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MARCH 2012 - Spring is a long process in Vancouver, with no particular start date. We love to brag about blooms in January, and almost invariably we are granted a freakishly warm stretch of days while the rest of the country is blanketed by snow. It’s other activities, like the kids’ school concerts or baseball season, that mark the start of spring more certainly than the weather. An upswing in the real estate market is one of those signs. Home sellers now have a new tool to help them determine when to put their house on the market. The MLS® Home Price Index was recently launched by six major real estate boards across Canada, including Greater Vancouver. This tool is currently showing good conditions for selling your home. In January 2012, the MLS® HPI



benchmark price for all properties across the region was $660,600, an increase of 5.7 per cent from the same month last year. Detached properties showed even greater value, surging 11.3 per cent. If you have any questions about market conditions or the value of your home, we would be pleased to assist you. Enjoy the end of the drizzling days of winter!


Karim Virani



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4460 Ross Cr.

1243 Chartwell Pl.

West Vancouver's newest oceanfront offering is this customdesigned contemporary residence exuding the best of what life has to offer. No expense has been spared by the renowned builder throughout this three-level home. The spacious open plan will please entertainers as it opens out to an outdoor haven with level beachfront access. Top of the line finishings and fixtures from top to bottom! $13,488,000 WEST VANCOUVER

One-of-a-kind 2.82-acre double lot estate with an amazing 20,000-square-foot custom home! This architecturally designed masterpiece is a work of art inside and outside. Offering nine bedrooms, massive entertainment decks, large indoor pool with waterfall, full size tennis court, and immense sprawling lawns surrounding the home. Boasting top quality finishes throughout! $7,988,000 WEST VANCOUVER

5890 Abode Island

980 King Georges Wy.

Amazing opportunity to acquire your very own fully serviced island in this spectacular waterfront neighbourhood! This 5,200-square-foot home was designed by Gordon Hylinski and constructed by renowned builder Bradner Homes to showcase the breathtaking 360-degree views from atop this private island. Access the West Vancouver Yacht Club in just a few minutes in a small boat. $7,500,000 WEST VANCOUVER

Sweeping panoramic views from this seven-bedroom, 10-bathroom (two half) gated mansion on this golden mile of King Georges Way. A spectacular 7,700-square-foot luxury home situated on a prime 26,000-square-foot south-side lot. This home boasts exceptional quality throughout and stunning city and ocean views. This is a home of true distinction and exceptional design standard. 速 $5,400,000

Waterfront Paradise

Private Island Living


Spectacular 2.82-Acre Estate

Custom Dream Home





995 Eyremount Dr. West Vancouver Contemporary View Home

Custom built five-bedroom British Properties view home boasting extensive use of concrete and glass. Architecturally designed and constructed to a very high standard throughout with features that include superior hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen and frying kitchen with Fisher Paykel appliances, radiant floor heating plus air conditioning and HRV system. Other highlights include a level 12,000-square-foot lot, gated entry, private backyard and close proximity to Hollyburn Country Club and great schools! $5,188,000





225 Normanby Cr. West Vancouver

Spectacular British Properties Estate

Custom built, one owner, lavish 8,500-square-foot view estate exuding high-end finishes throughout. A private driveway leads you to this immaculately maintained seven bedroom home on a 18,600-square-foot lot. Features include a 20-foot vaulted entry, large slab marble floors, radiant heating with HRV, elevator access to all floors, fabulous indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, large recreation room, home theatre, level backyard and three-car garage plus ample parking for guests. This is a one-of-a-kind mansion! $4,888,000



5051 Meadfeild Rd. View Forever

1022 Groveland Pl.

Custom-Designed Paramax Home

Artist Rendering This six-bedroom villa boasts unsurpassed quality in materials and design, and one of the most spectacular views West Vancouver offers. Custom designed by a local distinguished builder, this home is sophisticated and practical. Entrance gates to this 28,000-square-foot property lead you up an estate driveway into your three-car garage. Close to Caulfeild Shopping Centre! This is truly one of a kind! $4,988,000 WEST VANCOUVER

This spectacular brand new home is nearly complete, and will offer almost 6,000 square feet of pure luxury! Finishings of this custom five-bedroom-plus-office residence will include state-of-the-art kitchen with top-line appliances, radiant floor heating plus air conditioning and HRV system, outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, perfect gym or nanny's room, and a level 15,000-square-foot lot. $4,988,000 WEST VANCOUVER

3601-838 W Hastings St.

