While we love to showcase all of the amazing listings available in Toronto, sometimes it’s fun to imagine ourselves living somewhere else, and in this case, in what might easily be one of the most unique homes in Vancouver.
The James Residence – otherwise known as the “Hobbit House” – can be found on King Edward Avenue near Cambie Street and recently went back on the market for $2.7 million.
Originally built in the 1940s by architect Ross Lort, the home is touted for its storybook cottage-like appearance and charming design. In 2017, it was awarded a City of Vancouver Heritage Award of Honour for “the retention and thoughtful restoration of this one-of-a-kind residence,” the listing states.
While its appearance may seem diminutive, the home is actually over 2,900 square feet and features an open concept main floor plan with 12-foot vaulted ceilings and plenty of windows to let in natural light to further open up the space.
On the main floor, you’ll find spacious principal rooms, a stunning gourmet kitchen with Bosch appliances, and a deluxe master bedroom.
Downstairs presents a space for everyone to enjoy, complete with a family room, media room/gym with built-in cabinetry and eclipse doors opening onto a patio, as well as two bedrooms.
In the backyard, you’ll find a lush, landscaped property with an oversized balcony off the kitchen and dining area – perfect for those beautiful summer nights in Vancouver.
- Price: $2,698,000
- Address: 587 W King Edward Avenue, Vancouver, BC
- Type: Townhouse
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 4
- Size: 2,906 square feet
Whether you’re currently living in Vancouver and you’re looking for a unique property to call home, or perhaps you’re looking for a serious change of scenery from Toronto, here’s a look inside this one-of-a-kind home.