Welcome to Vista West. A quality Ledingham McAllister fully rain-screened building, built in 2000. Classic open gable pitched rooflines, natural wood and stone accents, and white picket perimeter fencing create a timeless aesthetic immediately noticeable as you you approach the building. This home is situated on a very quiet treelined street overlooking Hammersely Park and is just steps from the hub of Lower Lonsdale and the Quay.
Setting this home apart is its excellent location in Lower Lonsdale, quality rain-screened building, tasteful updates, and its extraordinarily efficient layout.
Measuring 737 square feet, this 1 bedroom and large den feels closer in size and livability to a lot of 2 bedroom condos. This offers a host of different living arrangements. The current owners have utilized the den as a 2nd bedroom / nursery for their young daughter. For todays world, another very relevant use would be for a home office. The den has large windows overlooking the treelined street and neighbouring park spaces. For either setup, the den offers tons of natural light, fresh air, and a quietness not typical to it’s convenient proximity to Lower Lonsdale.
As you enter the home you’ll immediately notice the attention to detail, pride of ownership, and overall level of care these owners have for their home. This is an open plan living space and feels that way from the moment you arrive.
To your left you have ample storage just off the foyer for coats and shoes, all nicely organized with custom California Closets built in. Here you’ll also find the Bloomberg washer and dryer and access to the main bathroom.
To your right, is the kitchen. This space is a very functional U shaped kitchen where all surfaces, appliances, and storage are all within a reasonable distance of each other. It has plenty of storage in both lower and upper shaker style cabinetry and has a tiered bar height eating area open to the main living space. The kitchen has received some tasteful aesthetic and functional updates over the years including: Caesar stone hard surface counter tops, an under mount extra deep stainless steel sink, brushed steel pull down faucet with sprayer, all appliances have been upgraded to stainless steel, and Woud gap pendant lighting from Vancouver Special. Just off the kitchen is a custom pantry / storage space complete with California Closets organizers.
Past the kitchen you walk into the main living space with combined dining and living space. The dining area can accommodate a table of 6-8 and has a Nelson Saucer Bubble pendant light. Further into the unit you'll find that the main living room is very large, with plenty of natural light and has a pleasant outlook to the tree-lined street. A cozy gas fireplace has been updated to reflect a more contemporary style with clean edges, minimalist surround, and black marble hearth. This area can accommodate several different furniture options / orientations and there’s even room for a small desk / work station. Window treatments have also been updated with top down bottom up honeycomb shades.
On the far side of the fireplace, you’ll find the entrance to the den. Upon entering the den you’ll immediately notice the very functional and usable amount of space, this isn’t a closet labelled as a den! Large windows look out into the treetops and allow in plenty of natural light and fresh air. This room can easily function as a small child’s room, guest room with day bed, or as a very pleasant home office. Window treatments have been upgraded with blackout roller shades.
Off the main living room, you’ll also find access to the master bedroom. The master bedroom has great square footage and can accommodate a king sized bed. At one end, you have large glass sliding doors that enter into the den area and allow natural light to filter in. To the other end, you walk through dual closets into the main bathroom. Both of these closets are again outfitted with custom California Closet organizers.
The main bathroom is a cheater ensuite bathroom. It has both access from the master bedroom as well as the main living space off the foyer. The bathroom has been upgraded with the same Caesar Stone countertops as the kitchen and has matching shaker style cabinetry. The sink has also been upgraded to an under mount style and upgraded faucet. You’ll also notice the oversized deep soaker tub. This space is extremely well kept and inviting.
This home is reported to be very bright and very quiet. Being north facing, temperature moderation within the suite is very easily managed.
The location is absolutely perfect for those looking for amenity and convenience in a very well established community-oriented neighbourhood. Four new microbreweries are within 5 minutes walking distance; Dope bakery has amazing baked goods; Nemesis has great coffee; Larry's Market is a local, organic, vegetarian micro-market with awesome chickpea salad sandwiches; Foxy's market; Mr Sushi; Buddha-ful; Earnest Ice Cream; Soup Meister; Bowen Island Pizza; and the Farmers Market every Saturday at the Quay; Shipyards skating rink in the winter and waterpark in the summer; here is a playground across the street; Moodyville park is a 10 minute walk as well as a couple of other smaller parks close by; John Braithwaite Community Center has free story time for children and a drop in play gym; just to name a few of the great amenities at your doorstep.
The building is described as a friendly and diverse community of long term owners and the strata is described as pro-active and responsive. This is quality Ledingham McAllister rain-screened building and has been well cared for since new. Healthy contingency fund sits at just over $350,000. Pets are allowed, 2 cats, 2 dogs, or one of each. No vicious breeds. Rentals are allowed with restrictions, a maximum of 4 units in the building can be rented at any one time.
This home comes with 1 secure underground parking along with 1 secure storage locker. The building also has several visitor parking stalls and the street front has ample unrestricted parking for guests.
Overall, this a very nicely laid out, thoroughly updated and extremely well situated city home. If you’re looking for a solid place to call home, this one is definitely worth a look.
|Address||201 333 E 1ST STREET|
|Property Type||Residential Attached|
|Type of Dwelling||Apartment/Condo|
|Style of Home||1 Storey|
|Floor Area||737 Sq. Ft.|
|Listing Brokerage||RE/MAX Crest Realty|
|Postal Code||V7L 4W9|
|Site Influences||Central Location, Lane Access, Marina Nearby, Recreation Nearby, Shopping Nearby, Ski Hill Nearby|
|Features||ClthWsh/Dryr/Frdg/Stve/DW, Drapes/Window Coverings, Fireplace Insert, Garage Door Opener, Microwave, Smoke Alarm, Sprinkler - Fire|
|Amenities||Bike Room, Elevator, In Suite Laundry, Storage|