1460 Chartwell Dr.

THE ULTIMATE PENTHOUSE! State-of-the-art technology and sound engineering have given rise to a new architectural icon in Downtown Vancouver. The suite is two levels plus a rooftop terrace that is over 1,000 square feet and features a wet bar, barbecue and hot tub. The gourmet kitchen boasts a Dada kitchen with Gaggenau appliances, and a cantilevered electronic countertop. $4,880,000 VANCOUVER

This contemporary mansion designed by James Cheng & Associates boasts spectacular city and ocean views. With 8,300 square feet of living space, this six-bedroom, three-level home was featured in the World’s Best Homes. Some unique features include curved roof design, extensive use of limestone and glass, cherry wood walls, interior courtyard and high-end Poggenpohl kitchen. Ž $4,488,000

Penthouse at Jameson House

World Class Contemporary





2370 Palmerston Av. West Vancouver Modern Masterpiece

Enjoy spectacular south-facing city and ocean views from this newly built five-bedroom modern home designed by Mehran Mansouri and built by award winning D-Cube Construction. No expense has been spared throughout this modern masterpiece with features that include a steel structure with reinforced concrete floors, commercial-grade heating and air conditioning system, aluminum windows, solid teak slat exterior and Control 4 smart home integration. The home also boasts endless built-in millwork, combination of Pierre Brulee Stone and teak hardwood floors, top-of-theline lighting and bathroom fixtures, state-of-the-art kitchen, home theatre with 80-inch black diamond screen, large entertaining deck and patio areas, motorized blinds, exterior water features and a full concrete garage. This is a truly sophisticated home in a very convenient Dundarave location! $4,850,000



549 Eastcot Rd.

PH-1277 Melville St.

A unique opportunity to acquire this distinct 10,000-squarefoot residence located on a massive (almost one acre) lot. Nothing but the finest materials have been used throughout this special home. A very spacious main-level plan opens out to an oasis in the backyard which includes rock-outcropped waterfall, outdoor swimming pool and hot tub. This is truly a home for the most discerning buyer. 速 $4,188,000

This is your opportunity to reside in the ultimate penthouse at the Flatiron, in Coal Harbour. Contemporary and luxurious, this home has more than 2,700 square feet of space on two levels. The dramatic over-height windows in the living room showcase the sensational panoramic views of the marina, Stanley Park, North Shore mountains and Lions Gate Bridge. This is a fantastic residence for entertaining. $3,950,000 VANCOUVER

1635 Chippendale Rd.

740 Knockmaroon Rd.

Enjoy fabulous city and ocean views from this custom-built, six-bedroom home built by Blue Ocean Construction. A gated entry leads you to this approximately 5,000-squarefoot, three-level home perched on a 12,700-square-foot lot in Whitby Estates. This home is visually stunning, with gorgeous coffered ceilings, mural, and Brazilian cherry hardwood floors. $3,888,000 WEST VANCOUVER

Absolutely stunning views from this large 7,200-square-foot estate situated on a spectacular level property measuring over 20,000 square feet. This home has undergone a massive remodel from top to bottom. No expense has been spared in this quality renovation which includes DuChateau Ash Hardwood floors, new gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and all new bathrooms. 速 $3,650,000

Palatial British Properties Estate


Whitby Estates View Home

Modern Luxury Living

Breathtaking Views






1638 Pinecrest Dr. West Vancouver Canterbury View Home

Stunning panoramic city and ocean views from all three levels of this custom-designed 5,800-square-foot home in a quiet cul-de-sac location within Canterbury. This home boasts finishings that include maple hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen with birds-eye cabinetry and high-end appliances and wood windows and doors. The home also offers a massive entertainment deck, air conditioning, fabulous indoor swimming pool, home theatre room with wet bar, water purification system, video surveillance, gated entry and heated driveway. Four large bedrooms on upper level, plus main level has an office or fifth bedroom. You will be impressed! $4,398,000



2639 Finch Hill

2801-1228 W Hastings St.

Enjoy the spectacular city and ocean views from this large 7,000-square-foot mansion boasting large spans of floor-toceiling glass providing a great contemporary feel. This threelevel home was custom designed and is finished to a very high standard throughout. Main features include massive entertainment-sized rooms, extensive granite flooring, radiant in-floor heating and much more. 速 $3,600,000

Arrive at the private sub-penthouse at the Palladio by direct elevator and you are treated to an entire floor that is more than 2,900 square feet of open luxury living. The expansive floor-to-ceiling windows showcase panoramic views of Coal Harbour, Burrard Inlet and the North Shore mountains. Each of the three bedrooms boasts a spa-like bathroom fitted with European plumbing fixtures. A truly amazing residence. $3,488,000 VANCOUVER

1905 Mathers Av.

2289 Westhill Dr.

The stunning architecture in this contemporary home boasts a spectacular blend of concrete, glass and red cedar. This oneof-a-kind four-bedroom, four-bathroom home exudes true high-end quality throughout and offers a spacious open floor plan suited for entertaining. The residence offers tremendous privacy on the 12,500 square foot lot in a prime Ambleside location. 速 $3,470,000

