This is a very unique townhouse in a turn of the century character building in Strathcona. Setting this home apart is the beautiful structure itself, the renovations and updates blending modern amenity and historical character, and the fantastic layout with a fully legal Airbnb suite with its own entrance.
The entranceway leads directly to the open plan living, dining and kitchen area. This is a large space with doors and windows at both the western and eastern sides of the suite. Establishing a cross-breeze is super easy on those warm summer nights and natural light pours in from both sides.
This main floor space is large enough for house sized furniture. The kitchen is spacious and well laid out with plenty of room to satisfy even the most enthusiastic of chefs. Recent updates include high end vintage-modern appliances, a farm sink, and solid wood countertops, all done in 2016.
The kitchen opens onto the back deck, a space well proportioned and perfect for entertaining. Sun drenched in the morning and afternoon, the deck accesses the rear secure courtyard and sits about a story above ground level.
Head back inside, and upstairs you’ll find two generous bedrooms and a full sized bathroom. The main bedroom faces west with a view over the street and the adjacent Strathcona Linear Park. The second bedroom faces east with excellent morning light. Both bedrooms feature full closets, the main spanning the entire width of the room.
The garden/ lower level is accessible from the main floor via a set of stairs. It also has its own entrance from the secure courtyard. The laundry is located in the utility/ storage area of this level. This space is quite large and provides a surprising volume of storage.
The rest of the garden level contains the fully legal AirBnb suite with its own entrance at grade. The suite was built in 2016 and still shows like new. It is extremely rare to have a secondary space like this in a townhouse. This provides owners with a great opportunity to offset their mortgage payments with a lucrative, legal, short-term stay income stream.
The outdoor space is great. As well as the deck on the main level that sits one story above the courtyard, the garden level features a covered space for occasional use.
A full bike locker/ storage space is also included in this area, with a metal security door to keep things safe. This is a large locker that can hold 6-8 bicycles.
The building has been well maintained with a full exterior repaint in 2019, a new roof this year, and new decking in 2019. Pride of ownership is very much apparent the moment one approaches the building. It’s a standout in a neighbourhood of standout structures.
The building is reported to be a great community of engaged citizens and neighbours. There are holiday gatherings as well as gardening days organized for all to attend. The strata is reported to be very proactive with a unified vision of maintaining the complex to a high standard.
Strathcona is a neighbourhood known for its lovely preserved character homes unusually close to the city centre, its creative culture, and its close-knit community.
Almost everything is close by. The Wilder Snail and Maclean Park are a short walk away. Union market is adjacent the property. Strathcona Linear Park is right across the street.
You can walk to downtown in about 15 minutes, also the seawall in 15 minutes, Chinatown eateries and nightspots are 10 minutes away on foot. On a bike, you’re there in 5. The Adanac bike route runs right past the complex. Commercial Drive is a 10 minute walk. Owning a car really is optional at this location. Check out the walkscore tab above for more information.
Neighbourhood favourites also include Benny’s Market, Finch’s, the Strathcona Beer Company, Les Amis du Fromage, La Casa Gelato, Luppolo Brewing, and The Heatley. There’s a lot happening in this neighbourhood with new things popping up all the time, all within close walking distance of this home.
Overall, this is an ideal Strathcona home. The unique heritage row home typology, great updates that considers the history and original aesthetic of the space, and an extremely functional and special layout with a legal Airbnb suite makes this one very special townhouse.
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|810 HAWKS AVENUE
|Type of Dwelling
|1,233 Sq. Ft.
|RE/MAX Crest Realty
|Full, Fully Finished, Separate Entry
|In Suite Laundry