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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  • 21 3750 EDGEMONT Boulevard in North Vancouver: Edgemont House 1/2 Duplex for sale in "The Manor" : MLS®# R2318783

    Main Photo: 21 3750 EDGEMONT Boulevard in North Vancouver: Edgemont House 1/2 Duplex for sale in "The Manor" : MLS®# R2318783
    $2,229,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2318783
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    3,249 sq. ft.
    Welcome to the Manor at Edgemont, an enclave of homes offering unparalleled space, privacy & quality in a highly desirable location. This updated 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath duplex-style townhouse has the advantages of a house, including a large private outdoor space & attached double garage, yet the convenience of turnkey living. You will be stunned by the open concept design, oversized windows, high ceilings & gorgeous wood floors. The magnificent master suite features ample space & a gorgeous spa-like ensuite. 2 more large bedrooms, an elegant bath, & proper laundry room complete the top floor. The basement offers a rec room, storage a perfect guest bedroom & a bathroom. Thoughtful updates include MIELE appliances, quartz counters, an updated powder room, new doors & carpet. Open Saturday, Nov 17th, 2-4 pm. More details
    Listed by Oakwyn Realty Ltd.
  • 330 E 6TH Street in North Vancouver: Lower Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS®# R2316334

    Open House on Sunday, November 18, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Main Photo: 330 E 6TH Street in North Vancouver: Lower Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS®# R2316334
    • Exterior Front
    • Living Room
    • Living Room
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchen
    • Dining Room
    • Master Bedroom
    • Master Bedroom
    • Patio/Deck
    • View
    • Master Bathroom
    • Master Bathroom
    • Bedroom
    • Bedroom
    • Recreation Room
    • Bedroom
    • Exterior Back
    • suite
    • suite
    • suite
    $2,150,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2316334
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    3,025 sq. ft.
    2 homes for 1! Want a 4 bed/4 bath home? Also want a 1 bed/2 bath townhome without sacrificing your spacious plumbed rec room? Your south facing home is 2,100 sf on 3 levels with 4 beds and 4 baths and decks on all sides. Your north facing suite is 868 sf 1 bed/2 bath on 2 levels with a private garden patio, it feels like a townhome! This innovative design works for investors, families or friends looking to purchase well thought out living spaces. Built by Georgie award winning Alchemy Construction, this is a unique design unlike any other duplex in North Vancouver. Come to Lo-Lo for your 2-for-1 deal. More details
    Listed by Angell Hasman & Assoc.Rlty.Ltd
  • 328 E 6TH Street in North Vancouver: Lower Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS®# R2316332

    Open House on Sunday, November 18, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Main Photo: 328 E 6TH Street in North Vancouver: Lower Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS®# R2316332
    • Exterior Front
    • Living Room
    • Living Room
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchen
    • Dining Room
    • Master Bedroom
    • Patio/Deck
    • View
    • Master Bathroom
    • Bedroom
    • Bedroom
    • Patio/Deck
    • Bathroom
    • Recreation Room
    • Bathroom
    • Exterior Back
    • suite
    • suite
    • suite
    $2,150,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2316332
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    3,025 sq. ft.
    2 homes for 1! Want a 4 bed/4 bath home? Also want a 1 bed/2 bath townhome without sacrificing your spacious plumbed rec room? Your south facing home is 2,157 sf on 3 levels with 4 beds and 4 baths and decks on all sides. Your north facing suite is 868 sf 1 bed/2 bath on 2 levels with a private garden patio, it feels like a townhome! This innovative design works for investors, families or friends looking to purchase well thought out living spaces. Built by Georgie award winning Alchemy Construction, this is a unique design unlike any other duplex in North Vancouver. Come to Lo-Lo for your 2-for-1 deal. More details
    Listed by Angell Hasman & Assoc.Rlty.Ltd
  • 330 E 8TH Street in North Vancouver: Central Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS®# R2302710

    Main Photo: 330 E 8TH Street in North Vancouver: Central Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS®# R2302710
    $1,988,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2302710
    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, 4 bath, Canada-Place-view-homes include a 1BR 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. More details
    Listed by Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
  • 332 E 8TH Street in North Vancouver: Central Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS®# R2303252

    Main Photo: 332 E 8TH Street in North Vancouver: Central Lonsdale House 1/2 Duplex for sale : MLS®# R2303252
    $1,988,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2303252
    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, 4 bath, Canada-Place-view-homes include a 1 bed 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 walk-ability scale, close to everything Central Lonsdale has to offer –parks, Ridgeway school, Whole Foods, banks, restaurants & shops. Call today! More details
    Listed by Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
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Listing information last updated on November 18, 2018 at 01:18 PM (UTC)
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