It’s rare these days to find a single-family home in the apartment and condo-covered scene of downtown Vancouver.
However, it looks like an opportunity has presented itself for those hoping to fulfill the dream of owning just such a house in just such a location.
Yes, this Barclay Street house could use a bit of a fixing-up, but you can’t put a price on the prime location, can you?
Well, yes, you can actually: How about almost 7 million dollars?
According to its listing, the home, located at 1511 Barclay Street, could be yours for $6.9 million.
Sure, it looks a little (okay, very) rundown, but like the listing says (in all caps, no less): “LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!”
Okay, we get it. The house has a location.
What else will a few million get you on this “character” home built in 1922?
Well, for starters, the home, which is described as “a beautiful old-timer house just needing a little TLC,” measures 2,372-square-feet and sits on a 33-by-131-foot lot, and has a “well laid-out floor plan with beautiful, original inlaid floors.”
Tempted yet? Hold on, there’s more.
The top floor of the home is “a quiet one bedroom suite with skylights & large windows.” Windows are always a plus.
And hey, if you’re looking for another source of income to help pay for your hot new downtown property, “the basement has a one bedroom suite with laundry.”
So that’s something. Anything else?
“Great opportunity for investment and self-use.” Ah, there it is: The “I” word. Oh yeah, you can own it for “self-use” too, but where’s the fun in that?
Happy house hunting!