Stunning panoramic views from most rooms throughout this two-level Poskitt-designed home which has been immaculately maintained. The large open plan offers entertainment-sized rooms and over 3,100 square feet on one level. Key features are an updated kitchen, three large marble fireplaces, indoor swimming pool and a spacious patio overlooking the amazing city and ocean views. $3,188,000 WEST VANCOUVER

Panoramic Views in Canterbury Estates


Modern Masterpiece

Modern Design and Elegance

Lower Westhill



1361 Mathers Av.

2397 Constantine Pl.

Grand 5,000-square-foot, three-level home on a gorgeous halfacre lot in a private Ambleside location! This immaculately kept residence offers immense vaulted entry, partial city views, maple flooring, large principal rooms, spacious kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances, wood panelled office, four bedrooms (ensuited) and den on upper level, huge games room and outdoor swimming pool. 速 $2,880,000

Stunning views from this luxurious home in the prestigious Whitby Estates. Over 6,000 square feet of living space with four bedrooms and six bathrooms. Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and large pantry. Enter the huge living room through beautiful French doors. Each bedroom features its own private ensuite with luxurious six piece ensuite in the master bedroom. 速 $2,800,000

695 King Georges Wy.

2256 Lythe Ct.

Stunning city and ocean views from this 6,500-square-foot gated estate on this most sought-after street! The main floor offers large open rooms which walk out onto a sun-filled outdoor pool area overlooking the city lights. Upper floor area is split into a large den or office and in-law suite plus upper bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms. This is truly a great family home! 速 $2,780,000

Sensational panoramic views from this custom-built, fourbedroom, two-level home located on the south side of this quiet Whitby Estates cul-de-sac. This home boasts gorgeous views from Mount Baker to Nanaimo, and a very open mainlevel plan leading out to a 56-ft.-wide entertainment deck complete with built-in barbeque. This home also offers easy access to both private and public schools. 速 $2,630,000

Over Half-Acre in Ambleside

Stunning Views


Spectacular Residence




Lower Whitby Estates





3160 Benbow Rd. West Vancouver Walk to West Bay School

Absolutely stunning ocean views from this luxurious and contemporary home completely remodelled in 2007. Sitting on a lush and private south-facing 13,800-square-foot lot, this gated residence features six large bedrooms and seven bathrooms. This nearly 6,000-square-foot home boasts extensive custom millwork throughout, gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances, private study overlooking the southerly views and garden, nanny accommodations in separate wing of the house, guest suite with walk-out to garden, outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, home theatre room and triple garage. Great layout for entertaining with large patios! A truly fabulous home within walking distance to West Bay Elementary (with IB program) $3,588,000





4203-1408 Strathmore Mews. Vancouver West One

This stunning 1,848-square-foot suite in the West One is designed by the award-winning architect James Hancock. With stunning 270-degree views of False Creek, the North Shore mountains and English Bay, it boasts three professionally landscaped decks that total over 700 square feet. Three elegantly appointed bedrooms feature California closets and spa-like ensuites. The gourmet kitchen has topof-the-line appliances, a wine fridge, and a dining nook perfect for the home chef. First class amenities at Club Viva include an indoor pool, exercise room, whirlpool, steam room, two squash courts, theatre room, guest suite, and 24hour concierge. $2,495,000



932 Handsworth Rd. Modern Masterpiece

2559 Ottawa Av.

Panoramic Views in Upper Dundarave

Artist Rendering Another stunning PARAMAX custom residence built on one of Forest Hills' premiere streets is under construction. Paramax has an amazing portfolio of luxurious Edgemont homes, and this is your opportunity to work with this builder to customize finishings to your own taste. Well laid-out floor plan and gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances are just a taste of the overall quality and design. $2,488,000 NORTH VANCOUVER

Spectacular views from Mount Baker to UBC and beyond from this thoughtfully updated five-bedroom home in one of West Vancouver's finest locations! This recently remodelled three-level home which boasts new kitchen with high-end stainless appliances, solid hardwood floors, Euroline tilt and turn windows, upgraded bathrooms, lighting, doors and much more. 速 $2,485,000

3968 Westridge Av.

92 Deep Dene Rd.

This amazing 3,100-square-foot, one-level home has been transformed into an entertainer's dream! Absolutely stunning views are visible from almost everywhere throughout this totally renovated post-and-beam home which is perched high on a 25,000-square-foot private lot. Engineered truss beams were installed to give an expansive great room theme that offers vaulted ceilings. 速 $2,440,000

This is a stunning 6,500-square-foot five-bedroom residence in a lovely British Properties location. Immaculately maintained, this seven-year-old home boasts gorgeous finishings throughout including Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, gourmet stainless and granite kitchen with huge centre island, wainscoting, luxurious bathrooms and solid exterior finish. This home awaits your family. 速 $2,400,000

