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
  • 328 E 8TH Street in North Vancouver: Central Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS®# R2383954

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    $1,815,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2383954
    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®# R2382958

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    $1,799,800
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2382958
    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. No expense spared. Ranking at the top of the walk-ability scale, close to everything Central Lonsdale has to offer –parks, Ridgeway school, Whole Foods, banks, restaurants & shops. More details
    Listed by Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
  • 411 W KEITH Road in North Vancouver: Lower Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS®# R2369419

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    $1,799,800
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2369419
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,390 sq. ft.
    WOW! A Fabulous, luxurious 1/2 duplex, centrally located with views... you're not dreaming! Beautifully designed with high 10ft ceilings, thoughtful layout and 2 bedroom legal suite downstairs this home will tick all your boxes! South facing exposure, bright and sunny lot with lane access for garage and extra parking pad. Views of the ocean and downtown will delight! 3 bedrooms and laundry upstairs is a bonus. Modern design is striking and won't disappoint. Buy now and choose your finishings and be involved in the design! Bike lane right outside the front door for easy commuting and a greener way of life. Quiet backyard with a lovely covered patio to enjoy rain or shine. Close to everything: seabus, shopping, recreation. 1/2 block from desirable STA private school!!! More details
    Listed by Royal LePage Sussex
  • 316 E 4TH Street in North Vancouver: Lower Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS®# R2370138

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    $1,799,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2370138
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,772 sq. ft.
    BRAND NEW modern Morez designed 1/2 duplex in highly desirable Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood. Boasting over 2700 SF of luxury living, this sleek home features 3 bedrooms above including a luxurious master with ensuite & walk-in closet. An ideal entertainment space, the open concept main floor features a kitchen with large island & high-end finishes, stainless steel appliances and private, fully enclosed backyard patio. Below you will find a 2-bedroom legal suite with separate entrance. A short stroll from the awesome amenities Lower Lonsdale has to offer including the Lonsdale Quay & Pier, trendy restaurants, great shops, transit & fantastic hiking and biking trails for the outdoor enthusiast. Don’t miss your opportunity to take advantage of the unmatched convenience of the LOLO lifestyle! More details
    Listed by Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
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