Vancouver Sun - My sale of 1130 East 16th

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 10:32

An updated city townhouse in Vancouver attracted many potential homebuyers but only one could own the property. Full of appeal, the house at 1130 East 16th Avenue contains numerous features that make it ideal for a couple looking to grow their family.
The Vancouver Sun reports that the house is 1,350 square feet and contains four bedrooms and three bathrooms. It was originally listed for $698,000 and sold for $678,000 on November 9, 2012 after spending 31 days on the market.
The end-unit townhome is part of a strata of three houses on a 50-by-122-foot lot on a quiet street near East Vancouver's Charles Dickens elementary school and Sunnyside Park. These characteristics make the property attractive to families or a couple looking to soon start one.
However, the location and number of bedrooms were not the only attractive points in this home. According to the news source, the house was recently updated to include a number of sustainability features and high-quality characteristics. For example, the floors were replaced with cork and slate and tile floors throughout the home, which was an ideal flooring choice for both style and installing radiant floor heating.
The warmth radiating from the floors fills the home - even in open spaces like the kitchen, which overlooks the dining and living room. Instead of finding uncomfortable spots of cool air or pockets of heat, a homeowner can experience the gentle and even display of warmth throughout the house.
The nine-foot ceilings are not a problem for this energy-efficient heating solution. Unlike forced hot air systems, a radiant floor heating system features gentle convection that allows heat to travel throughout the air and ensures even distribution.