Hexagonal 1960s house on stunning UBC lot is last week’s priciest new listing, #REWCAP reveals
Wouldn’t it be a dream to wake up to this view every day? That’s the reality for whoever buys the modernist UBC house that was the most expensive new listing in Greater Vancouver the week of November 20-26, our #REWCAP market roundup shows.
The “House of Light” is a hexagonal home designed by architect Ian Davidson and built around a courtyard-atrium with floor-to-ceiling windows. It has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and more than 4,000 square feet of internal living space.
Listing agents: Dan J Skalnik, Dan Vivian Wang
Architect Ian Davidson designed this 1960s house around a hexagonal atrium
It also sits on a 30,000-square-foot lot with mature gardens and a flowering meadow, on the prestigious UBC street of Newton Wynd, with those incredible vistas of the ocean and Coastal Mountain range. This amazing home was listed on November 22 for $18.8 million.
The priciest attached home to be listed the same week is also all about the views. A lavish 12th-floor condo in an exclusive building in West Vancouver’s Dundarave, in which there is only one unit per floor, it is 3,000 square feet in size, has three bedrooms and enjoys amazing English Bay, city and sunset views towards Vancouver Island. The luxury condo was listed for $8.8 million on November 23.
These homes were two of the 808 new listings on the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) Multiple Listing Service® the week of November 20-26. As of November 30, there were a total of 8,756 homes for sale in the region – a continued decline as real estate market activity winds down for the holidays.
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While median listing prices for detached houses and townhouses across the REBGV region both slipped slightly from the previous week, at $2,168,370 and $987,500 respectively, they remain elevated. And condo listing prices continue to rise week over week, standing at $729,000 as a median of all condos listed for sale in Metro Vancouver as of November 30.
Detached homes in the region are taking increasingly longer to sell, with the median days on market of all currently listed single-family homes now 66 days. However, the number of price drops is declining, with only 310 listed homes seeing their prices reduced during the week of November 20-26.