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3683 West 49th Ave • $2,488,000
4-985 Jervis St • $239,000
5 bedroom custom built home over 3,300 sf on 3 floors (all above ground). Radiant in floor heat, 3 fireplaces, 4.5 baths, private setting on 66 ft. lot. 2 car garage plus workshop. Elegant living!
This 700 sf one bdrm suite has original oak floors on living/dining rms & orginal fir in bdrm. Laundry & storage on same flr. Suite located on south side of bldg, heat & hot water included in maintenance fee. Cat OK with board approval.
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1530 Kitchener St • $799,000
Corner view suite in iconic “Electra” strata building over looking Court House/Robson Square. Beautiful upgrades include hardwood floors, stone counter tops, custom closets, 9 ft. ceilings, central air/con and heat. Extra large locker included.
1/2 Duplex (1,570sf) in desirable Commercial Drive area. The main floor with overheight ceilings features an office/den at entrance, open kitchen, dining and livings rms look onto south yard. Upstairs offers 2 bdrms, lower level has 1 bdrm suite with private entrance.
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Sprawling 1311sf NW corner 2 bdrm + 2bath in a waterfront seaside highly desirable location • Right on seawall, aquabus to Granville Island, mins. to beaches & parks • Generous rooms thruout, perfect for entertaining & house size furniture! • Reno’d kitchen w/ new S/S Fisher Paykel, Miele & Bosch appliances, lovely kitchen island & windows in kitch., h/w flrs, gas f/p, king size bdrms, Master has 5pc. bath w/ sep. shower, jetted tub & W/I closet • Outdoor covered balcony for bbqs, real laundry room, 2 parking & storage locker • This is a jewel in the sky. Clubhouse, guest suite, sauna, hottub & gym • Exterior paint & sealant completed 2011.
Unrivaled splendor. Vancouver’s premiere waterfront residences combining two suites and conceived over 2 years of design & construction • 270 degree views flr-ceiling views of marinas, False Crk, Granville Island & cityscapes • House size 3255 sqft complimented by a 360 degree elliptical flrplan centered around a glass wine room, 4 bdrms, 4 bathrms, 5 parking & 2 storage lckrs • Featuring: 12 piece Miele & Thermador S/S appliances, Capolavaro granite, Zebrano book-matched cabinetry, 2 home theatre systems, surround audio thruout, marble & onyx flooring thruout, T5 wired, video security system, Lutron one touch light & shades control, all rooms are a unique design & statement, Swarovski chandeliers, 6 piece master bath with 273 spray & steam shower, air jet tub, his/hers sinks; W/I closet, a ‘pink mosaic Bisazza’ bathroom, family room, great room, formal & informal dining areas, formal living room, dual entry, two balconies, two gas f/p, nanny quarters & much more • Simply spectacular!
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9E-139 DRAKE ST. CONCORDIA II: $709,000
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SUB P/H: 1603-189 DAVIE ST. AQUARIUS III: $608,000
1101-1003 PACIFIC STREET THE SEASTAR: $519,000
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966 sf sprawling 1 bdrm + 2 bathroom + breakfast nook (office). Can be easily converted back to 2nd bdrm • Huge open kitchen, views of F. Creek, marina & city. Steps to English Bay & seawall • Gas f/p, maple wood flrs, generous for all entertaining needs, master ensuite, built-in surround system, pantry off kitchen, 1 parking + 1 storage locker • Views from every room!
OPEN SAT., APR. 6, 2-4PM Beautiful floorplan N, E & S corner 1079sf 2 bdrm + 2bath + real den • Across the street from Elsie Roy Elementary, seawall, David Lam Park, Roundhouse Comm. Centre, Urban Fare, Canada Line & Yaletown • Generous rooms, master fits king bed, granite counters, window in kitchen, marble in bathrooms, H/W flrs & new carpet in bdrms, views of False Creek, city & courtyard, Iarge insuite storage, excellent for entertaining w/ spacious living/dining, den w/ windows. Solid building, best managed in Yaletown w/ onsite Mgr. I/D pool, hot tub, gym, bike room.
RARELY ON THE MARKET • Aﬀordable 2 bdrms + 2 bath in the waterfront master planned Marinaside neighborhood • Everything at your doorstep: Urban Fare, seawall, Roundhouse Centre, Yaletown & marinas • NE Corner 787 sqft 2bdrm + 2 full baths w/ ensuite in master, beautiful views of marina from living /dining, overlooking lagoon & city views too • Fabulous floorplan, new stainless gas stove, granite countertops, marble in bathrooms, full 4pc. guest bathroom, large insuite storage, hardwood flrs throughout, balcony for bbq’s, 1 prkg, excellent condition! • 24/7 concierge, I/D pool, hot tub, sauna, lagoon, club house, theatre, gym & more • Don’t miss this one!
