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VA NC O U V E R ’ S U R B A N W E E K LY

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REAL ESTATE REVIEW DOWNTOWN, YALETOWN, GASTOWN, WESTEND, COAL HARBOUR, KITSILANO, KERRISDALE, SOUTH GRANVILLE, FALSE CREEK, POINT GREY, MOUNT PLEASANT, COMMERCIAL.

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“Coal Harbour Marina”

“Character and Comfort”

2 bdrm “Coastal Seahome.” Recently renovated, prime location.

Delightful 1 bdrm & den floathome features chef’s kitchen, gas f/p & concrete flotation.

$445,000

New Listing

CALL NOW TO VIEW THESE REMARKABLE HOMES JUDY ROSS • 604-878-0680 • www.vancouveruniquehomes.com

$269,000 Royal LePage Westside


RAY PEAKE

FLORA SHI

yaletown, waterfront & downtown expert

downtown condo & concord pacific homes specialist

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2300 KINGSWAY

SOLD $998,000 905 - 8 Smithe Mews 1232 sf, well laid-out 2 bdrm + den.

ASSIGNMENT $343,000 Suite 304-2300 Kingsway G-Plan design, 699sf 2 bdrm with great separation One bathroom

fshi@rennie.com COOPERS LOOKOUT $738,000 3005 - 33 Smithe Street sf 920 sf• 920 l 2 bdrm + •22bath bdrml+water 2 baths & • water & city city view view l• Excellent excellentclub club amenities amenities • close to Canada l close to Canada Line Line

LYNNWOOD PLACE $560,000 2518 W 4th Ave • 863 sf • 2 bedrooms • Upgraded • Big deck

MARINER $938,000 2503 - 918 Cooperage Way •1123 1123sf sf l• 22bdrm bdrm++den den • hardwood floor l hardwood floor • water & city l water and city views views

SOLD

LANDMARK 33 $799,000

AQUA AT THE PARK $678,000

3503 - 1009 Expo Blvd •1146 1146sfsfl• 33 bdrms l • 120 bdrms 120sfsf open open balcony balcony • View of water, l View of water, city & mountains city & mountains

501 - 550 Pacific Street sf sf l •22bdrm + •1069 1069 bdrm den • partial den+ l partial view of view park and parkof and water water • central l central location location motivated seller •lmotivated seller

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DEXTER ASSOCIATES REALTY Yaletown 604-689-8226 Kerrisdale 604-263-1144 Dave Kenny

www.dexterrealty.com Tim Hiltz 604-789-1133

B.A., ILHM

timhiltz.com mail@timhiltz.com

Elite Club

604-263-1144

801-1499 PENDER ST.

Principled • Proven • Professional

1904-1020 HARWOOD ST

NEW LISTING

$1,289,000

1202-1252 HORNBY ST

$459,900

RARE CORNER UNIT 1 bdrm plus den, 700sq.ft in Pure development. Excellent outlook, lots of natural light and open, functional plan with gourmet kitchen. Practical pluses include: secure underground parking, oversized balcony, fully loaded building with recreation facilities, and reasonable maintenance fees ($313/mo). Walk to work and all downtown amenities. View photos online and call for a private viewing. Tenant to vacate Mar. 31.

Chris Spotzl 604-263-1144

Marcus Maia 604-263-1144

maia@dexterrealty.com spotzl@dexterrealty.com

408-1275 HAMILTON ST.

REBUILT & Stunning 1677sq.ft., 3 bed, 2.5 bath in what will be a brand new building in 2013 after its COMPLETE REMEDIATION—inside and out! Own now at a reduced price. Huge 242 sq.ft. view balcony, Miele, Sub Zero, Bosch, marble. An entertainer’s dream! Quality craftsmanship. Pets & rentals OK. 4 s x s parking!

$510,000

THE PERFECT BOUTIQUE YALETOWN FLAT. Designed by the award-winning Alda Pereira, located in the heart of heritage Yaletown. A 1 bed/1 bath + office/ den END UNIT. Many features not found in most Vancouver buildings incl. a/c, 9ft. ceilings, wood beams, walnut h/w flooring, tilt and turn windows, gas range and electric fireplace. Built-ins throughout, from the living room to the bedroom, with pot lights lighting up the open kitchen with a movable island, great for entertaining. Built in flatscreen TV and views to the south (David Lam Park and the Creek). Everything within steps of your door from the Canada Line, seawall, shopping, dining, parks and so much more. A must see! 1 secure parking and 1 storage. P/R friendly.

