Up for your consideration is this super unique one bedroom, penthouse/ townhouse in the heart of Kits. Setting this home apart is its excellent privacy, great layout, outstanding private rooftop patio, and of course its top location.
This is a south, north and east facing home with a very unique site and situation. Access is via the upper floor of the inner courtyard, nicely tucked away from the energy and activity of the neighbourhood. This makes this home surprisingly quiet and calm.
This particular unit is a bit like a standalone penthouse; a singular house on the roof of a building. But this is a more like a standalone rooftop duplex, with only one shared wall and nobody above.
A locking gate from the open-air common areas leads to an entrance area where one can enter the unit via the front door, or take a hard right and walk up the stairs to the private roof top deck. It’s a cool feature that allows residents to leave their front door open while keeping the unit secure.
Inside you’ll find an efficient and functional layout over two levels, with an open-plan living/ dining/ kitchen area, one bedroom, one bathroom, storage closets, and in-suite laundry with recently replaced machines.
The interior is sunny and bright with its south and east facing windows. The layout makes this home feel much larger than its square footage suggests.
The private roof top deck is a restful oasis with great views of the mountains and the city in all directions. This space is great for BBQs and features a paver tile patio, the perfect space for outdoor furniture. Privacy trellis and fencing keeps it peaceful and all your own.
You’ll find a very cozy gas fireplace in the living room that can comfortably heat the entire home. Gas is included in the strata fee and also supplies the hot water tank and heated floors. So, heat and hot water are included in the strata fee.
The living room extends into a dining area and then a very efficiently designed kitchen. The dining area is nicely defined by a semi-alcove with windows. The kitchen is well considered and has a good balance of openness and separation.
Light is reported to be very favourable in all seasons, with the space being warm and light filled in winter when the sun is low in the sky. In summer the space is kept cool via the bluetooth controlled skylight over the kitchen. This can be programmed to open and close on a schedule to aid with ventilation. It will even close automatically if rain is detected.
The building itself sits at the intersection of two great neighbourhoods: Kitsilano and False Creek. You’d be hardpressed to find a more perfect location to live the classic Vancouver lifestyle.
Walk to Kits Beach, Granville Island, Vanier Park, the Seawall, Burrard Street Bridge, downtown, various Marinas, Fisherman’s Wharf, the West End, False Creek north and south… It really doesn’t get more walkable. You can even walk your paddleboard to the boat launch for a quick evening shred.
West 4th shopping is just a few blocks away. Almost every imaginable amenity is available within this sea of fitness studios and cafes.
One parking spot is included. Ample guest parking is available in the underground. The strata is in the process of installing shared EV chargers.
A storage locker is also included and there is in-suite laundry with recently replaced machines.
This is an excellent opportunity to get into a most unique standalone penthouse-like townhouse (it’s hard to describe - but it’s very cool) in the very desirable Kitsilano neighbourhood. This home’s quiet and private siting, great layout, and outstanding outdoor space make it one to put on your list.
|411 1630 W 1ST AVENUE
|Type of Dwelling
|475 Sq. Ft.
|Oakwyn Realty Ltd.
|Central Location, Marina Nearby, Paved Road, Recreation Nearby, Shopping Nearby
|Bike Room, Elevator, In Suite Laundry, Storage