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Open House: A modern loft in the heart of Gastown

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Chandler Walter Mar 30, 2017 3:39 am 11,614

While it’s fun to drool over million dollar listings of the finest houses that Vancouver has to offer, it can leave some with an all too real sense of emptiness in their bank accounts.

So here’s something a little more financially realistic.

The 16' ceilings are stunning (Jamie Henry)

The 16′ ceilings are stunning (Jamie Henry)

This adorable—read small—apartment in the heart of Gastown is a perfect little place to live it up big in the city.

Sitting on the safer side of $1 million at a cool $599,900, it’s hardly affordable housing. But for a place that is less than a block away from The Blarney Stone, the Irish Heather, Portside Pub, MeeT in Gastown, and TACO-frickin’-FINO— that’s a win in this infamously pricey city.

The view from the headboard (Jamie Henry)

The view from the headboard (Jamie Henry)

Address: 311-1 E Cordova Street, Vancouver

Neighbourhood: Gastown

Listing Price: $559,900

Listing agent: Jeremy Kalenuik and Randy Ayers

Elevator Pitch: The corner apartment boasts two walls of windows, which allows natural light in, accompanied by a much sought-after summer breeze (cross ventilation up in here), and how many apartments in Vancouver can claim to have both an upstair and a downstairs?

Highlight: Flip the bed back into its cabinet and you’ve got some extra room for yoga, dancing, working out, or whatever else you might like to do in your spare space and spare time. 

Potential turn off: True, it’s a little tight for two, and you might not have much room for hosting more than a handful of guests, but with cheap drinks and spacious dance floors just down the street, you won’t be hurting much. Just don’t think about starting a family here.

Specs

  • One bedroom, one bath
  • 609 sq ft
  • Two levels
  • Built in 1998
  • Walking distance to… well, everything in Gastown
  • Lots of natural light
  • 16′ ceilings on main floor
  • Spacious balcony

Everything just opens right up!

A smart use of wall space (Jamie Henry)

A smart use of wall space (Jamie Henry)

Room for everyone and everything

Enough room for the whole crew (Jamie Henry)

Enough room for the whole crew (Jamie Henry)

Windows on windows on windows

Comfortable seating for two (Jamie Henry)

Comfortable seating for two (Jamie Henry)

Look at that kitchen. 

The kitchen offers a lot of counter space (Jamie henry)

The kitchen offers a lot of counter space (Jamie henry)

Home office FTW.

Wide windows allow for a great view (Jamie Henry)

Wide windows allow for a great view (Jamie Henry)

Expand upwards, not outwards

doors leading out onto the balcony (Jamie Henry)

doors leading out onto the balcony (Jamie Henry)

That glass tho

Lots of natural light shining in (Jamie Henry)

Lots of natural light shining in (Jamie Henry)

All that the light touches is yours

View of the bed pulled down (Jamie Henry)

View of the bed pulled down (Jamie Henry)

So much room for activities!

View of the bed put away (Jamie Henry)

View of the bed put away (Jamie Henry)

Just imagine living in the heart of Gastown…

The view from the balcony (Jamie Henry)

The view from the balcony (Jamie Henry)

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Chandler Walter
Staff Writer with Daily Hive. Langara Journalism Graduate, subpar photographer, and extremely mediocre tweeter. He wishes he knew how to whistle (even just a little bit) or type with all ten fingers. And yes, like from 'Friends.' Email your story to [email protected]

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