Condo of the Week: A Quiet (Pet-Friendly) Mount Pleasant Condo with Mountain Views
Who wouldn't want a side of snow-capped peaks with their morning coffee?
May 2, 2017
The details: 403 – 2142 Carolina St. | $389,000 | 485 sq. ft. | 1 Bed, 1 Bath | Built 1977
The condo: This recently renovated one-bedroom has been updated to maximize every inch of usable space. The compact galley kitchen was given new life with the addition of a large, cut-out window, allowing for easy conversation between host and guests, plus loads of natural light. Sleek white cabinets, a single-handle pull down sink faucet, and stainless steel appliances add a modern sophistication to the space. Dark wood flooring contrasts nicely with the cool white walls and the unobstructed north-facing windows allow for brightness without overheating the home. A covered, 85-square-foot balcony offers enough space for a barbecue and seating, and the unit has ensuite laundry and a parking space, bike rack, and storage locker.
The building: Originally built in the late ’70s, the facade of this 52-unit building has had cosmetic upgrades and has been consistently maintained, including the addition of a new roof in 2013 and new plumbing in 2007. Units are owned and renting isn’t allowed, which likely contributes to its good condition compared to some of the similarly aged neighbouring condos. Pets under 25 lbs are allowed.
The neighbourhood: Trendy Mount Pleasant is continuing to grow and change, but this condo is just off the beaten path and away from some of the hustle and bustle of the many microbreweries, restaurants, and shops. Steps from the burgeoning Fraserhood, chic Olympic Village, and the ever-popular Main Street, this location offers every possible amenity, including specialty restaurants, boutique bakeries, an awesome Korean grocer, and more.
The drawbacks: Throngs of hipster neighbours hanging out at every coffee shop, park, and bar might cramp your style if you prefer a little breathing room on your outings. And if you’re a landlord looking for an investment property, this isn’t the place for you.