Su Marie Baird 604-263-1144

sumarieb@hotmail.com www.sumariebaird.com NEW LISTING 505 – 28 POWELL ST $569,000 OPEN SATURDAY 2-4PM

Live in vibrant Gastown. Open plan 955 sq.ft, bright SW corner with a balcony & on the quiet side of the street. Polished concrete floors, over-height ceilings & lots of windows. On-site parking, storage & bike room. Gastown has urban vibe all of it’s own. Amazing restaurants, shops and an easy stroll to Downtown.

loftsvancouver.com

info@christinesaulnier.com www.christinesaulnier.com

$1,138,000

This stunning 1,052sq. ft. two bed two bath (or one and den) has plenty of WOW factor. Well designed and luxuriously appointed with views to Coal Harbour Marina and North Shore Mountains from the generous terrace space. The upscale Dada kitchen features Gaggeneau and Subzero appliances and opens to the terrace. The open concept bathroom is distinctive and the second bathroom, with its retractable walls, would function well as a den/guest room. 24 hr concierge, 2 parking, guest suite, gym, pool and media room. Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver or just watch the yachts coming and going from the comfort of your living room.

621 JERVIS ST.

$763,000

Open concept, two level —one (very large) master suite (loft) and den—in vibrant Coal Harbour. 16’ ceilings, F2C windows with views to a classic heritage building—gives it a Manhattan feel. Well suited to the young urban professional or active retiree. Recent upgrades include radiant tile floor, glass and stainless handrails, new carpet in master, freshly painted. Steps to marina, park, shopping, seawall and restaurants – Coal Harbour is a sought-after location and an excellent community to call home.

905-1495 RICHARDS ST. NEW LISTING $599,900 Fitness Fever? Azura 2 has the amenities for you! Waterside by George Wainborn Park in Yaletown’s waterfront Beach Crescent neighbourhood. This handsome big one & den (w/ window) will suit you. Quiet too, without commercial or retail below. Coveted SE 05 plan is functional and bright w/ floor-to-ceiling windows to admire the lovely view. Hardwood floors, S.S appliances including gas cooktop & big in-suite storage. Club Viva’s 80’ indoor pool, gym, squash court, spa rooms, entertainment rooms including billiards, screening room, concierge, lovely landscaping and a guest suite make living here a full-time holiday. Amenities are accessed in this tower too! See agent’s website for floor plan and more pics.

303-124 W. 3RD ST.

NEW LISTING

$369,000

This apartment in The Vogue is designed for entertaining! Bright SE corner, lots of windows plus balcony facing harbour, downtown Vancouver and the Lion’s Gate Bridge. Stainless steel appliances, crown mouldings, ensuite bath & walk-in closet, open plan kitchen / dining / living room, gas fireplace, plus office / flex space. Location is convenient to shops and transit. The building is in great shape, all balconies & patios recently renewed to comply with strict rainscreen requirements. Generous S-facing balcony accommodates bbq and lounge furniture. Pet-friendly (2 dogs or cats) still room for rentals, includes 1 parking & storage. Floor plan measures as 705 sq.ft. More pics on Realtor’s website.

Linda Hale 604-889-9983 linda@lindahale.ca www.lindahale.ca

106 -1399 BARCLAY ST.

NEW LISTING

$356,000

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4PM

3005-111 W. GEORGIA

NEW LISTING

$437,000

Drive less, live more in this convenient 684 sq.ft. 1 bdrm & den just minutes away from all downtown has to offer. Includes pkg & storage. Building has spalike amenities; pool, gym, sauna etc. Live in or rent out. Currently tenanted at $1,650/month. Tenant would like to stay.

Ed Gramauskas & Reid Dewson Details & Photos of all lofts for sale in Vancouver Cell: 604-618-9727

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Christine Saulnier 604-263-1144

109-1928 NELSON ST

$395,000

NATURE’S NEIGHBOURS – Steps to Stanley Park & English Bay. Charming , well maintained 1 bdrm garden level, perfect for your city home or 1st timers.Engineered hardwood floors, large patio, new blinds, gas f/p plus storage and parking. All in the quiet West of Denman location. Walk to the shops, cafes & restaurants. Pets welcome.

Spacious 1 bedroom offering the best in West End living in a fully rainscreened, meticulously maintained building. Features include in-suite laundry, a wood burning fireplace and a west facing, sunny, private patio. Already updated bathroom & with new flooring and a bit of paint, this would be a “10”! 1 secure underground parking stall and a storage locker. Within walking distance of Denman, Davie and Robson streets and all the great restaurants and shops they have to offer….and of course, Stanley Park and the seawall. Sorry no rentals but pets are welcome.

