2556 WEST 12TH AVE., KITSILANO
ASKING PRICE $1,898,000
SELLING PRICE $1,845,000
TAXES $6,167 (2010)
DAYS ON THE MARKET 60
LISTING AGENT Judith Adamick, Sutton Group West Coast Realty
THE ACTION: This two-storey house is located across from a high school, which was a drawback for some buyers. So it took over 50 showings and several open houses to attract a shopper forgiving of the high-traffic setting.
WHAT THEY GOT: This seven-year-old house contains 3,335 square-feet of living space, including a 1,145 square-foot basement apartment with two bedrooms, one bathroom and laundry room, as well as open cooking and entertaining areas with walkouts to the patio and secluded south-facing backyard.
Some updates were done to the roof, all four bathrooms and the main eat-in kitchen, which has window seating, a granite-topped island and three appliances, including a gas stove.
The main floor is laid out with a fireside living room, a separate dining room and a family room with access to the deck, as well as a bedroom.
Upstairs, there are laundry facilities and three bedrooms, including a fireside great room off the master that could be converted into an extra bedroom.
For parking, there is a garage at the back of the 50- by 125-foot lot.
THE AGENT’S TAKE: “It was quite a good size house with four bedrooms upstairs, which is a good thing for a lot of people,” says agent Judith Adamick, who cites three bedrooms as the norm. “It had a nice large, sunny backyard on a 50-foot lot, which is really handy.”