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October 18, 2013, 11:39 PM  |  Business

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Just another awesome foggy fall day in Gastown.

Looking for a great home is hard work. To make things a little easier the Gazette has taken the time to weed through Gastown’s real estate listings and bring you what we believe are the best properties for sale in the neighbourhood. Welcome to the Gazette’s Saturday Selects.

The Editors

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502/55 East Cordova Street
$572,500

The open concept makes an excellent work-at-home flex space, with integrated 20 foot long work station – photographers will appreciate high ceilings and plenty of storage for backdrops. Located on the quieter and cooler North side of the building, there are excellent views to the harbour, ships pulling into the container port and the North Shore Mountains.

The popular Koret Lofts is a friendly building, with residents often socializing at the BBQ or fire-pit located in the courtyard. Gastown’s trendiest boutiques, restaurants and bars are all steps away. Popular with movie crews, hi-techs and creatives make this a great rental investment. Low maintenance fees.

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305/55 East Cordova Street
$555,000

Gastown – Vancouver’s early 19th century Landmark destination has become today’s hip urban neighborhood withhigh profile conversions fusing Heritage architecture and modern restoration amid high-end fashion boutiques andupscale restaurants. This Koret Lofts unit exemplifies this high-style living with a wide open live/work space, exposed woodpost & beam construction, high 10′ ceilings, polished concrete floors, restored heritage windows, a modular Europeanstainless kitchen, exposed brick, a high-design bathroom with walk-through tile shower, and mountain views from the quietnorthern side of the building.

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501/150 Alexander Street
$1,398,000

*Open House Saturday October 19th from 12:00 to 1:30pm

Unbelievable panoramic city, mountain, and water views await in this luxurious and character-filled 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom sophisticated 2 story Penthouse. Open concept living, dining and kitchen area make for truly spacious living.

The master bedroom features a canopy of exposed wood beams while the second bedroom has an entire wall of exposed brick. Hardwood upstairs and engineered floors down, and a real wood burning fireplace in the living room finish off this fantastic suite.

Then there is the rooftop deck! Large, private and perfect for entertaining situated conveniently off of the living room. With amazing views, and super location in the hippest part of town, this penthouse has it all! Call to book your private viewing.

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506/518 Beatty Street
$384,000

Experience loft living at its best in this historic 1911 converted warehouse! Located in Crosstown, you are only steps away from Gastown and Chinatown, surrounded by fantastic restaurants, great shopping and only a short walking distance to BC Place, Rogers Arena, and the Stadium Skytrain Station. Tradition truly meets today in this fifth floor loft with original blasted brick walls, exposed wood post and beam and expansive solid two-way wood frame windows. Relax on the rooftop deck equipped with BBQ and garden or retreat to your own interior space in true downtown loft-living lifestyle. Showings by appointment only.

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30/133 Keefer Street
$1,699,500

Keefer Building Ultra Luxe – full floor loft w/nat light illuminating 3 sides of this home. Private elev. provides access to your own floor. High style design feat incl wide plank Oak flrs, overheight ceilings, original timber beams & glazed brick, double hung wood sash windows transform this heritage building into a statement of timeless living. Bulthaup kitchen with SubZero dual fridges & wine fridge, Miele appliances, wet bar & huge counters. Spacious dining & lvg space feat. custom audio/visual system with s/sound. Master bath with oversized travertine shower, soaker tub, Blu bath fixtures. Functional indoor/outdoor heated loggia is unique focal point.

The Keefer has tax abatement program where owner will benefit for 6 – 10 more years.

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204/27 Alexander Street
$385,000

27 Alexander in the centre of Gastown where original Vancouver has been transformed to anything else but ordinary. 100% cool & trendy, mosaic of sleek & modem style with a kiss of cobble stones, touch of heritage creating unique & irreplaceable place to Live. Best of restaurants, easy hangouts, boutique stores and whatever else you’ll find on the pages of the latest magazines is right here! Very spacious 1 bdrm, open kitchen, gas f/p, gas stove, low mtnc fees and f-t-c windows to take in the city vibe and fill the space with light. No balcony, not a problem – there is fantastic common roof top deck with amazing mountain & water views you can enjoy. Pets and rentals okay. Great home, investment or pied-a-terre.

If you are an agent or a property owner and would like your property considered for the Gazette’s Saturday Selects email us a editors@gastowngazette.com. Happy house hunting!

Top photo by Jeff Topham
All other photos courtesy MLS.ca
Descriptions by listing agents.

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