Vancouver real estate: backyard or laneway house in Kitsilano sold for $1,850,000

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      Call it a coach house, carriage home, or laneway house.

      Some also refer to this type of residence as a granny suite or garden home.

      They’re all the same.

      Typically located at the rear of a principal home, a coach or laneway house constitutes a detached and separate dwelling.

      They can be pricey.

      A backyard house on the west side of Vancouver sold for more than the price of a typical single family home on the east side of the city.

      The laneway home at 1959 West 15th Avenue fetched $1,850,000.

      In July 2020, a typical detached home on the east side of Vancouver cost $1,487,300.

      Sutton Group-West Coast Realty listed the West 15th Avenue carriage house on August 18, 2020 for $1,898,000.

      A buyer purchased the two-level home after four days on August 22 with a $48,000 price discount.

      The laneway property is shown here at the back of the principal house addressed as 1955 and 1957 West 15th Avenue.

      Single family homes cost more on the west side neighbourhoods like Kitsilano.

      In July this year, a typical single family home on the west side of Vancouver cost $3,053,900.

      The 1959 West 15th Avenue features three bedrooms, and two-and-a-half baths.

      Real-estate site tracked the sale.

      The home boasts of a living space of 1,555 square feet.

      “This 2 level Detached (Coach/Carriage) home is part of 3 units Heritage style Townhome,” the property’s listing reads.