Spectacular South-Westerly Views



Grand British Properties Home



944 Beaumont Dr.

4303-1408 Strathmore Mews

This is another quality Paramax home built on one of Edgemont's most sought-after street. The 12-foot ceilings, custom woodwork, sanded-on-site hardwood floors, well-laidout floor plan and gourmet kitchen with high end appliances are just a taste of the overall quality and design. This is one of the finest homes in the area. 速 $2,300,000

Outstanding panoramic views are featured from this wellappointed three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,848-squarefoot suite. This home was featured on the front cover of Western Living magazine. Watch the sunset from the gourmet kitchen that boasts black granite counters, a deck with gas hook-ups, and views of English Bay. Unwind in the deluxe master bedroom with unobstructed views of False Creek. $2,288,000 VANCOUVER

2790 Thorncliffe Dr.

1401-3355 Cypress Pl.

This impeccable residence is in the heart of Edgemont Village. This distinguished custom-built home has been built with great attention to quality and detail. It was designed by Sublime Interiors, a company with a portfolio of some of the best homes in North Vancouver. Here is your chance to own one of these sought-after residences. 速 $2,250,000

Spectacular three-bedroom and den Sub-Penthouse in Stonecliff by Concert Properties. This immaculate suite offers panoramic views of city and ocean from Mt. Baker to Vancouver Island. The suite has an amazing open feel and boasts cherry stained hardwood floors, granite and stainless kitchen, air conditioning, huge master suite with luxurious ensuite bathroom and a large family room. 速 $2,175,000

Magnificent Luxury Residence

Soaring Panoramic Views


Grand Edgemont Village Residence



Stonecliff Sub-Penthouse





1795 19th St. West Vancouver

Amazing Home on Exclusive Property

Spectacular park-like property! This is one of the most unique lots we have had the pleasure to sell. The completely rebuilt and renovated four-bedroom home offers an extremely private and tranquil 26,000-square-foot property that includes a small bridge and creek area. This oasis cannot be matched in Ambleside. From the moment you walk into this home you will be amazed by the modern open-concept floor plan, gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry and high-end appliance package. The oversized master bedroom overlooks your gorgeous oasis with a private deck and beautiful ensuite. The lower level is bright, functional and contains an additional two or three bedrooms and a large recreation room. Keep your children busy with a beautiful sports court that can easily be converted to an oversized deck as they grow. The yard will be the envy of the neighbourhood children and their parents alike. The possibilities for this property are endless. Whether you are an avid gardener or just enjoy the natural serenity of the west coast, this home is a must-see. $2,488,000



243 Normanby Cr.

1277 W 22nd St.

This is one of the finest properties available today offering 25,424 square feet (0.58 acre) of useable space in this bright and tranquil British Properties location. Substantial upgrades to the 3,000-square-foot, four-bedroom home include a major extension completed in 2000. The home boasts a lovely open plan that leads you out to the sprawling lawns that surround the home. 速 $1,965,000

From the moment you walk in, you will be amazed by the details and design of this modern contemporary Pemberton Heights residence. The great open concept living and dining room with double-sided gas fireplace flows seamlessly into the kitchen and cozy family room. Details include custom stained-wood windows and doors, concrete floors with radiant heat, high-end stainless steel appliances and so much more. $1,795,000 NORTH VANCOUVER

2830 Philip Av.

333 W 15th St.

Be one of the first to view this amazing Edgemont home. From the moment you walk in you will be amazed by the details and design of this modern contemporary residence. Rebuilt in 2009, the home shows like new and will impress even the most particular buyer. The great open-concept living and dining room flows seamlessly into the kitchen and huge entertainment-sized deck. 速 $1,690,000

If you are looking for a custom newer home with quality throughout, this is it! Constructed and finished by an experienced local builder, this luxurious three-level home boasts almost 5,000 square feet of living space, four ensuited bedrooms, gourmet kitchen and family room area leading to level patio and yard, home theatre, wine cellar, three-car garage and much more. 速 $1,530,000

Rare British Properties Offering


Magnificent Curb-Side Appeal

Immaculate Custom Home



Magnificent Contemporary Home





615 Esquimalt Av. West Vancouver Spectacular Family Home

Extensively renovated in 1998, this fabulous five-bedroom, three-level Craftsman home boasts features families will love! From the large vaulted living and dining area to the open play room and family room off the kitchen overlooking the backyard, this home will certainly impress you. Standouts also include expansive oak hardwood floors, panelling and wainscoting, spacious custom kitchen with Sub Zero and Dacor appliances, heat exchanger and air conditioner, four upper floor bedrooms, wrap-around veranda and sprawling lawns on the 10,890-square-foot lot. Lower level has fifth bedroom, second laundry and separate entrance which would be ideal in-law accommodation. This home is conveniently located close to Park Royal, yet offers immense tranquility and privacy. $2,388,000



