Vancouver is a global real estate phenomenon; but its savviest buyers are looking beyond what’s known. We searched outside the box and across Greater Vancouver for properties with rising value and superb location.
Livable Art in the Heart of It All
West Sixth Avenue and Willow Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
These 3-storey ready-to-move-in townhouses by award-winning Michael Green Architecture surpass luxury building standards. Sculptural, weathering steel provides privacy, shade and an acoustic barrier while preserving view. Designed down to each detail, enjoy open-plan living, radiant floor heating, full-sized bedrooms, and copious natural light. Steps from shops on Cambie and downtown Vancouver, you’ve Granville Island and the seawall in your backyard. 2, 3, or 4 bedrooms.
Offers from $799,900 to $1,329,900
Contact Kenstone Properties, SixthandSteel.com (604) 336-2800
Elevated Grace and Poise
PH-1280 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC
Aim for the stars in this Elysian penthouse at The Grace. Bask in modern Zen designs and superb attention to details occupying nearly 4,800 sq. ft. over 3 levels of living space. 40’ vaulted cathedral ceilings and stunning 360-degree views of city, mountains and ocean. Enjoy a private elevator, geothermal heating, concierge, biometric fingerprint-recognition security system, and more. 3 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms.
Offered at $7,899,000
Contact Ben Amzaleg, Magnum Projects Ltd., (604) 626-2725
Rare Bucolic Paradise
13,783 Rippington Road, Pitt Meadows, BC
Discover 10 acres of pastoral living 35 minutes from Vancouver. Four detached homes — total build 11,600 sq. ft. — plus stables. Be mesmerized by the landscaped garden, pond with island and two bridges. Seven acres of organic blueberry bushes yield $300,000 per year average. Near local airport, marina and 4 world-class golf courses. 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms.
Offered at $8,000,000
Contact Eric Langhjelm, VPG Realty Inc., (778) 688-4149
A Sparkling Gem
4064 Marine Avenue, Port Moody, BC
Fall in love with this spectacular waterfront home in Belcarra Village with private beach, dock-ready and just 40 minutes away from Vancouver. Surrounded by lush, mature forest and overlooking a calm sparkling blue inlet, this gem offers copious living space for entertaining friends. Features 2 full kitchens, new roof, large wrap-around deck, hardwood flooring, handyman’s garage and workshop. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms.
Offered at $1,598,000
Contact Betty L. Fricker, One Percent Realty Ltd, (604) 762-8428
Jewel by the Sea
15486 Columbia Avenue, White Rock, BC
This hillside jewel breathes bliss. Imagine relaxing on your private deck meditating on the calm blue waters. Completely remodeled in 2010 with the best finishings, including chocolate hardwood floors, it offers a modern, open concept. Savor your urban garden or the stunning views of Semiahmoo Bay from kitchen, living and dining rooms. Features bonus studio suite with own entrance. 3 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms.
Offered at $1,538,000
Contact Philip DuMoulin, Sotheby’s International Canada, (604) 787-2114
Photography by Colin Perry/Photography by Kyle Rurak