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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  • 316 E 4TH Street in North Vancouver: Lower Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS® # R2219019

    Main Photo: 316 E 4TH Street in North Vancouver: Lower Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS® # R2219019
    $1,998,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2219019
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,772 sq. ft.
    BRAND NEW modern Morez designed 1/2 duplex in highly desirable neighborhood of Lower Lonsdale. Boasting over 2700 Sf of luxury living, this sleek home features 3 bedrooms above including a luxurious master with ensuite, an open concept floor plan, high end finishings, a large kitchen ideal for entertaining guests and 2 bedroom legal suite below. A short stroll from all the great amenities that Lower Lonsdale has to offer including trendy restaurants, shopping, transit & beautiful hiking trails. More details
    Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
    • LISA GORDON (MACDONALD REALTY LTD.)
    • MACDONALD REALTY LTD.
    • 1 (604) 6261298
    • Contact by Email
  • 413 W KEITH Road in North Vancouver: Lower Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS® # R2233057

    Open House on Sunday, January 21, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Main Photo: 413 W KEITH Road in North Vancouver: Lower Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS® # R2233057
    $1,998,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2233057
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,454 sq. ft.
    Brand new 1/2 Duplex in the heart of Central Lonsdales West Keith Boulevard, in the best part of North Vancouver. Incomparable quality of craftsmanship in this over 2400 sqft of luxury Living. Fantastic open plan with 3 Spacious Vaulted ceiling Bedrooms upstairs with amazing Downtown views from the master bdrm, and 2 roomy Bedrooms downstairs. Step out on over 1000 sqft of patios and balconies including a 430 sqft Rooftop deck with breathtaking downtown and mountain views. With high end finishes such as Built in Fridge, Stone top counter and Island, Stainless steel appliance, HRV system. Hardwood and Radiant heating in all floors. A must see full legal suit with plenty natural sunlight. 2-5-10 Warranty. Open Sat-Sun/2-4. Pics are of 415 W Keith which is Sold. More details
    Oakwyn Realty Downtown Ltd.
    • LISA GORDON (MACDONALD REALTY LTD.)
    • MACDONALD REALTY LTD.
    • 1 (604) 6261298
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  • 245 W 19 Street in North Vancouver: Central Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS® # R2227541

    Main Photo: 245 W 19 Street in North Vancouver: Central Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS® # R2227541
    $1,688,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2227541
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,572 sq. ft.
    TOP QUALITY 100% RENOVATED 1/2 DUPLEX: Move right in or an excellent rental property. Absolutely immaculate 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom 1/2 duplex in quiet Central Lonsdale location. Excellent open floor plan offers large kitchen, family room opens to private patio leading to your private garage + additional parking, 3 large bedrooms up and many other great features. Kitchen features all s/s appliances, silestone counters, custom tile backsplash and custom cabinetry. Spa-like master bath experience + large bedrooms throughout. Gas fireplace, washer/dryer and radiant in-floor hot water heat. Beautiful pergola in your backyard, ready for entertaining your friends and family. No monthly maintenance fees. Nothing to do, just move in. Best Duplex Value on the Shore. More details
    One Percent Realty Ltd.
    • LISA GORDON (MACDONALD REALTY LTD.)
    • MACDONALD REALTY LTD.
    • 1 (604) 6261298
    • Contact by Email
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