AQUARIUS III: $498,000
PRESIDIA BY BOSA: $419,000
false creek north I yaletown I coal harbour I downtown SUB P/H: 1601-189 DAVIE ST. 802-4333 CENTRAL BLVD. 1313-989 Nelson St • $369,000
2201-1500 HOWE STREET THE DISCOVERY: $849,000
Perfect location – heart of Marinaside neighborhood! • Steps to seawall, marinas, Urban Fare, Canada Line Station & Yaletown • Masterplanned waterfront community by Concord Pacific • Spacious corner unit 720 sqft 1 bdrm+den with city & some water views • Granite countertops, gas stove, dining nook, balcony for bbq’s, marble counters in bathroom, insuite W/D, flr-ceiling windows, 1prkg & more • Resort amenities: I/D pool, hot tub, sauna, gym, 24/7 concierge, theatre & clubhouse.
3404-833 SEYMOUR ST. CAPITOL RESIDENCES: $825,000
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Heart of Metrotown, superb Bosa quality, steps to Skytrain & Metrotown shopping! • NE corner 821 sqft 1 bdrm + large den (easy 2nd bedroom) with TWO x 4pc. bathrooms • Granite counters, S/S appliances w/ gas stove, beautiful floorplan, electric f/p, 88 sf outdoor balcony, corner unit for plenty of windows, his/her closets in master bdrm with ensuite 4pc. bathroom, 2parking, storage locker & more.
3307-833 SEYMOUR ST. CAPITOL RESIDENCES: $819,000
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Premium location & Fabulous 2 bedroom in the highly sought after Marinaside area • Resort style living right at the seawall with first class marinas, Urban Fare, Canada Line, Yaletown & Roundhouse Community Centre • Picturesque views of False Creek, marina & English Style Courtyard w/ water gardens • 987 sqft, 2bdrm + 2 bathrms, sleek black granite kitchen counters, gas stove, limestone in bathrooms, spacious rooms, flr to ceiling windows, 5pc. master ensuite w/ separate shower, walk-in closet, custom Murphy bed in 2nd bdrm, balcony for bbqs, insuite storage & excellent floorplan w/ gas fireplace in L/R • 1 parking & resort amenities: I/D pool, gym, 24/7 concierge, theatre, hot tub, sauna & more.
JUST SOLD! 1607-1077 MARINASIDE CRESCENT MARINASIDE RESORT: $549,000
2202-1500 HORNBY STREET 888 BEACH: $688,000
306-1367 ALBERNI STREET THE LIONS: $458,000
702-1005 BEACH AVENUE THE ALVAR: $699,000
304-1072 Hamilton St • $379,000
204-1055 Harwood St • $189,000
Heritage Yaletown warehouse conversion. Great layout with exposed timber beams, gas fireplace, stainless steel counters with full size appliances. Floor to ceiling windows in living room. Pet friendly too!
Great opportunity to own in the Westend in this classic “Art Deco” style building! Ultra quiet location with western exposure. Classic oak floors, original faux fireplace, and renovated bathroom. Heat & hot water included in maintenance fee. Cat permitted.
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Breathtaking 270 degree views, sharing the skyline of ShangriLa & Sheraton One Wall Centre • English Bay, over the rooftops of city skyline & mtns • SW Corner, Air Conditioned, 1052sf, 2bdrm + 2bath, 8’8” ceilings, h/w thruout, S/S appl., gas stove, granite, marble floors, 2 balconies, walk-in closet, 5pc. master ensuite w/ double sinks w/ sep. shower, 4 high speed elevators • Epicenter of the Corporate & Entertainment District • Mins. to new Convention Centre, steps to Robson St, Gastown, Yaletown & Rogers Arena • 1 prkg. GROUP WEST COAST REALTY
Sweeping views on top of the city skyline, English Bay & mtns • NW Corner, 1005 sf, 2bdrm+2bath+den, top of line luxury finishings: granite, hardwd flrs, marble flrs, S/S appliances w/ gas stove, 8’8” ceilings, rollerblinds & more • At the heart of the Corporate & Entertainment district, step out to theatres, Robson St, Convention Centre, Sports Arenass, Yaletown, Gastown –every convenience!
1808-4808 HAZEL STREET
CENTREPOINT, BURNABY: $512,000
1708-4808 HAZEL STREET
CENTREPOINT, BURNABY: $482,000
2308-198 AQUARIUS MEWS AQUARIUS II: $758,000
604-53 W. HASTINGS STREET PARIS BLOCK: $729,000
false creek north | yaletown | coal harbour | downtown
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$289,000 “Milano” by Cressey in the heart of the West End / Davie Village. Studio unit with Juliette balcony and peeka-boo water view. Pet friendly; rentals allowed. Walk to beaches and all amenities.
Sarah Thompson 604-263-1144
1506-2055 PENDRELL ST.
GASTOWN GEM. Pets allowed. Make a smart move to this fabulous 1 bdrm + den in super Gastown heritage bldg. Features H/W floors, gas f/p, insuite laundry, extra storage, parking + lovely Northshore Mtn view! Bldg has Rooftop Deck with Stunning Viewscome see!
Joyce Geisler 604-551-2996
Marilou Appleby 604-318-9566
214-1355 HARWOOD STREET
WEEKEND BY APPOINTMENT
WEST OF DENMAN IN MOST DESIREABLE PANORAMA PLACE. EXCITING 765 sq. ft. CORNER SUITE with North Shore Mountains, Stanley Park & English Bay Views. Well run Concrete Co-Op Building has common Panoramic 360 Degree View Roof Deck. A Bright, Clean and Classic Corner Suite that offers endless possibilities to reflect your own personal style.
