This is a very tidy, front-side half-duplex in the ever popular cedar cottage neighbourhood. Completed in 2009, this 8 year old home shows very nicely. This home stands apart on account of its heritage inspired modern build quality, excellent location within the Dickens Community School catchment (just a few blocks away), and sheer excellence of value.
There are two bedrooms on the upper floor, a very large open-plan main living area, one parking space in the back, and an external storage locker. There is also a huge crawl space spanning the entire footprint of the unit, providing lots and lots of storage.
Inside, you’ll find an awesome layout with an extremely large living/ dining/ kitchen on the main level. This open area leads out to the private patio at the front of the property. There is also a powder room off the main hall on this level.
The second level has both the master and second bedrooms facing east over the street, with full en-suite bathrooms for both bedrooms. The master is an extremely large room, with enough space for a desk/ office area. There is a balcony off the second bedroom, with large french doors. This balcony faces east for great morning light.
Finishing is very good, with modern materials presented in classic colour stories. Look for granite countertops, custom millwork and tile work, etc. The kitchen has a roughed-in gas line for those that would prefer to switch to cooking with gas.
Other design elements worth noting include the over-height ceilings on the main level and a pleasant covered porch/ entranceway. There is a private garden patio out front, with pleasant plantings, paver stones, a barbecue, etc.
With glazing on both the east and south sides of the unit, light is varied and interesting, and establishing a cooling cross-breeze is a simple affair. The current owners report: “Since we're east facing we get great morning light through the huge bedroom and living room windows. We also get pretty good light in the afternoon through the south-facing windows as well, since the neighbours on 16th have a huge yard and there's nothing blocking us in that direction.”
There have been some updates over the last few years:
- Upgraded flooring on the main level
- The shed was built in the fall of 2009
- Fencing, 2011
- Patio renovation, 2012
This is also a very quiet home. The current owners report that the two units are very well isolated from each other and they rarely notice they’re in a shared building.
The neighbourhood is one of the great draws to this area of Vancouver. The quality of the community is well known with multiple block parties per year and the friendly, inclusive, long-term feeling espoused by its residents. It’s definitely a family oriented area, with the most popular and very highly regarded Dickens elementary school being a central part of this identity. Dickens school is only a short walk away from this home and there are no major street crossings to get there.
This location is half way between Main Street and Commerical Drive, giving you the best of both of these most desirable East Vancouver neighbourhoods. Also within close proximity is the emerging “Fraserhood” commercial area and the Kingsway/ Fraser triangle with its many hyper-fashionable restaurants, shops, and services.
Transit is easy to access and the Windsor bike route is right out front. “We're right on the North/South Windsor bike route. The East-West off-Broadway route runs along 10th. Very easy and safe to get downtown.”
There are good bus connections on Kingsway or on Fraser. The Commercial Skytrain station is about a 20 minute walk away. For more information, check out the Walkscore tab above.
If you’re looking for a modern build quality, private, heritage inspired half-duplex or even a townhouse in a great location in Vancouver, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better value.
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|3131 Windsor Street
|Type of Dwelling
|Mount Pleasant VE
|1,001 Sq. Ft.