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Focussed Expertise

Albrecht Real Estate Group is exclusively focussed on the Vancouver real estate market. If our clients decide they want to move into areas outside of the City of Vancouver, we connect them with professionals that specialize in those markets. Limiting our scope to the City of Vancouver means that our knowledge is deep, and our clients benefit from our attention being carefully attuned to the fast-moving complexity and nuances specific to this region. Within this, Sebastian is a specialist in the King Edward Village development, as well as an expert on Vancouver Specials (see below).

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Vancouver Special

Sebastian is passionate about the hidden potential in the now-classic Vancouver Special.

According to the Vancouver Heritage Foundation “the Vancouver Special is the only house style developed in Greater Vancouver, found nowhere else. They were built by the thousands between 1965 and 1985. They were a response to the City of Vancouver’s setback by-laws and the allowable building envelope of the time. This stated that the basement did not need to be considered when calculating maximum square footage of a home. As a result, the design of the Special maximizes the square footage of a home on the narrow lots of the city at a low cost. This made them very widespread. The plans were particularly popular with multi-generational households. The unfinished basement allowed for the addition of rental suites or living space for more family members. Although the Vancouver Special had a negative reputation because of their boxy design, they were a practical choice.”

Please contact Sebastian if you’re interested in exploring the possibilities of a Vancouver Special!


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