Active
$678,000
1801 1188 HOWE ST, Vancouver Condos for sale, MLS® R2850496
$678,000

MLS®: R2850496 RE/MAX City Realty

4 days ago

Active
$1,999,000
15554 CLIFF AVE, White Rock Homes for sale, MLS® R2848137

Beds: 3Baths: 2Built in 19552188 sqft

2 weeks ago

Beds: 3Baths: 2Built in 19552188 sqft

Welcome to 15554 Cliff Avenue. Buy now and build later! Design and build...

$1,999,000

MLS®: R2848137 Century 21 Coastal Realty L...

2 weeks ago

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$1,399,000
1207 1515 EASTERN AVE, North Vancouver Apartment for sale, MLS® R2847462
$1,399,000

MLS®: R2847462 Stilhavn Real Estate Servic...

2 weeks ago

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$463,330
308 6651 MINORU BLVD, Richmond Condo for sale, MLS® R2843840

Bed: 1Bath: 1Built in 1973646 sqft

4 weeks ago

Bed: 1Bath: 1Built in 1973646 sqft

Fantastic value! Unbeatable location in the heart of Richmond, West Facing...

$463,330

MLS®: R2843840 RE/MAX Select Properties

4 weeks ago

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$525,000
102 740 HAMILTON ST, New Westminster Apartment for sale, MLS® R2843222

Beds: 2Baths: 2Built in 1974961 sqft

4 weeks ago

Beds: 2Baths: 2Built in 1974961 sqft

This lovely 961 sqft corner unit facing garden located in the heart of...

$525,000

MLS®: R2843222 Sutton Group-West Coast Rea...

4 weeks ago

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$1,175,000
45408 ARIEL PL, Cultus Lake Real Estate for sale, MLS® R2842122

Beds: 4Baths: 4Built in 20192894 sqft

1 month ago

Beds: 4Baths: 4Built in 20192894 sqft

Welcome home to this stunning customized 3 level home with 3 separate...

$1,175,000

MLS®: R2842122 Century 21 Creekside Realty...

1 month ago

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$799,000
401 3585 146A ST, Surrey Condos for sale, MLS® R2842199

Beds: 2Baths: 2Built in 20201004 sqft

1 month ago

Beds: 2Baths: 2Built in 20201004 sqft

Corner unit, Luxurious Forest Ridge built by Quadra homes.1104 sqft plus...

$799,000

MLS®: R2842199 Emily Oh Realty

1 month ago

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$439,900
305 1360 MARTIN ST, White Rock Apartment for sale, MLS® R2839886

Beds: 2Bath: 1Built in 1973848 sqft

1 month ago

Beds: 2Bath: 1Built in 1973848 sqft

Welcome to The West Winds on Martin Street! This top-floor unit is...

$439,900

MLS®: R2839886 RE/MAX Treeland Realty

1 month ago

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$1,200,000
1401 150 24TH ST, West Vancouver Condos for sale, MLS® R2837145

Bed: 1Bath: 1Built in 1963758 sqft

2 months ago

Bed: 1Bath: 1Built in 1963758 sqft

SEASTAND BLDNG. WATERFRONT. WELL, Maintained, Bright one-bedroom, corner...

$1,200,000

MLS®: R2837145 Sutton Group-West Coast Rea...

2 months ago

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$314,900
333 2279 MCCALLUM RD, Abbotsford Condo for sale, MLS® R2835994

Beds: 2Bath: 1Built in 1982959 sqft

3 months ago

Beds: 2Bath: 1Built in 1982959 sqft

TOP FLOOR in Alameda Court. 2 bedroom condo - Immaculate condition. 55 +...

$314,900

MLS®: R2835994 RE/MAX Truepeak Realty

3 months ago

Active
$888,000
404 14588 MCDOUGALL DR, Surrey Apartment for sale, MLS® R2845858

Beds: 3Baths: 2Built in 20211331 sqft

3 months ago

Beds: 3Baths: 2Built in 20211331 sqft

FOREST RIDGE! 3Bedrooms+ 2Bath CORNER unit. Over 211 SQFT ENCLOSED balcony...

$888,000

MLS®: R2845858 Emily Oh Realty

3 months ago

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$575,000
401 1065 W 72ND AVE, Vancouver Apartments for sale, MLS® R2842468

Beds: 2Bath: 1Built in 1981775 sqft

3 months ago

Beds: 2Bath: 1Built in 1981775 sqft

Discover the perfect blend of comfort and convenience in this...

$575,000

MLS®: R2842468 RE/MAX Westcoast

3 months ago

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$535,000
1203 6611 MINORU BLVD, Richmond Condos for sale, MLS® R2840515

Bed: 1Bath: 1Built in 1971626 sqft

3 months ago

Bed: 1Bath: 1Built in 1971626 sqft

Regency Park Towers 2- One of a kind! Fully renovated unit with brand new...

