Queen Charlotte Ballroom
Ballroom area with original floors. Credit: Bradley Wattum/Macdonald Realty

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.”

Queen Charlotte Ballroom
Ballroom area with original floors. Credit: Bradley Wattum/Macdonald Realty
Ballroom
Ballroom. Credit: Bradley Wattum/Macdonald Realty
Ballroom
Ballroom. Credit: Bradley Wattum/Macdonald Realty
Living room
Living room. Credit: Bradley Wattum/Macdonald Realty
Bird cage elevator
Lobby showing bird cage elevator. Credit: Bradley Wattum/Macdonald Realty
Queen Charlotte exterior
The exterior of the Queen Charlotte apartments on Nicola Street in Vancouver’s West End. Credit: Bradley Wattum/Macdonald Realty
Balcony
Balcony with seating area. Credit: Bradley Wattum/Macdonald Realty
Kitchen
Kitchen. Credit: Bradley Wattum/Macdonald Realty
Bathroom
Bathroom. Credit: Bradley Wattum/Macdonald Realty

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.

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