Vancouver’s much-loved Grandview neighbourhood is located in the heart of East Vancouver. As one of the city’s most diverse areas with a distinct boho vibe, Grandview counts the colourful Trout Lake and Commercial Drive communities among its ranks. The area is also on the brink of major change, with the imminent presentation of the new Grandview-Woodland community plan to city council for approval.
Looking at the properties currently on the market in this dynamic East Side neighbourhood, we found detached houses ranging from under a million to $2.5 million. The lowest-priced duplex was, surprisingly, priced at the same point as the most affordable detached house. And for home-hunters with a smaller budget, we found a tiny but gorgeous coach house on the market for just over half a million. However, this uncommon listing also takes the prize for the highest cost per square foot on this week’s list.
Click through the links below to see the full listings and photo galleries of each of these great homes.
As these properties are sold, the online listings may no longer be available.
Highest: William Street
Two-bedroom, two-bathroom condominium
1,105 square feet
Cost per square foot: $579
This renovated penthouse is a spacious two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite. The kitchen and bathrooms have been modernized, and other features include a stone-faced gas fireplace, high-end in-built closets and a huge wrap-around deck with downtown views. The building has been rainscreened and has a new roof and windows. One storage locker and parking stall are included.
Lowest: East 5th Avenue
One-bedroom, one-bathroom condominium
722 square feet
Cost per square foot: $457
The lowest-priced condo in Grandview is this one-bedroom unit close to The Drive. After a long-time owner, the condo needs updating, but it’s priced to reflect the need for renovations. Like Grandview’s highest-priced condo, this unit is a desirable corner suite featuring a wrap-around terrace and fireplace. The condo is a good size at 722 square feet and pets are allowed. One storage locker and parking space are included.
Highest: Charles Street
Three-bedroom, three-bathroom duplex
1,440 square feet
Cost per square foot: $972
A block away from The Drive sits this brand new, custom-built half-duplex. With an eye to luxury, this home features soaring 10-feet ceilings, a gourmet kitchen with wine fridge and a spa-like master ensuite. French doors open to a charming patio or enjoy the sunny rooftop deck above the single car garage.
Lowest: East 14th Avenue
Three-bedroom, two-bathroom duplex
1,181 square feet
Price per square foot: $804
The lowest-priced duplex currently listed in Grandview is this back half-duplex steps away from Trout Lake and Clark Park. Well-kept, this home also showcases a rooftop deck above the garage with spectacular North Shore mountain views. The adjoining duplex shares only a small wall used for a utility room, giving additional privacy.
Highest: Garden Drive
Eight-bedroom, three-bathroom house
3,278 square feet
Cost per square foot: $762
The priciest home currently listed in Grandview is this eight-bedroom property backing Trout Lake and John Hendry Park, which is divided into three separate units. The 49.5-by-140-foot property features a house with three bedrooms up and three bedrooms down in a garden-level suite, as well as a spacious two-bedroom, high-end laneway house. While the laneway home is new, the main house is a 1940s character house that has been extensively renovated.
Lowest: Mclean Drive
Four-bedroom, two-bathroom house
2,107 square feet
Cost per square foot: $441
Looking for a detached house in Vancouver for under a million? For the right buyer willing to invest some sweat equity, this is a great option. The three-level character house features three bedrooms upstairs and a one-bedroom mortgage helper down below. Similar character homes line the block and the house is just a short walk to Commercial Drive.
Coach House: Salsbury Drive
One-bedroom, one-bathroom coach house
542 square feet
Cost per square foot: $1,069
A rarity in Vancouver listings, we figured we’d throw in this freestanding coach house. Just steps to The Drive, this home offers the freedom of living in a detached house at a fraction of the cost (and size). The three-year-old, single-storey, one-bedroom coach house is a modest 542 square feet and was newly built as part of the Robertson Presbyterian Church Heritage restoration. It features a private patio and well-designed, open, split-level layout that belies the home's square footage.