Commercial Real Estate Needs? Dexter Associates Realty’s commercial team will answer all of your questions and will help with all your commercial needs. Whether you need office space, somewhere to set up your business or retail store, or are looking to buy an investment property we can help you. Call us at 604-689-8226 today. April 26, 2012

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Property Focus 3502-1077 West Cordova Street, Vancouver Looks: 2-Bedroom, 3-Bathroom, 2,005 sq.ft. apartment Charm: Coal Harbour’s Shaw Tower was constructed in 2005 with a waterfront location that showcases Vancouver’s renowned views. Since it was built, this suite has been completely re-designed with custom finishes created by Robert Ledingham’s design company ensuring meticulous attention to detail through the use of premium materials. According to listing agent Mark Raymond, more than $1-million was spent in upgrading the home and the finished result is a seamless combination of elegance and contemporary design. Enviable features include a stainless ethanol fireplace, bespoke millwork – including a motorized television cabinet – Lutron shades and drapery, a master bedroom with a spa-like ensuite, and a V6B-designed kitchen. The spacious floorplan ensures that each room has generous dimensions, and the home’s northwest corner location on the 35th floor gives a spectacular birds-eye view of the marina, Stanley Park, and the North Shore mountains.

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Vital Statistics: Listed price: $3,598,000 Sale price: $3,360,000 Date of sale: Mar 12, 2012 Days on market: 56 BC Assessment: $3,003,000 Previous sale price: $1,621,000 in 2005 Listing agent: Mark Raymond and Stacy Raymond at RE/MAX Select Properties Selling agent: Michael Li at Amex Sunrich Realty

This property information was provided by Nicola Way of BestHomesBC.com and AssignmentsCanada.ca.

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Rob Joyce

& Sales Associate Roger Ross

West End Specialists 1720 Barclay #402 Just off Denman. SE corner suite at sought-after Lancaster Gate. Has heated outdoor pool & a rock solid reputation for quality. $219,900.

1355 Harwood #304 PRICE SLASHED

BY $20,000. High quality Vanier Court. Renovated Sunset Beach 734 sf suite with enclosed solarium. $349,900.

1251 Cardero #805 The hottest price for view concrete in the West End. NE corner with 651 sf & open balcony. Building has a heated indoor pool. $199,900.

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1500 Pendrell #323 Best priced West

End 844 sf 2 bdrm with a sunny 98 sf patio deck. Pet friendly. Enormous roof deck. Sharp new price: $435,500.

604.623.5433 WEST COAST

www.robjoyce.ca

building. Magazine quality upgrades, large suite with a 15’9 x 13’6 landscaped sunny Southfacing patio. Call today! $399,900.

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1967 Barclay #602 NEW LISTING. Beautifully renovated Stanley Park gorgeous 1 bdrm. Roof deck. $339,900.

Real Estate Opens WEST END

GASTOWN

1855 Nelson 2 bdrm, $649,900 Sun 2-4

505-28 Powell St $569,000 Sat 2-4

110-1055 Harwood St 1 bdrm + flex, $344,900 Sat & Sun 2-4 1738 Alberni 2 bdrm, $498,000 Sat 2-4 106-1399 Barclay St 1 bdrm, $356,000 Sun 2-4

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110-1055 HARWOOD ST

YALETOWN 5

903-638 Beach Cres 2 bdrm + den, $799,000 Sat & Sun 2-4

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1508 Mariner Walk 2 bdrm, $528,000 Sat 2-4

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UBC 5657 Hampton 2 bdrm, $749,900 Sun 2-4

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Sherree Mitchell & Frank Zomar

Thinking of Selling Your Home? Call any of the agents in the Real Estate Review and your home could appear here.

OPEN SAT & SUN 2-4 PM GORGEOUS, south-facing, above street level, corner 1 bedroom + flex space co-op. 879sf, gleaming hardwood floors, big closets, new windows, galley kitchen & bright. 1 cat welcome, sorry no dogs or rentals. $344,900

Sherree Mitchell

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Frank Zomar

604.377.5728

250 - 4255 Arbutus Street, Vancouver

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Got Craft? Meet two of the designers from Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair Sassy Contessa

