Condo of the Week: A house for under a million? Well, half a house

It's not quite detached—but it may be the next best thing

February 3, 2016

The Details: $998,000 / 2009 / 1,319 sq. ft. / 3 bed, 2.5 bath /987 E. 21st Ave / MLS: R2029988

The home: This seven-year old character style 1/2 duplex offers three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and some nice outdoor space in the booming Cedar Cottage area. The open floor plan features large kitchen, dining, and living areas. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs, it’s particularly family-friendly too. A big bonus here is the 632 sq. ft. crawlspace with custom-made shelving ideal for storage or—if you have kids—forts.

The neighbourhood: Cedar Cottage is one of the fastest growing family neighbourhoods in the city. This is thanks, in large part, to the Charles Dickens elementary school in the area that has become one of the most popular schools in Vancouver. Intriguing neighbourhood amenities are starting to liven things up as well, with the newly opened Salvio Volpe joining long-standing favourite Les Faux Bourgeois as excellent dining options in the area. Matchstick Coffee Roasters, meanwhile, is a constant swarm of young professional parents meeting up to caffeinate and socialize. Glen Park is a great place to get the kids outside on a nice day.

The potential downside: The open parking may not be ideal for those hoping for a garage.

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A charming exterior, even in the rain.

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The outdoor area allows for al fresco dining and comes with a herb garden.

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The large kitchen comes with quartz counters and a handy built-in desk.

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The bright living room has engineered hardwood floors throughout.

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Who says the family dinner is dead? The dining space can accommodate a table for six.

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The master bedroom has the two essentials: a walk-in closet and an ensuite bathroom.

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This bedroom has a vaulted ceiling.

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Bunk bed not included.

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For when you need privacy, there is the master bathroom.

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