2501-833 SEYMOUR ST Richard Fonda 604-263-1144
601-988 RICHARDS STREET
FABULOUS 1 BDRM W/WRAP-AROUND BALCONY Tribeca Lofts- gourmet kitchen w/gas, modern finishes throughout. H/W floors, imported tiles, high end appliances and functional den. Insuite laundry, parking, locker, high ceilings & granite counters.
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$699,000 Gorgeous 2 bedroom & den in the sought-after Domus. 2 balconies, view across Yaletown to False Creek, parking & storage, pet & rental friendly. Rarely avialble 04 unit.
906-1033 BURNABY STREET
Faye Lunday 604-263-1144
205-55 ALEXANDER ST
1104-1055 HOMER STREET
ENJOY INDOOR OUTDOOR LIVING in this well laid out move-in ready 1 bdrm suite (665 sq ft) w/spacious rooms and a sensible floor plan. Part of the VANIER COURT community-a true and tried, responsibly run strata! Details at MLS V984040 or call Joyce to view.
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VANCOUVER’S VIBRANT DOWNTOWN CAPITOL RESIDENCES WITH VIEWS of Harbour, city and mountains. Luxurious one bedroom plus/ storage office with superior layout has performance kitchen. Adjoining balcony & secured parking.
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2904-1205 West Hastings Street, Coal Harbour
SUB PENTHOUSE!!! Rare offering @ exclusive, luxurious “CIELO”.
PANORAMIC water, mountain & city views from floor to ceiling windows with 3 light exposures. GORGEOUS interiors by award-winning designer Robert Ledingham, including sandstone entry and bathrooms, gourmet open kitchen with stone counters, s/s appliances, gas stove, and dark wood millwork. 1247 sf, 2 generous bedrooms, spacious principal rooms, 2 parking. Geothermal heating, A/C, dynamic sky spa. Quality gym, plus 24 hr concierge. Steps to Vancouver’s waterfront in premier Coal Harbour location. Shop at Urban Fare on building’s ground level. Pet & Rental friendly. Parks nearby… THIS IS IT!!! Viewings by appt only.
201-228 East 4th Ave,
316-2788 Prince Edward,
102-650 Moberly Rd,
Dynamic, rare NW corner, 2nd floor live/work loft at Watershed Studios. 10.5 ft. ceilings, 516sf on main, plus steel/wood sleeping loft upstairs. City view, Juliette balcony, pkg, laundry. Approx 20 ft. of corner window! Few common walls, pet friendly building. Lush green courtyard, panoramic city/mountain view from common roof deck. Solid exclusive building. Hip Main Street location! BE FIRST!
Brand new 560sf 1 bdrm with 106sf balcony. Bright and sunny, 3rd floor, west facing, in newly completed Concord Pacific Uptown building at 12th Ave. & Prince Edward. Top of the line s/s appl. and stone countertops, in suite laundry. Secured ug large parking spot - close to elevators. Rooftop deck with a panoramic view of Vancouver & green roof. Building includes media/party room with wet bar with roof deck, meeting room and fully equipped gym. Pet friendly! HST PAID!
False Creek freehold! Across the street from the seawall and just 2 blocks from Skytrain, this is a PRIME location! Just move in! Above ground level 1-bdrm and enclosed den (or easy second bedroom). Features incl. year-old spacious kitchen with white quartz countertops, quality millwork, s/s appl., and in-suite laundry. Open dining/living room with balcony. Pet friendly.“The Edgewater” – an exclusive well-maintained, rain-screened building with a city-view rooftop deck.
Be first! Call me @ 604-261-7275
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1995 Beach Huntington West #404. Direct views to English Bay. Live on the beach. 708 sf + balcony. $548,000.
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New Listing 1330 Harwood #407 OPEN: SUNDAY 2:00 - 3:00 Direct views to English Bay at Westsea Towers. An amazing price for this updated 750 sf 2 bdrm one block to Sunset Beach. Rarely available on the water side. Water views from every room including both bedrooms, a large open balcony and ready to move in today. Hurry! $379,900.
Penthouse 6 1855 Nelson West of Denman penthouse loft with 20 ft. ceilings, skylights, warm and beautiful renovations & much more. A truly unique space West of Denman near the park. The Westpark strata welcomes your pets. $428,000.
English Bay 1850 Comox #302. SE corner at the sought-after West of Denman resort-like El Cid. $249,000.
& Sales Associate Roger Ross West End Specialists
Nobody knows the West End better! 604.623.5433 WEST COAST
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New Listing. 1010 Burnaby #403. $100,000 LESS THAN SELLER PAID The West Endâ€™s Best Price 2 Bdrm. 1100 sf NW corner 2 bdrm - 2 bath - 2 prkg. at The Ellington. $449,900.