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iranda Lievers is a Vancouver based ceramic artist, crafter, photographer, and creative small business owner/supporter/advocate. After jumping ship from her fast-track corporate life, she dove head on into the creative life she’s built with her husband Reilly including a busy wedding & portrait photography studio - Blue Olive Photography - and her line of handmade goods. Miranda’s typography inspired line is, in part, about turning the boxes that constrain artists around – she’s inspired by typography, by the pages of old books and by beautiful advertisements found in 100 year old journals. She has focused on her inspiration rather than her medium in developing her line – primarily, paper craft, ceramics, and fabric based printmaking. What are some occupational hazards and highlights? Working for yourself definitely has it’s pros and cons. Huge plusses include a very short commute, weekday “networking” breakfasts with other self employed friends, and the flexibility to work from the beach on occasion. Hazards include having to be everything from maker to accountant to janitor at times, the lack of real vacations due to having no one to fill in for you if you leave town, and the fact that you end up working really long hours. On the whole, I consider the self employed world a win. Any advice for crafters of the future? Make for yourself and what you love, rather than what you think others will want. If you love it, the people who love what you do will find you. Best way to spend a girls’ day out in Vancouver? In the city - coffee at Nelson the Seagull or Matchstick, a walk up Main St. browsing the shops, and an afternoon at the beach with a picnic or small crafty projects to complete. Out of the city - Scandinave spa in Whistler is heaven on earth, and perfect to reset before getting back to real life. How long have you been doing craft fairs? Favourite part of the experience? I’m relatively new to the craft fair scene with only 3 years under my belt. My favourite part of Got Craft? is getting to see all my favourite crafty friends (with their own tables or walking through as visitors) and chatting up the regulars who come through the show. Give us your best “handmade” haiku: handmade creations make me smile everyday through crafty hands made Website: SassyContessa.com

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The Beautiful Project

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riginal illustrations, cheeky sentiments and a bit of whimsy—these paper works are designed with love. The Beautiful Project was established in 2005 by Vancouver graphic artist, illustrator and web designer, Jeannette Ordas. Her cards are inspired by her love of all things vintage and cute, from 1950’s cookbooks to textiles and typography, and have been featured on popular design blogs like Decor8, Design*Sponge and Poppytalk to name a few. What are some occupational hazards and highlights? I run my own web design company (MatchboxCreative.com) with my husband, along with my card business plus a food blog (EverybodyLikesSandwiches.com), so I think can be sometimes difficult to tear myself away from the computer. So I make sure that I leave the house every day to go on walks and errands so I can feel connected to the real world. Being online may have it’s drawbacks, but it’s really great for connections and many people that I’ve met online have become real life pals. What is your favourite occasion or sentiment to design for? I love designing birthday cards the best. There’s no one direction and you can go sweet and cute or wacky and a little oddball. Right now, I’m loving animals, from rabbits to bears to cats - all cute, but with a little sly look in their eye. They have personality and are quite charming, I think! Your top 5 most beautiful places/ things in Vancouver: In no particular order: Habitat Island in False Creek. Find your own little island nook and have a picnic at sunset. It’s great place to sit by the water and watch kayaks and nature go by, smack dab in the middle of the city; A bike ride along the sea wall; Any night tucked into the Alibi Room - great craft beers, beautiful space and good food; The Aqua Bus, seriously, a ride on these little boats always tugs the ol’ heartstrings; The free blackberries that you can find throughout the city in late summer. Almost everyone I know has their favourite picking spot. Urban foraging at its most delicious. How many years have you been doing craft fairs? What is your favourite part of the Got Craft? experience? The first craft fair that I participated in was the “I Heart Crafts” sale in Strathcona. It took place in my neighbourhood and I figured it was a good breaking-in event for the novice crafter. I had a great time. Later that year, I participated in Got Craft? and it instantly became my most favorite craft fair. It’s a great space to meet all your favorite creators and crafters face to face. My favorite part of Got Craft? is meeting my customers, many who come every year to stop by my booth to pick up new cards and chat. Say hi to Miranda and Jeannette at Give us your best “handmade” haiku: their booths during Got Craft? Sunfelt, pins, glue, paper day, May 6, 10am to 5pm; admisspace waster, dust collector sion is $3 and children under 10 must make something soon Website: TheBeautifulProject.ca

are free. (Royal Canadian Legion, 2205 Commercial Dr.)

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Pied a Mer

COAL HARBOUR

TIMBER WIND 1150 sq.ft. 2 bedroom oat home with generous master bedroom, open oor plan and 2 spacious decks.

