4014 West 18th Avenue, Vancouver



Asking Price: $1,699,000

Selling Price: $1,680,000

Taxes: $5,158 (2006)

Days on Market: 22

Listing Agent: Walter Wells, Sutton Group West Coast Realty


"This house sold quickly and for such a high price because it is a custom built home by local Vancouver architect Charles Fawkes" says agent Walter Wells.

The house was built in 2005 with an arts-and-crafts style that matches the neighbourhood's 1920's originals. But inside, the 3,686 sq. ft. home is thoroughly modern, with a gourmet kitchen, radiant heat and cherry wood flooring. The wall between the kitchen and family room is filled with windows that overlook the garden and take advantage of the natural light from the home's southern exposure.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a rooftop deck, while the ground floor holds a separate two-bedroom suite with its own outdoor patio. "In Vancouver, with its world-class prices, a legal suite is a big help to any homeowner," says Mr. Wells.

"Because this home  was built by an architect for his own family, there is an attention to detail and inclusion of quality finishings that many houses do not offer," says Mr. Wells. In the living room, there is a wood burning fireplace with a gas assist. The open-concept main rooms have numerous built-ins and over-height ceilings. the master en-suitehas an oversized soaker tub and separate shower. The ktichen has a Wolf stove and stainless steel appliances. The heating is separated into five controlled zones and the entire house is wired with high speed ethernet cable.

On top of this, there is a 35-by-14 foot undeveloped attic space and a double car garage.