Up for your consideration is this clever city home located just steps from the Broadway and Cambie ‘Crossroads’ neighbourhood. Setting this home apart is its excellent layout that has been completely re-imagined by its current architect owner, and its unusually large covered balcony/ patio.
The kitchen has been completely renovated with custom millwork and new appliances, sink, and faucet. Countertops are Color-Core P Lam complementing the low-gloss paint finished door faces. Drawers are soft-close, of course.
A unique feature in the kitchen is the partial opening into the dining/ living room space. A closet space was retained adjacent what was the galley kitchen while opening the extended wall away from this very functional and useful unit. This has created a very unique and quite pleasant pass-through allowing for a social experience in the kitchen while retaining maximum space in an overall compact design. A clever solution we’ve never seen done before.
The bathroom is just off the entranceway and has been nicely updated with a floating vanity, new Duravit toilet, and a unique light fixture. Retained, vintage tiles have been incorporated into the overall design in the bath surround which work nicely atop the unique vintage bathtub.
The studio bedroom is open to the main living space allowing for plentiful natural light. A fabric partition rail system is in place to provide privacy when needed. The closet is fitted with new custom fabricated back-painted glass doors.
The main living area is very spacious with the dining area opening into the living space. This area contrasts quite nicely to the smart compact design of the kitchen and bathroom by being actually very large in its context. This floor plan is quite effective as it allocates space where you want it most by enforcing an efficiency in layout everywhere else.
This living area really showcases the attention to detail of the renovation, with 100% wool carpeting, a very considered white colour story and special touches like seamless walls to the floor. Finishing drywall to the floor without using baseboards is a nice detail and quite tough to pull off.
It’s here where you notice the very large balcony that spans the entire width of the unit. This is also a very deep balcony, effectively extending the interior space outside. It’s possible to have multiple seating arrangements/ social spaces on this deck without feeling cramped in any way.
Standing in the interior living area, the eyes are drawn out to the balcony, then ultimately to the treed outlook of West 10th Avenue. The century old oak trees line the street and filter the southern light into this home. The result is a lovely mottled lighting and a welcome check to the solar gain that often makes south facing units a little too hot on sunny days in the summer months. In the winter, the trees are bare allowing for full sun to shine directly in.
West 10th is a bike route and at this address, it’s also a one-way street. The traffic calmed nature has a pleasantness to it as you see a greater proportion of bike traffic on the street.
The location is of course extremely desirable with Cambie Village, Olympic Village, Main Street shops and services, Broadway shops and services, The Canada Line Skytrain station, Crosstown shops and services all within walking distance. Downtown is close by too. This is one of those locations that is simply at the centre of everything, while being extremely calm and quiet. It’s like magic. Check out the Walkscore tab above for more information.
The strata is described as friendly and pro-active with an agenda of progressive maintenance and improvement. This is evident the moment you approach the property with impressive new gardens and concrete work leading to the lobby. Neighbours are described as friendly and respectful.
This unique home comes with one parking spot and a storage locker. Be sure to come and see this architecturally re-designed space at the centre of it all at our upcoming open houses.
|Address||312 345 W 10th Avenue|
|Type of Dwelling||Apartment/Condo|
|Sub-Area||Mount Pleasant VW|
|Floor Area||450 Sq. Ft.|
|Listing Brokerage||RE/MAX Crest Realty|