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1238 – 1248 TECUMSEH Avenue in Vancouver: Shaughnessy House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS(r) # R2164662

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Shaughnessy, Vancouver’s Upper Crust Neighbourhood

ShaughnessyThe Grandeur of Shaughnessy

The Shaughnessy neighbourhood in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is one of grand heritage homes. Its borders are 16th and 41st avenues on the north and south and Oak and Arbutus streets on the east and west. Shaughnessy is not a good fit for the Vancouver grid pattern of streets and avenues; instead, many roads loop and meander with the hilly terrain of the highest area in the city aside from nearby Queen Elizabeth Park. The neighbourhood’s estimated population is 9,000. Its name commemorates Thomas Shaughnessy, the American chief executive of the Canadian Pacific Railway from 1899 to 1918 when the king raised him to the British peerage as a first baron in 1916.

Shaughnessy has sprawling homes with enormous gardens. In September 2010 the average house sale price was $2,955,059. Average neighbourhood annual household income is $136K+, considerably higher than the Metro Vancouver average. In Shaughnessy, 51.5 percent of neighbourhood housing dates from before or during the Second World War II compared to 20.8 percent city-wide. The objective of the December 1998 First Shaughnessy Official Development Plan of the City of Vancouver is “to protect and preserve Shaughnessy’s unique pre–1940 character.” Two neighbourhood streets, Beverly Crescent and Cedar Crescent, have the highest average home values nationwide.

The Three Shaughnessys

Shaughnessy 1The Canadian Pacific Railway developed the land for the First Shaughnessy neighbourhood in the early 1900s. The federal government in Ottawa granted the railroad, then the largest Canadian real estate developer, Old Shaughnessy north of King Edward Avenue as an inducement to extend its service to the West Coast. “First Shaughnessy” between 16th and 25th avenues and Oak Street and East Boulevard was the first such Canadian Pacific-developed subdivision. The area subsequently extended south of King Edward as far as 41st Avenue. The success and appeal of First Shaughnessy were so great that in the late ’20s and early ’30s development of adjacent land created the Second and then the Third Shaughnessy, where lots and houses are mostly smaller and more modest but still impressive by any measure.

Neighbourhood Attractions

A main Shaughnessy attraction is the VanDusen Botanical Garden, from 1911 to 1960 home of the Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club as lessor and tenant of the Canadian Pacific Railway until the club moved to a new location. The railroad proposed a subdivision, which many influential citizens opposed, so in 1966 the VanDusen Botanical Garden Association formed to assist the Vancouver Park Board in acquiring and redeveloping the property. Acquisition and redevelopment funds came from the City of Vancouver, the British Columbia Government, the Vancouver Foundation, largest of Canada’s community foundations, and industrialist/philanthropist W J VanDusen, the garden’s namesake. VanDusen Botanical Garden opened in August 1975.

Shaughnessy 2The Heritage Vancouver Society sponsors weekend morning two-hour walking tours of Shaughnessy architectural wonders and landscaping delights. The Glen Brae Mansion on Matthews Avenue, once after its career as a private home the headquarters building of the Canadian Ku Klux Klan and now the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, features twin, domed towers framing its front entrance. Hycroft Manor on McRae Avenue between Marpole Avenue and The Crescent around Shaughnessy Park, perhaps Vancouver’s most fashionable address, has 30 rooms on five acres housing the University Women’s Club of Vancouver since 1962. Hycroft Manor is open to the public for the club’s annual fundraiser, Christmas at Hycroft, and for many other events throughout the year.

Information Links:

http://vancouver.ca/green-vancouver/shaughnessy.aspx http://former.vancouver.ca/parks/cc/douglas/website/index.html
http://vancouver.ca/docs/planning/arbutus-ridge-kerrisdale-shaughnessy-arks-community-vision-full-report.pdf

New Shaughnessy Live MLS Listings

1238 - 1248 TECUMSEH Avenue
Shaughnessy Vancouver V6H 1T2

$46,800,000
Residential Detached beds: 12 baths: 8.0 16,928 sq. ft. built: 1912

Main Photo: 1238 - 1248 TECUMSEH Avenue in Vancouver: Shaughnessy House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2164662
Prop. Type:
Residential Detached
MLS® Num:
R2164662
Status:
Active
Bedrooms:
12
Bathrooms:
8
Year Built:
1912
Majestic Estate. These “3 luxurious Homes" in prestigious First Shaughnessy on a combined lot size of over 49,000 sf is a treasure of the city! A combined of 12 well-appointed bdrms, 10 full baths & 3 half baths, 8 fireplaces & ample parking spaces. 1238 Tecumseh & 1248 Tecumseh had been substantially renovated w/careful attention to quality, craftsmanship & materials. A combined 16,928 sf of elegant living area feature impressive porte-cochere, contemporary kitchen, meticulous landscape & garden, O/D pool & coach house, & views of the city & mountain from upper floors. Conveniently located nearby South Granville shops, art galleries, renowned private schools & a short drive to downtown. A must see to appreciate.
Property Type:
Residential Detached
Dwelling Type:
House/Single Family
Home Style:
Year built:
1912 (Age: 105)
Total area:
16,928 sq. ft.
Total Floor Area:
16,928 sq. ft.
Price Per SqFt:
$2,764.65
Total unfinished area:
0 sq. ft.
Main Floor Area:
5,596 sq. ft.
Floor Area Above Main:
6,699 sq. ft.
Floor Area Below Main:
0 sq. ft.
Basement Area:
4,633 sq. ft.
Finished Levels:
3.0
Rainscreen:
Bedrooms:
12 (Above Grd: 12)
Bathrooms:
8.0 (Full:8/Half:0)
Kitchens:
3
Rooms:
24
Taxes:
$40,960.61 / 2016
Lot Area:
1.13 acre(s)
Lot Frontage:
276'10"
Lot Details:
IRR
Rear Yard Exposure:
Outdoor Area:
Balcony(s); Patio(s) or Deck(s)
Water Supply:
Plan:
VAS1512
Heating:
Construction:
Foundation:
Basement:
Full
Roof:
Floor Finish:
Fireplaces:
8
Fireplace Details:
Other
Parking:
Parking Total/Covered:
8 / 6
Parking Access:
Exterior Finish:
Title to Land:
Other
Suite:
Floor
Ensuite
Pieces
Other
Above
Above
Above
Above
Above
Above
Above
Bsmt
Clothes Washer/Dryer, Microwave, Security System
Central Location, Shopping Nearby
Garden, Pool; Outdoor
CITY & MOUNTAIN ON UPPER FLOOR
PL VAS1512 SL 1, 2 & 3 DL 526 LD 36 ALL SHARE IN COM PROP THEREIN TOGETHER W/ AN INTEREST IN THE COM PPTY IN PROP THE UNIT ENTITLEMENT OF SL AS SHOWN ON FORM 1 OR V PID 002-605-562;004-487-192
Dist to Public Trans:
Property Disclosure:
Fixtures Leased:
Fixtures Removed:
Reno / Year:
Partly / -
Services Connected:
Electricity, Natural Gas, Water
Listed Date:
Previous Price:
Original Price:
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Listing information last updated on May 29, 2017 6:13 PM
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