VANCOUVER — Real estate agents and a Vancouver couple are offering $20,000 in cash for a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home on a busy residential street.
The home, listed for $20.9 million, sits on the block bounded by Howe Street, Kingsway Avenue and Victoria Street.
Its owner, an agent who did not want to be identified, said the house is a former military base, which has been converted into a single-family home with attached garage and storage for up to 30 cars.
The seller said the home was built around 1891 and is listed with the help of a foundation in England.
A neighbour, who has been staying at the house, said it has “a lot of history” and is not currently occupied.
This property is a very, very special property and has a lot of historic history, said neighbour Nicole Charette.
She said it was the only home she had seen in the area for many years.
“It’s quite beautiful.
It’s not too big, it’s not that big,” she said.
There’s a lot more history here, and I think there’s a real appreciation of this area that has been overlooked,” she added.
Charette said she thought the property was worth $10 million.
According to a listing, the property has three bedrooms, a large living room with a fireplace, a bedroom suite and a kitchen.
It is listed for sale in the Vancouver area, and the buyer could receive the money as cash, check or credit card, the seller said.