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North Vancouver Real Estate| Blog | West Vancouver RealEstate|Mary-Jo Braid|Jonathan Yu › July 2019

A Trip down Vancouver with Mary-Jo Braid

Have you ever considered living in Vancouver? Are you considering a move to Vancouver? Did you know that Vancouver was voted the most livable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit, not once but for the second year in a row. Well, now you know.

A Little about Vancouver

Vancouver is ideally located near the ocean and right next to the North Shore Mountains, offering exploration opportunities throughout the whole year. The mountains are ideal for the adventurous types offering up scenic hiking trails and snow sports while for the more relaxed types, the coastline offers up fantastic views and beautiful beaches. This is the ideal location to live because it is surrounded by the mountains and the sea. The metropolitan offers up diverse cultures giving one the best of both worlds in terms of nature and city living.

The People of Vancouver

Considering that this is a relatively new town (established in 1886), the original inhabitants were of Irish, German, British and Scottish origin, but today, that’s a whole different story. Nowadays majority of the inhabitants do not speak English while 30% are of Asian Origin. Everyone has learnt to live together in harmony making the city more linguistically diverse. This is a city for everyone and anyone.

Where to Go while in Vancouver

What can we say, basically the whole city is an attraction, well, give or take a few not so attractive spots. Otherwise, if you are in Vancouver, you might want to consider going for some ice-skating in the many all year ice skating rinks available.  http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/ice-rinks.aspx . You may also want to visit the Vancouver Aquarium, http://www.vanaqua.org/ especially ideal on rainy days. You could also consider a visit to the Grouse Mountain for some snowboarding, skiing and all other winter sports.

Mary-Jo Braid

Now that you know a little more about Vancouver, it’s time to look into your property partner in North and West Vancouver areas. Mari-Jo Braid has been in the sales business for over 25 years helping new Vancouver residents settle into Vancouver while at the same time, helping existing residents live their dreams by turning their dream homes into a reality. Mary-Jo Braid puts herself in the client’s shoes and tries to visualize what the client has in mind. Many a client have been amazed at the ease with which Mary-Jo Braid is able to find and list properties at just the right price, leaving each party happy and content with the results. As a realtor, I strive to provide you with all the current prices and properties the market has to offer, giving you an opportunity for a wider selection when it comes to looking for what you want. Mary-Jo Braid does not limit your selection but rather allows you the opportunity to try your hand out at all that is available in the market.

So, if you are in Vancouver and are looking to buy, rent or sell a property, Mary-Jo Braid is your ideal agent.

New Listing 4656 Decourcy Court, West Vancouver, BC


R2393870 - 4656 Decourcy Court, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 4656 Decourcy Court, West Vancouver and currently listed at $4,680,000.

This gorgeous distinguished classic mansion has it all including beautifully landscaped grounds surrounding the traditional residence. A very special family residence with complete privacy, designed for elegant & comfortable living. Offering 6,441 sf ft, 6 bedrms in total, including 3 large suites with fine detailing & high-end finishing with extensive cork flring, marble & granite and top of line fixtures. Excellent layout featuring elegant foyer, formal living & dining rm, stunning well-equipped chef's kitchen with adjoining large family room & eating area that looks & opens to the private backyard. Show off vintage wines in your custom wine cellar. Beautifully landscaped grounds with private sun-drenched pool, hot tub. Open House Oct. 5th Sat 2-4

New Listing 2327 WESTHILL DRIVE, West Vancouver, BC


R2393311 - 2327 Westhill Drive, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 2327 Westhill Drive, West Vancouver and currently listed at $4,980,000.

Spectacular 7283 sq ft traditional style mansion in lower Westhill location. This elegant and gracious residence nestled into beautifully landscaped grounds, pleasant views of the ocean and city. Completely and totally renovated and professionally decorated to the highest standards. High end finishing throughout include granite foyer, magnificent, spacious formal rooms with high soaring ceilings, separate dining room, huge Chef's kitchen with high end appliances. Fabulous home for entertaining, each room is completely perfect. Impressive Master bedroom upstairs plus 3 additional bedrooms and private den. Media room plus recreation area complete the lower level. Immaculate throughout, shows to perfection. Shown by private appointment only.

