1/2 Duplexes North Vancouver

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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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  • 212 W 6TH Street in North Vancouver: Lower Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS®# R2255602

    Main Photo: 212 W 6TH Street in North Vancouver: Lower Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS®# R2255602
    $2,588,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2255602
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    3,502 sq. ft.
    The complete resurrection of the "Eades Residence", a 1911 masterpiece brought back to its original glory. One of North Vancouver's most important heritage completely rebuilt. Sitting on the Ottawa Gardens Park, this home demands respect as it did as the original Ottawa Gardens Showhome. Taken down to the studs, its now been brought upto new code with all the modern features yet all of its charm kept intact. Main floor features a huge kitchen and dining room for those family Christmas gatherings, the masterbed above is massive but the city & water view even bigger. The mediaroom below with bar will make movie night special, plus a legal suite to help with the mortgage. This home will blow you away I promise, call for details. More details
    RE/MAX Crest Realty
  • 308 E 9TH Street in North Vancouver: Central Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS®# R2262538

    Main Photo: 308 E 9TH Street in North Vancouver: Central Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS®# R2262538
    $2,059,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2262538
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,687 sq. ft.
    Gorgeous Craftsman style ½ Duplex in central Lonsdale! This tastefully renovated half-duplex is almost 6 years old and is stunning. 2,650 sq/ft. of well planned living space, this 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home is a one and only. Main features over height ceilings, wood floors, luxurious finishes, a chef worthy kitchen, a huge island and a very spacious open plan, opening to a private , architecturally redesigned and tranquil outdoor oasis. 3 good sized bedrooms up, including a large master with full en-suite, and the other a Jack and Jill. Down is a flexible plan with 1 or 2 bedroom accommodation with own entrance. Heat pump/A.C, in-ground sprinkler system and private garage, located just steps from the charming local Andrews on 8TH and all the shops and restaurants Lonsdale has to offer. More details
    Sotheby's Int'l Realty Canada
  • 264 E 9TH Street in North Vancouver: Central Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS®# R2267109

    Main Photo: 264 E 9TH Street in North Vancouver: Central Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS®# R2267109
    $1,748,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2267109
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,541 sq. ft.
    Luxurious home in North Van's HOTTEST neighborhood! Completely renovated w/many custom upgrades. Like a new home with over-sized rooms. Prime location across from park w/putting green & the historic Andrews Coffee Shop. PRIVATE deck w/southern exposure & city views. OPEN space offers flexible liv/din room, GOURMET chefs kitchen w/ thick-slab granite counter tops & complete s/s appliance package. Home comforts include: central A/C, floor-to-ceiling window wall accessing beautifully landscaped back yard, two private parking spaces, nest home system & central vac. Conveniently located close to a variety of restaurants, shops, boutiques & transit. Incredible value for this size of home in such a desirable area! More details
    Macdonald Realty
  • 1 214 W 6TH Street in North Vancouver: Lower Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS®# R2247342

    Main Photo: 1 214 W 6TH Street in North Vancouver: Lower Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS®# R2247342
    $1,649,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2247342
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,225 sq. ft.
    Another stunning project by CG Const & Castagno Dev. Directly on the Ottawa Gardens Parkway. An open floor plan duplex with over 2200 sq ft of the highest finishing standards. Main floor is wide open with party size kitch island and living area opening on to a 20x12 sunny patio. Above has 3 very genergous bdrms with a spa-like mstr bath, below offers another bdrm plus spacious recroom & a complete bar. Radiant in-floor heat thru out, gas fireplace, hardwood floors, KitchenAid appliances. These duplexes are designed to compliment the "Eades Residence" which forms part of this new project, yester years charm with todays comforts. All this on a large sunny immaculately landscaped property. I dare you to compare!! Call for a private showing. More details
    RE/MAX Crest Realty
  • 1156 WENDEL Place in North Vancouver: Lynn Valley House 1/2 Duplex for sale in "WENDEL COURT" : MLS®# R2265743

    Open House on Sunday, May 20, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Main Photo: 1156 WENDEL Place in North Vancouver: Lynn Valley House 1/2 Duplex for sale in "WENDEL COURT" : MLS®# R2265743
    $1,638,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2265743
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,328 sq. ft.
    What a great home!! It's pleasure to offer beautiful Duplex w/ Greenbelt & Mountain View in heart of North Vancouver!! This modern home was developed by Wedgewood Ventures Ltd and designed by Charles Moorhead. Designed to spacious 2,274 sq/ft on 3 levels home has 10 foot ceiling, floor to ceiling f/p, office, 3 bdrms & 4 baths, entertainment sized gourmet kitchen, dining & living room adjoining over 400 sq/ft of private decks and generous storage. Floor-to-ceiling main floor windows offer sweeping private outlooks onto the lush, natural landscape of Hastings Creek, and mountaintop views. Close to schools, hiking, trails & Karen Mag. Rec Centre. Extremely bright, extremely private! Walk to Lynn Valley Town Centre and Argyle Secondary catchments. Great condition & superb street appeal. More details
    RE/MAX Crest Realty
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Listing information last updated on May 20, 2018 at 04:12 PM (UTC)
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