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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017

VANCOUVER EASTSIDE

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REALTORS® in Real Estate Weekly are working hard for you. Whether buying or selling, check out the newest and most amazing homes listed in your neighbourhood.

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Creating a livable entertaining area with minimal planting is the best use of outdoor space, says Carson Arthur | IMAGE COURTESY CARSON ARTHUR/HGTV

Tiffany Pratt arranges neutral bedding to offset the whimsical wallpaper and accessories in this bedroom | IMAGE COURTESY TIFFANY PRATT/HGTV

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BC HOME + GARDEN SHOW H

ome and décor trends come and go, but how is one to know what’s new, what colours are in vogue or what products are the best to use? Whether you are building, renovating, buying or selling your home, make your way to the 46th Annual BC Home + Garden Show 2017 at BC Place Stadium from February 22 to 26. “The BC Home + Garden Show is the most-trusted resource and longest-running home show in Western Canada,” says Tyson Kidd, manager BC Home + Garden Show. “We provide consumers a forum where they can shop, compare and save with over 400 companies who offer every service imaginable for your renovation or outdoor project.” This year features a lot of firsts for the long-running show, including the DIY Enthusiast’s Dream Workshop, the Telus Future Home, the innovative HONOMOBO HO4 container home, and Spring Clean, showcasing laundry spaces past and present. Every year, the show draws up to 60,000 visitors over its five-day run. Many attend to learn about spring trends from renovation gurus such as Carson Arthur, landscape designer and host of HGTV’s Critical Listing, Green Force, Room to Grow and Home To Win and Mike Holmes Jr. of Holmes + Holmes.

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REW asked Arthur and Holmes, as well as HGTV and City TV’s Cityline host and author Tiffany Pratt, to give us the inside scoop on their decorating, renovation or building tips. Carson Arthur ■ Outdoor vertical walls: Living walls not only maximize space, they are a great way to grow herbs and vegetables. ■ The value of curb appeal: A beautifully maintained landscape can increase the value of your home by seven to eight per cent. ■ Don’t overdo plants: If you have too many plants it makes your landscaping look intimidating. ■ Low-maintenance backyard: Focus on creating livable space. With housing prices over the roof, maximizing lowmaintenance outdoor space helps increase your home’s value. Mike Holmes Jr. What is inside your walls is key: It’s not sexy, but building healthier, better constructed homes starts there. Use the best possible products and materials. ■ Metal roofs: A metal roof is better for the environment and will last longer than asphalt. Because of its longer shelf-life, it is cheaper in the long run. ■

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Prioritize your wish list: If you are on a budget, buy the best products you can afford because you will then love that space for years to come. ■ Recommended new products: SilveRboard foam insulation, which offers built-in moisture and air barriers and eliminates the need for house wrap. And Ditra-Heat-TB, an in-floor heating system that heats the tiles, not the concrete. Tiffany Pratt Mix vintage and modern: This has really informed a lot of my decisions recently when it comes to transformation. Spaces do not always need to be stripped to the studs. A great look has traces of history, like refinished wooden floors. ■ Décor mistakes: Often people follow trends or accomplish too many trendy moments in one space that do not speak to each other. I always tell my clients that everything in a home, space or a room needs a buddy, something that connects to something else. ■ Add colour: Always start with something simple like a door colour, a throw or pillows. Then you can migrate to colourful walls and patterns. The most important thing is to use colours that make you feel happy.

Stick with what you love: During the show, I will be speaking about the rainbow and how using colour and following your heart can bring beauty into your life. For more information and to buy tickets to the 46th annual BC Home + Garden Show, running February 22 to 26 at BC Place Stadium, visit www.bchomeandgardenshow.com

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TV contractor Mike Holmes Jr. installs DitraHeat-TB, an energy-efficient in-floor heating system | IMAGE COURTESY MIKE HOLMES/HGTV

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NORM FLOCKHART

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(604) 261-7275 13 Year Member of MLS Medallion Club

D E X T E R A S S O C I AT E S R E A LT Y FIRST TIME HOME BUYER EVENT AND NAVIGATING THE NEW BC HOMEBUYER DOWN PAYMENT PLAN TO HELP YOU BUY:

Featuring: Jerry Jackman and Stephen Jackman Verico Pacific Coastal Mortgage Brokers www.thinkmortgages.com