West End Specialist Rob Joyce
MLS Diamond Master Medallion Award 2012
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New Listing. 1850 Comox #1808. Sharp price for this renovated view suite at The El Cid. West of Denman with indoor pool & roof deck. Incredible price. 641 sf. Wonâ€™t last! $269,900.
Sales Associate Roger Ross
Mountain & City Views 1500 Haro #1002. Beautifully renovated 2 bdrm + 2 full baths, unobstructed views & an urban feel. 960 sf, large patio. Rentals OK. $568,000.
April 4, 2013
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1 bed, 1 bath 605 SF City and mountain views Central location, near transit NE facing 100 sf balcony In suite laundry, storage Parking & a locker
1 bed 1 bath 575 SF Bright corner suite False Creek views Solid, well maintained, investor friendly building Parking & a locker
2 bed 2 bath 1116 SF Bright Corner Suite Stunning water views Completely Renovated Waterfront building 2 Parking & a locker
1 bed 1 bath 650 SF Hardwood floors 2 blocks to English Bay Ready for your design ideas! Parking and storage
1 bed, den 1 bath 592 SF 2 level loft, 16’ windows, Overheight ceilings Renovated, new kitchen Rooftop deck w/ 360 views In suite laundry
1 bed 1 bath 710 SF Beautiful Liberte complex Perfect central location Insuite laundry Great layout, large den Parking and locker
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1 bed, den 1 bath 672 SF Renovated, new kitchen Overheight ceilings Big windows, city outlook Rooftop gym, hot tub 1 Parking & 2 lockers
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W W W . L I A N A S H O W C A S E . C O M NEW LISTING VIEWS AT THE LIONS EAST
• Stunning 1 bdrm & den & solarium corner unit at The Lions overlooking Coal Harbour, Burrard Inlet & the North Shore Mountains, VIEWS,VIEWS,VIEWS! • Built by reputable Wall Financial, This concrete, steel and glass tower offers 2 guest suites, first class amenities: 24/7 concierge, conference room, state of the art gym, sauna, rec. center w/2 pool tables, kitchenette and media room • Insuite: new polished porcelain tiles, Carrera marble bath counters and granite kitchen surfaces complement the luxury finishings • Situated only a block away from prime Robson Street shops, cafes, and restaurants, walk to Stanley Park and the Seawall • Great Investment and Lifestyle Opportunity!
NEW LISTING STELLA SUB PENTHOUSE
• Unique SUB-PENTHOUSE in reputable “Stella,” centrally located steps from Main Street’s funky shops & dining • Solid complex: glass + steel + concrete construction, the floor plan in this 1 bdrm + storage + encl. balcony/den + large, oversized patio will not disappoint • Sweeping southern vistas & bird’s eye views • High end kitchen & bath, polished chrome, wenge wood, white, thick corian countertops & kitchen island, light filled solarium • The open concept is an entertainer’s dream
NEW LISTING CONNAUGHT GARDENS $628,900 W101-688 W12th AVE
• Stunning 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo in the heart of Fairview • New renovations, paint and floors, gas fireplce, great size kitchen with breakfast bar, your own large patio perfect for bbqing • Large storage locker, 2 secured parking spots • Excellent location, close to Canada Line & transportation • Well-maintained building • Don’t miss the chance to view, won’t last long!
NEW LISTING DOMAIN PENTHOUSE
410-2828 MAIN ST
• Stylish, 1 bdrm penthouse at Domain with enormous sundrenched 20 ft terrace & quiet, tree-lined exposure • Privacy, views, designer inspired beauty, modern upscale finishings: cork floors, spa-like baths and tiles, 9’ ceilings, white engineered stone counters, imported Italian chrome counters, s/s appliances, insuite w/d, warranty, parking & storage included • Steps to the best restaurants, grocery shopping, cafes, boutiques, etc • This is the best of South Main living!
