MAGNIFICENT HOMES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN SHAUGHNESSY, OVER $10 MILLION
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Shaughnessy: Continuing to impress over 100 years later.
"Shaughnessy Heights" as it was known in the early days, stretching from 16th Avenue to the North, King Edward to the South, Arbutus / Maple Crescent to the West and Oak Street to the East. Now referred to as 1st Shaughnessy, 2nd Shaughnessy, and so on... it expands beyond King Edward down to 41st Avenue. It is the dream Vancouver neighbourhood of many people, including myself. An area with significant historic fabric that the people of Vancouver had the wisdom to protect (First Shaughnessy Development District). It developed as a new getaway from the increasingly crowded West End in the early 1900's, as apartment buildings began to replace original housing stock. Groundbreaking for 1st Shaughnessy began the very same month the first Model T Ford rolled off the assembly line. 2nd Shaughnessy was announced one month before the Titanic tragedy of 1912.
The first time I drove through it I was quite moved by its winding tree lined streets, palatial homes, expansive lots, numerous parks, and pride in ownership. Today, many of its original classic homes are hidden gems behind walls of tall landscaping. In the Spring and Summer it is a lush, green neighbourhood. In the Winter after fresh a snow, it stops me in my tracks every time because I feel like I'm living in a Norman Rockwell painting.
For the Buyer, Shaughnessy offers something for every taste: Starter homes (hold or build), fixer-uppers, classic well-preserved original homes from the early 1900's, brand new or recently constructed homes, homes with modern twists (such as early classic homes redesigned with modern interiors) or those Trophy Properties that only come up for sale every so often. Whatever your taste, I'm ready to find it for you. Current lisintgs run in the low $2M's to over $31M.
Shaughnessy is very much like the area I grew up in. One of the homes I lived in was a 5000' French Provincial on almost 2 acres, typical of the scale seen in Shaughnessy. My first home was a Dutch Colonial built in 1919- of which there are some very fine examples of in Shaughnessy. The area strikes a familiar chord with me, so I decided to make it my Specialty. Sellers and Buyers who work with me will appreciate my genuine passion, experience and level of comfort with such fine homes. And because I track the inventory, I'm familiar with the available homes as well as sales trends.
I own the domains FirstShaughnessyHomes.com and ShaughnessyHomes.com, making it simple for potential Buyers to view all of the fines homes available within Shaughnessy, 24 hours a day world-wide. Through Reciprocity, my quick search links take visitors right to all MLS listed properties within Shaughnessy. But that is just the beginning. In addition to my abilities, I am in extremely good company in my office. Some of Vancouver's most successful real estate agents call it home. That translates to additional exposure, and qualified Buyers.
Shaughnessy is special. It deserves representation by someone who truly appreciates its history and magnificent homes. For the Seller, I will make sure your home receives the attention and exposure it deserves through custom, creative marketing. My Brokerage's affiliations with Leading Real Estate Companies Of The World and Luxury Portfolio will ensure your home is marketed alongside the finest available in the world. My team will accomodate the needs of any foreign language speaking Buyer or Seller. No one will do a better job for you.
And for the Buyer? I can't wait to share in your joy as we select the home of your dreams!
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I can arrange a private showing for any of these fine properties and would be happy represent you in a purchase.
CONDOMINIUMS & TOWNHOUSES
Shaughnessy is an almost entirely residential neighbourhood in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, spanning about 447 hectares in a relatively central locale. Recent census estimates place its population at 9020, hailing from 2970 households.
The neighbourhood is characterized by the affluence of its residents: at an average annual household income of $136,252 and family income of $153,895 it is the wealthiest neighbourhood in Vancouver. It is also the site of many historical homes, especially in First Shaughnessy. 51.5% of the neighbourhood's homes were built before or during World War II, compared with 20.8% for the city at large. This is largely due to the 1981 First Shaughnessy Official Development Plan by-law, which promotes private property ownership and single-family dwelling, while limiting property subdivision and population density.
The neighbourhood was created in 1907 by the Canadian Pacific Railway, then the largest real estate developer in Canada. It was meant as an alternative to the West End, which was the traditional home for the budding city's elite. Thanks to aggressive marketing by the Railroad, highly regulated development and a stronger degree of exclusiveness, it gradually took the latter's status over the past century.
Shaughnessy is home to Little Flower Academy, Vancouver College, York House School and Shaughnessy Elementary School. Secondary students either attend Eric Hamber (East of Granville Street) or Prince of Wales (West of Granville Street). The old Shaughnessy Golf Course is now occipied by VanDusen Gardens and Shaughnessy Place.