1/2 Duplexes North Vancouver

1/2 Duplex Living

½ Duplexes in North Vancouver Defined

Need more space but not quite ready for a detached house budget?  Half duplexes offer a great compromise. Get the space plus potential secondary suite accommodation income or an extra bedroom plus a yard in a convenient location without paying the detached house budget. Half duplexes have lower strata fees and you’ll have fewer neighbours sharing the walls.

Half duplex homes are strata titled.  The strata title will show exact square footage of the entire property, define each lot plus common property ownership.  Most ½ duplexes in the Greater Metro Vancouver area detail separate outdoor space (yes, your own yard!) as belonging to the strata lot or ½ duplex for sale.  It is very common to have a shared garage with separate walls, access and egress.


Benefits of owning a ½ duplex:

  • Convenient, central locations as most communities prefer to locate this style of density closer to village or main shopping areas.
  • Newer construction often offer secondary suite accommodation or Floor Space Ratios FSR up to 40% – that’s more living area than a house per city lot.
  • Layout larger than townhome and can be either side/side or stacked
  • Separate private address
  • Off street parking and/or separate garage with storage
  • No large strata government
  • Fewer neighbours
  • Low maintenance and shared major repair costs

Expect to pay half of the home insurance premium for exterior, earthquake, flood and fire.  You’ll also be required to purchase separate homeowner contents insurance and most insurance firms offer a discount if purchased together. Other costs for ½ duplex home ownership could include planning for major capital repairs such as roof, drainage and siding.

Consider purchasing a new ½ duplex compared to a detached home

 Feature ½ Duplex Single Family Home
Cost to purchase Lowest Highest
Square Foot Home per lot size Mid to high FSR Low FSR
Secondary Suite Accommodation Same Same
Outdoor space/yard Yes Yes
Location Central Varied
Parking Off street Off street
Density Higher Lower
Restrictions Only if agreed to Bylaw and registered None

As you can see from this table, there are very few differences between single family homes and ½ duplexes excluding density.

Half Duplex North Vancovuer

Half Duplex featured in North Vancouver
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  • 462 W KEITH Road in North Vancouver: Central Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS®# R2361614

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    $1,928,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2361614
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    3,067 sq. ft.
    Spectacular luxury view duplex built by Noort Homes. Not your average duplex. This large 3067 sqft beautifully finished home sits up high, and truly makes a statement. Enjoy views from every level. Large open concept on the main floor with 2 living areas, 3 bedrooms up (option for second laundry on upper floor) Beautiful master suite with large walk in closet. Heat pump with air conditioning. Amazing 500 ft private ROOFTOP patio with 360 degree views of the city, water, bridge, and mountains. Awesome above ground 1 bedroom and den legal suite. Complete with 2 car garage. Beautifully landscaped. Central location, steps to Saint Thomas Aquinas high school. More details
    Listed by Royal LePage Sussex
  • 342 E 12TH Street in North Vancouver: Central Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS®# R2303263

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    $1,899,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2303263
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,803 sq. ft.
    NEW DUPLEX HOME in Central Lonsdale is ready for you! 3 levels of luxury living with open plan developed by award winning BOLDER HOMES in one of Lonsdale's finest locations. This 5 bdrm, 4 bthrm green-built half duplex offers approximately 2800 sq.ft of living space with high end finishings such as stone counters, hardwood floors, Bosch appliances, on-demand hot water, large kitchen & family room with french doors opening onto a covered patio & fenced yard & lane, master bedroom with spa-like ensuite, A/C with heat pump, HRV, garage with open parking & storage. BONUS- lower level has 2 bdrms, 1 bath & rec room/media room with separate entrance- perfect for in-laws or students. Enjoy the comfort of a 2, 5, 10 year New Home Warranty. Energuide 86! PRICE INCLUDES GST! More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Crest Realty and Royal LePage Sussex
  • 1308 FORBES Avenue in North Vancouver: Central Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS®# R2361770

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    $1,889,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2361770
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,913 sq. ft.
    This brand new 2,913 sq.ft. Duplex built by Noort Homes is sure to impress you! The main floor open plan living space flows out to a sunny private, fenced back yard. Experience the ultimate outdoor living on your large ROOFTOP DECK with a panoramic view of the city, ocean, and mountains. The home offers an amazing master suite up, with all 3 bedrooms enjoying a great view. The really bright above ground 2 bedroom legal suite will be much in demand. The home has a 2 car detached garage plus a parking pad. This beautifully landscaped property is centrally located and close to Saint Thomas Aquinas High School. More details
    Listed by Royal LePage Sussex
  • 328 E 8TH Street in North Vancouver: Central Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS®# R2341987

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    $1,860,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2341987
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    2,883 sq. ft.
    STUNNING West Coast Contemporary 1/2 duplex proudly positioned in Central Lonsdale. With over 2800 SF, this spacious open concept home boasts 3 levels of luxury living with breathtaking views of the Ocean & Downtown Vancouver Skyline. Main level features thoughtfully designed gourmet kitchen. Master suite retreat above boasts beautiful spa-inspired bath & spacious deck overlooking picturesque views. One-bedroom suite below ideal for in-laws or rental revenue. Features include vaulted ceilings, high-end integrated appliances, wide plank h/w floors, radiant in-floor heating, AC, HRV, 2 fireplaces, built in vacuum, security system & fully fenced private yard. Walking distance to all the amenities Central Lonsdale has to offer including Andrews on 8th, Whole Foods, parks, restaurants & shops. More details
    Listed by Sutton Group-West Coast Realty and Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
  • 330 E 8TH Street in North Vancouver: Central Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS®# R2338816

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    $1,850,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2338816
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    2,720 sq. ft.
    These brand new, architecturally designed, 3-level duplexes are located in the heart of Central Lonsdale. The gorgeous, 2720sqft, 4 bed, 5 bath, Canada-Place-view-homes include a 1 bedroom suite ideal for rental revenue or for the in-laws. Each unit has a spacious open concept floorplan with living room, kitchen, dining & family room on the main, 3 bed, 2 baths up & a beautiful sky-deck off the master. Vaulted ceilings, high-end integrated appliances, wide plank h/w floors, radiant in-floor heating, AC, HRV, 2 fireplaces, built-in vacuum, security and a fully fenced private yard are what set these homes apart. Ranking at the top of the walkability scale, close to everything Central Lonsdale has to offer –parks, Ridgeway school, Whole Foods, banks, restaurants & shops. Open Sat/Sun 2-4 More details
    Listed by Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
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