tricksy hobbitses-compressed If you long to live in the Shire but don’t want to risk an unexpected party of thirteen dwarves stumbling through your front door to eat your food and drink your wine, a modern townhome may be the right fit for you. King Edward Green, a collection of 20 luxury townhome residences, is nestled beside Vancouver’s so-called “Hobbit house,” an English Arts and Crafts-style cottage built in 1942. While it’s not exactly Middle-earth material, the development’s Earl townhome is impressive in its own right, with four storeys, three bedrooms and a basement suite.

The Earl’s main floor features a front terrace with a built-in planter, an open kitchen that flows into the dining area and an additional back patio. The basement suite could be rented out or used as an in-law apartment, as it is fully-equipped with a murphy bed, kitchenette, full bath and a sunken terrace.

On the townhome’s second floor is the master bedroom, which includes a spacious walk-in closet and a frameless glass shower in the ensuite. There are two other bedrooms on that level with a shared landing area and bathroom. The intimate rooftop terrace was designed as the perfect space for lounging, entertaining or dining.

Interior finishes and features include oak hardwood flooring, contemporary cabinetry with matte lacquer paneling, polished quartz slab kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances and spa-like bathtubs. With prices starting from $1.2 million, the townhomes at King Edward Green are precious indeed.

KEG collage townhome floorplan Size: 2,015 – 2,089 square feet

Price: From $1.2 million

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Development: King Edward Green

Developer: Circadian Developments Ltd. and DT5 Developments Ltd.

Highlight: The development is set within Cambie Village, a neighbourhood characterized by French bistros, design boutiques and an old-fashioned cinema.

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