East Van has a number of different neighbourhoods, with pockets of interesting locales and pros and cons to different locations. I wanted to touch upon three different 1 bedroom condos in East Van, that are all south of East King Edward, off Main St, Fraser St and Kingsway. For Buyers looking for a 1 bedroom condo in East Van, try looking for units a little further from the hot spots to see how much further your budget can take you.
Near Main St: #407 215 E 33rd Ave
|Living Area||602 sq.ft.|
There is more to this one bedroom condo than you think – it offers a private roof top patio with unobstructed views of the city and mountains! Along with this 200 sqft outdoor space, this penthouse unit has a floor plan that uses the square footage well considering it’s small size, with 1 bedroom, den space and nice sized kitchen. The current Buyer purchased the unit from the Developers, and paid for some upgrades. The building is just off Main St, putting it in a bustling area with lots of great new restaurants and grocery, with easy bus transit to downtown. Parking, storage and 2 bike storage units are included. Rentals and pets are allowed, making this a great rental unit.
Realtor Remarks: Rare and fabulous penthouse level unit that checks every box. Private top floor corner 1 bed + den w/huge 200 sf rooftop terrace offering unobstructed views of the North Shore Mtns. This home faces the ultra quiet easterly exposure, away from Main St traffic. Plus, you won’t find a unit like this in the bldg because the owner purchased custom upgrades incl extended kitchen quartz counters (U-shaped, not linear) & Nuheat heated floors in the bath. The rest of the home features durable and modern laminate with a soft carpeted bedroom. Vibrant & convenient location w/transit at your doorstep – hop on the 33 bus to UBC which also connects to the Canada Line to Downtown! Shopping/dining, QE/Riley Park & Hillcrest Comm Centre close by.
For more information: #407 215 E 33rd Ave.
Near Fraser St: #302 4550 Fraser St
|Living Area||721 sq.ft.|
This unit in 4550 Fraser offers 1 bedroom and a den space over 721sqft. The unit has carpet throughout, but adding a good laminate flooring would only be a few thousand dollars and would be a good addition to the suite. The unit also offers in suite laundry, a large bathroom, a covered balcony with mountain views and a large bedroom with a good size alcove. The building is in a booming area of Fraser St, only a few blocks to E King Ed and easy access to downtown via bus transit. Parking and storage are included, and pets and rentals are allowed.
Realtor Remarks: Gorgeous 721 sq ft 1-bed & den in LedMac built “Century”. Gourmet kitchen with classic white shaker style cabinets, mosaic tile backsplash, gorgeous black granite counters with breakfast bar & S/S appliances. Large, open concept living spac e with cozy electric fireplace & mantle as well as a west facing covered deck with wonderful city and mountain views! Modern light fixtures, insuite laundry & security system too. Large master bedroom, walk-in closet & alcove with corner windows allowing plenty of natural light. Large den provides extra space for your ideas. QUICK POSSESSION POSSIBLE.
For more information: #302 4550 Fraser St.
Near Kingsway: #404 4338 Commercial St
|Living Area||691 sq.ft.|
This 1 bedroom and den unit in Trio is a great space. The finishings are great, with a great use of the space 691 sqft. The living room is wider than most condos giving the whole space an airy, open feel, and the kitchen is large enough to cook a great meal. The washroom is removed from the living space, and has cheater access through the large walk in closet to the bedroom. The best part of this unit is the large, 200sqft, quiet, south facing patio – perfect to enjoy warmer days, but great for rainy days too thanks to the covered portion. The unit has in suite laundry. Parking and storage is included, and pets and rentals are allowed. Another cool feature is the common balcony’s and amazing mountain views from the building’s hallway.
The location might seem a little far away from the action, but you’re a 15 minutes walk to the nearest Skytrain (Victoria), half an hour walk to both Main St and Commercial Drive (including Trout Lake Park), and a quick drive to the SOMA neighbourhood near Main St, and downtown beyond that. Continue south on Kingsway and you’ll hit Metrotown. With the bus transit at the front of the building making it easy to get downtown, along with services like car2go, it’s easy to get to other areas of the city. The neighbourhood has a large new condo development coming up in the next year, which will slowly bring in newer amenities and more people in the nieghbourhood. Keeping in mind that the large King Edward Village Complex (with over 350 units) is only a few blocks away.
Realtor Remarks: You are urban and sophisticated. You love outdoor spaces, large terraces and unobstructed views.. you want to WOW your friends and family with your fantastic new pad! You are home my friend!! This one is for you! the best AND ONLY PENTHOUSE available in desirable TRIO. This large one bedrm + den unit is expectacular! Relax and enjoy the views from your huge private terrace with over 200 sq. ft. of fantastic outdoor living space perfect for entertaining. Modern and upscale finishings and genius architectural design. Walk to shops, parks, restaurants, public trans. and only minutes to downtown Vancouver, yet on the quiet side of this sleek and central building. Yes, you can have it all! Like new and no GST!!