Condo of the week: An amazing 2-bedroom in Kits

This newly renovated unit has a price tag of just over a million

June 15, 2016

The details: 615-2228 Marstrand Ave. | $1,098,000 | 1,027 sq. ft. | 2 bed, den, 2 bath

The Condo: This bright south-facing corner unit could be a solution for those with kids (or thinking of kids) looking to stay in the city. Though it’s technically a two-bedroom home, the 8-ft.-by-8-ft. den can easily function as a nursery or home office for growing families. The unit has sleek and modern renovations that were just completed by MiNKK Homes. The open kitchen features a two-tone walnut and white custom cabinet design with white Caeserstone counters and stainless steel appliances. European white oak engineered hardwood runs throughout the home, while the bathroom is finished off with Italian porcelain tiles and Blanco fixtures. The separated bedrooms are great for parents, or for roommates, to create some privacy. The unit also provides lush views over the Arbutus Walk greenway from inside and out, and a large sun-drenched patio to relax on. As an added bonus, this home comes equipped with air-conditioning for those hot summer days.

The Building: Solo is part of a three-building strata that backs onto a greenbelt. Solo is a concrete building, while the other two have a rainscreened wood-frame construction. There is a gym and a party room in the building, which is rare for Kitsilano. Two parkings stalls and an in-suite storage room come with this one. Rentals and pets are allowed.

The Neighbourhood: The area is highly walkable with great schools and amenities nearby. Coffee shops, grocery stores, gyms, and restaurants are just two blocks away, either on Broadway Avenue or Arbutus Street. It also has the benefit of easy transit access to both downtown and UBC.

Potential Downsides: If you do plan to use it as a three-bedroom, the square footage is a little bit tight.

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Ben Chimes is a partner at Zwick Chimes Real Estate Group

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