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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  • 208 E 22ND Street in North Vancouver: Central Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS®# R2417261

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    • Photo 13: 208 E 22ND Street in North Vancouver: Central Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS®# R2417261
    $1,829,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2417261
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    2,602 sq. ft.
    Vinno Developments welcomes you to Central Lonsdale's finest new custom half duplex. No expense was spared in this 3 level, over 2600 sq ft family home. Main floor offers open floor plan with hardwood floors, sleek contemporary kitchen with large island and plenty of windows and patio doors to private yard. Also incl nook, family room, dining room for 10 people, bar area, bright south-facing living room, upstairs boasts 3 large bedrooms, laundry area, upper deck that also leads to a turf covered 200 sq ft private roof top oasis with southern sunset views and mtn views. Radiant floor heating throughout the home, surround sound, single car garage with open pad, extensive rock work & landscaping, basement has 9-foot ceilings. Bonus 1-bdrm legal suite ($1,800/month). OPEN Sat 2-4pm & Sun 2-4pm More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Crest Realty
  • 411 W KEITH Road in North Vancouver: Lower Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS®# R2369419

    Open House on Sunday, November 24, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Main Photo: 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!!! OPEN SUN 2-4PM More details
    Listed by Royal LePage Sussex
  • 738 E 3RD Street in North Vancouver: Queensbury House 1/2 Duplex for sale in "One Raven" : MLS®# R2407717

    Open House on Sunday, November 24, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
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    • Photo 16: 738 E 3RD Street in North Vancouver: Queensbury House 1/2 Duplex for sale in "One Raven" : MLS®# R2407717
    $1,799,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2407717
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    3,020 sq. ft.
    ONE RAVEN is a truly unique development that pushes the boundaries of urban density without losing heritage roots. With one of the last remaining heritage homes on the front of the lot, this NetZero, high-performance 1/2 duplex boasts an innovative, modern design while promoting sustainability and practical, cost-efficient living. The beautifully designed interior features a bright and spacious living plan, contemporary kitchen, complete with a 2-bedroom suite and private open space courtyard. This 'Passive Home', built by award-winning Naikoon Contracting, boasts super insulated walls, high-performance triple pane windows, solar panels and an HRV system. Located in the heart of the Moodyville neighbourhood, North Shore’s most anticipated new community, day-to-day amenities are plentiful. More details
    Listed by Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
  • 545 E 4TH Street in North Vancouver: Lower Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS®# R2419537

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    • Photo 1: 545 E 4TH Street in North Vancouver: Lower Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS®# R2419537
    $1,769,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2419537
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,535 sq. ft.
    Beautifully designed brand new 1/2 duplex in the highly desired Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood. This unit has 3 bedrooms and the laundry upstairs which is a plus. The main level has an open plan consisting of the living and dining room, the family room and the kitchen. The lot has a lane access for garage and a carport and there is a beautiful private yard and deck to enjoy at the back. Close to the Lonsdale Quay and the seabus station. More details
    Listed by Royal LePage Sussex
  • 740 E 3RD Street in North Vancouver: Queensbury House 1/2 Duplex for sale in "One Raven" : MLS®# R2420818

    Open House on Sunday, November 24, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
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    $1,699,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2420818
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    3,020 sq. ft.
    ONE RAVEN is a truly unique development that pushes the boundaries of urban density without losing heritage roots. With one of the last remaining heritage homes on the front of the lot, this high-performance 1/2 duplex boasts an innovative, modern design while promoting sustainability and practical, cost-efficient living. The beautifully designed interior features a bright and spacious living plan, contemporary kitchen, complete with a 2-bedroom suite and private open space courtyard. Built by award-winning Naikoon Contracting, this home boasts super insulated walls, high-performance triple pane windows and an HRV system. Located in the heart of the North Shore's most anticipated new neighbourhood of Moodyville, where day-to-day amenities are plentiful. More details
    Listed by Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
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