New Listing 2245 Queens Avenue, West Vancouver, BC


R2391631 - 2245 Queens Avenue, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 2245 Queens Avenue, West Vancouver and currently listed at $3,980,000.

An exceptional property with breathtaking city and ocean views from the Lions gate bridge to Vancouver Island. This corner and flat lot is 12703 sq ft with a 153 sq ft frontage! Ideally Located in the heart of Queens and close to all schools, Dundarave village, the sea wall and easy access to world class ski resorts Cypress and Whistler. Completely renovated in 2013. Main floor has 3 bed, 2 bath with a large patio and stunning views. Lower has 2 bed 1 bath legal suite with separate entrance and water views. Bonus guest studio self contained with private side entrance. A great opportunity for anyone to live in or an investor looking to buy and hold to build a dream home. Well maintained and landscaped

New Listing 1421 CHARTWELL DRIVE, West Vancouver, BC


R2391251 - 1421 Chartwell Drive, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1421 Chartwell Drive, West Vancouver and currently listed at $12,580,000.

Located in the prestigious Chartwell with Panoramic Views. David Christopher design Architectural elegance & grandeur with bold Classic exterior beautiful landscape create a majestic presence. This masterpiece endured 3 yrs w/ superb materials & workmanship sourcing the best in custom finishes & luxury amenities. Spanning 8,000+ sqft over 3 spacious levels plus a massive amount of outdr living allowing optimal entertainment value. Custom build entertainment-sized formal living & dining rms, gourmet kitchen & generous family rm with direct walk-out access to a heated terrace with fireside lounge, a resort style swimming pool & spa. A large lower level incl. a w/i wine room, billiard rm, wet bar, games area w/ gym, home theatre, sauna & steam. This luxury estate is in a class of its own!

New Listing 3205 928 RICHARDS STREET, Vancouver, BC


R2391253 - 3205 - 928 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 3205 - 928 Richards Street, Vancouver and currently listed at $1,620,000.

The Savoy, Perfection in heart of Yaletown. This wide open space home offers the finest in modern day quality. Magnificent 2 levels penthouse with spectacular, private roof top on the 3rd level offers a massive outdoor living/dining space with outstanding city, water, and mountain view. Two levels of luxury living feat.2 large balcony on both levels, open space living plan, Gas fireplace, and Gourmet kitchen. Upstairs offers 2bed/2bath plus a massive walk in closet in master bedroom. Enjoy the exceptional amenities offered at Savoy incl. indoor huge size pool, jacuzzi, sauna, exercise facilities, all impeccably maintained by live in building manager. Central location close to shops, top restaurants, business district and transit. Open House Oct. 6th Sun 2-4

New Listing 14 - 2206 Folkestone Way, West Vancouver, BC


R2390802 - 14 - 2206 Folkestone Way, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 14 - 2206 Folkestone Way, West Vancouver and currently listed at $1,498,000.

Absolutely spectacular 2234 sq ft unit totally transformed into a gorgeous showpiece in 2018. Beautiful wide plank white oak hardwood floors, expansive use of stone and elegant finishing compliment the totally unimpeded 270 degree views including, Mount Baker, Burnaby, Downtown, Lions Gate Bridge, to UBC. An entertainers dream, with large kitchen with 8’ X 4.5’ island open to the over sized living and dining rooms. 2 spacious bedrooms, Master bedroom with spa inspired ensuite, 2 more full bathrooms plus den and recreation room. 2 car underground garage with easy access. Close to Collingwood & Mulgrave Schools, West Van Secondary, Shopping, Recreation Center & Sea. Open Oct 20. Sun 2-4 pm.

Recently Sold Listing 11 N Carleton Avenue, Burnaby, BC


R2389346 - 11 N Carleton Avenue, Burnaby, BC, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at 11 N Carleton Avenue, Burnaby.

New Listing 20 - 3339 148 Street, Surrey, BC


R2389482 - 20 - 3339 148 Street, Surrey, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 20 - 3339 148 Street, Surrey and currently listed at $699,000.

