135 East 17th Ave., Vancouver
Asking price: $2,898,000
Selling price: $2,860,000
Days on market: 14
Buyer’s agent: Shawn Lee, Blu Realty
What they got
The Vanglo House is one of the few new architect-designed homes in the Main Street area. It stands on a 66-by-44-foot lot, has 2,027 square feet of living space and was built in 2014. It is an award-winning energy efficient home, with radiant hot-water heating, underground garage and a sculptural design. The modern house has a private patio, three bedrooms and two full baths on the main floor, with a self-contained suite downstairs.
The house had been listed previously for one month, for $200,000 more. The buyers' agent, Shawn Lee, says his clients immediately fell in love with it, but not wanting to appear too eager, they waited a week before writing an offer. “Negotiations were a little tricky with the seller being out of the country,” Mr. Lee says.
The agent’s take
“Unique homes like this are a rare find in Vancouver,” Mr. Lee says. “Our buyers wanted to downsize from their west-side home and live the Main Street lifestyle.” The house is within steps of shops and restaurants.