The housing stock in the Dunbar area of Vancouver has undergone significant change in the past five years. Originally a working class neighbourhood with many quite modest homes surrounded by lovely gardens, it is now a neighbourhood that 99% of the people working in Vancouver cannot afford because the replacement homes are built to the maximum footprint and cost millions. Greenspace has been reduced. Included on this website are photos of many (not all) of the disappeared houses.
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Demolitions West of the Dunbar Community Centre

Monday, January 31, 2011

Walk to Stongs

This little cottage on the east side of Dunbar was doomed for demolition due to its being on a 50 foot lot, just too much green space for the current market. Torn down in October or November, this typical cottage perhaps built in the 1920's and located near Stongs is gone, replaced by a much larger house.

The last photo is of the rear of the house. The developers have resisted the temptation (or perhaps were not allowed) to add a third story, over the high basement plus two storeys. Not evident in my photo is the fact that although the house is quite large, it does not overwhelmingly dwarf the neighbouring houses. It appears that there will be a garage, not a laneway house.

1 comment:

  1. Another sweet one crushed into rubble. Would have made an affordable, perfect "love nest" for a newly married couple. At least the new home has a little character developing in the bay windows and other interruptions to the planes of the box. Time will tell.