$675,000

CARNEY’S CORNER EARTH DAY EARTH WEEK - So close to nature in this unique two bedroom, tow balcony plus loft and roofdeck home West of Denman steps to Stanley Park and English Bay. Over 1700sf inside and out. Dogs welcome! $649,900 OPEN SUN 2-4 1855 NELSON JEANS DAY - Throw on your renovating clothes and transform this spacious one bdrm in well-managed strata into your ďŹ rst dream home or investment. Well cared for by long term owner but in need of a facelift. Quick possession. Parking, good storage, pet and rental friendly. $319,900

MISS THE SUN RUN? - Not only does this 3 bdrm, two balcony home enjoy panoramic views from Coal Harbour to English Bay highlighting snowcapped N Shore mountains, Stanley Park, sailboats and sunsets, it is in the heart of the action bordering West End/Coal Harbour! $1,098,000 SPRING HAS SPRUNG - Buds everywhere in the gardens of this two bdrm condo in appealing strata complex steps to Denman, Stanley Park and Coal Harbour. House like oor plan with laundry, ďŹ replace, balcony, parking, storage, high end laminate and more! $498,000 OPEN SUN 2-4 1738 ALBERNI SECRETARY’S DAY - Smart secretary who makes the investment here in concrete and brick strata centrally located to business, sports, entertainment and tourist attractions downtown, West End and easy access to Kits/Fairview and Granville Isld. Studios/one bdrms live in or rent out. $239,900 and up.

ADMIN PROFESSIONALS WEEK - Your ofďŹ ce manager would recommend this concrete one bdrm strata with insuite laundry, town house entry and no waste space oorplan. Dogs welcome and proactive strata will make the admin types happy with their investment! $333,800

Call Ricki 604.788.9727 Your Floating Home Specialist www.oathomesales.com Sutton Seafair Realty

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TALK TO LIZ CARNEY 604 685-5951/603-3095 liz.carney@century21.ca • www.vancouvercondo.com Century 21 In Town Realty • 421 Pacific • 1030 Denman

STEPHEN BURKE

In Town Realty

KITS BEACH 2 LEVEL - VIEW

S U T T O N G R O U P - W E S T C O A S T R E A LT Y

www.stephenburke.com

604-551-4190

RETIRE UBC

‡ Panoramic water, City & mountain view ‡ Steps to Kits Beach, close to W 4th shops ‡ 2 level 2 BR 1 1/2 bath home North of 4th

FALSE CREEK ‘SWEET’ VANCOUVER’S BEST VIEW 1620 BALSAM

WEST END HIDEAWAY

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FALSE CREEK 2+2

‡ Seawall, Market, Parks, at your door ‡ RENO’D 960 SF + extra large private patio

$499,000

FIRST TIMER?

OPEN SAT 2-4

‡ Fully upgraded 2 BR 2 Bath approx.1200 sf ‡ Sophisticated traditional elegance ‡ All windows face Pacific Spirit Park ‡ Close to grocer, hospital, parks. 2 Parking ‡ Serene NW corner treed outlook, 2 balcs

5657 HAMPTON

$998,000

$598,000 1530 MARINER WLK

PANORAMA PLACE OPEN SUN 2-4

‡ 1271 sq.ft + covered outdoor deck ‡ Split level living and dining, Wood burning FP ‡ New Stainless Steel & Silestone kitchen

‡ 1024 SF 2 bedroom 2 bath concrete ‡ %ULJKW1:H[SRVXUHRSHQÀRRUSODQ ‡ Upgraded kitchen cabs & stainless st. appls ‡ Views to City, Mountains and marina ‡ 1 parking, 1 pet, rental o.k. Gorgeous!

‡ English Bay, Coal Harbour mountains & City ‡ For those who appreciate the very best ‡ Completely upgraded suite: bath & kitchen ‡ 7UDYHUWLQHÀRRUVZDOQXWPLOOZRUNLPSRUWHGDSSOV ‡ Stanley Park & English Bay at your door.Appointment

$749,900 1508 MARINER WLK $528,000 2055 PENDRELL

$750,000

‡ 2 BR 2 full bath 1023 sq.ft. co-op ‡ Gorgeous park and water views!

2055 PENDRELL

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$729,900 1386 W 6TH AVE

$329,000

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urban residences_modern living | seller’s & buyer’s agent specialist

AnnLok

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presales | assignments | resales | investments specialist

5532 MACKENZIE ST. – KERRISDALE 3200+ SF HOME: $1,998,000

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44 X 170 LOT RS-5 ZONING!

