Highest- and Lowest-Priced Listed Homes in… Renfrew

Vashti Singh
November 22, 2016

Renfrew is a Vancouver neighbourhood that is on the brink of major change. Encompassing a large swath of East Van, the area is bordered by Hastings Street, Boundary Road, Grandview Highway and Nanaimo Street. Though we found 92 detached houses in the area listed, the top-priced homes – almost three dozen listed between $2.5 and 3.5 million – are all land assemblies along either Renfrew Street or Broadway. With just two condos and one townhome currently listed in Renfrew, the densification that will likely arise from these sales will do much to bolster the options for smaller homes in the area.

The priciest home in the area not targeted solely at investors or developers is a spacious five-bedroom on East 6th Avenue listed at a hair below $2.5 million. The least-costly detached house, by contrast, is a starter home on Napier listed under $1.1 million. Condos in Renfrew ranged from an affordable $299,000 to just $20,000 over that price. And the sole townhome currently on the market is a three-bedroom home for under $710,000.

Click through the links below to see the full listings and photo galleries of each of these Renfrew homes.

As these properties are sold, the online listings may no longer be available.


Highest: E Broadway


One-bedroom, one-bathroom condominium

736 square feet

Cost per square foot: $433

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The costliest condo listed in Renfrew right now is this one-bedroom-plus-den unit with an asking price of just $319,000. Ideal for first-time buyers, the home features in-suite laundry and a den large enough to do double-duty as a second bedroom. The home is centrally located and just minutes by foot to the SkyTrain and the shops and restaurants of Commercial Drive. Van Tech Secondary School is also nearby. One parking spot and a storage locker are part of the deal. The building is pet- and rental-friendly.

Lowest: E Pender Street


One-bedroom, one-bathroom condominium

477 square feet

Cost per square foot: $627

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The least-expensive home currently on the real estate market in Renfrew is this ultra-cool one-bedroom that has been completely remodeled. New electrical, plumbing, electric wall heaters, flooring, doors, windows fixtures, hardware and lighting have all been installed, as well as a new designer kitchen. An open-concept plan makes for a bright, airy space and the south-facing deck gets maximum light all day. One parking and one storage locker are included. 


E 8th Avenue


Three-bedroom, three-bathroom townhouse

1,246 square feet

Cost per square foot: $570

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The only townhouse currently listed in Renfrew is this 1,246-square-foot three-bedroom home. The home has a gas fireplace, lots of storage, a master bedroom with walk-through closets and an ensuite, as well as a sun-drenched patio. Pets and rentals are both allowed in this building that is close to the Drive, Trout Lake and schools.


Highest: E 6th Avenue


Five-bedroom, five-bathroom house

3,650 square feet

Cost per square foot: $685

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This 20-year-old Renfrew house was custom built with attention to detail throughout. Spacious in design, the home boasts a grand granite staircase, master suite with jetted bath and huge walk-in closet, heated floors, gourmet kitchen, spice kitchen, and a one- or two-bedroom basement suite. The home sits on a large 49-foot lot to boot.

Lowest: Napier Street


Two-bedroom, one-bathroom house

1,505 square feet

Cost per square foot: $723

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This 1921 character house sits on a quiet, tree-lined street in a great neighbourhood. Though it requires some updating, the home has good bones and is one of less than 20 detached houses in Vancouver listed under $1.1 million. The convenient location is walking distance to schools, retail, transit and popular Rupert Park.