THE OLIVE $428,800 406-3225 TUPPER ST
1237 PHILLIPS AVE $1,198,000 • Immaculately maintained, beautiful, 6 bdrm, 4 bath home • 2 bdrm + den, ground floor mortgage helper/suite • On quiet culde-sac with easy access to the best schools in Burnaby • Bright, open & spacious home • Large kitchen with brand new stainless steel appl. • Large deck spaces & matured landscaped gardens
• Great 1 BR + den w/ gourmet kitchen w/ granite counters, quality cabinetry, KitchenAid s/s appl. • Fabulous north views & a balcony ideal for BBQs • Unit has a cozy living room with wide plank h/w flooring & fireplace • Great lifestyle unit in South Cambie steps to transit, shopping, cafes & restaurants • Pets & rentals welcome
THE 501 $359,888 1401-501 PACIFIC ST
PURE LIVING $608,000 1204-1252 HORNBY
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RECENT SALES 2109-788 HAMILTON ST 1401-501 PACIFIC ST 1204-1252 HORNBY ST 1403-788 RICHARDS 241-4899 PAINTED CLIFF RD 405-275 ROSS DR 606-565 SMITHE ST 407-3638 W BROADWAY 212-2515 ONTARIO ST 8-1250 WEST 6TH AVE #741/743 EAST 10TH AVE 13-3855 PENDER
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203-14824 N BLUFF RD
APRIl Fools sPeCIAl An opportunity to live, work, entertain and relax in bright, spacious corner suite in sought after West of Denman location. This almost 700 sf SE exposed one bedroom offers lots of light from 3 directions including rare dining/kitchen windows & living area skylite. Featuring real oak floors, accommodating house size furnishings & option to install washer/dryer this well managed pet friendly strata has it all! Large southern balcony for urban gardeners & al fresco dining adds over 100 sf! $359,000 APRIl love If you appreciate character, history, quality & craftsmanship you will enjoy the piece of mind of life in this solid older building in serene West of Denman locale steps to Stanley Park, English Bay, Coal Harbour seawall & convenient access to all shops, services, community centre, library & transport. Spacious house like rooms finished with mahogany inlaid oak floors accommodate large furniture & entertaining. With over 1100 sf this second level corner suite offers good light & crossbreeze. Freshly painted. Ready for your decorating ideas! $489,000 No FoolIN’! Quiet, top two floors of exclusive low rise bordering Fairview/Kits offers unique townhome design with two large bedrooms, two decks, two baths; one on each level, great storage & two side by side parking in well managed strata with large gardens & amazing amenities. One of a kind property offering over 1100 sf inside & out ! $489,000
www.scottmcleod.ca TRG – The Residential Group Realty 101-1965 W. 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Scott is a Medallion Club member for 2012.
4x Member (Top 10% of Greater Vancouver Realtors® for combined MLS listings, sales and dollar volume.)
for over asking!
e hired Scott to sell our home over another agent our family had worked with in the past, as he made us feel like we were a true priority to him. He is accountable, thoughtful, and he was an excellent guide for us throughout the process of selling. It took about 3 months, but Scott really believed in the list price he recommended, and encouraged us to remain patient. We ended up receiving multiple offers and selling for over our asking price. We’re thrilled and couldn’t be happier with the way things turned out. Scott is highly recommended.” ~A. & K. Belliveau, Vancouver
APRIl ReADy Labour of love brings this thoughtful, quality renovation of sunny top floor one bedroom to the market. Central West End rainscreened pet & rental friendly strata features courtyard garden & several common decks to enjoy sun and bbqs. Home features wide plank wire scraped flooring & porcelain tile, granite counters, 42 inch cabinetry, full size stove, built in microwave and more. An all new bath beckons, closets are finished with frosted glass doors. Super quiet, no one above or on one side, great storage & parking; this central West End location can’t be beat! Whether first home, investment, downsizing or if you just always wanted something new!
If you are thinking of making a move, give Scott a call today: 604-319-4438
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JUS OPEN FRI 10AM-12PM SAT & SUN 2PM-4PM 302-868 Kingsway, $218,800
• Gorgeous, like-new designer one bedroom • New laminate floors, paint & bathroom • Quiet, sunny side of building with balcony and views • Like “Yaletown in Fraser/Mount Pleasant” • Great coﬀee shop in your building • Great condition, rainscreen, 14 years young! • Great insuite washer/dryer/ dishwasher/microwave • Walk to park, transit outside your door, lots of parking • Rentals allowed, pets allowed • Welcome home!
OPEN SAT & SUN 11:30AM-1PM 809 East Keith Road, $768,000
• Fantastic view bungalow with full basement near Grand Boulevard • 3 bedrooms, 2 full updated baths, easily suitable downstairs • 50x137.9’ mildly sloped lot on lane access • 302sf sun drenched deck with covered carport & 3 parking total • Living, dining, kitchen all on quiet view side! • Gorgeous original solid oak floors & new carpets in bedrooms • Close to schools, shops, transit, parks, hiking, rec centres, church! • Great price for family in lovely solid starter. Welcome home!
• West of Denman! Rarely available large 2 bed 2 bath top floor • Approx. 1000sf, designer renovation • Corner suite with kitchen skylight • Dog friendly! 2 dogs allowed • Steps to Stanley Park • Rentals allowed, storage locker, 2 parking • Strata lot
BY APPOINTMENT 3617 West 21st Avenue, $1,338,000
• Beautiful 4 bedroom bungalow with basement • Corner lot – RS-1 (Laneway House possible) • Build view home with 3 rental income suite or live-in • Beautiful solid oak floor, in solid home at quiet location • Close to UBC, Pacific Spirit Park, shopping, tennis, swimming, hiking • School catchment: Queen Elizabeth and Lord Byng Secondary • Wonderful backyard with garden for growing fruits & vegetables! • HUGE FRONTAGE - 102 FEET
1 WEEK CLOSE POSSIBLE! The SOHO, PH3-1503 401-1330 Jervis Street, West 65th Avenue, $749,000 • Rare 2 bedroom plus den, 2 $192,000
bath home • The SOHO, cool, modern • Quiet no-thru street on south design slope overlooking Sunset • 9 foot ceilings Beach • Penthouse studio • Building has been completely • Great location, walk to revitalized with new exterior, everything roof, windows and balconies • Close to UBC, downtown, • Suite is renovated with airport quality appointments • One Bus Outside Your • A walk score of 87 highlights Door proximity to Beach, Seawall and West End amenities. Directly to UBC! • A must see!