NEW LISTING: Prime Kerrisdale location surrounded by elite schools. • Over 3200sf, 5 bdrms+office, rare huge lot. • 9’ ceilings, hardwood throughout, updated kitchen & bathrooms, 3 full bathrooms • 1 bdrm mortgage helper w/ private entrance, sunsoaked backyard a Gardener’s delight w/ mature orchard trees, great for active family. • Wood f/p, backyard porch for BBQs, spacious bdrms, many upgrades, 2 storey with finished basement.

903-638 BEACH CRES – ICON I @ GEORGE WAINBORN PARK: $799,000

606-1483 HOMER STREET THE WATERFORD: $919,000

1201-1473 JOHNSTON ROAD MIRAMAR/BOSA: $829,000

Unparalleled luxury Five star Beach in White Rock, unobCCrescent neighboursstructed 270 degree hood on seawall • Revviews of ocean & mtns ssort style living built by • 1274sf 2 bdrm + den CConcord Pacific. Views + 2 bath + 2 parking • tto George Wainborn OOverheight ceilings,AC, Park & False Creek. • radiant heated floors • Beautiful floorplan: Exquisite kitchen: Da1075sf 2bdrm + 2bath ccor coffee system, gas + den. A/C, gas f/p, 9ft sstove, granite councceilings, H/W flrs, Bosch tters • Rollerblinds, f/p, aappliances, gas stove, house-size rooms, sstainless steel. Floor to ceiling windows. • Amenities incl: indoor pool, 24/7 double-sinks, separate showers • 2 side x side concierge, 2 guest suites, squash courts, theatre, parking, large storage locker, steps to retail and clubhouse, gym & more. • 1 pkg & 1 huge storage beaches. locker.• Pride of ownership.One of the most coveted buildings in area!

2203-1188 RICHARDS ST. PARK PLAZA: $499,000

NEW LISTING: Prestigious Icon on George Wainborn Park & Seawall built 2006 • Luxury excl. neighbourhood. Sprawling 1230sq ft 2 bdrm+2 bath+den. • 8’’8” ceil., gas f/p, Bosch s/s appl., SW crnr w/ flr to ceiling windows, some views of w marina, Granville Island & False Creek, New York-like vview, granite counters, sleek espresso wood cabinets, insuite storage storage, real den ffor an office, spacious rms inets thruout, generous oversized living & dining • Best value in the city! • A/C, balcony w/ gas hookup, 1 pkg • Open & modern • Resort amenities: Indr pool, hottub, gym, concierge, theatre, steam rm, clubhse. OPEN HOUSE: SAT. & SUN. APRIL 28 & 29 2-4PM

• Sweeping 270 degree views from English Bay Bay, North Shore, Cityscapes, to Mt. Baker & splashes of False Creek! Buildings at a min. 1 block away in all directions-complete privacy and full view of Emery Barnes Park–unbeatable • NW Corner 751 sqft 2bdrm+den+1 full bath • Luxury hrdwd floors thruout,new composite countertops in kitch & bath, S/S appliances, cool & quiet side of building high in the sky for optimal natural light • Frontloading W/D, opposite bdrms, new RAINSCREEN 2007, new pipes & security • 1prkg,1 storage +insuite storage. Don’t miss out!

2402-108 WEST CORDOVA WOODWARDS 32: $405,000

1502-1188 RICHARDS ST. PARK PLAZA: $319,000

306-1367 ALBERNI THE LIONS: $469,900 • Entry level 2 bdrm/2 bath + solarium, 747 sf in prime Alberni district of West End. Steps to Robson, seawall at Coal Harbour. w • Brand new dark walnut flooring throughout, open floor plan, granite countertops, 2 full baths, insuite storage & a locker • Hard to find 2/2 for this price! Solid building with concierge, Best gym, theatre & clubhouse! • Opposite bedrooms, plenty of storage, master ensuite bathroom. • Investors alert, for families & first time homebuyers too.

1625 HORNBY STREET PRICE: $219,000-$371,000

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SHAUGHNESSY MANSION

2087 West 18th

$3,388,000

Absolutely stunning fully furnished 12 year young custom built home in exclusive First Shaughnessy with 5 bedrooms and 5 baths and over 4,000sf of beautiful living space. Wonderfully thought out Àoor plan makes this the perfect family home.

COOPERS VILLA

900-9 Smithe Mews

$1,899,000

Executive 2,030sf, 3 bed, 3 bath Waterfront 1 lev @ “Coopers Lookout Villas.” Suite feat: gas f/p & cooktop, h/w Àoors, granite counters, s/s Miele appl, A/C, generous sized balcony.

