RE / MAX Rossetti Realty listed the property at 4395 Rice Lake Road – next to Lynn Canyon, near the 30-foot pool – for $ 799,000.
The house built in 1920 sits on 3,000 square feet of land and is surrounded by tropical forest. The house is directly accessible to some of the most popular hiking and hiking trails on the North Shore.
The modest two-story structure has a total area of 1,299 square feet, with two bedrooms and a bathroom.
The list indicates that the residence has retained much of its “charm and character” over the last century, with the ground floor renovated in 2012, offering an open plan with raised ceilings and a renovated kitchen with countertops stone and stainless steel appliances.
The centerpiece of the living room is an Efel cast iron gas fireplace that can be used for heating in winter. The dining room has French doors that give access to the back of the house.
The property’s private outdoor spaces include a terraced path, a porch and a backyard, where Varley is said to have painted some of his most famous pieces.
He is one of the founders of the Group of Seven, a group of Canadian landscape painters including Emily Carr. As a collective, they then created some of the most famous works of art in the country.
According to Sensational Vancouver, Varley first discovered the house in 1932 while drawing in North Vancouver.
“He noticed a small house high up on the shore of Lynn Creek. He walked around the room, looked out the windows and saw that it was deserted. The small square house was in bad condition, ”we read in an extract.
“There were nailed porches in the front and back and an unfinished room on the ground floor. He went up on the veranda and looked at the valley and saw Mt. Seymour and Lynn Peak. When he looked down, he saw a narrow, deep canyon below. “
His art school failed during the Great Depression, his family was evicted from two houses they rent in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighborhood, and they finally decided to move to the Lynn Valley area of North Vancouver.
The house came with a piano and was available for $ 8.00 a month. The location allowed him to get to Vancouver by tram and ferry.
From the second floor window of the house, Varley is said to have painted Dharana, Birth of the Clouds, Lynn Creek, The Rice Lake Trail, and Weather-Lynn Valley.
Varley died in Toronto in 1969 and the house remained in the family until 1974.
BC Assessment provided the property with a assessed value of $ 646,300, including $ 628,000 for the land and $ 18,300 for the structure.