1680 BAYSHORE DR., NO. 802, COAL HARBOUR, VANCOUVER
ASKING PRICE $798,000
SELLING PRICE $778,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $277,000 (2002)
TAXES $2,698 (2012)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Three
CO-OP AGENT Nicolas Blachette, Sutton Group – West Coast Realty
The Action: The Bayshore Gardens community by the seawall and Stanley Park offered a large inventory of immediately available suites. This buyer didn't wait long to negotiate a price on this two-bedroom corner suite after seeing ten other options this fall.
What They Got: This 1,015-square-foot suite is one of 90 units in a 22-storey tower built a decade ago within a large residential development with ten buildings, a daycare centre, public parks and marina planned around a refurbished and expanded resort hotel.
The scenic city skyline, waterfront and North Shore mountains are visible from walls of windows throughout this unit, which has a glass-enclosed den and an open living room with a Montigo gas fireplace and balcony, as well as a U-shaped kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances.
Auxiliary features include two full bathrooms, ensuite laundry machines, a storage room and parking.
A common bike room, fitness and recreation facilities are maintained by monthly fees of $516.
The Agent's Take: The location of this unit gave the buyer a sense of "being in a really amazing location with the feeling you're living in a resort [yet] still being at the gate of a very dense, urban city core," agent Nicolas Blachette explains.
"Bayshore Gardens took a somewhat different approach to recent urban development in Vancouver, emphasizing a distinctively landscaped, garden-like environment. With final build-out approaching, the original intent of creating a forum for both public and private enjoyment has been realized."
The suite offers optimal sunlight and sight-lines.
"For the 1680 [Bayshore Drive] tower, there are five units per floor and the 02 plan is one of the smallest corner [models], but with the best exposure and views, while the other corners in front are slightly larger with 1,132 and 1,259 square feet," Mr. Blachette adds.