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Done Deal, 1166 Melville St., Vancouver
Done Deal, 1166 Melville St., Vancouver

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PREVIOUS SELLING PRICES $412,000 (2004); $250,000 (2003)

TAXES $2,151 (2011)


CO-OP AGENT Nicolas Blachette, Sutton Group West Coast Realty

The Action: Agent Nicolas Blachette rounded up about 10 condominium suites and townhouses in downtown Vancouver for his clients to investigate. Their top pick was this two-bedroom-plus-den suite in a 30-storey tower just two blocks from the seawall.

What They Got: There are four units per floor on the top four levels at Orca Place – versus 10 units on lower levels – so this corner suite on the 26 th floor had a 1,024-square-foot plan with nine-foot ceilings, walls of windows throughout, even in the den, and a large terrace off the open entertaining and dining area.

Cleaning is convenient with en suite laundry machines, two full bathrooms and a kitchen recently opened up and personalized with granite counters, marble floors and a designer hood fan.

Ownership of the unit also includes a locker and parking, plus monthly fees of $378 for maintenance of facilities, like the sauna, gym, hot tub and party room.

The Agent’s Take: “[The property is in] Vancouver’s premier waterfront area tied together by the continuous waterfront walkway/bikeway which links Stanley Park to the downtown,” says Mr. Blachette.

“It offers a high-density, diverse urban waterfront experience, including park space, marina activity with related commercial use, restaurants over the water, a community centre, a publicly accessible floating dock, the convention centre, a one-block long waterfront street, and other street-ends extending to the water as city-linking promenades.”

This unit’s size and scope was also vital. “The buyers were impressed by the very large open living space of over 1,000 square feet, high ceilings, custom – made renovations, floor-to-ceilings windows, outdoor patio unique to the building and [the fact there were] only four units per floors,” adds Mr. Blachette.

Editor's Note: Done Deals contain information gathered from real estate agents, home buyers, home sellers and sale price data that is publicly available from government sources. While we try to publish Done Deals as soon as possible after the transaction has occurred, long closings can cause delays.

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