Just when you thought Vancouver’s housing market couldn’t get any hotter – or crazier – it did: a house badly damaged in a fire last week is on the market for a smoking $1.99-million.

The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is in Grandview East Vancouver, near bustling Commerical Drive. It sits on a more than 6,000 square-foot property, and is close to schools and parks.

It also comes with a warning from realtors: “Existing house damaged by fire, do not enter. Buyer to demolish existing structure.”

East FireOn March 4 around 4:30 a.m., the house – which has been vacant - went up in flames. Fire crews were put on the defensive when the roof started to collapse – but they eventually knocked down the hot spots and put out the blaze.


East Fire

East fire

Yet don’t be (fire) alarmed, there’s good news too. The house sits on a corner lot, and the listing advertises prospective buyers can “save more than a year to get development permits.”

Interested? 2190 Graveley Street could be yours for a not-so-cool $1.99-million.