This 'old-timer' house in downtown Vancouver could be yours for just under $7 million

Mar 20 2018, 7:28 pm

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.

downtown Vancouver house

Sotheby’s

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.”

downtown Vancouver house

Sotheby’s

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!

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