East Vancouver has seen an influx of newer townhouse developments (with more coming) in the last few years, thanks to the burgeoning neighbourhoods and cheaper Eastside land values making the area more appealing to developers. These townhouse complexes are typically smaller, boutique style complexes with over 1000sqft per unit, often a large ground level or roof top patio, and (at least) two levels of space.
These townhouse units are great for younger families who can’t quite make the move into detached houses as two bedrooms are typically on the same level, and there’s some space for the family to spread out. Newer townhouse complexes like these (think Grandview Cascades or Quebec + 16th) typically sell quite well during development and hold their value over time.
These townhouses all have quite a few similarities, but also some minor differences that change how you use the space and where’s it’s located.
Take a look at these four townhouses currently for sale in East Vancouver:
Mount Pleasant Townhouse: 1008 East 7th Ave
|Living Area||1268 sq.ft.|
This 3 bedroom townhome is in 7&W (at 7th and Windsor) in East Vancouver. The home has three levels, with the living area on the main, two bedrooms on the next level and the large master bedroom on the third floor (with balcony). The main living area isn’t large, but with some creative design you can make the space work well. The unit offers mountain and city views from the upper floor and is down the street from China Creek Park (and only a few blocks to the VCC Skytrain station. The unit comes with 2 parking and a storage locker. The building is a wood frame townhouse complex with only 9 units in total. Maintenance fees are affordable at $231/month.
Realtor’s Remarks: Come and check out this new 3 bedroom 2 bath parkside townhome in Mount Pleasant East. The home features contemporary design, an efficient floor plan layout with views of China Creek Park from every room. Luxuriate in your spacious master bedroom suite with it’s own sitting area and a balcony. Centrally located – minutes to SoMa, The Drive and Downtown. Within walking distance to Skytrain, VCC and more. Price includes 2 parking stalls and 1 locker. All this for the price of a condo. Make this your home and move in today.
Mount Pleasant Townhouse: 355 East 11th Ave.
|Living Area||1203 sq.ft.|
|Bathrooms||2 full, 1 half|
This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhouse is in SOMA, a 2005-built condo+townhouse building in Mount Pleasant. The living space is on the main level, with the two bedrooms and an office nook on the second level. The main floor has the main living space along with a powder room, and a large main floor deck, perfect for barbeques and lounging. Above is the 2 bedrooms and bathrooms, with a balcony. This unit is only a few blocks to the best part of Main St (at East 11th) which has the grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants and bars your’e looking for.
This townhouse is part of the larger SOMA lofts building so the strata fees contribute to the entire 75 unit building, which will make them higher than most (at $386/month) however, owners have access to the building amenities including an exercise centre and common rooftop deck. The unit includes parking and storage. SOMA Lofts was built really well in 2005 – it’s a concrete building with brick and metal facade.
Realtor’s Remarks: INSPIRED. CONTEMPORARY. INVITING. This immaculate, contemporary townhome is truly unique. Enter through your generous patio to discover an open-concept, inspiring living space perfect for entertaining. Your eyes will immediately be drawn t o the soaring ceilings and exposed concrete feature walls. Current owners removed a wall and extended the kitchen to maximize living space and create a warm, one-of-a-kind layout. The newly installed bamboo floors will lead you up to 2 bright beds, 2 fresh baths, a perfect office nook and additional outdoor space ideal for catching the afternoon sun. 2 parking spots and a massive locker complete the package. Just 2 blocks from Main and all it has to offer. Is this the one?
Victoria/Commercial Drive Townhouse: 3766 Commercial St.
|Living Area||1195 sq.ft.|
This townhouse is in Victoria, only a few blocks to Commercial Drive and East Broadway. Brix and Brix II were built in 2006. These three level units have 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, with lots of ground floor patio space and an upper deck. The main floor has the living space, with a galley kitchen and living and dining space, whereas the second level has two bedrooms with the master on the top level. The Brix townhouse complex is wood frame, with a common courtyard and a monthly strata fee of $322/month.
Realtor’s Remarks: Welcome to the highly sought after Brix I! This end unit home with access from the secured tree-lined courtyard is the one you’ve been waiting for. Main level offers open concept living with seamless flow from kitchen, to dining, to living (no stairs to deal with). This modern home’s highlights include gas cook top, S/S appliances, granite counters, over-height ceilings, wood floors, & gas fireplace. Did we mention the 238 sqft of front/back patio space? The upper levels have 3 well appointed bdrms, 2 bath, & walk-in closet for the master bdrm. If that wasn’t enough, enjoy 74 sqft of sunny roof deck as well. Located in cedar cottage, enjoy the best of Commercial Drive & stroll to schools & Trout Lake.
Mount Pleasant East Townhouse: 468 East 5th
|Living Area||1383 sq.ft.|
This townhouse unit is in one of the smallest complexes of the four listings (with only 6 units) but it’s also the largest unit and you’ll notice the difference in square footage. This three level townhouse has the main living space on the first level, 2 bedrooms on the second level and the master suite upstairs. There is a great rooftop deck with views of the city and mountains.
This wood frame townhouse complex was built in 2010, and has a monthly strata fee of $294/monthly. It’s a few blocks to all the amenities on Main St, yet is on a quiet street.
Realtor’s Remarks: 3 Level Boutique townhouse, in Mount Pleasant, this is the highly desired front center unit & comes with a beautiful 180sqft rooftop deck/w sweeping 180 degree views of city & the mountains. First floor has Champagne engineered birch hardwood floors with S/S package, gas range, quartz countertops, undermount sinks & gas fireplace & boasts 9 ft ceilings. The next floor is a large bedroom with 3 piece ensuite & side by side closets. 3rd floor is the master suite which easily fits a king bed & has great view of the city, ensuite soaker tub & 14ft wall to wall closets. Pets & rentals allowed. Meas approx. Buyer to verify.