Lisa Niro Real Estate Lawyer with Bell Alliance

SOLD OUT! YOUR LISTING HERE! CALL NORM FOR A COMPLIMENTARY MARKET EVALUATION NOW! www.normflockhart.com

www.bellalliance.ca

Wayne DeJong Licensed Home Inspector with Vancouver Pillar to Post www.vancouver.pillartopost.com

Wednesday February 22, 2017 From 6:30 to 8pm (Doors: 6pm - Discussion: 6:30pm followed by Q & A)

www.dexterrealty.com

604-689-8226 Yaletown 604-336-3539 Main Street 604-263-1144 Kerrisdale 1806-111 E. 1ST AVE.

Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street – Vancouver Event is Compliments of Dexter Associates Realty – Confirm by February 20th To attend please email kerrisdale@dexteradmin.com or call 604-263-1144 1399 Homer Street Vancouver, BC Phone: 604-689-8226 Dexter Yaletown

$1,950,000

3 BDRM WITH PRIVATE ROOFTOP TERRACE Brand new 3 bed Penthouse in the heart of Vancouver with exquisite views of downtown and the North Shore mountains. Steps from Olympic Village and right on the seawall to Downtown. Top of the line finishings. Extremely rare opportunity. Donʼt miss this gem of a home! 1806-111 E.1ST AVE. Lisa Findlay 778-378-8090

Light refreshments will be served!

2094 West 43rd Avenue Vancouver, BC Phone: 604-263-1144 Dexter Kerrisdale

Taking our Listings Global

3731 Main Street Vancouver, BC Phone: 604-336-3539 Dexter Main Street

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UNIVERSITY VW AREA 3854 SQFT, 4 BED 4 BATH SPACIOUS CORNER DUPLEX IN CHANCELLOR ROW 6028 CHANCELLOR BOULEVARD

POINT GREY LOT 5490 SQFT, AREA 3255 SQFT, 3 BED 4 BATH CUSTOM-BUILT CRAFTSMAN STYLE HOME ON A 45X122 LOT 4363 WEST 14TH AVENUE

WEST END AREA 630 SQFT, 1 BED 1 BATH FULLY RENOVATED 1 BDRM UNIT IN THE HEART OF WEST END 211-1080 BROUGHTON STREET

$2,398,000

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MACKENZIE HEIGHTS LOT 4355 SQFT, AREA 2615 SQFT, 5 BED 3 BATH CHARMING 5-BEDROOM FAMILY HOME ON 33.5'X130' CORNER LOT 3205 WEST 33RD AVENUE

POINT GREY LOT 4880 SQFT, AREA 2946 SQFT, 4 BED 4 BATH 40' CORNER LOT WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF WATER, CITY & MOUNTAINS 3905 WEST 12TH AVENUE

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“Your East Vancouver Real Estate Experts!” 609-1040 PACIFIC ST.

$429,000

WEST END LIVING AT ITS BEST! – 1 BEDROOM & 1 BATHROOM AT THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING

GREAT LOCATION CALLS FOR GREAT OPPORTUNITY! $1,875,000

NEW LISTING

Calling all builders, Developers and forward thinkers alike! Nestled in a fantastic little pocket between Strathcona and The Drive are two RT-3 irregular lots forming a whopping 5,865 square feet! Facing South-West, these lots offer open views all the way to City Gate to the West and Terminal Avenue to the South. Across the street lays Trillium Park with its turf fields, playground and dog park. Further West will see the potential relocation of St Paul's Hospital. A truly unique opportunity in an ever growing neighbourhood! RT-3 zoning with potential of 3 dwellings. Build two 1/2 duplexes & an infill house, all 3 could potentially be stratified and sold separately (to be confirmed by Buyer with City of Vancouver). Drive-by first, then call us!

HASTINGS SUNRISE UNIQUE 1914 CRAFTSMAN BUNGALOW IN SUPERB CONDITION 2733 FRANKLIN ST.

