Architecture enthusiasts will appreciate this Westcoast Contemporary three bedroom plus roof-top atrium/ den townhouse just off Point Grey Road on Bayswater.
This is the premier location in the city: North of 4th Avenue and just one block from the ocean. Walk to West Side beaches (Jericho, Locarno, Spanish Banks), West 4th, or even downtown for an unmatched lifestyle anywhere in the lower mainland.
Complementing this excellence of location is a Peter Wardle designed end unit townhouse in a small strata of only four homes. Setting this home apart is its excellent siting on the property, a complete modern renovation from top to bottom, unique original design features, and three extremely lovely, private outdoor spaces.
This townhome is located on the northwestern corner of the complex. The layout of the suite considers the exposure of the site with north and west facing glazing throughout. Look for large floor to ceiling windows in key areas of the home, designed to take advantage of the daily and seasonal rhythms of shadow and light.
Each room has been carefully considered to extend the interior living space into the outdoors. Immediately apparent the moment you enter this home, everything just feels impressive, and everything feels just right.
The layout is well considered with a number of standout features. On the garden level, you’ll find an open-plan living/ dining/ and kitchen area with house-sized proportions. This is an entertainer’s dream, with large windows and patio doors opening up to the private garden.
This garden is more like a full-sized yard, one that has been thoughtfully landscaped and developed over the years. Mature beds, plantings and installations together create a serene and peaceful feeling. The privacy of this space is absolute, making it a great extension of the main living area.
The second level is made up of three bedrooms, one currently used as an office. The master bedroom is very large, complete with an en-suite bathroom and access to the balcony. The second bedroom also accesses the balcony and has large windows overlooking the private garden below. The third bedroom faces west with dramatic vaulted ceilings and a view down Bayswater.
The top level is truly unique and opens into a wonderful glass atrium. This glass penthouse in turn opens onto an expansive roof top deck. The atrium is fully finished with heat and makes a wonderful year round space. There’s also a cedar lined sauna on this level accessible from the top landing, just before you step into the atrium.
The roof top deck is very large wrapping around both the north and west side of the atrium. In the winter months, there are peek-a-boo views of the ocean and mountains. In the summer months the space has a forested “treehouse” feel to it. There’s lots of direct sunlight on the deck through the spring, summer and fall.
Solar gain is not an issue in this home. With the skylight and upper deck doors and windows open, a pleasant cross breeze is easily established from the ground floor up keeping things cool, naturally.
Completely renovated by local craftsman Chris Hunter, this home was updated to respect the original design of the architect while modernizing systems and building performance. The renewed aesthetic is both modern and timeless.
- Heated concrete floors on the garden level
- Custom kitchen and bathroom millwork by Christian Woo
- Appliances by Bosch, Fisher Paykel, Blomberg
- Custom millwork above a modern gas fireplace with media blind
- Refinished and restored original doors and hardware
- 3 new bathrooms, with custom millwork, European fixtures, custom tile work, heated floors, seamless glass, etc.
- Wool carpeting on the second the third floors
- Complete glass atrium replacement
- Designer paintwork and finishing carpentry throughout
The location is the most coveted in the city, just one block off the heart of “the golden mile.” The oceanfront is one block away with direct access to the water at Pt. Grey road and Bayswater.
The immediate streets are quiet, peaceful and tree-lined. West 4th amenities are just a few blocks away and Broadway shops and services are also close by. Downtown is remarkably close by for a home that feels so far removed from the density and noise of the urban centre.
The strata is made up of just four units and has a pleasant way of getting things done. Neighbours are described as friends, while the strata remains proactive taking care of all the necessary maintenance.
A parkade is located underneath the building. Two side by side parking spots are included with this home, as is a very large, very deep storage locker that could easily be used as a spacious workshop.
Excellent siting on the property, three bedrooms on one level, a complete modern renovation from top to bottom, an outstanding location, several unique design features like the glass roof-top atrium and the lovely private outdoor spaces make this a very special home. Come and see us at our open houses, or contact us for a private viewing.
|Address||1870 Bayswater Street|
|Type of Dwelling||Townhouse|
|Floor Area||1,568 Sq. Ft.|
|Listing Brokerage||Remax Crest|