Source: Vancouver Sun | Westcoast Homes
April 8, 2017
THE INSIDE TRACK
City’s townhome stock gets a boost with Brownstones at Kingcrest Park
Anyone looking for a townhome in Vancouver will no doubt find there’s not an abundance on offer. “Vancouver, like most municipalities, is in very short supply of townhomes,” says Greg Lowe, director of sales for RareEarth Project Marketing, which is handling the new Brownstones at Kingcrest townhome project. “The fact that we have 16 more coming to the market is significant.”
Those 16 townhomes are just south of the corner of Kingsway and Knight Street, a stone’s throw from the grassy knolls of the 2.5-hectare Kingcrest Park.
“A mom with a couple of toddlers will be able to go out the back, down a little bit of lane and then half a block down, and they’re in the park,” Lowe says. “It’s like part of the backyard. I think that will be a huge factor for families.”
The homes, the work of Epix Developments, range in size from 1,150 to 1,252 square feet and have two or three bedrooms.
Fourteen of the homes are rowstyle townhomes. Eight are in one building, with six in another, while next door are two duplex-style homes. Previously, three homes had occupied the site, with one designated a pre-1940 character building. The builder was required to keep the home on the site with some modifications allowed.
The two new homes will have heritage detailing that includes free-standing heritage-era gas fireplaces, reclaimed hardwood flooring, corniced ceilings, exposed beams and a cast-iron potbelly heater.