This is a beautifully renovated character house, situated on a corner lot in a prime area of Grandview. Setting this home apart is its top Commercial Drive location, its efficient layout with an excellent secondary/ revenue suite, its favourable balance of character, charm, and modern amenity, and finally its extraordinary value.
The layout has been completely re-imagined creating a three to four bedroom main house over two levels, and a three bedroom secondary suite with separate entrance and its own laundry.
On the main level you’ll find an open plan living room, dining room and kitchen. While fully renovated and most certainly modern, the aesthetic is classic in design with extra care taken to retain character elements.
The spacious kitchen features a stainless gas range, stainless dishwasher, stainless counter depth refrigerator, and quartz composite countertops. The peninsula provides lots of extra counter space and a great eating bar.
The dining area separates the kitchen from the living room area and is large enough to host dinner parties for a large group of friends. The entire main living area is an entertainer’s dream, spanning the entire length of the house. Over height ceilings just add to the sense of graciousness, volume and space.
The living room area is also very large. Windows to Semlin Street provide a calm, green backdrop and provide plenty of light. The foyer is adjacent the living room area with lots of space for shoes and jackets and the like.
Two secondary bedrooms are located on the main floor and are separated by a full bathroom. The primary bedroom is on the top floor and has a full en-suite bathroom. There’s a big skylight that pours light into this room. A den (currently used as another bedroom) is adjacent the primary bedroom and would work as a perfect home office, nicely separated from the main living area on the floor below.
On the garden level you’ll find the three bedroom suite. This space is fully renovated, spacious, and has its own laundry. It has a separate entrance that opens onto the rear yard patio.
The suite is extraordinary on account of its size, build quality, and layout. This is a very liveable space, with a proper living room area, large kitchen, and of course the three bedrooms. It’s a space that just feels really good, and in consideration of its fundamentals, would be an excellent revenue generator.
Outside are multiple social spaces nestled into mature gardens that provide excellent privacy. At the front of the house, there’s a lovely little patio just off the front stairs nestled among the cedars. Around back, you’ll find a large patio that has been nicely setup with woodwork and plantings that create near total privacy and lots of space to hang out, take on projects, etc.
The house was completely renovated in 2014. Plumbing was replaced including an on-demand water heater. The house was re-wired with a 200 Amp panel, new windows were installed, and the heating was re-designed with separate thermostatic controls in every room. Two new kitchens and three new bathrooms were installed. New washers and dryers in both units were installed in 2019.
This is an ideal Commercial Drive location, just steps away from everything the area is so well known for. Walkability, bike-ability, and transit are all excellent. This is one of the most desirable East Van neighbourhoods, a wonderful community for families surrounded by parks, playgrounds, preschools and community centres.
From here you are walking distance to the Skytrain for an easy commute downtown or anywhere else you need to be. Also within walking distance are various parks, markets, shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, entertainment options, and all manner of professional services. Check out the Walkscore tab above for more information.
To be able to get into a turn-key house at this location that is fully renovated is no easy undertaking today. To have the chance at realizing this dream at an affordable price, and to be able to do so with an excellent 3 bedroom revenue suite that brings costs down even further is something else entirely. For the many to whom the Vancouver single family home is out of reach, here is your chance. This is great value.
This is one of those great homes that merges modern technology and amenity with a classic character aesthetic. With a top city location, this Commercial Drive home provides great value with an unbeatable secondary suite, a spacious two level main suite, and a classic yet modern renovation that requires nothing more than to simply move in and enjoy.
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|Address||1701 SEMLIN DRIVE|
|Property Type||Residential Detached|
|Type of Dwelling||House/Single Family|
|Floor Area||2,504 Sq. Ft.|
|Lot Size||2013 Sq. Ft.|
|Listing Brokerage||Oakwyn Realty Ltd.|
|Basement Area||Fully Finished|
|Postal Code||V5N 4P6|