3238 Marine Drive West Vancouver Sandy Beach Waterfront

Enjoy the sound of the waves crashing onto the sandy beach in front of this Gordon Hylinski-designed 5,500-square-foot waterfront residence! This private six-bedroom home boasts a fabulous entertainment-styled plan with gorgeous southfacing waterfront views. The home offers an open-plan kitchen with Sub Zero and Thermador appliances, a heated and covered patio with barbeque area, 10-foot main floor ceilings, hardwood flooring, radiant in-floor heat plus air conditioning and HRV system. Other attributes include a gated entry, hot tub, solarium, water filtration system, ample parking and flat backyard! This is a rare opportunity within walking distance of Dundarave Village! $8,788,000




99 Bonnymuir Dr.

3501-1328 W Pender St.

Enjoy the sparkling city lights plus ocean and mountain views from this extensively remodelled four-bedroom home. Set on a large 13,300-square-foot corner lot, this 2,400-squarefoot home offers refinished hardwood floors, fabulous kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances, renovated bathrooms and double-glazed windows. The spacious living area leads out to a large entertainment deck. 速 $1,525,000

Sweeping views from English Bay to the Coal Harbour marina are showcased in this three-bedroom-plus-den, threebathroom suite that features 1,751 square feet of living space, air conditioning, hardwood flooring, a gourmet kitchen and a gas fireplace. Situated in the prestigious Coal Harbour neighbourhood, you are on the border of Stanley Park and the downtown business district. 速 $1,525,000

3603-1028 Barclay St.

445, 449 & 453 13th St.

Breathtaking views of the city and English Bay are featured from this brand new two-bedroom, two-bathrooms-plusden suite. This is luxury living in the heart of the city by the award-winning Concert Properties. The suite includes topof-the-line appliances, a gourmet kitchen, Liehberr fridge, tile floors, air-conditioning, heated bathroom floors, overheight ceilings, and expansive windows. 速 $1,435,000

Welcome to Ambleside Terrace, West Vancouver's finest offering of brand new duplex-style homes in the heart of Ambleside! West Coast-inspired architecture blends with contemporary and sophisticated elements, bringing you a superior finished home. Gorgeous south-facing water views can be enjoyed from these three-bedroom, three-bathroom residences with spacious open layouts. From $1,428,000 WEST VANCOUVER

British Properties View Home

Panoramic Views


The Patina




Ambleside Terrace




PH503-6015 Iona Dr. Vancouver Chancellor House at UBC

A penthouse dream home that is situated adjacent to one of UBC's most architecturally stunning buildings, the Vancouver School of Theology's Iona Building. Sensational views of the Straight of Georgia and the North Shore mountains are featured from this two-level, 1,927-squarefoot suite. An entertainer's delight, the main level boasts a 1,000-square-foot terrace with beautiful landscaping, hardwood flooring, a spacious master bedroom, and a gourmet kitchen that includes Bosch appliances, maple cabinetry, and a wine fridge. Downstairs there are two bedrooms, a balcony and fireplace in the second bedroom, in-suite storage, and a second entrance off of the laundry room. Bonus: a gated two-car garage. $2,188,000




2003-1710 Bayshore Dr. Vancouver

Bayshore Gardens

Spectacular, rarely available three-bedroom, three-bath waterfront home offers spectacular 180-degree views of Coal Harbour, downtown, North Vancouver and English Bay. The gourmet kitchen boasts black granite counters, gas stove and stainless steel appliances. Located on the prestigious Bayshore Drive, this home features air conditioning, hardwood floors throughout, gas fireplace, storage locker, concierge service and two parking stalls. Amenities include a gym, sauna, and games room. Steps away from public transit, restaurants, the sea wall, and plenty more! $1,679,000



1988 Sandown Pl.

902-3335 Cypress Pl.

Bright and spacious 3,400-square-foot six-bedroom, sixbathroom home located on a quiet cul-de-sac! This newer home features nine-foot ceilings, cherry hardwood floors, granite counters and stainless appliances. It has the added bonus of a two-bedroom suite on the main level and a onebedroom nanny or in-law suite with access to the main house. Easy access to highway and great schools! $1,288,000 NORTH VANCOUVER

Unbelievable views from this two-bedroom, two-bathroom highly sought-after Stonecliff suite. This home has never been fully occupied and boasts beautiful cherry hardwood floors, granite counters, high-end stainless appliances and bright southern exposure. Enjoy the unobstructed city and ocean views from your massive patio! Located in a private and serene location close to Mulgrave School. $1,268,800 WEST VANCOUVER

2103-583 Beach Cr.

