Fairview: Open House

Property: 107-1141 West Seventh Ave.

This property is all about being able to look out at the water, the city and the mountains. The two-storey townhouse sits on a quiet tree-lined street in Fairview Slopes, a few blocks from Choklit Park (on the site of the former Purdy’s Chocolate factory, thus the name), which boasts views of the city’s skyline.

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The new owners of the home, a young professional couple with one child, sold their one-bedroom condo located two blocks away to move up to this two-bedroom townhouse, which offers more space and better views, according to associate realtor Kristi Holz, of Remax Crest Realty Westside, who sold this property.

Vistas were improved by new balcony and roof decks added to the complex as part of a $1.3-million exterior renovation completed in December. The couple liked the uniqueness of the unit, which has a reverse floor plan — meaning the bedrooms are below the main living space — to take advantage of the slope the house sits on, and the views from both the main living area and the master bedroom.

Holz said many condos in Fairview, such as this one built in 1977, have more square footage and larger rooms than new builds.

“People just have to be OK to live in older buildings,” Holz told the Courier by email. The new owners say they will undertake a renovation to modernize the interior of their new home.

The unit has floor-to-ceiling north facing windows and a private rooftop patio allowing the family to take in vistas of False Creek, the downtown and local mountains. The area to the north of West Sixth Avenue is city owned land so the chances of it being re-zoned to allow for view-obstructing highrises in the next 30 years or so is slim, said Holz.

Estimated property taxes are $2,387 and monthly strata fees are $242.

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