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Encore: Lower Lonsdale’s Newest Gentrified Building

Blog by Charlie Mackenzie, Personal Real Estate Corporation | November 6th, 2006

Lower Lonsdale’s newest condominium conversion.  Encore was previously a Lower Lonsdale rental building.  Being in a prime Lower Lonsdale location, it was however renovated from top to bottom, stratified, and is now on the open market being sold new condos. 

Encore units feature new kitchens, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, crown molding, trim and baseboard.  It is like a fully renovated condo in a well maintained building with new infrastructure: a new building with built in charm, and sustainable construction practices.  I hope to see more of this in Lower Lonsdale.

Below is the pricing of Encore (there are 34 units, most of which have sold however inventory remains).   



First Floor:

1 Bedrooms 595-645sqft.  $247,9000 to 279,000.

2 Bedroom 778-939:   $319,000-409,000

Second Floor:

1Bedroom 595-655sqft.  $273,900-$315,900

2 Bedroom 769 sqft $315,900

Third Floor

1 Bedroom 596-611 $289,900-308,900

2 Bedroom 801sqft.  $372,900

2 Bedroom  847sqft $393,900


Overall I think the Encore did a good job of the renovations.  Being a bit of a perfectionist I would have preferred to not see unfinished rooms during viewing however I am confident the last few reaming modifications will be ready in the up coming weeks.  The materials used are mid range, however good choices were made among the colour schemes and products used.  Over all I think these condos are good value, I wish the land was a little further east but they are priced to reflect this location. Overall its location is close to all of Lower Lonsdale’s waterfront amenities. 

Aside from the quality finishing’s as a former builder I can say what the building has going for it is that they used Rain-screen technology.  With this type of construction I do not foresee any future problems with moisture, efforts have clearly been made to ensure the building is properly vented.

If you are looking to get more information on Encore or on Central or  Lower Lonsdale real estate contact Joel Carcone of Re/Max Crest he will help you profit on your next transaction! Joel: 604-787-2025


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