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Rare, retro home listed for sale in Squamish

The Hospital Hill home has kept some of its original touches, keeping the 1960s and 1970s alive.

A meticulous and pristine retro home has been put up for sale in Squamish.

Built in 1961, the four-bedroom, two-bathroom, nearly 2,200 square-foot home has kept a 1960s and 1970s vibe with wood panelling, pastel coloured walls and even has a harvest-gold refrigerator to top it off.

“This is not your typical boring box,” reads the listing.

It continues to list “gorgeous oak floors, real Honduran mahogany panels, two real stone fireplaces, great passive solar” as examples of the style.

“Meticulously maintained by the original owners for 60 years, the house boasts unique unadulterated vintage features, exposed beams and other elegant [mid-century modern] touches throughout,” the listing continues.

Located at the top of Hospital Hill, the south-facing home has views of the Stawamus Chief and Howe Sound and is just a quick walk away from Smoke Bluffs park.

The two-storey home is priced at just under $1.5 million, which is about $100,000 under the 2023 BC Assessment value of the property of $1.6 million.

And, according to the listing, the property has nearly doubled in value since 2018, when it was assessed at $869,000.

“A finished downstairs living room could be easily reworked as a spacious in-law or rental suite with garden access,” reads the listing.

“This unique original mid-century modern stunner is also very well-situated for trips to downtown and to Vancouver.”

The listing has only been up for two days (as of Jan. 19), and there is no other sales history listed.

The lot size is approximately 9,600 square feet with a maintained garden, and the home boasts an upper balcony and a small backyard patio.

Gross taxes for 2022 were $5,328.

 

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