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, December 31, 2012

Four on West 26th Avenue All East of Dunbar Street

3365 West 26th Avenue. Torn down 2012.  This is the plainest of the four.

3340 West 26th Avenue. Torn down in 2011.  An interesting "Tudor".

3414 West 26th Avenue. A tiny house, torn down in 2012.

3554 West 26th Avenue.  This large house on the corner with Dunkirk Street was torn down in 2012.

1 comment:

  1. Came across your blog, and noticed a demolished house about which I have personal knowledge. 3365 W. 26th Ave. was a property owned by the same family since the 1970's, probably the second owner of that house. When the son inherited the property, he and his wife had numerous renovations done to try to live with the old house, but ultimately, it just did not work for them. They had grown to love the location, so they contacted me to design a new home for them. Have a look at the new house, how it is designed to fit in with the roof lines, window style, and other details of the surrounding homes. We've put a character house with stained glass windows, and eave brackets, where previously there was a plain, rather nondescript house. I hope that at least a few of the other demolished houses on your list have similar improvements to the neighborhood.