4295 Kevin Pl, Vancouver



Asking Price: $2,390,000

Selling Price: $2,220,000

Taxes: $5,478 (2008)

Days on Market: 125

Buyer's Agent: Walter Wells, Sutton Group West Coast Realty


Agent Walter Wells describes this 4,919 square foot house as "a castle in the forest." The five bedroom house sits on a cul-de-sac that was, "literally cut into the Pacific Spirit Park at the extreme west side of Vancouver at the turn of the last century," he says.

Kevin Place is now home to 90 houses but it was originally the property of the Jesuit Order of the Roman Catholic Church, and was planned to be a monastery, says Mr. Wells.

"One block away is the ex-convent (Convent of the Sacred Heart), turned private boy's school (St George's), a stone structure that the church built in 1912."

In the 1970's, this neighbourhood was developed into a modern, residential suburb. More recently, most of the homes have been replaced or renovated, including this one. Last year, this house was completely redone with new wiring, a new kitchen, new bathrooms, African Tigerwood flooring and a two-car garage.

"With the neighbourhood now 40 years old, most of the original homes have either been replaced by new homes or extensively renovated and this property, with its classic design and open floor plan, was the perfect candidate for a total renovation," says Mr. Wells. The house offers a formal entry, living and dining room on the main floor at the front of the house, with an open great room and kitchen at the rear which lead out to a large deck and yard.

Upstairs there are four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a den. The basement includes a 27 x 18 foot rec room with a wet bar, a media room, a wine cellar and  an 18 x 15 foot gym.

"What makes this home so desirable is the extra space it offers," says Mr. Wells. "The 57 by 120 foot lot and almost 5,000 sq ft home provide any family with as much space as they'll ever need.?