Nestled in 'Crescent West', a secluded-yet-central luxury townhome complex on the edge of Pacific Spirit Park, is this spectacular, almost 2,500sf 4 level, 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 8yr young townhome. Who needs a house when you have an income suite, 500sf recreation room, 442sf private and secure 2 car attached garage, and a gorgeous, secluded small park as your front yard! Designed by GBL Architects and built by Fairmont to UBC's progressive 'REAP' standards, this is tremendous value, especially when compared to houses on Vancouver's west-side. It has a direct, private front entrance from an exquisite small park featuring manicured landscaping, water feature, and playground... not a car or road in sight! The downstairs entrance is from a 400sf huge double-secured private attached garage.
The main floor is privately elevated and features airy high ceilings, large bright windows, gas fireplace, an elegantly tucked-away powder room, and a modern, open layout. Granite kitchen counters, high end appliances including 5-burner gas range, a kitchen island, and a large s. facing patio with garden plot complete this level. The 2nd floor features a luxurious master suite with 5 piece ensuite bath and walk-in closet, plus 2 more bedrooms (both overlooking the park) and a full bathroom (with bathtub) for guests or children.
The main living areas provide a perfect family-home layout, yet perhaps the BEST feature of this home is the HUGE 500sf+ rec room on the top floor with an open, sun-drenched south-facing deck off one end, north facing views over Michael Smith Memorial Park on the other, and a small private office... this entire floor can be a huge rumpus room or media room, or divided into an extra bedroom or two... whatever you desire!
Downstairs rounds out this impressive package: here you find a 400sf legal lock-off suite with it's own private entrance, mini-courtyard and insuite laundry (currently earning $1,450/mo until Dec. 31), extra interior storage space, and a MASSIVE, extremely secure, attached 442sf garage. LOTS of room for 2 vehicles, bicycles, kayaks, a stand-up freezer, and more.
Fabulous home, absolutely.... yet, it's the LOCATION that provides a truly special and very unique lifestyle. Immediately outside your front door is the stunning Michael Smith Memorial Park... two playground structures, gardens, manicured grassy areas, water-feature, and the sun rising over the forest trees every morning. 200m to the east are the trails of Pacific Spirit Park, and within 400m west you'll find Save-On Foods, a brand new community centre, cafes, professional services, restaurants, a liquor store, a bank, and more. A new high school and two elementary schools are within close distance, as well as over 25 daycares. Off course all of UBC's world-class scholastic and athletic amenities are within easy walking distance, including Spanish Banks, Jericho, and Wreck Beach, the David Chan Centre, UBC Golf Course, the Museum of Anthropology, UBC Skating Rink, and the brand new, state of the art Aquatic Centre. Transit options are endless, downtown Vancouver is 15 minutes by car, and this place is an absolute cycling AND dog mecca.
It is truly a multi-cultural, progressive community with ever-deepening roots, that has truly 'arrived'... ten years ago, living at UBC meant driving to Pt. Grey for groceries or most services; now, Pt. Grey residents drive out to UBC to shop at Save-On Foods, go to a restaurant, see a dentist or optometrist, or get their insurance. Combine this ever-inceasing richness of amenities with the beaches, forests, clean-living vibe, and proximity to all that Vancouver has to offer, and it's very, very hard to beat...
*IMPORTANT ASIDE*: here at UBC, ownership is CROWN leasehold, which should NOT be lumped in with other oft-maligned leasehold types in our region. Practically speaking, finance-ability (banks love Crown Leasehold), taxation, AND investment performance at UBC are in direct parallel to local freehold title, with much data to support this statement. Yet, due to 'leasehold' being looked at a little sideways in our market, the VALUE is phenomenal, especially when considering location and neighbourhood amenities. I've lived and owned here myself, ask me if at all curious.