A unique apartment in one of the west end’s most iconic buildings, the Queen Charlotte at 1101 Nicola Street, is on the market for the first time.
The 1,086 sq ft. apartment used to be part of building’s ballroom and parlour, when it was operated as an apartment hotel in the 1920s and 1930s.
The large space was converted into an oversized one-bedroom apartment over 30 years ago. It’s listed for $1.29 million by Bradley Wattum of Macdonald Realty.
The listing agent describes the apartment as featuring a “magnificent grand room with recessed porticos, exquisitely inlaid high ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors and abundant storage. No common walls, this quiet and serene corner unit offers generously proportioned rooms, large wrap-around windows, full of character and craftsmanship.”
The Queen Charlotte was completed in 1928 and is on protected on the City of Vancouver Heritage Register. The grand building is considered an outstanding example of the Spanish Colonial/Mission Revival style, and still has several of its original features including a Turnbull (bird cage) elevator.
The 25 unit building was converted from rental apartments to condominiums in 1979.