This is a very unique townhouse-like city home in a boutique four unit complex, just off Commercial Drive.
Situated in the rapidly developing area bounded by Venables, Hastings, Clark Drive and Commercial Drive, this is one of the many recently built mixed use buildings that are quickly redefining the neighbourhood.
Setting this home apart is this excellent new location, the unique build and layout, and the great light and views of the city, mountains, and the working harbour.
This home is one of four occupying the second and top floor of the building. Each unit is two levels, meaning there is nobody living on top. Effectively, this is like living in the penthouse. With a central hallway between front and rear units, there is only one shared wall as well. This is a level of privacy rarely seen in newer Vancouver condo buildings.
There is a great sense of volume inside as well. This home feels a lot larger than its 1173 square feet, due to the over-height 9' ceilings on the main level, and towering 10' ceilings on the top floor. The top floor also has two large skylights, further adding to the sense of volume and openness.
On the main level is one bathroom, two large entry closets (one is very large and is currently used as a pantry) and an open-plan kitchen, living, dining room space. There is also a very nice balcony off the living room area with great views of the city and mountains.
On the top floor is a large bedroom with a massive skylight, a large bathroom with separate shower and bathtub, a laundry closet/ storage area, and the enormous master bedroom. This is one of the largest master bedrooms we’ve seen in a home of this type, with 13’ ceilings, a Juliet balcony, a desk nook, a large closet, and excellent views of the city, mountains, and elements of the working harbour.
Each of these units also has a parking spot in unique shared garages in the secure parkade. There is also guest parking. There is also a large secure bike room, conveniently located off the rear entrance, with more than enough space for all the bikes in this small 4 residential unit complex.
Finishings are contemporary and recent in this 2011 built home. Largely original, a few updates have been made notably a storage system in the garage, blinds for the skylight in the bedroom, and new light fixtures. The previous owners also installed a full secondary glazing in the master bedroom to effectively make the room nearly sound proof. Look for solid surface countertops, custom kitchen and bathroom millwork, custom tile work, hardwood flooring in the main living area, European style fixtures in the bathrooms, etc.
The strata is described as being very friendly, pro-active, and relatively low-key as there are only 4 units. There is an interest in capital improvements, and the strata has approved (and the levy has been paid) a new intercom system allowing postal workers to enter the lobby to leave packages and deliveries. There are no rental restrictions and pets are allowed (although there are currently none in the building).
The location is superb with plenty of future potential as the area builds up. Here, you are just off Commercial Drive and just a handful of blocks from the Hastings Sunrise shops and services. Downtown is only 5 minutes away (and a super-easy bike down Adanac) and Highway 1 is just five minutes away in the other direction.
Commercial Drive, as you likely already know, is one of Vancouver’s most walkable and popular neighbourhoods with all manner of amenity close at hand. Hastings Sunrise has seen a renewal from the early to mid-2000’s to this day, and provides even more options for eating, groceries, specialty shops, and services.
All this established amenity is excellent, however the immediate streets around this home are also developing a new and vibrant commercial area servicing the many new residential buildings that have completed in recent years. There is Timbertrain Coffee and a Starbucks within a block, Earnest Ice Cream, and Yolks new location, just to name a few.
For those seeking a larger, private home in a great location just minutes to downtown, this boutique townhouse-like unit is hard to beat. With great views and light, huge vaulted ceilings, large principal rooms, and the remainder of the 2-5-10 warranty, there’s a lot to be excited about.
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|204 1637 E Pender Street
|Type of Dwelling
|1,172 Sq. Ft.