The children have grown and moved on. Now for the first time in many years this Kitsilano home is for sale. It is a neat old place that that offers a combination of new and historic features that may appeal to you or someone you know.
The home is a solid 1930′s vintage bungalow with a full suited basement. From all appearance is seems very well maintained. Its durability as a good home in which to live is derived from the combination of the surrounding neighbourhood, its overall structural and mechanical condition and its lasting ‘charm’.
This home brings old and the new together in a easy-going comfortable manner. Starting with the entrance’s lead glass door your eyes will travel to the custom color leaded glass windows. From there you will undoubtedly notice two wall display alcoves in which to display your cherished somethings.
Daylight enters the room via the Pella wall to wall window opening the vista to the front yard shaded by tall trees.
Old world meets new with a gas fireplace insert ensconced by the original tile hearth and wood mantle.
Extended from the living area the dining area is framed with impeccably crafted cove ceilings. Of architectural interest is a feature in the dining room entrance. Carved into the entry arch is a stepped formation defining the transition from the living area.
Spaciously compact there is sufficient room for a table for 6 and large buffet.
Modern efficient Euro design incorporates black quartz counter tops complimented by high white shaker cabinetry. Full ‘easy close’ doors and drawers accent the latest in kitchen comfort. The deep under mount stainless compliments the all stainless steel appliance package highlighted by the flow of natural light from the eating area solarium.
A quiet place to play cards, enjoy a light meal or simply cuddle up and read a book in this room that is the outside within.
New in 2007 the main bath features black slate floor with bright white Kohler fixtures all emphasized by a custom made lead glass window.
Two comfortably roomy bedrooms one of which is semi-ensuite. A modest but serviceable kitchen and a huge living space complete this area.
The home is in prime Kitsilano territory. If you require an elementary school you will find Carnarvon only a few blocks away. If high school is what you need then Kitsilano High School is also within walking distance. L’École Bilingue is just up the hill near Lord Byng.
Is the University of BC one your destinations? It is about 20 minutes by bus with a stop at 16th and Blenheim – only short block’s distance. The 99 BeeLine bus stop is approximately 6 blocks distance.
If you are riding a bike an estimated time to reach the core of Vancouver would be approximately 35 minutes – much faster if you are in shape. By car, about half that time.
West Broadway, Dunbar and Upper 10th Ave
Vegetable shops, clothing shops, pharmacy, medical clinics, banks, and restaurants are a plenty in this section of Broadway. If exercise, skating or the gym is your preference you will find Kitsilano Community Center close at hand.
Up the hill you will find West 10th with another selection of shops to provide the services you need.
Equally close but in another direction you will find the Dunbar business district. Here too you will find a delightful grouping of retail offerings the Dunbar Community Center and the Dunbar neighbourhood movie theater. Pacific Spirit Park is a healthy walk up the hill and is where you will find miles of well forested trails on which to bike or walk.
Almond Park with childrens play area, Tennis Courts and an open field in which to kick a ball or two is just a short few blocks away.