Vancouver real estate: thin house built on half size of standard city lot sells over asking price of $1.5 million

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      There is a reason why this house in Dunbar is skinny.

      It was built on half the size of a standard city lot in Vancouver.

      A standard property has a frontage of 33 feet and a depth of 122 feet.

      The home at 3945 West 19th Avenue sits on a lot with a frontage of 16.5 feet.

      The living area of the two-bedroom, two-bath house measures 993 square feet.

      Sutton Group-West Coast Realty listed the home on September 24 for $1,495,000.

      It sold after six days on September 30 over the asking price.

      A buyer picked up the home for $1,585,000.

      Real-estate information site tracked the sale.

      The property includes a studio at the back of the lot, which is used as office and storage area.

      The house was built in 1936.

      Its 2020 assessment as of July 1, 2019 totals $1,181,900.

      According to B.C. Assessment, the land is worth $1,136,000, and the house, $45,900.