FLAGSHIP AT COOPERS PARK

903-8 Smithe

$1,049,000

180 degree d unobstructed b t t d view i off BBurrardd IInlet/ l t/ Mtns & City 630ft 1 bdrm + flex, 9ft ceilings, stainless steel appliances • Oak hrdwd flrs, German euro cabinets. • Exquisite 5pc. bathroom: sep. shower, soaker tub • New & trendy Gastown: 2 level club w/ outdoor hot tub, gym in sky. • Rollerblinds, concrete ceilings, loft style, frontloading W/D • Corporate, retail, restaurant & tourist district • 1 parking, no property taxes for another year. GROUP WEST COAST REALTY

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Barnes Park! • Stay cool w/ plenty of natural light – NW facing,ultra quiet,unobstructed views,gorgeous flrplan with semi-divided bdrm area • FULLY RENOVATED–fully loaded: brand new kitchen, bath, S/S appliances, new tiles & hrdwd throughout • frontloading W/D, sexy color scheme, plenty of storage • New RAINSCREEN 2007, new pipes & security • Gym, hottub & sauna • Close to Choices, Emery Barnes Park, Yaletown & Seawall • 1 parking.

1107-989 RICHARDS ST. THE MONDRIAN 1: $429,000 ,

LD ! SO1 DAY IN

$2,375,000

1,910sf, 2 bed, 2.5 bath. Interiors are ¿nished with 9’ celilings, in-Àoor radiant heating, contemporary kitchen by Dada Cucina of Italy. Gaggenau and Sub-Zero appliances and imported Travertine Àooring.

339 E. Hastings

$1,388,000

23 yr old three-storey, mixed use building on 26’x120’ lot. Containing a ground-level commercial unit & three residential units on the upper two Àoors. Currently vacant. Was rented for $6,850/month.

$799,000

JARDINE’S LOOKOUT

AQUA AT THE PARK

$788,000

This 1,211sf 2 bed, 2 bath corner unit has Àoor to ceiling windows with views of North Shore Mountains, Mount Baker & False Creek. Well thought out designed kitchen with Carrera Marble counters/backsplash and S/S appliances. Parking & storage locker included.

$2,350,000

2,700sf, 3 bdrms plus den, 2 sun rooms, and 4 baths. Entertainment sized principal rooms, air conditioning, and large wrap-around balcony. Views of mountains and water from every room.

TH311-1228 Marinaside $1,188,000 1,362sf 2 lvl TH, 3 bdrm & 3 bath with balcony & unobstructed water views of False Creek & Quayside Marina. Well maintained building w/ amenities incl: concierge, gym, indoor pool, theatre and party room. 2 parking & insuite storage.

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PALADIO

1404-1228 W. Hastings

Gorgeous 926sf, 2 bed, 2 bath suite with N/W water views at Coal Harbour. Features include 8’8” ceilings, open kitchen with granite countertops with gas cooktop, KitchenAid appliances, light oak real hardwood Àoors, electric ¿replace, new w/d, custom wardrobe closet in den, covered balcony plus much more. Parking & storage.

2602-867 Hamilton

VAN TOWER – WEST END

2301-909 Burrard

CRESTMARK II COMMERCIAL – RESIDENTIAL

1,238sf luxury 2 bdrm + 2 bath. West facing suite overlooking False Creek & Coopers Park. Feat: O/D balcony, sleek interiors, H/W Àooring, S/S appliances, stone countertops, A/C system & gas f/p. Facilities (Esprit City Club) located at Coopers Lookout.

COMMERCIAL RETAIL: 3 STRATA TITLES FOR SALE Ground floor floor, premium waterfront location on seawall • Established neighbourhood, heavy walk-by traffic • 220sf - 371sf, wide range of commercial uses permitted. • Can combine 2 lots for total 572sf • 20ft ceilings, rarely • Best B t Studio St di in i the th City-sweeping Cit i Panoramic P i views i on market, high end neighbourhood • Prepaid 99yr leaseof City, Mtns, English Bay sunsets & full view of Emery hold until 2084.

JAMESON HOUSE

3502-838 W. Hastings

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702-550 PaciÀc $759,000 1,051sf south facing 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with False Creek view. Features granite counters, engineered H/W Àoors, small balcony and a view of water. Bring offers.

202-1415 W. Georgia

$799,000

Fabulous 2 bed, 2 bath NW facing condo. Great Àoor plan with separate living and dining area, bedrooms on opposite ends, insuite laundry and insuite storage. Amenities including gym, party room on GL and indoor pool, hot tub on BL. Unit also includes underground 3 parking and storage.

