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

Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Corner Lot on West 24th Avenue

Builders like corner lots because there is the opportunity to design houses that take advantage of the additional light.  When this house was built, probably in the 30's or 40's, the design of the house was focused at the front only, just as it would have been if it had been situated in the middle of the block.  However, the residents took advantage of the corner plot to have two gates into their fairly private front yard.  That privacy made it difficult to get a photo of the entire house.  Note the stone used for the chimney, stonework that is now imitated in houses built during this decade of the 21st century in Vancouver.


Someone living near this house informed me that it was demolished on April 27, 2013.  The house stood at 3906 West 24th Avenue.

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