Vancouver real estate: heritage home called Jeffrey House sold $1.6 million, was bought in 2010 for $809,000

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      One of Vancouver’s heritage homes has a new owner.

      The residence called Jeffrey House sold for $1,614,750 after only two days on the market.

      The 2168 Parker Street residence is located in the Grandview Woodland neighbourhood, where many heritage homes can be found.

      In 2018, the Jeffrey House got a centenary sign from the Grandview Heritage Group.

      The grassroots-based organization recalls online that the building permit for the house was issued on November 18, 1912.

      The house was built for William Jeffrey, who worked as a furnace man at the Terminal City Iron Works.

      The builder was R. Armishaw, according to the Grandview Heritage Group.

      “It was to be a $1,500 one-storey residence for William, his wife Georgina, and their three children,” the local heritage group related.

      “In 1921, they added a $75 garage. They were still living in the house when Georgina died in January 1924 after a long illness. This house is a bit of a hybrid, but its main form is California Bungalow – the cottage-sized version of the Craftsman house of the period.”

      The Jeffrey House is listed in the Vancouver Heritage Register in the C category.

      This means that the home’s heritage significance is “Contextual or Character”, based on the City of Vancouver’s classification.

      A home of contextual or character significance “represents those buildings that contribute to the historic character of an area or streetscape, usually found in groupings of more than one building but may also be of individual importance,” the city register explains.

      On its website, the Vancouver Heritage Foundation refers to the original owner as William Jeffery.

      “Jeffery, a printer, remained at the house until at least 1955. The house is an example of a simple Craftsman style residence,” the heritage foundation relates.

      RE/MAX Select Properties listed the home on November 10, 2020 for $1,698,000.

      The listing was terminated, and replaced with a new one on the same day for a reduced price of $1,568,000.

      The property sold on November 12 for $1,614,750, according to tracking by real-estate information site

      Real-estate site Redfin provides a sales history for the 2168 Parker Street home.

      Available information from the site indicates that the house sold in 1975 for $45,000.

      In May 1985, it was bought for $104,000.

      In June 2010, a buyer purchased the heritage home for $809,000, according to documentation by Redfin.