Condo of the Week: A Breezy, Split-Level Beachside Pad
Kits is calling! And she’ll use a spiral staircase and stunning views to tempt you.
July 6, 2017
The details: 306 – 1425 Cypress St. | $799,000 | 812 sq. ft. | 2 Bed, 1 Bath | Built 1978
The condo: Your inner hippie is going to thank you once you move into this lofty little condo. Two skylights and 15-foot ceilings will definitely help improve your chi and the lush trees nestled around your balcony totally help you find inner peace as you sit out and sip your homemade Kombucha. Two bedrooms on the second floor mean you’ll be able to separate yourself from family and friends, providing some much needed breathing room and a little extra quiet away from the living and dining area. You’ll also have more time to meditate with your convenient in-suite washer and dryer. Plus, you’ll never have to worry about noisy upstairs neighbours—you’re on the top floor!
The building: The Cypress West is a 37-unit, three-storey property conveniently located near Cornwall Avenue. The roof was redone roughly one year ago and new piping was completed in 2003. The balconies and doors were recently upgraded, and the entire building was fitted with Telus high speed fiber optics. There is a secure, underground parkade (one parking spot is included with the unit) as well as a bike storage area.
The neighbourhood: Kits Point is a quiet enclave at the north-east end of Kitsilano just at the foot of the Burrard Street Bridge. Home to the Museum of Vancouver, the Maritime Museum, and Vanier Park (Bard on the Beach, here we come!), you’ll be knee-deep in culture year round, while only minutes from Downtown, Granville Island, and the rest of Kitsilano. The abundance of health food stores, yoga studios, and attractive active people will make it that much easier to keep those New Year’s resolutions to take better care of yourself. You’re also two blocks from one of Vancouver’s most beautiful beaches and a fantastic fresh water pool, as well as the sea wall. But Kits isn’t only about hippie health nuts—there are loads of cozy pubs and award-winning restaurants around every corner.
The drawbacks: Noise from annual fireworks displays.