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3979 PUGET Drive in Vancouver: Arbutus House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2313708

Posted by Aedis Realty on December 10, 2018
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Arbutus in VancouverArbutus, an affluent residential neighbourhood in Vancouver’s West Side, extends from 16th Avenue on the north to 41st on the south and from Mackenzie Street on the west to Arbutus Street on the east. A mature community with stately homes on large lots between tree-lined streets interspersed with quiet neighbourhood parks and with clear views of the nearby mountains to the north, Arbutus in the middle of Vancouver’s west side has easy access to Downtown, the University of British Columbia, Pacific Spirit Regional Park, and the seaside areas of Kitsilano and Jericho Beach. Most of the population of about 16,000 live in single-family homes. Neighborhood schools are Prince of Wales Secondary School, Carnarvon Elementary School, and Trafalgar Elementary School, which conducts a French immersion program.

Historical Notes

Arbutus in Vancouver2Ironically, this affluent neighbourhood was once the “Asthma Flats” in the late 1800s and early 1900s, little more than a swamp traversable by plank walkways. As in much of Vancouver, the Canadian Pacific Railway brought commercial and residential development to Arbutus Ridge after 1888, when the province turned the area over to the railroad. The Arbutus line remains adjacent to Arbutus Street throughout the east side of the neighbourhood though now abandoned and unused. Arbutus Ridge became a municipality of the City of Vancouver in 1929

Mackenzie Heights in the southwest corner of Arbutus Ridge was in 1912 the first area of the community to start large-scale residential development. Not until the 1940s did developers haul sand from False Creek to fill in the Asthmas Flats for construction of property improvements on the bottom lands.

 

High Property Values

Arbutus in Vancouver3The single-family home at 2805 West 19th Avenue may look like a bungalow but in fact has six bedrooms and two bathrooms on three levels. A good home and investment, the house has a full basement with a two-bedroom suite which could bring in substantial income. Built in 1942, the 2,310-square-foot home lists for $1.598 million. Annual property taxes are just over $6,000.

Many shops and amenities are within walking distance: a Starbucks coffee shop, Choices Market, La Buca Italian Trattoria, Trafalgar’s at Sweet Obsession, and the Jamaican-inspired Patty Shop. The home is close to Prince of Wales secondary and Carnarvon and Trafalgar elementary schools, and to transit stops just steps away.

Canadian Pacific Controversy

The Arbutus Corridor is marred by train tracks that have not seen a train for years. Cyclists and environmentalists lobby for conversion of this 11-kilometre strip to use as a greenway. The Canadian Pacific Railway owns the land but the city won the legal right to determine land use zoning in a 2006 court decision. The city’s long-term 2040 Transportation Plan describes the Arbutus Corridor as “an east-west barrier.”

Canadian Pacific has asked more than 15,000 people and businesses to remove any property along the train tracks in the Arbutus Corridor as it continues its review of the rail line. No trains have used the line since 2001. The City of Vancouver, which has the last word on use of the corridor, says it is against a return of heavy rail, but residents fear that Canadian Pacific may intend to resume it.

Community Vision Plan

In November 2005, the Vancouver City Council approved the Arbutus Ridge-Kerrisdale-Shaughnessy Community Vision Plan, which seeks to retain the historic and mature character of the area and to further improve the community by:

  • Making Streets Safer
  • Improving Walking and Biking Routes
  • Improving the Environment
  • Enhancing Community Safety
  • Expanding Recreation Facilities and Services
  • Enhancing Parks, Streets, Lanes, and Public Places
  • Maintaining and Enhancing Single Family Neighbourhoods
  • Adding New Housing Opportunities
  • Creating Neighbourhood Centres and Enhancing Local Shopping Areas and
  • Improving Community Involvement in Decision Making

Information Links:

http://vancouver.ca/green-vancouver/arbutus.aspx

http://vancouver.ca/docs/planning/arbutus-ridge-kerrisdale-shaughnessy-arks-community-vision-full-report.pdf

New Arbutus Live MLS Listings

3979 PUGET Drive
Arbutus Vancouver V6L 2V3

$6,850,000
Residential Detached beds: 4 baths: 5.0 3,627 sq. ft. built: 2017

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Status:
Active
Prop. Type:
Residential Detached
MLS® Num:
R2313708
Bedrooms:
4
Bathrooms:
5
Year Built:
2017
Perched high atop prominent Puget Drive, w/ sweeping views of the water and mountains, rests this luxurious home designed by renowned architect Ted Murray. You will be struck by the outstanding blend of unique design elements & ever-present functionality as you walk through this one-of-a-kind home. Key highlights include an artistic glass-enclosed open-tread staircase, climate controlled wine wall display, & sliding glass windows to the sit-up outdoor bar. The gourmet kitchen makes indoor entertaining a breeze while you can also take the party outside to the oversized roof top deck featuring hot tub, outdoor kitchen and BBQ. This 4 bed 4.5 bath home is situated on an oversized 38’x122.2' lot that also has a laneway home. Smart home with Control 4 automation. Built in 2017 - No GST.
Property Type:
Residential Detached
Dwelling Type:
House/Single Family
Home Style:
Year built:
2017 (Age: 1)
Total area:
3,627 sq. ft.
Total Floor Area:
3,627 sq. ft.
Price Per SqFt:
$1,888.61
Total unfinished area:
0 sq. ft.
Main Floor Area:
1,108 sq. ft.
Floor Area Above Main:
999 sq. ft.
Floor Area Below Main:
348 sq. ft.
Basement Area:
1,172 sq. ft.
Finished Levels:
3.0
Rainscreen:
Bedrooms:
4 (Above Grd: 3)
Bathrooms:
5.0 (Full:3/Half:2)
Kitchens:
2
Rooms:
13
Taxes:
$11,101.78 / 2018
Lot Area:
4,643 sq. ft.
Lot Frontage:
38'
Lot Depth:
122.2
Rear Yard Exposure:
Outdoor Area:
Balcony(s); Patio(s) or Deck(s), Fenced Yard
Water Supply:
Plan:
VAP5532
Heating:
Construction:
Foundation:
Basement:
Full
Roof:
Floor Finish:
Fireplaces:
2
Fireplace Details:
Natural Gas
Parking:
Parking Total/Covered:
4 / 2
Parking Access:
Exterior Finish:
Title to Land:
Freehold NonStrata
Suite:
Floor
Ensuite
Pieces
Other
Main
Above
Above
Bsmt
Below
Air Conditioning, Clothes Washer/Dryer/Fridge/Stove/DW, Drapes/Window Coverings, Garage Door Opener, Microwave
Air Cond./Central, Garden, In Suite Laundry
CITY, OCEAN & MOUNTAIN
PL VAP5532 LT 17 BLK U DL 139 LD 36.
Dist to Public Trans:
Property Disclosure:
Fixtures Leased:
Fixtures Removed:
Reno / Year:
Partly / 2018
Services Connected:
Community, Electricity, Natural Gas, Sanitary Sewer, Storm Sewer, Water
Previous Price:
Original Price:
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Listing information last updated on November 19, 2018 at 07:12 PM (UTC)
Area Statistics
Listings on market:
28
Avg list price:
$4,339,000
Min list price:
$1,988,000
Max list price:
$6,850,000
Avg days on market:
83
Min days on market:
4
Max days on market:
315
Avg price per sq.ft.:
$1,343.29
These statistics are generated based on the current listing's property type and located in Arbutus. Average values are derived using median calculations.
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