Condo of the Week: A $1.2 Million Yaletown Townhouse

Check your Lotto Max ticket: this luxurious Richards Street abode could soon be yours!

September 19, 2017

By Maia Odegaard

The details: 1271 Richards St. | $1,289,000 | 970 sq. ft. | 2 Bed, 2 Bath | Built 2002

The condo: Welcome home, lottery winner! What’s that? No one claimed the $55 million yet? Well, it’s time to grab another ticket so that you too might soon be the proud owner of a condo in Vancouver. This beautiful, two-level ground floor townhouse is a rare find nowadays as most of them were snapped up 15 years ago. The recent renovations have transformed this space into a gorgeous home, complete with custom glass stairway, Bosch appliances, and brushed oak flooring throughout. The spacious open plan of the main floor, expanded dining area, and large bar-top kitchen counter make it an ideal area for entertaining. There are also two private patios, adding 200 square feet of outdoor space.

The building: The Oscar is a 211-unit, 23-storey property in the heart of Yaletown. Built in 2002, this building offers residents several enviable amenities, including a state of the art gym, shared rooftop garden, and a communal lounge. There is underground parking available (one spot included with this unit) and ample additional storage (also included with this property). Pets and rentals are allowed at the Oscar, but the real draw of this townhouse is the fantastic location.

The neighbourhood: Yaletown is the epitome of urban living. Steps from downtown and snuggled up against the iconic seawall, residents of this neighbourhood certainly have it all. From world class restaurants, boutique shopping, and all kinds of health and wellness services, to the many offices and workplaces nearby, one can ostensibly orient their entire life in Yaletown. All of the wealth and insular nature of the area have created a bit of a yuppie enclave though, so don’t be surprised to see specific shops catering to dogs or a salon that only does eyebrows.

The drawbacks: Noise from the weekend warriors who flood the streets of downtown Vancouver on Friday and Saturday nights could prove bothersome.

See the full listing here.


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