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Downtown Vancouver House Price Comparisons - Property Sales in Downtown Vancouver

By Nicola Way - Special to the Sun. © Copyright (c) The Vancouver Sun



401 - 988 Richards Street

Type: 2-bedroom, 3-bathroom apartment

Size: 1,769 sq. ft.

BC Assessment, July, 2009: $934,000

Listed for: $1.085 million

Sold for: $1.08 million

Sold on: July 3

Days on market: 39

Listing agent: Lester Soo and Henry Fung of Sutton Group - West Coast Realty

Buyers agent: Su-Marie Baird at Dexter Associates Realty

The big sell: Yaletown’s Tribeca Lofts were built in 2006 and were inspired by Manhattan’s Chelsea neighbourhood loft designs. This unit boasts soaring 19-foot ceilings with expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, and two bedrooms with walk-in closets on the mezzanine level. The open design — a signature of most lofts — is a perfect vehicle to display the custom gourmet chef’s kitchen with appliances by Sub-Zero, Gaggenau and ASKO. It also includes a wine cooler, built-in coffee/cappuccino maker, steam and convection ovens, a nine-foot long kitchen island that seats seven people, and quartz stone countertops that are framed by sleek white glass cabinet fronts and a glass backsplash. Engineered exotic Brazilian lyptus hardwood floors flow through the entire loft.



2303 - 590 Nicola Street

Type: 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment

Size: 810 sq. ft.

BC Assessment, July, 2009: $766,000

Listed for: $839,000

Sold for: $835,000

Sold on: July 13

Days on market: 97

Listing agent: Shaun Kimmins at Century 21 In Town Realty

Buyers agent: Shine Li at RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside

The big sell: Simply put, a quite spectacular view condo in one of Coal Harbour’s most prestigious towers, the Cascina. Situated on the 23rd floor of this waterfront building, the home has far-reaching views that encompass the ocean, mountains, marina and cityscapes framed by floor-to-ceiling windows. The sumptuous interior has a mix of wall-to-wall carpet, tile, and hardwood flooring, adding additional delineation to each room. The living room is a spacious 20 by 13 feet, with a gas fireplace; a den provides a separate work or reading area. The Cascina lays claim to some of the best amenities found in Coal Harbour, with its 24-hour concierge, swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, billiard room, theatre, gym and private Japanese gardens. Pets and rentals are welcome.



1139 West Cordova Street

Type: 2-bedroom, 3-bathroom apartment

Size: 2,550 sq.ft.

BC 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.

These transactions were compiled by Nicola Way of BestHomesBC.com and AssignmentsCanada.ca