The corner looked like this in May 2011:
A year later, it looked like this:
The corner lot is large, and a gardener lived there.
But in the fall of 2008, things changed. One of the early urban farmers in Vancouver was allowed to take over the south-facing front lawn to grow vegetables to sell. The plastic hoops allowed the veggies to winter over. The farm was not kept up for long, and the house sat vacant.
On June 22, 2012 it was torn down. The video (below) by a neighbour who was passing by also includes some still photos from the interior of this imposing, now disappeared forever, 1925 character and ample home.