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.
View Teardowns in the Dunbar area of Vancouver, BC in a larger map

Demolitions West of the Dunbar Community Centre

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Two 1926 Cottages

This tiny cottage built in 1926 was certainly getting derelict and had lost some of its character with the closed-in front porch. The location is on a ridge with a great view of the city and mountains. Even with the scaffolding to show off the potential view that a taller house would have, it took over 6 months to sell. Maybe it was too scary to climb up! It was demolished in 2012.


On 17th Avenue this 1926 cottage had a glassed-in front porch.  To the left is a house of similar age or maybe older, which was renovated perhaps 10 years ago, with the character retained.  However, the grey house met a different fate, demolished in the fall of 2010.  It has been replaced by a very modern house and laneway house.

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