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What the stars say about your week Free Will Astrology By Rob Brezsny • Week of April 4
ARIES (March 21-April 19): “Art cannot be modern,” said Austrian painter Egon Schiele. “Art is primordially eternal.” I love that idea. Not all of the artifacts called “art” fit that scrupulous definition, of course. Katy Perry’s music and the film Wreck It Ralph may have some entertainment value, but they’re not primordially eternal. I bring this up, Aries, because I think you have entered a particularly wild and timeless phase of your own development. Whether or not you are literally an artist, you have a mandate to create your life story as a primordially eternal work of art. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “All my best ideas come from having no answer,” said pioneer filmmaker John Cassavetes, “from not knowing.” I hope that testimony cheers you up, Taurus. As hard as it may be for you to imagine, you are on the verge of a breakthrough. As you surf the chaotic flow and monitor the confusing hubbub, you are brewing the perfect conditions for an outburst of creativity. Rejoice in the blessing of not knowing! GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Sant is a Hindi word that comes from a Sanskrit verb meaning “to be good” and “to be real.” Personally, I know a lot of people who are either real or good. But few are both. The good ones tend to be overly polite, and the real ones don’t put a high priority on being nice. So here’s your assignment, Gemini: to be good and real; to have compassionate intentions even as you conduct yourself with a high degree of authenticity; to bestow blessings everywhere you go while at the same time being honest and clear and deep. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you have the power to pull off this strenuous feat. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Let’s take a look back at the first three months of 2013. How
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have you been doing? If I’m reading the astrological markers accurately, you have jettisoned a portion of the psychic gunk that had accumulated in you during the past six years. You have partially redeemed the shadowy side of your nature and you have to some degree ripened the most immature part. There’s also the matter of your heart. You have managed some healing of a wound that had festered there for a long time. So here’s my question for you: Is it possible for you to do more of this good work? The target date for completion is your birthday.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Naturalist Charles Darwin formulated the theory of evolution, which has been one of history’s most influential hypotheses. A crucial event in his early development as a scientist was a five-year boat trip he took around the world when he was in his twenties. The research he conducted along the way seeded many of his unique ideas. The writing he did established his reputation as a noteworthy author. And yet before his journey, his father tried to talk him out of embarking, calling it a “wild scheme” and “a useless undertaking.” Did your parents or other authorities ever have a similar response to one of your brilliant projects? If so, now would be a good time to heal the wound caused by their opposition. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I’ve got three sets of affirmations for you, Virgo. Say them out loud and see if they might work for you. 1. “I will be engrossed in fascinating experiences that feed my curiosity, but I will not be obsessed with grueling frustrations that drain my energy.” 2. “I will be committed to love if it opens my eyes and heart, but I will not be infatuated with maddening conundrums that jiggle my fear.” 3. “I will give myself freely to learning opportunities that offer me valuable lessons I can use to improve my life, but I will be skeptical toward rough-edged tests that ask far more from me than they offer in return.” LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “Pole of inacces-
sibility” is a term that explorers use to identify places on the Earth that are hard — and
interesting! — to get to. On each continent, it’s usually considered to be the spot that’s farthest from the coastline. For instance, there’s a pole of inaccessibility near the frozen centre of Antarctica. Its elevation is over 12,000 feet and it has the planet’s coldest average temperatures. As for the oceanic pole of inaccessibility, it’s an area in the South Pacific that’s most remote from land. By my reckoning, Libra, you would benefit from identifying what your own personal version of this point is, whether it’s literal or metaphorical. I think it’s also a great time to transform your relationship with it.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Every April, the ancient Romans celebrated a festival known as Robigalia. Among the rites they performed were ceremonies to exorcize the god of rust and mildew. I suggest you consider reviving that old practice, Scorpio. You would benefit from spending a few days waging war against insidious rot. You could start by scrubbing away all the sludge, scum, and gunk from your home, car, and workplace. Next, make a similar effort on a metaphorical level. Scour the muck, glop, and grime out of your psyche. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “You know that place between sleep and awake, the place where you can still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you. That’s where I’ll be waiting.” Tinkerbell says that to Peter Pan in J.M. Barrie’s famous story. Sometime soon, I think you should whisper words like those to a person or animal you love. It’s time for you to be as romantic and lyrical as possible. You need to bestow and attract the nourishment that comes from expressing extravagant tenderness. For even better results, add this sweetness from French poet Paul Valéry: “I am what is changing secretly in you.” And try this beauty from Walt Whitman: “We were together. I forget the rest.” CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Naturalist John Muir (1838-1914) had an ecstatic relationship with the California wilderness. He studied it as a scientist and he worshiped it as a mystical devotee. During the course of his communion with the glaciers and
peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains, he came close to seeing them as living entities that evolved over long periods of time. “Glaciers move in tides,” he wrote. “So do mountains. So do all things.” With Muir as your inspiration, I invite you to identify the very gradual currents and tides that have flowed for years through your own life, Capricorn. It’s prime time to deepen your understanding and appreciation of the big, slow-moving cycles that have brought you to where you are today.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): American author William Faulkner won a Nobel Prize for literature, an indication that he had abundant talent. The prose he wrote was often experimental, cerebral, and complex. He was once asked what he would say to readers who found it difficult to grasp his meaning “even after reading it two or three times.” His reply: “Read it four times.” My counsel to you, Aquarius, is similar. When faced with a challenging event or situation that taxes your understanding, keep working to understand it even past the point where you would normally quit. There will be rewards, I promise. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “Dear Rob: I just consulted an astrologer, and he told me that my planets are very weak because they’re in the wrong houses and have bad aspects. Please tell me what this means. Am I cursed? Is there any way to remedy my afflictions? — Paranoid Pisces.” Dear Pisces: Whoever told you that nonsense is an incompetent astrologer. You shouldn’t heed him. There’s no such thing as one’s planets being weak or being in the wrong houses or having bad aspects. There may be challenges, but those are also opportunities. Luckily, the coming weeks will be prime time for you Pisceans to overthrow the influence of inept “experts” and irresponsible authorities like him. Reclaim your power to define your own fate from anyone who has stolen it from you. Homework: Imagine a bedtime story you’d like to hear and the person you’d like to hear it from. Testify at Freewillastrology. com.
