I have sold a property at 1730 VICTORIA DR in Vancouver.
This charming home had its building permit issued on 13th January 1909 and it retains much of its original character. From the entrance foyer a leaded French door opens to the living room with bay window and 9’4 ceilings, the big adjoining dining room is great for entertaining and most of the woodwork is unpainted here. An ornate bannister leads up to three good size bedrooms, the front one with a wall to wall closet and the back one with 2 skylights. There is a newer “period” bathroom here with clawfoot tub. In 2010 the present owner had a major reno done from underpinning the foundation, new drain tiles, new furnace with electronic air cleaner, mostly new double glazed windows, blown in insulation in the walls (R14) and ceilings (R50) and on an EnerGuide audit the house scored high at 82, it is extensively replumbed and rewired (no knob & tube), floors resanded and painted in and out. At this time were installed two new bathrooms and a spacious kitchen with granite countertops, under cabinet lighting, breakfast bar and pantry with lots of cabinets with soft close drawers and doors. Also a new 50-gallon hot water tank was installed this September. Outside the kitchen door is a 12x12’ deck with natural gas hookup for a BBQ and below the deck is a convenient 100 sq.ft. storage room. The basement has been professionally finished with a rec/room, bedroom, utility room and a 3pce bathroom with heated tiled floors. Off the full 20ft wide back lane the double garage has been converted without City permits to a coach house with 11ft vaulted ceilings, four skylights, a gas fireplace and its own hot water tank and laundry. The property is nicely landscaped with a beautiful flowering magnolia tree in the front garden and an Asian apple pear tree in the back, and is on the quieter part of Victoria Drive.