125 days, and $17,000 later owner lets go

Five-bed, five-bath detached in westside Vancouver enclave renovated last year




4295 Kevin Place

Type: detached, 5 bed, 5 bath

Size: 4,919 sq.ft.

BC Assessment, July, 2009: $2.138 million

Listed for: $2.39 million

Sold for: $2.22 million

Sold on: Feb 15

Days on market: 125

Agent: Walter Wells at Sutton West Coast Realty

The big sell: This home rests in a little known cul-de-sac that was cut into Pacific Spirit Park at the extreme west side of Vancouver at the turn of the last century. The enclave, which is now home to 90 houses, was originally the property of the Jesuit order of the Roman Catholic Church, and was planned to be a monastery with the Convent of the Sacred Heart (now the private St George's boys' school) just a block away. This property, with its classic design and open floor plan was the perfect candidate for a complete renovation, which it received in 2009.

New wiring, drains, kitchen, bathrooms, fireplaces, limestone tiles, granite countertops, media room, wine cellar, even African Tigerwood hardwood flooring, has created a sumptuous family home on a 57-by-120-foot lot.