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Bad mother This is for the woman who was turning from Cardero to Barclay on her bike with a child in the front in the child seat on the handlebars. Neither she nor her child had a helmet on. What type of an idiot adult has a child on a bike with no helmet on? What happens if he falls out of that thing? Any little thing can happen. If you don’t have a helmet, you don’t go on the bike. You don’t get everything you want; you really have to be responsible, especially when the life of someone so small is in your hands. Seriously, people, what the hell. Anonymous
strolabe Musik Theatre presents The Sex Lives of Vegetables… And Other Delicious Distractions on Saturday, April 20 at VanDusen Botanical Garden: a nutritious (and sometimes naughty) jaunt down the garden path, investigating bees, weeds, and the surprising sex lives of vegetables. This multidisciplinary evening pairs Governor General Award-winning poet Lorna Crozier with musicians AK Coope (clarinet), Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa (piano), and Heather Pawsey (soprano) in a chamber music celebration of the garden’s glories. Featuring composer Leslie Uyeda’s settings of Crozier’s notorious vegetable poems, and the world premiere of Canadian composer Leila Lustig’s “Eve to Adam”, this extraordinary concert is the first public performance in VanDusen’s Visitor Centre. “Gardens sustain us nutritionally, emotionally and artistically,” says Pawsey, artistic director of Astrolabe Musik Theatre. “During a time of environmental uncertainty, when hunger is the norm for many across the globe, we are eager to honour the multifaceted gifts of the garden. Where better to do this than in one of Vancouver’s most celebrated gardens.” Mirroring the distinct personality of each of Crozier’s poems, Uyeda uses a wide variety of compositional styles, from jovial and playful to sinister and uncomfortable. Onions, lettuce and potatoes receive a spiky, non-narrative treatment to match their dark themes, while the sexy stories of watermelon and yams are paired with jazzy, extroverted harmonies. Crozier’s inspired readings
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AK Coope (clarinet), Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa (piano), and Heather Pawsey (soprano) of Astrolabe Musik Theatre will perform composer Leslie Uyeda’s setting of Lorna Crozier’s notorious vegetable poems, with Crozier, at the VanDusen on April 20. Tim Pawsey photo frame the 15-song work (performed here for the first time in its entirety) in a pungent bouquet of metaphor and melody. Other ‘delicious distractions’ include works that encourage an appreciation for the physical, emotional, and spiritual treasures we receive from gardening. Canadian composer Jean Coulthard’s “Gardens” celebrates nature’s beauty, while Paul Reade’s “The Victorian Kitchen Garden” explores nutrition. Johanna Beyer’s “Bees” pays tribute to these critical, busy workers, and Terence Greaves’ A Garden of Weeds acknowledges the unappreciated species in a flowerbed. A site-specific concert, The Sex Lives of Vegetables ... And Other Delicious Distractions makes creative use of the Visitor Centre’s voluptuous lines, with lighting by Mark Eugster, and edible vegetable bouquets by Hornby Island visual artist and organic farmer Elaine Savoie.
Audience members are invited to explore the VanDusen Botanical Garden, including the feted heirloom vegetable patch, prior to the concert (free garden admission with concert ticket, 6:30 to 7:30pm, concert night only).
