Developers in Coquitlam are using heritage design, energy efficiency, luxury appliances, air conditioning and EV parking to attract buyers.
Buyers still in the market for housing are turning to new condos, townhouses and duplexes in Coquitlam that have attractive features, the latest sold reports for the month of December suggest.
Prices ranged from from $459,000 for a 437 sq-ft. new studio apartment in southwest Coquitlam to $1.37 million for a 1,813 sq-ft. three-bedroom townhouse under construction in Burquitlam.
The only single-family home reported sold in December was a brand, new 1,600 sq-ft. three-bedroom half duplex that sold for $1.41 million.
In all, Zealty reported 25 homes sold in December; although some sold earlier and were reported this month.
Here's what buyers got at these price points.
Studio condo for $459K
This 437 sq-ft. studio apartment located at 375 Clayton St. sold on Dec. 11.
Located in the Florin, a new condo development by Allaire and Circadian (and sold by by MLA Canada), the apartment is part of a multi-family development that includes condos, townhomes and three single-family heritage homes.
The saved heritage homes include:
- the 1940s Thomas and Edith Clayton Residence
- the 1938 Gueho Residence
- the 1928 The James and Margaret Clayton Residence
Price per square foot for the studio apartment is $1,052.
The studio is described as an attractive space with a bedroom enclosed with a frosted glass sliding door for privacy from the living area, with lots of closet space.
Features include integrated Fisher and Paykel appliances and gas cook top, air conditioning, smart thermostat and comes with a storage locker.
Half duplex for $1.14M
This new home at #101-1138 Dansey Ave. in central Coquitlam sold on Nov. 28, but was reported sold on Dec. 20.
It's described as among four heritage-themed townhome/fourplex homes built in tribute to "old Maillardville," the city's heritage district.
There's an open floor plan on the main floor with three bedrooms upstairs and a 750 sq. ft. crawl space for storage.
The half duplex also comes with two parking stalls and an electric vehicle (EV) charger.
Price per square foot for the 1,600 sq. ft. home is $714.
Townhouse for $1.37M
This home located at #108-606 Foster Ave. in west Coquitlam is part of the Skagen townhouse development, which is described as having passive house design, an international certification that requires specific construction methods, such as double insulation, and a continuous insulating envelope all around the building.
In its literature, Skagen promises an airtight home, a heat recovery ventilation system that provides fresh air, as well as super-insulated walls and triple glazed tilt and turn windows.
The three bedroom, four bathroom townhouse was listed for $1.39 million but sold for $1.37 million in September, after six days on the market but wasn't reported sold until Dec. 14.
Price per square foot is $750.