MARINER AT COOPERS LOOKOUT

2702-918 Cooperage

$748,000

925sf with fab views overlooking False Creek & city. 2 BR with 2 bath. Insuite storage. Wonderful location for many activities. Great amenities in building and ample shopping in the neighbourhood.

false creek north | yaletown | coal harbour | downtown

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How to hide the TV when it’s not in use People have a love affair with their electronics, which play an integral role at households across the globe. Remote-operated devices can raise or lower a television into position depending on need. Submitted photos

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tatistics from Nielsen’s Television Audience Report indicate that the average American household has 2.86 television sets, despite having just 2.5 people. It is also estimated that those in the U.S. will have watched the equivalent of 9 years’ worth of TV by the age of 65. Canadians spend 1,500 hours each year watching TV, and 128,000 Canadians have a TV in the bathroom. Though TVs are located throughout the typical household, homeowners don’t always appreciate the look of a TV and how it fits in with their design scheme. That is why many seek ways to camouflage a television when it is not in use. There are many ways to mask a television when not in use. Homeowners can explore different options, depending on their particular budget and the available space. Furniture: Television armoires and cabinetry are some of the most basic ways to hide a TV. The unit is housed behind doors that are closed when the TVis not on and can be opened and recessed when it’s time to watch a show. These pieces of furni-

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ture can match other items in the room and create a flawless appeal. Cover up: Wall-hung flat screen televisions can be camouflaged with a piece of artwork or another wall decoration. Many times the TVis recessed into the wall, and the canvas or mirror is mounted on a device that can move it out of the way to reveal the screen. On the move: There are mechanisms that can lower or raise a TV from a hidden location, whether in the floor or ceiling. The TV can descend or ascend vertically, or a hinged device can flip the TV up or down, depending on need, much like a small LCD television that mounts on the underside of a kitchen cabinet. Under the bed: People have long embraced the under-thebed storage options, but what about using that space for a TV? Homeowners who have $10,000 lying around can purchase a mounting device that stores the TV under the bed, and then raises it into position at the foot of the bed with the touch of a remote control.

Track TV: With a system of trackwork, a television can swivel out of a hiding spot in a closet, cabinet or soffit and move into position on a pole connected to the track. Both manual and motorized tracks can be installed for a few hundred dollars. Canvas cover: A less expensive option than some of the motorized devices available, a shade or tapestry on a manual device (think the window shades that you tug and the shade rolls up onto itself) can also conceal a television. Lower or raise the shade as needed. Smaller scale: Smaller TVs are easier to camouflage. Think scale when placing a TV in a bedroom, bathroom or kitchen. Simple decor accessories may do the trick of hiding the TV from view. Although most people can’t get enough of their television viewing, the caveat is they don’t want the television to be an eyesore when not in use. Different concealment strategies can help mask a TV when it is not in use.

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Home decor trends It’s all about beautiful browns for today’s hardwood floor colours

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ne of the hot new trends in hardwood flooring this season is the use of beautiful brown flooring colors to inspire home decors by bringing nature indoors. Touted as the “colors of tomorrow” by a leading Canadian hardwood flooring manufacturer, these new colors already have interior design professionals and enthusiasts buzzing. Mercier Wood Flooring, one of North America’s leading hardwood flooring manufacturers, recently rounded out its Design + Program for hardwood floors with two trendsetting hues “Autumn Leaf” and “Kalahari” which they called the “colors of tomorrow” during their official launch. “Mercier Wood Flooring is always on top of the latest trends and never more so than today with the launch of these new colors,” said designer Nancy Soccio of Dolce Interieur in Montreal. “My clients are always looking for these types of contemporary, yet nature inspired colours that work great in modern and classic decors.”

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According to Michel Collin Marketing Director for Mercier they’re latest offering have already become favorites with clients. “A perfect blend of dark brown tones, Autumn Leaf is resolutely contemporary yet gives the impression that nature has really come into your home,” he added. “And because it respects the fundamental principles of global harmony, it will go well with any style.” Kalahari, another popular hue from this year’s palette, features beautiful gold and cognac tones. Soccio liked the versatility of this color that can be used in any decor. “Delightfully paradoxical, Kalahari is both trendy and timeless,” she explained. “With its warm color it will brighten up any room. It’s ideal for both chic contemporary spaces and those that are more modern or countrystyle.” These new colors are available in solid, engineered and LOC versions in varying widths. More information on the latest trends in wood flooring is available at www.mercierwoodflooring. com.

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