Diane Kunic-Grandjean

Ahhh…the life of a West Ender! Easy access to 1st & 2nd beaches, the seawall and beautiful Stanley Park, the Aquatic Centre and a 5 min ride on the Aquabus to Granville Island! Imagine enjoying all of this and so much more on a daily basis, from your very well-laid out 1 bedroom & 1 bathroom apartment overlooking beautiful Pacific Height Heritage row houses. Entertain your guests from your fully renovated open concept modern & functional kitchen and set up your dining table to sit 10 of your friends. Your living room will accommodate a variety of sittings while leading you onto your covered year-round enjoyable balcony (BBQ allowed). Your bedroom offers an oversized closet & easily fits a queen size bed. Storage galore throughout. Don’t forget to bring all your wall art, it will find its place throughout this appealing, modern, comfortable and unique home. Comes w/ a storage locker. Cats allowed (2 max). Sorry, no dogs. Have you started packing yet?

NEW LISTING

525-527 MALKIN AVE.

Lisa MacIntosh

$1,699,000

What a beauty! Welcome to this 1914 Craftsman Bungalow Heritage "B" lovingly & patiently restored to its current glory! The large foyer gives the tone w/its beautiful wainscoting, 9'4" ceiling height & hwd flooring. Cozy up by the fireplace in your comfortable lvg rm drenched by natural light, host your loved ones in the adjacent large dng room while marvelling at the Tudor ceiling & superb built-in dresser. The 3 sizeable bed & charming 1,5 bath w/claw foot tub will house your family for a very long time. Airy modern kitchen & eat-in area from which to access a lush fenced backyard & detached garage. The bsmt offers 2 bed suite & a large separate area which could be a rec/family room for you. A unique gem in beloved Hastings Sunrise!

TROUT LAKE - WESTCOAST MODERN SOUTH FACING 1/2 DUPLEX 3 BED - 2.5 BATHS 1785 E.14TH AVE.

$1,125,000

A Westcoast flair & unusual layout, this South facing modern 1/2 duplex provides a well laid-out floorplan offering a very generous living room w/ fireplace & family area, a dining room able to host numerous guests, adjacent to a wonderfully appointed kitchen w/ custom cupboards, stainless appliances & granite countertops. Powder room and laundry also on the main. The top floor won't disappoint: 3 bed & 2 bath, of unusually ample size-especially the master bedroom & its ensuite! Fantastic amount of natural light, in-floor radiant heat, storage galore & a powder room on the main floor. BONUS: detached garage turned into a storage & office space! Enjoy a covered porch, large front garden & a short walk to Trout Lake & its Farmer's market. Just steps to the "Drive" and all it has to offer.

UPPER LONSDALE MILLION DOLLAR VIEW AT A THIRD OF THE PRICE 320-3080 LONSDALE AVE.

$299,000

1 bed, top floor, West facing property in Upper Lonsdale 1 bath – 756 sq.ft. + 80 sq.ft. of covered balcony! When was the last time you stepped into a 836 sq.ft. (incl. balcony) 1 bed top floor West facing property in Upper Lonsdale! Enjoy cooking in your fully renovated modern kitchen w/ it’s unique pantry, while entertaining your guests in the adjacent extremely spacious dining room. Cozy up on your full-size sectional in the living room while taking in the views through big sliding doors letting in lots of natural light. A King size bed will easily fit your spacious bedroom w/ its very own walk-in closet! 80 sq.ft. balcony to BBQ away! Laundry on each floor and yours is across your hallway, including supplementary storage. Lots of in-suite storage, storage locker, one parking. 1 cat or dog allowed. Very well maintained bldg. with easy access to the fun that North Van has to offer. Bring your house-sized furniture, art for the expansive amount of wall space, and your fake tree as you well may be home for Christmas!

L i s a M a c I n t o s h Te a m - D e x t e r A s s o c i a t e s R e a l t y Medallion Club - Top 10% of Realtors in Greater Vancouver Photos & Visual Tours at: www.lisamacintosh.com Email: lisa@lisamacintosh.com Tel: 604-263-1144

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BY ZENTERRA. A STEP ABOVE THE REST! EACH HOME HAS A PRIVATE ROOF TOP PATIO.

SOHO is a collection of townhomes located in the heart of South Surrey’s Morgan Crossing neighbourhood. Our homes feature transitional-contemporary architecture with many extras included in every home.