4316 Capilano Rd.

Unobstructed views of False Creek and a fantastic layout are featured in this 1,238-square-foot, two-bedroom-and-den corner suite. Stainless steel appliances, granite counters and a gas cook-top stove are included in the gourmet kitchen. The suite also boasts a spacious balcony that is great for barbecuing and entertaining. Indulge in the first-class amenities at Super Club including a gym and indoor pool. 速 $1,239,000

With a huge set-back on a private 13,000-square-foot lot, this home offers great privacy in a serene environment. The extensively renovated Post and Beam structure has a modern contemporary design, meticulous detail and highend finishings that you will truly appreciate. This impeccable four-bedroom home has a grand open-concept kitchen with heated floors. 速 $1,149,000

Amazing Family Home

Stonecliff by Concert Properties

Park West Two

Ultra Modern Post and Beam






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1501-1499 W Pender St. Vancouver West Pender Place

Welcome to the luxurious West Pender Place. Marvel at the spectacular views of Stanley Park, Coal Harbour Marina, and North Shore mountains. This new two-bedroom, twobathroom unit boasts air conditioning, large covered balcony and over 1,200 square feet of open living space. The gourmet kitchen features gas cook-top, aqua-sensor dishwasher and Sub-Zero fridge. Adding a touch of elegance, each ensuite is fitted with marble showers and vanity counters, frameless clear glass shower enclosures, and modern soaker tub. Located in Coal Harbour, you are just steps away from Stanely Park, Lion's Gate Bridge and great restaurants. Amenities include concierge, swimming pool, rooftop terrace, social rooms, gym, lounge and more. $1,638,800


34-2250 Folkstone Wy.

1159 W Keith Rd.

Enjoy the striking views from downtown to Vancouver Island from this spacious two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite located in a rarely offered private and quiet location. This suite offers direct access from the building entrance and boasts numerous updates including Terra Cotta tiled floors, upgraded kitchen with marble raised eating bar, crown mouldings, pot lighting and newer carpets. This is a fabulous place to call home! $1,148,000 WEST VANCOUVER

The four-level residence was renovated in 2007 with granite counters, hardwood floors and modern open kitchen with stainless appliances, custom cabinetry and much more. With a rental income of over $5,200 and suite flexibility that can accommodate any living situation, this is an amazing investment opportunity. Enjoy the southern exposure and views. 速 $1,125,000

501-1277 Melville St.

2202-1408 Strathmore Mews

Stunning views of the North Shore mountains and Burrard Inlet are showcased from this two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,305-square-foot spacious suite in the iconic Flatiron building which features two suites per floor. A gourmet kitchen, spalike bathrooms, geothermal heating, and hardwood floors add comfort and luxury to the suite. Located in the heart of Coal Harbour, within walking distance from restaurants and shops. $1,078,000 VANCOUVER

Sensational views of False Creek from the living room, kitchen, and balcony are featured in this fantastic one-bedroom-plusden, two-bathroom suite in the West One tower. Updated with a modern flare, this spacious 982-square-foot home has been converted from two bedrooms and boasts a fireplace in the living room, gleaming tile flooring, and a gourmet kitchen.

Stunning Panoramic Views

Contemporary Style


Pemberton Heights View Property


Modern Style with Stunning Views






552 Crestwood Av. North Vancouver Upper Delbrook View Home

Spectacular south-facing city and ocean views from this extensively updated four-bedroom view home! From the gorgeous granite and stainless kitchen to the maple hardwood floors and upgraded bathrooms, this home really shines. The highlight here is the large wrap-around deck and patio boasting views to downtown Vancouver. Floorplan offers three bedrooms, plus a den and media room on one level and a flexible two-level master suite on the main level of the home. The corner lot of 7,540 square feet feels much larger and features gorgeous landscaping surrounding the property. This is a fabulous family home in a great Upper Delbrook location! $1,568,000





1009-133 E Esplanade North Vancouver Staggering City Views

Staggering views of the city are offered from every room in this luxurious two-bedroom suite. From the moment you step into the home you will notice the remarkable viewscapes, high-quality finishings and the well laid-out floor plan. Located in the Pinnacle residences and adjacent to the Pinnacle Hotel this property offers all the amenities you would want: Olympic-sized indoor pool, state-of-theart gym, sauna and steam room. Additional services available from the hotel include in-suite dining and housekeeping. Steps away from the vibrant Lonsdale corridor, Lonsdale Quay, Seabus and much more. Call for your private viewing today. $1,298,000



102-540 Waters Edge Cr.

2006-638 Beach Cr.

Enjoy the peaceful sounds of Capilano River from this stunning two-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom suite on the garden level of Waters Edge. Designed by renowned Robert Stern Architects, this suite boasts features that include solid oak hardwood floors in herringbone pattern, 10-foot ceilings, full marble surround fireplace, top-of-the-line kitchen and much more. This is the ideal for downsizers and nature lovers! $1,048,000 WEST VANCOUVER

The Icon is a luxury development in the exclusive Beach Crescent enclave of Yaletown. Situated in an unparalleled location, you are next to George Wainborne Park, the seawall, and False Creek Yacht Club. Unobstructed views of the ocean and park are featured from this two-bedroom-plus-den, twobathroom suite that is 1,135 square feet. One parking, one storage locker, and 24-hour concierge. 速 $985,000

1702-1028 Barclay St.

