A look inside: New super-green Passive House townhomes in Vancouver (PHOTOS)

Jul 3 2019, 11:11 pm

What was once old at 1152 East 13th Avenue, previously addressed as 1156 East 13th Avenue, in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, is now new. And this multi-family unit property even has a name: futrhaus.

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Earlier this week, three townhomes in the newly-completed four-level building were listed by Lee + Pete Vancouver Real Estate of Oakwyn Realty, with each home featuring three bedrooms and four bathrooms.

The total floor area size of each townhouse is roughly the same, with one unit at 1,582 sq. ft. ($1.549 million), a second unit at 1,755 sq. ft. ($1.549 million), and a third unit at 1,780 sq. ft. ($1.649 million).

1152 East 13th Avenue Vancouer futrhaus

Futrhaus at 1152 East 13th Avenue, Vancouver. (Lee + Pete Vancouver Real Estate Group)

1152 East 13th Avenue Vancouer futrhaus

Futrhaus at 1152 East 13th Avenue, Vancouver. (Lee + Pete Vancouver Real Estate Group)

Within this contemporary West Coast-inspired building, expect engineered hardwood flooring, high ceilings, elegant gourmet kitchen with large islands and top-of-the-line appliances, and large outdoor spaces, with generous balconies and patios.

According to the listing, this is one of the first residential developments in the city to combine a single-home to multi-unit housing conversion with Passive House green building technology.

Energy savings of up to 90% can be expected through the design’s superior insulation, triple glazed windows, solar orientation, and efficient heat recovery ventilators. Additionally, air filtering of pollen, pollution, and allergens provides a healthier living environment.

1152 East 13th Avenue Vancouer futrhaus

Futrhaus at 1152 East 13th Avenue, Vancouver. (Lee + Pete Vancouver Real Estate Group)

1152 East 13th Avenue Vancouer futrhaus

Futrhaus at 1152 East 13th Avenue, Vancouver. (Lee + Pete Vancouver Real Estate Group)

“Designing these three homes from a single-family lot meets a much-needed demand for three-bedroom family housing in Vancouver, while building to Passive House energy-savings standards meets the City of Vancouver’s desire for sustainability,” said architect Brian Billingsley of b Squared Architecture, who designed and built the housing project, in a statement.

“It’s harder to do home construction this way, but there’s a payoff in designing these units to Passive House standards, both in density and energy costs.”

1152 East 13th Avenue Vancouer futrhaus

Futrhaus at 1152 East 13th Avenue, Vancouver. (Lee + Pete Vancouver Real Estate Group)

1152 East 13th Avenue Vancouer futrhaus

Futrhaus at 1152 East 13th Avenue, Vancouver. (Lee + Pete Vancouver Real Estate Group)

In February 2016, when the previous 1974-built structure was unchanged, the property was acquired for $1.7 million for its redevelopment potential.

Address: 1152 East 13th Avenue, Vancouver

Neighbourhood: Mount Pleasant/Cedar Cottage

Listing Price: 

  • 1,582 sq. ft. — $1.549 million
  • 1,755 sq. ft. — $1.549 million
  • 1,780 sq. ft. — $1.649 million

Listed by: Lee + Pete Vancouver Real Estate of Oakwyn Realty

Built in: 2019

Specs:

  • Three bedrooms and four bathrooms in each home
  • Open-concept living spaces
  • Designated homeowner parking
  • Passive House green building standard
  • Healthier and quieter living environment due to thickened wall and HRV filtering
1152 East 13th Avenue Vancouer futrhaus

Futrhaus at 1152 East 13th Avenue, Vancouver. (Lee + Pete Vancouver Real Estate Group)

1152 East 13th Avenue Vancouer futrhaus

Futrhaus at 1152 East 13th Avenue, Vancouver. (Lee + Pete Vancouver Real Estate Group)

1152 East 13th Avenue Vancouer futrhaus

Futrhaus at 1152 East 13th Avenue, Vancouver. (Lee + Pete Vancouver Real Estate Group)

1152 East 13th Avenue Vancouer futrhaus

Futrhaus at 1152 East 13th Avenue, Vancouver. (Lee + Pete Vancouver Real Estate Group)

1152 East 13th Avenue Vancouer futrhaus

Futrhaus at 1152 East 13th Avenue, Vancouver. (Lee + Pete Vancouver Real Estate Group)

1152 East 13th Avenue Vancouer futrhaus

Futrhaus at 1152 East 13th Avenue, Vancouver. (Lee + Pete Vancouver Real Estate Group)

1152 East 13th Avenue Vancouer futrhaus

Futrhaus at 1152 East 13th Avenue, Vancouver. (Lee + Pete Vancouver Real Estate Group)

1152 East 13th Avenue Vancouer futrhaus

Futrhaus at 1152 East 13th Avenue, Vancouver. (Lee + Pete Vancouver Real Estate Group)

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