1434 LAKEWOOD Drive in Vancouver: Grandview VE House for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2206803
1434 LAKEWOOD Drive Vancouver V5L 4M8 : Grandview VE
This wonderful character home has been well loved by these owners for 53 years and is now ready for a renovation/restoration by new owners. The big front porch leads to the foyer with stained glass either side of the front door and a French door leads to the living room with a bay window, stained glass window and sliding panel doors opening to the dining room. The fireplace here was blocked off decades ago when previous owners turned the top floor into a separate suite. The living room, dining room and foyer have high ceilings and inlaid oak floors and off the kitchen is a 4pce bathroom. A lovely bannister leads up to 3 bedrooms with access to a second floor balcony which is now in need of new railings. On this level is a separate “Loo” and a big washroom where the owners removed the clawfoot tub many years ago to create a fourth bedroom for the expanding family. This possibly could be made into a full 3 or 4 piece bathroom and a small wall hung wash basin in the “Loo” would make this one and a half bathrooms on this floor. The basement is unfinished and a few inches higher than usual at 7’ high awaiting your ideas.
When owners moved in in 1964 the house still had the original sawdust furnace, they changed it to a natural gas one about 1970, so the owners believe there was no oil tank on the property. A number of years ago the old cast iron pressurized water pipes were replaced with copper and the electrical panel was upgraded to 100 amp breakers although some original wiring remains in the house. Off the back lane is a big 28x13ft garage with an overhead door and electricity, the roof is good but the walls need repair.
Around the corner on Kitchener is a new Lord Nelson Elementary School under construction and is to be opened in September 2018. The old school will then be demolished and turned into playing fields and green space. Visit http://go.vsb.bc.ca/schools/nelson/building/Pages/default.aspx for full details.
Ideal for someone wishing to restore one of the neighbourhood classics.
Data was last updated April 10, 2020 at 04:00 AM (UTC)