Sold (Bought): Large Burnaby property includes gym and media room

This home at 4678 Carson Street in Burnaby sold for $2.5 million. [PNG Merlin Archive] PNG


A snapshot of recent residential real estate in Metro Vancouver

4678 Carson Street, Burnaby

Type: Five-bedroom, four-bathroom detached

Size: 5,524 sq. ft.

B.C. Assessment: $2,004,000

Listed for: $2,488,000

Sold for: $2,500,000

Sold on: May 18

Days on market: 15

Listing agent: Leslie Gray at Kore Realty and Carlo Bustamante at Kore Realty Elite

Buyers agent: James Garbutt at Keller Williams Elite Realty

The big sell: Size counts with this sprawling property on the edge of Gray Creek Ravine Park on Burnaby’s south slope. Built in 1972, it offers more than 5,500 square feet divided over two levels, including a 1,200-square-foot gym and expansive games and media rooms on the lower level, together with a pool table that comes with the house. The residence also has five bedrooms on the main floor, all with built-in closets. The lot measures more than 17,000 square feet and has a private back yard and panoramic south-facing views. A tiled foyer leads to a sunken living room, where a floor-to-ceiling stone-surround gas fireplace takes centre stage. The modern kitchen provides an array of upper and base Shaker-style cabinets alongside integrated appliances and an abundance of counter space, while a brick chimney stack containing a wood-burning fireplace separates the kitchen from the adjoining family room. An entertainment-sized deck with views across the garden completes the package.

724 Bowler Street, New Westminster

Type: Three-bedroom, two-bathroom detached

Size: 2,260 sq. ft.

BC Assessment: $1,062,900

Listed for: $1,138,000

Sold for: $1,202,750

Sold on: June 6

Days on market: Eight

Listing agent: Dave Vallee at RE/MAX Advantage Realty

Buyers agent: Pamela Adamchuk-Vallee at RE/MAX Advantage Realty

This home at 724 Bowler Street in New Westminster sold for $1,202,750.

The big sell: This three-bedroom bungalow with a basement sits on a 47-by-113-foot lot in New Westminster’s west end district, close to parks, schools, shopping and the SkyTrain. It was built in 1946 with a bright interior highlighted by a large picture window in the living room and sliding glass doors off the dining room that lead to a west-facing sundeck with views across the beautifully landscaped garden. The tree-lined back yard provides privacy and shade, while a patio offers relaxation and dining opportunities. The main floor contains the principal reception rooms, a white kitchen with a peninsula and stainless-steel appliances and two bedrooms and a bathroom. There is a one-bedroom suite in the fully finished basement and a separate laundry room. French doors, hardwood floors with inlay detailing, tray ceilings and fireplaces on both levels are noteworthy design elements, while a single carport with back lane access checks the convenience box.

402 — 2028 West 3rd Avenue, Vancouver

Type: Two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment

Size: 1,154 sq. ft.

B.C. Assessment: $870,900

Listed for: $889,000

Sold for: $1,070,000

Sold on: July 11

Days on market: Seven

Listing agent: Owen Bigland at Macdonald Realty Westmar

Buyers agent: Mark Hammer at RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside

This home at 402 — 2028 West 3rd Avenue in Vancouver sold for $1,070,000. 

The big sell: Listing agent Owen Bigland reports that close to 100 parties toured this two-bedroom condo over the seven-day marketing period, resulting in multiple offers and a no-subject offer of $181,000 over the asking price. The two-level home has a private 250-square-foot rooftop deck that showcases unobstructed views of the water, mountains and downtown Vancouver skyline. The apartment is in an eight-unit building constructed in 1976. The interior was presented in original condition and has vaulted ceilings, a brick-surround two-sided wood-burning fireplace and an open kitchen with a breakfast bar. Both bedrooms are on the upper level and there is ample storage and loft space. The property comes with two parking stalls in the gated garage. Pets and rentals are allowed. The monthly maintenance fee is $435.00.

These transactions were compiled by Nicola Way of

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