502-499 Drake St.

Fantastic views of the city to English Bay are featured from this beautiful two-bedroom-plus-den, two-bathroom residence in the West End of downtown Vancouver. The suite includes a gourmet kitchen with Miele appliances, air-conditioning, and luxurious porcelain tile flooring. Relax in the spa-like ensuite that boasts a frameless glass shower, soaker tub, heated floors, marble counters, and dual vanity sinks. $958,800 VANCOUVER

This spacious and elegant suite in The Grace offers over 1,100 sq. ft. in one of the most iconic buildings in Vancouver. This tastefully appointed two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite features exceptional finishings including marble and cherry hardwood floors, high ceilings and crown moulding. An open concept kitchen boasts deep cherry-stained cabinets with granite counters and high-end appliances. 速 $936,000

Waters Edge


A Seaside Community Downtown


Sophistication and Style



3570 Everglade Pl.

201, 203, 205 W 19th St.

Greenbelt Privacy

Modern Contemporary Triplex

Artist Rendering Do not miss this incredibly rare opportunity to live on one of the most desirable cul-de-sacs in Delbrook. This upgraded family residence features four large bedrooms upstairs with an ensuited master. The family-friendly layout on the main features a very large living room, an updated kitchen with custom cabinetry and granite counters as well as a dining room / family room. 速 $927,500

This selection of custom crafted finely detailed homes is centrally located close to the vibrant Lonsdale corridor. This trendy new triplex development is a must-see as no detail has been forgotten. You will definitely notice the effect achieved with a sensational open design and great finishings. These three-level, four-bedroom homes offer fantastic floor plans, custom modern design by Robert Ciccozzi Architecture. From $899,000 NORTH VANCOUVER

1594 McNair Dr.

261 E 10th St.

Amazing family home located on a large, bright lot in Upper Lynn Valley. The extensive renovations are very apparent from the moment you walk in and include new bathrooms, flooring, paint, windows and a stunning new kitchen with granite counters, new cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the huge backyard and the close proximity to many trails and parks. 速 $895,000

Experience the distinction, privacy and sheer comfort of this luxurious Noort-built half-duplex. The spacious living room and dining room leads to a beautiful kitchen and family room that open up into a private south-facing deck and backyard perfect for barbeques and entertaining. The residence is wellappointed with hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, gas fireplace, granite counters and more. 速 $875,000


Amazing Family Home

Rare Luxurious Half Duplex







436-438 E 1st St. North Vancouver

Amazing Views, Endless Possibilities

Amazing potential is offered with this side-by-side non-strata duplex located in the vibrant Lower Lonsdale corridor. This property offers stunning city, ocean and harbour views from all levels. The home is ideal for investors to hold, owners that want an amazing mortgage helper, blended families that want separate living spaces or renovators and builders. The floor plan offers a two bedroom and a three bedroom with three bathrooms, an open concept living area, two separate covered garages plus two open spaces with back lane access. Additional benefits include handicap accessibility if necessary. The opportunities are endless with this property, call for details. $1,099,000





601 Jervis St. Vancouver Classico

A classically styled two-bedroom-plus-den, three-bathroom townhouse that features vaulted ceilings, 1,357 square feet on two levels, and beautiful new hardwood flooring. Also featured is a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a gas fireplace, and in-suite storage. The spacious patio has its own entrance to the home which is off a quiet, tree-lined street. The master bedroom boasts soaring ceilings, a large walk-in closet, and ensuite with heated floors. The fantastic amenities include an indoor pool, fitness centre, sauna, and more. The home includes one parking and one storage locker. $859,900



260 E Keith Rd.

300-1478 W Hastings St.

The Gladwin House is a beautiful three-bedroom character home with a historic design and modern updates. This is a true piece of North Shore's heritage, offering approximately 2,600 square feet of living space on four levels. Recently renovated with a kitchen that blends new and classic: modern caesarstone counters, stainless appliances, refinished original fir wood floors and more. 速 $890,000

Designed with architectural flair, this two-bedroom-plusden, two-bathroom suite is over 1,300 square feet and boasts a large outdoor patio. The features include beautiful corridor views of the marina and North Shore mountains, an open kitchen with stainless steel Bosch and Frigidaire appliances, a spacious living area, and a large walk-in closet with an ensuite in the master. 速 $865,000

202-1388 Homer St.

3507-233 Robson St.

