SOLD. Congratulations to my wonderful clients, and to the on-the-ball buyer and their great Agent.
Stunning, modern, and absolutely flooded with light on the main floor, this fully south facing top-floor corner home with windows facing both south and west personifies sanctuary… and as private and open as the main floor feels, the cool bedroom level below is even quieter and more private, yet also benefits from tons of natural light. Spacious at 918 square feet over two levels with both bedrooms downstairs, wonderfully flexible functionality lives here too… any little ones can sleep downstairs wilst adults entertain or enjoy quality time upstairs, and with the 2nd bedroom being so well-separated, there can be great guest privacy and/or the ability to keep work ‘out of sight, out of mind’.
The kitchen, it’s not cliché to say, is a “condo chef’s” dream… lots of counter space for prep, room for two to work (or flirt..), double sink with a window, modern stainless appliances, and OH, that PANTRY… an elegant pocket-door with frosted glass insert (right by the fridge) opens to a 9ft by 4ft space complete with California-Closet-style shelving, so re-organize that spice collection ALL you want…
For sun-worshippers or al-fresco lovers, the wide balcony that opens RIGHT from the living room is perfect… sun all day, space for a small bbq and dining set or a few loungers, peaceful green outlook over treetops and the roofs of Craftsman houses… hang a planter, grow some fresh mint, and mojito the summer away! And in winter, the shallower angle of the sun beams sunlight deeply into the main floor through the south and west glazing.
Renovated very tastefully to contemporary standards just 5 years ago, there are thoughtful upgrades everywhere: quality laminate flooring throughout, silestone counters in the kitchen and bathroom, built-in storage solutions in all closets, Bosch and Fisher-Paykel appliances, stone/glass backsplashes, contemporary sinks, toilet, and fixtures, custom lighting, beautiful fireplace, and designer colours, all in practically as-new condition.
The building, ‘The Avanti’, is in great condition and well-cared for by its community, with healthy financials and a proactive history… and the location is fabulous, with Jericho Village starting 3 blocks west, and the heart of the W. 4th Ave. shopping and dining district starting about 6 blocks east. Kitsilano AND Jericho Beaches are just 20 minutes away on foot (or 5 by bike), with downtown or UBC just 10 minutes away each by car (or 20 by bus)… the location is central and convenient, without being TOO central.