The Sex Lives of Vegetables… and Other Delicious Distractions Date: April 20 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices: $25 / $18 students and seniors Address: VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street Tickets: In person at VanDusen Botanical Garden or at sexlives. brownpapertickets.com Web: AstrolabeMusikTheatre.com
Ah yes, panda bears, just what we need. We have this big concern about oil pollution and polar bears having no ice and starving to death. Now if you take your polar bear and dip them into the Athabasca tar sands, just enough to get black on his paws and a little cutesy black around his eyes. What have you got? Your panda bear. There you are. Then Mr. Harper will be happy because then he’ll have his panda bears and we won’t have any problems with oil pollution and polar bears. I think it’s a wonderfully Canadian solution. Anonymous
Battle with the bottle Does anyone ever notice public signs that are clearly posted along with diagrams on public recycling and waste bins or are some people in the West End and downtown just stupid, lazy and selfish bastards who don’t give a damn one way or another? Those receptacles around public waste bins are for bottles and cans so binners can collect them without having to dig through trash. They are not for lazy stupid people to put their coffee and bubble tea cups out the outside of the bins or on top of newspaper boxes and bus stop benches and shelves in retail stores. Leslie Benisz
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Twentysomething’s generational angst They were raised to believe they could have anything they wanted. They want a house. How can they afford it? Sean Minogue’s new play explores their struggles and their demons By Martha Perkins
s a bulldozer digs a hole for another condo tower off Main Street, a group of actors is in a nearby studio rehearsing a play about a generation of young people who mourn the idea of ever being able to own their own home. “Our generation was raised with the belief we could do anything,” says Adam Lolacher who plays Charlie in Sean Minogue’s new play, Us and Everything We Own. That belief has hit the brick wall of reality in today’s economy. Sure you can follow your dream to be an actor, but get paid enough to afford a home? Society (and the federal government) wants more welders instead. As 31-year-old Minogue says, “It feels like the ladder has been kicked away after the last people who made it up.” Lolacher plays Charlie, who’s broke and struggling but still a dreamer. He thinks he’s found a way to financial prosperity — opening a coffee shop with his barista co-worker Erin and his girlfriend Rachel’s brother, Simon. Only problem is that the startup money comes from Rachel and Simon’s parents, who have been known to be emotionally manipulative — Rachel and Simon can have the money but they’re going to have to pay for it by accepting well-intentioned (surely!) but snide comments. Rachel (Julie McIsaac) is adamantly opposed to accepting. She has sacrificed many pleasures in order to go through life paying for things herself. She doesn’t want Charlie and Simon to accept her
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parents’ money. Besides, she wants to put all of their financial eggs into the buying-a-home basket. Simon, who’s never succeeded at anything, is awkward and suffers from anxiety. He sees the coffee shop as a way to make his own mark in the word. “Simon has no idea what he’s doing,” says Jason Cliff, the actor who will bring him to life at PAL Theatre April 5 to 13. “He’s in way over his head but this is a step he needs to take. He has to put himself out there to feel success.” Erin (Genevieve Fleming), on the other hand, had lots of successes when she was younger but now is a failure when it comes to her expectations of what adulthood should be bringing her. She too really needs the coffee shop to go ahead. The lease for the coffee shop is ready to sign and all they need is the $20,000 from Simon and Julie’s parents. Why on earth turn it down? Who cares if it means continuing to rely on the older generation? Fleming says it’s a joy and a luxury to be part of a play — the Vancouver run is its premiere — that speaks for and to her twentysomething generation. “It’s not only a Canadian story and a young person’s story but it’s also a Vancouver story,” says McIsaac. She too is revelling in being able to play a lead role, not someone in the periphery — the “daughter of.” “This play is about the concerns of our generation and the things that affect our world.” Minogue enjoyed much success with his previous play, Prodigals. He lived in Vancouver — this is the place where his car broke down in a cross-Canada trek —
In Us and Everything We Own, Adam Lolacher plays Charlie, who wants to accept $20,000 from the parents of his girlfriend Rachel, played by Julie McIsaac. She’s adamantly opposed to accepting money — and the emotional strings that come with it. Instead, she wants to buy a home, a true sign of adulthood. David Cooper photo but he’s now based in Toronto. Why? Because his girlfriend got a well-paying job there, a job that allows him to dedicate his time to writing. “I get frustrated by the narrow focus of the debate” about the challenges facing his generation, especially when it comes to attaining many of the things society (and their own upbringing) says they should attain. Young people are often portrayed as “parasitic organisms” who are underperforming in a world that needs more welders than arts grads. McIsaac says Minogue’s play also explores the issues of what has value in our lives. “What is success? What do I feel is meaningful
in my life?” People think that owning a house is a sign you’ve become a grown-up. That may still ring true, but what do you feel about yourself when you think you’ll never be able to afford it in today’s market, let alone in the future? Minogue, like others, finds himself starting to “dismiss these agreed-upon cultural goals.” He feels less of a need to own; renting is fine. He feels less of a need to make a lot of money; he’d rather earn less doing what he wants to do. Cliff says that “we’re a generation that’s happy with sustainability,” that is, earning enough to get by. “But we’re getting stretched
thin and we’re not doing the things that bring us joy.” You can join the conversation — and support a generation of young actors trying to make a living — by attending Us and Everything We Own. Young adults, bring your parents. Parents, bring your children. Let’s see what you talk about afterwards. Tickets are $12 (for the April 4 preview) to $22, available through Brown Paper Tickets. The play runs Tuesday to Sunday (April 5 to April 13) at 581 Cardero in Coal Harbour. On April 9 there’s a two-for-one special with a post-show talk. Show time is 8pm except for the April 13 two-for-one matinee at 2pm. TwentysomethingTheatre.com