Prime Yaletown location at the Governor's Villas. The efficient floor plan boasts over 1,100 square feet, two adjacent bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious solarium, and in-suite storage. Admire gorgeous and unobstructed views of David Lam Park and False Creek from the living room. Enjoy cooking in the spacious galley kitchen with granite counters, white appliances and deep white cabinets. $729,000 VANCOUVER

TV Tower 2 is situated in a fantastic location where culture meets entertainment. Views of False Creek and the city are showcased throughout the suite. The efficient floor plan boasts 981 square feet, two adjacent bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious den, in-suite storage and an open balcony. The kitchen features a ceramic cook-top, mosaic glass backsplash and white lacquered cabinets. $689,000 VANCOUVER

Modern Heritage Living

Dockside: Nautically Inspired


Governor's Villas


TV Towers


2002-233 Robson St.

2305-1155 Homer St.

Entertainment, shopping, and culture are right at your doorstep living at the TV Tower 2. Spacious in size with 938 square feet, this corner suite boasts views of the city, ocean, North Vancouver and Grouse Mountain from the living room and master bedroom. The well designed layout has two adjacent bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a den. Also featured is an open kitchen with white cabinets. $619,900 VANCOUVER

Welcome to City Crest in fashionable Yaletown. Over 1,000 square feet of living space in this two-bedroom, two-bathroom home, which boasts soaring views over the city to snowcapped North Shore mountains. Within walking distance to public transit, shops, restaurants and parks. The distinctive architecture of this landmark building and its pivotal location in the area make this home a must-see. 速 $590,000

1202-158 W 13th St.

606-1028 Barclay St.

Rarely available unit in Vista place is finally for sale. This suite features a fantastic open-concept living space, one of the largest covered decks in the complex and spectacular views of the North Shore mountains to Mt. Baker. The floor plan is excellent with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, hardwood floors, and a living and dining room that look out to the views. $579,000 NORTH VANCOUVER

Enjoy this beautiful one-bedroom-plus-den unit at the Patina. Fantastic finishes that include tile flooring, in-suite airconditioning, heated bathroom floors and easy draw blinds. Cook with pleasure in a kitchen with marble counters and soft-closing cabinets with integrated cabinet-style, high-end appliances. The Patina is full of great amenities: gym, social room and roof-top terrace. This unit is sure to please! $539,900 VANCOUVER

Live in Style

Stunning Mountain Views


Fashionable Yaletown






1201-1515 Eastern Av. North Vancouver Spectacular Two-Level Penthouse

This spectacular renovated two-level penthouse is located in the heart of Central Lonsdale. It offers over 1,400 square feet of living on two floors with elevator access to both levels. This home features an open-plan concept complete with a gourmet kitchen, granite counters, hardwood floors and a large living and dining area. Air conditioning, two prime parking stalls, and the expansive decks make this suite unique and desirable. With some of the best restaurants and shopping at your doorstep, you can be one of the first to view this amazing property. $699,000



3-1075 Lynn Valley Rd.

4005-128 W Cordova St.

Be one of the first to view this stunning two-bedroom, threelevel townhouse with large roof top deck. This spacious River Rock home offers a quiet setting that contains a large living room, modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, plus many other updates. The well laid-out floor plan contains two generously sized bedrooms on the second floor leading up to a roof-top deck, perfect for entertaining. $484,000 NORTH VANCOUVER

The building was designed by the award-winning architect Gregory Henriquez. The suite is a sub penthouse with amazing views to the north, south and east. This one bedroom, one bathroom suite has an open stylish interior with a sleek European finish that will not disappoint. Club W! Clubhouse and terrace on the roof top with 360-degree views, includes a gym, hot tub, lounge, media room and more. 速 $460,000

1909-233 Robson St.

1205-1166 Melville St.

Perfect for the active and social lifestyle, TV Tower 2 is only steps to the best shopping, dining and entertainment in the city. The functional layout of this one-bedroom and one-bathroom suite has 574 square feet, and an open kitchen with white cabinets, and LG appliances. Corridor views of False Creek are featured from the living room. The building amenities include a fitness centre, yoga room and more. $409,900 VANCOUVER

A fantastic investment opportunity in the heart of Coal Harbour! Ideal for new buyers or as a pied-a-terre, this upgraded one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 588-square-foot suite boasts a solarium, energy-efficient appliances, German engineered hardwood flooring, new blinds, and a stackable washer and dryer. Situated in the perfect location with easy access to entertainment and more! 速 $348,000

Amazing Townhome

From the Upscale to the Fun


Woodward W-43


Orca Place



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THEVLIST - Spring 2012  

Our vision is to be “The Most Admired Real Estate Company In One Of The World’s Most Admired Cities.” Admired for the high regard we have fo...

THEVLIST - Spring 2012  

Our vision is to be “The Most Admired Real Estate Company In One Of The World’s Most Admired Cities.” Admired for the high regard we have fo...