Welcome to Haven, an exclusive collection of 33 Modern Farmhouse style townhomes nestled amongst mature trees and single-family homes in Elgin, proudly built by Park Ridge Homes. This unique townhome is unparalleled, featuring double car garage, forced-air furnace, gas range and optional BBQ hook-up, plus hot water on demand. Finishes include ship-lap walls, hand crafted wood beams & much more! A stone's throw from Choices Market, nearby playground & trails, plus great restaurants, Semiahmoo school catchment and fabulous shopping at Morgan Crossing & Grandview Corners. Quick access to the park & ride and Hwy 99. Don't miss out - visit Haven today to purchase in South Surrey's newest, upscale community.

New Listing 2590 Lauralynn Drive, North Vancouver, BC


R2390484 - 2590 Lauralynn Drive, North Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 2590 Lauralynn Drive, North Vancouver and currently listed at $1,160,000.

RARE OPPORTUNITY!! Building opportunity in highly desirable Westlynn. All plans are done and paid, permits were ready but expired now! Ready for demolition and construction! Very quiet street on a 8000 sq. foot lot. Walk to Viewlynn Park, schools, shopping centre, library, coffee shops, hiking trails and more! This location is certainly hard to match! Spectacular mountain views! RARE OPPORTUNITY!!

New Listing 470 NEWLANDS ROAD, West Vancouver, BC


R2389341 - 470 Newlands Road, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 470 Newlands Road, West Vancouver and currently listed at $2,498,000.

Nestled in the quiet neighbourhood of Cedardale, this elegant, renovated home exudes peace and easy family living. Situated on a 16,601 sqft “estate” property, w/circular driveway, this 3,380 sqft house features a two-storied foyer, separate livingroom, diningroom, familyroom and updated kitchen. French doors open to a large outdoor patio with a mature garden sanctuary. Upstairs boasts four large bedrooms, large bathroom, oversized master bedroom with generous walk-in closet/sitting room and large ensuite bathroom with skylight/heated flooring. Renovated b/mt suite offers ongoing income. Two Provincially ranked #1 schools nearby. Park Royal Mall/downtown minutes away. This large flat lot with an almost two-hundred-foot roadside frontage,

New Listing 11 N CARLETON AVENUE, Burnaby, BC


R2389346 - 11 N Carleton Avenue, Burnaby, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at 11 N Carleton Avenue, Burnaby and currently listed at $1,298,000.SOLD

Immaculate, 2013 completely updated bungalow with 3 bed up + 3 bed down. Newer kitchens on both levels, Newer windows, 11 yr old roof. Oak in-laid floors, massive living room offering mountain views.5yr New light fixtures, new paint, 5yr new flooring, 6yrs new gas fireplaces. 2 laundry! New bathroom upstairs. 4 yr new hotwater tank, corner lot on high side of street. This home shines!

New Listing 1620 Chippendale Road, West Vancouver, BC


R2389471 - 1620 Chippendale Road, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1620 Chippendale Road, West Vancouver and currently listed at $5,960,000.

Incredible views from this gorgeous and pristinely maintained 7,215 sqft,3 level, fabulous custom built family residence situated on a private manicured 24,000 sqft estate sized lot.Formal foyer leads to elegant cross hall rms w/vaulted ceiling & large picture windows,w/grand entry, high ceillings, gourmet chef's kitchen featuring a stunning granite centre island, top of the line appliances, four gas fireplaces, 2 master brdms, rich H/W flrs,extensive crown moulding, large patio overlooking splendid views.The lower level offers media room & rec room. French doors open to a covered patio and private,treed back yard, including a self-contained 2 bdrm legal suite & much more...

New Listing 3842 Emerald Drive, North Vancouver, BC


R2385196 - 3842 Emerald Drive, North Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 3842 Emerald Drive, North Vancouver and currently listed at $2,880,000.

Luxurious modern residence situated in most desirable Edgemont Village area. This 4,737 sqft 3 level residence has been finely crafted into the perfect family home. The main floor emphasizes a unique plan with elegant design, open concept living space, a gourmet kitchen. Upper level include 3 bdrms (all ensuited) including large master suite with generous size walk-in closet and sumptuous bath. Lower level features state-of-art rec. room, wet bar, 120' projector TV theater, gym, 1 bdrm legal suite w/ separate entry. Features include radiant heat, HRV, A/C, central speakers, vacuum, 24/7 security system, blinds w/ automation, wok kitchen, and much more. Walking distances for everything.