing agent: Leslie Johnson at RE/MAX Quesnel Realty
Buyers agent: Leslie Johnson at RE/MAX Quesnel Realty

The big sell: Country life beckons for the buyers of this Cariboo family home. The property sits on almost seven acres and is located south of the town of Quesnel in the Red Bluff community. It is all set up for horses with a barn, stalls and watering system specifically for the animals. The house itself has four spacious bedrooms, a four-piece bathroom on each floor, a cosy country kitchen complete with dining area, a new roof, a reverse osmosis water system and a sundeck. The property offers privacy and acreage and comes with covered parking.

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