Vancouver home declared "not livable" still sells for over $2 million (PHOTOS)

Nov 12 2021, 11:00 pm

A house in the Vancouver neighbourhood of Kerrisdale that was deemed “not livable” has managed to sell for over $2 million.

The home, which contains four bedrooms and two bathrooms, sold for $2,150,000, according to BC Condos and Homes. The asking price was $1,680,000.

Sustained smoke and water damage were the primary factors in making the house uninhabitable.

On the surface, the 91-year-old house, situated at 6408 Vine Street, actually seems like it’s in pretty good condition, aside from the slightly crooked mailbox.

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6408 Vine Street, Vancouver (Zealty.ca)

Stepping inside tells a different story altogether.

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Many portions of the ceiling throughout the house seem to be completely falling apart, and other areas of the building make the house seem like a perfect fit for a horror movie.

The 2020 assessed value of the home is listed at $1,958,300.

In 1982, the home sold for a measly $118,000.

Even in 1994, the house sold for $480,000, which is peanuts relative to today’s housing prices in the city.

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The sale price of $2,150,000 is still well below the average cost of a home in Kerrisdale, which currently sits at $3.5 million, according to current Kerrisdale MLS stats on Zolo.

In October 2021, the benchmark price for a home in Metro Vancouver was $1,199,400.

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The house would definitely make for a fun extreme makeover project.

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The kitchen has also seen much better days.

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It is not clear what the future of the home holds, but real estate listings suggest that the investor who purchased the home will likely be looking to rebuild on the 4,144-square-foot lot.

A recent report by Dexter Realty highlighted that the gap between housing prices in Metro Vancouver and other areas of BC, like the Fraser Valley, is shrinking.

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