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REOPENS FEBRUARY 18 TH

Higher Living. Higher Learning. Nestled on the hillside at Simon Fraser University, Veritas by Polygon is a limited collection of one plus den and two bedroom apartment residences in the unique campus community of UniverCity. Enjoy mountainside living in an environment of academia and nature, with move-ins summer 2017 – just in time for the school year! Homes from $399,900

9168 Slopes Mews, Burnaby Open Noon to 5pm Daily (except Friday) 604.298.9965 veritas@polyhomes.com

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ABOVE ALL ELSE LEVEL 49

SKY LOUNGE 2,600 SF

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LIFESTYLE AMENITIES 6,650 SF

COQUITLAM’S TALLEST TOWER boasts over 20,000 SF of indoor and outdoor amenities and access to the Evergreen Line Skytrain directly across the street.

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the intersection of life + style coming spring.

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567LIVING.COM This is not an offering for sale. Any such offering can only be made with a disclosure statement. Prices are subject to change without notice. Artist’s renderings and maps are representations only. E.&O.E. Marcon Clarke Homes Ltd.


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RESIDENTIAL LUXURY IN CENTRAL BRENTWOOD. THE LONGEST VIEW IN THE LOWER MAINLAND. D! L O S S E * HOM 5 7 2 R E V H O 640/MT

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VISIT US TODAY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY! 10,000 SF PRESENTATION CENTRE WITH TWO FULL DISPLAY SUITES Unit B–4247 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby, BC Open Daily from 12 –5PM (except Fridays) 604.828.1373 | info@triompheresidences.com

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VANCOUVER EASTSIDE

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017

Looking for a new home? Start here.

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THE SMITHE: A New Jewel in Downtown Living A t the edge of Yaletown, in the heart of Downtown Vancouver’s Entertainment District, steps away from the best performance theatres and finest restaurants, is where The Smithe will make its home. Multi award-winning Boffo Developments presents its newest 24-storey mixed-use concrete high rise, located at the corner of Smithe and Cambie streets. “The Smithe is our first downtown high-rise, and we are building on Boffo’s success of Burnaby’s Jewel I and II towers, along with the nearly completed Modello,” says Karen West, director of marketing and sales. “We have a loyal following of both purchasers and REALTORS® alike.” Jewel took home first place for best multi-family high rise by the Urban Development Institute, Greater Vancouver Home Building Association,

and the Canadian Home Building Association which tells you a lot about Boffo’s reputation. Designed by GBL Architects, The Smithe is a collection of 94 two- and threebedroom residences. These homes start from 1,000 square feet with luxurious custom finishings and plenty of parking opportunities for all homeowners and their guests. Every home will feature nine-foot ceilings, marble stone flooring throughout, and Italian custom kitchens with cabinetry from BinovaTM, complete with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, including a 36-inch integrated fridge and a wine temperature-controlled storage system. Ensuites feature a frameless glass shower with flush-set composite stone slab basin and under-lit dual vanities – thoughtful features that emulate the meticulous way Boffo designs their homes.

“Boff o ensures that everything is included, no additional upgrades,” says West. “We have designed for the discerning urban professionals and downsizers who don’t want to compromise on luxury,” she adds. There are two unique colour palettes – inspired by an exotic palisander or heavily grained walnut. Both are sophisticated and timeless, designed by renowned interior design firm, Trepp Design Inc. The entire sixth-floor podium level is devoted to both indoor and outdoor spaces for the exclusive use of The Smithe residents. This five-star setting will include lounges with a fully equipped kitchen, appointed with several entertaining spaces with seating vignettes, and fire pits. The fitness centre and yoga space will come complete with top-of-the-line weight-lifting and cardio equipment.

“The amenity lounges will compel residents to use these areas as extensions of their homes, either to mingle with neighbours or host their own larger gatherings,” says West. Set at the centre of the vibrant arts and events metropolis and surrounded by lots of green space and seawall access, this neighbourhood offers The Smithe residents incredible entertainment and leisure opportunities all within walking distance from their homes. The Smithe’s 6,000-square-foot sales gallery with 1,400-square-foot display home is now open for previewing by appointment only. Contact the sales team at 604-689-7003 or info@TheSmithe.ca to schedule your private appointment.

For more information and to register, visit TheSmithe.ca

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VANCOUVER EASTSIDE Feb 16, 2017 Real Estate Weekly