This is a water view house located at Wall Street and the quiet, traffic-calmed end of McGill Street. This home is about 100 meters off the waterfront. Setting this house apart is its extraordinary water, mountain, and city views to the west and north, and its ultra-unique building site that creates an extremely high perch over the immediate area. This is also a turn-key, fully renovated heritage home with a secondary suite.
Wall street is known for its high-bank waterfront homes and is often referred to as the “Point Grey Road” of East Vancouver. There are many West Side-like attributes within this particular area. There are a myriad of parks: McGill, Cambridge, Oxford, Meditation, Burrard View and Pandora Park, as well as New Brighton Pool. These are also tree-lined streets with generous boulevards and tight communities of friendly neighbours.
There is more to this unique siting: The house itself is set high up off the street. The lot is built into a slope running perpendicular to the frontage of the property. A terrace was built at its highest level and the house was built upon it. In addition to this, the house is a 3 level heritage home with high ceilings and no basement, which means it is very high off the already high lot. As such, the views are outstanding from all levels. We almost never see views like these in Vancouver houses.
The view sweeps from the west to the north, with the Lion’s Gate bridge, Stanley Park, the north shore mountains, the harbour and one of the best views of the Lions in the city. You can even see the fireworks from English Bay on the second level. The summer sunsets are outstanding.
The layout is fantastic with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the upper (2nd) level, and a fully open-concept main level. The attic (3rd level) was also developed recently adding a bonus living room/ den/ bedroom (it’s flexible) and a separate storage room. There is also a unique secondary suite with a separate entrance.
Notable interior details:
- The main floor is completely open-concept with exposed Parallam beams.
- 9’6” ceilings main and upper level
- Sunken master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and full walk-in closet
- Ample storage space throughout as each bedroom has modern closets with built ins, plus a separate storage room between the main house and the suite, etc.
- Large skylights in the upper flex space, that can fully open to allow for an excellent cross-breeze, keeping the home cool on even the hottest summer days
- A great mix of heritage elements and modern design and amenity. Heritage elements have been maintained and restored such as the original solid fir floors, and the original fir staircase and bannister
- The laundry room is conveniently located on the same floor as the three bedrooms
- Stainless steel appliances throughout with convection oven, 5 burner gas range, barn door fridge
The house itself has undergone extensive updates/ upgrades with an on-permit, to-the-studs renovation in 2011 including:
- New alarm system
- Insulation, drywall
- Finishing carpentry
- In-floor radiant heating (built into the existing heritage solid fir floors)
- New kitchen
- New bathrooms
- New laundry
Other recent renovations include:
- New roof in 2015
- The attic was opened and finished in 2015 to create a unique den/ secondary living room space/ bedroom. A storage room was also created on this level.
- A secondary suite was built in 2012 to a very high standard.
The lot is also very unique. Essentially a terrace set high off the street, the yard is located between the main house structure and the western boundary of the property. The result is a very private space with no sight-lines in and a great outlook towards the water to the west. With French doors opening up from the open-concept kitchen, this is an ideal lot for families. The kids can play within clear view in a private and secure space located high above the street.
Currently the lot is fully landscaped with privacy, ease of maintenance, and flexible use in mind. There are mature trees surrounding the lot and a great old cedar off the side of the terrace. A cedar deck runs out to paver tiles in the yard, with planted areas skirting the perimeter of the main area. Overall, this is a very special space perfect for entertaining with a great outlook to the water. The sea-breeze and salt air is instantly noticeable as, again, the ocean is just 100 meters away.
This East Village/ Hastings Sunrise neighbourhood is quiet and family friendly. This is a vibrant community undergoing a renaissance and renewal with some of the most creative and best new restaurants, craft breweries, art galleries, etc., in the city. It is quickly becoming a creative hub.
There are fabulous options for dining out with Japanese, Italian, French, Mexican, Palestinian, two pubs, several craft breweries, and even a gourmet hot dog joint - all within walking distance. There are several cafes, with or without a patio, to sit and read, visit or work.
Hastings shops are a short walk away. As is New Brighton Park and Pool, Hastings Park, Hastings Elementary with French Immersion, etc., etc. Downtown is 7 minutes by car, or catch transit or ride your bike. Highway 1 is also just a few minutes away. This is an extremely convenient location. Check out the Walkscore tab above for more details.
With the waterfront about 100 meters away, an extremely high vantage point, a very private sea-breeze terrace/ yard, a turn-key heritage home that has been modernized while respecting the original aesthetic, an excellent layout with the coveted 3 bedrooms up configuration, a secondary suite, and a location within one of the most exciting walkable neighbourhoods in the city, this water view home is a really compelling offering.
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|2226 Mcgill Street
|Type of Dwelling
|2,381 Sq. Ft.