Stop this crazy real estate train…

coach house $1.7 million

When a coach house (a fancy name for a converted garage) is $1.77 million dollars, shit be f*%ked up, yo.

coach house $1.7 million

According to the listing:

A brand new, gorgeous and HUGE coach house which is part of a 1920′s restoration project. Built to a high standard, encompassing all the details of the original house down to the paint colours, siding and even the fencing that was used in 1920. On the main floor you will find beautiful radiant heated engineered oak floors, 10 ft ceilings, HRV, high efficiency boiler, an open plan, designer kitchen with quartz countertops, Jenn-Air appliances, a separated flex/family room – all on one floor. 4 generous bedrooms up and 3.5 bathrooms! This is no ordinary coach house! Perfect for a large family who wishes to reside in this great Kits neighbourhood.

I’m sorry…but it’s a glorified townhouse, which is part of a strata-titled restoration project.  If I’m going to spend that kind of money (clearly hypothetical) it’s going to be on a P-Diddy penthouse or at least a piece of land that I will own.  I’m not going to shell out nearly two million dollars just so that I can live like Mike Seaver did in Growing Pains…in the garage.

 

 

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13 Comments

  1. Video tour is here:

    http://www.tourbuzz.net/public/vtour/display/164220.

    Interior is quite nice. 4 bedrooms up, attached garage, 2000 sq.ft. on 2 levels with a good use of space. But $900 per sq.ft seems high for something that doesn’t appear to have any private greenspace or street presence.

    The units in the main house are for sale too:

    Upper 2 floors – 3 bedrooms – 1885 sf for $1,696,000
    http://www.tourbuzz.net/public/vtour/display/164182

    “Garden suite” – ground floor 2 bedroom – 1082 sf for $919,000
    http://www.tourbuzz.net/public/vtour/display/164217

    Personally I would have done this project as side-by-side units (or at least, front-and-back)…that way each family could have their own yard and wouldn’t have someone living above or below them. And I would have put more space in the main house and less in the coach house. A bit more sophistication on the part of the developer and architect would have produced a better result.

  2. I live in a tiny apartment and the nice little homes in the surrounding area are in the 2-4million price range which makes me sad because it is my dream to one day raise a family in this area (kits). My girlfriend and I both work full time in the area and I fear that if we want to have a family we will have to move out further in the valley. looking at these prices really is like crushing a dream. Who can afford these 1.8million dollar coach homes? I mean F*&K!!!!

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