$535,000

MLS®: R2840515 Nationwide Realty Corp.

3 months ago

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$2,100,000
1501 150 24TH ST, West Vancouver Apartments for sale, MLS® R2830969

Beds: 2Baths: 2Built in 19631215 sqft

3 months ago

Beds: 2Baths: 2Built in 19631215 sqft

The Seastrand. The exclusive Dundarave address along the West Vancouver...

$2,100,000

MLS®: R2830969 Angell, Hasman & Associ...

3 months ago

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$529,000
507 9890 MANCHESTER DR, Burnaby Apartment for sale, MLS® R2823532

Beds: 2Bath: 1Built in 1982876 sqft

4 months ago

Beds: 2Bath: 1Built in 1982876 sqft

Brookside Court in Burnaby! This rare 2 bedrooms TOP floor unit, facing...

$529,000

MLS®: R2823532 Top Vision Realty Inc.

4 months ago

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$499,000
108 3787 W 4TH AVE, Vancouver Condo for sale, MLS® R2834962

Bed: 1Bath: 1Built in 1970668 sqft

5 months ago

Bed: 1Bath: 1Built in 1970668 sqft

1 bedroom condo in proactive cooperative building. The unit needs a bit of...

$499,000

MLS®: R2834962 One Percent Realty Ltd.

5 months ago

MLS®: R2838213 Royal LePage Sussex

5 months ago

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$729,000
1005 1283 HOWE ST, Vancouver Condos for sale, MLS® R2802941

Bed: 1Bath: 1Built in 2018605 sqft

5 months ago

Bed: 1Bath: 1Built in 2018605 sqft

Tate is located in the heart of Downtown Vancouver! Designed by...

$729,000

MLS®: R2802941 Sutton Group - 1st West Rea...

5 months ago


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Key Takeaways

  • Embrace the evolution of enclosed balconies to enhance your living space, recognizing their transformation from simple outdoor areas to multifunctional extensions of the home.

  • Utilize enclosed balconies to maximize space in your dwelling, offering a versatile area that can serve as a mini greenhouse, a cozy reading nook, or an additional entertainment zone.

  • Appreciate the noise reduction benefits of enclosed balconies, which can create a peaceful retreat in urban environments where external sounds are a constant presence.

  • Consider the weather protection that enclosed balcony designs provide, safeguarding your outdoor furniture and allowing you to enjoy the balcony regardless of rain or shine.

  • Take advantage of the energy efficiency and potential savings that come with enclosed balconies, as they can act as a buffer zone to reduce heating and cooling costs throughout the year.

  • Prioritize your privacy and safety by opting for an enclosed balcony, which not only shields you from prying eyes but also adds an extra layer of security to your home.

The Evolution of the Enclosed Balcony

Historical Shift

The transition from open balconies to enclosed spaces reflects historical trends. Originally, balconies served as platforms for residents to enjoy outdoor air and views without leaving their homes. Over time, various factors prompted a shift towards enclosure. Safety concerns and desire for additional space were significant influencers.

Enclosed balconies began appearing more frequently as urban living became denser. Residents sought privacy in crowded cities. They also wanted protection from harsh weather conditions that could limit the use of an open balcony.

Architectural styles have greatly impacted balcony designs over the years. Modernism brought forth clean lines and functional spaces, leading to simplistic enclosures with large glass panels that maintained outdoor visibility while providing shelter.

As architectural trends evolved, so did the design of enclosed balconies. Contemporary designs often feature sleek materials like tempered glass or polycarbonate sheets that offer durability and style.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of an enclosed balcony for noise reduction?

Enclosed balconies can significantly reduce outdoor noise, providing a quieter indoor environment ideal for urban areas.

How does enclosing a balcony contribute to energy efficiency?

An enclosed balcony adds an extra layer of insulation which can lead to reduced heating and cooling costs, enhancing overall energy efficiency.

Can an enclosed balcony offer weather protection?

Yes, enclosing a balcony protects against rain, wind, and extreme temperatures, extending the usability of the space in various weather conditions.

In what ways do enclosed balconies enhance privacy and safety?

Enclosed balconies provide additional privacy from neighbors and passersby while also offering improved safety by preventing accidental falls.

How does natural light get optimized in an enclosed balcony design?

Designs with large windows or glass panels maximize natural light penetration while maintaining enclosure benefits.

What design opportunities do enclosed balconies present?

Enclosed balconies allow for creative interior designs and can be customized as gardens, reading nooks or even small home offices.

Are there maintenance advantages to having an enclosed balcony?

Yes, they require less maintenance than open balconies since they’re protected from dirt, debris, and adverse weather.

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