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, July 28, 2014

A Large House Disappears

When this 80's or 90's house went up for sale, I did not pay much attention because it appeared to be fairly modern, and it was quite large. When I noticed fencing around it and some digging, I thought maybe there's going to be a lane house. However, the BC Assessment site lists it as being built in 1951, so it probably was one of the typical bungalows that used to be in this area of Vancouver, and at some point owners added a second storey. There was also an addition on the back.

I scrambled to get a photo of it; apologies for the quality as I still didn't believe that a house of this size and quality would be torn down. The house and garage were last assessed at $456,000 (and the year before $353,000). The land alone is assessed at nearly $2.5 million.The house at 4086 West 29th Avenue was torn down on July 10, 2014, but the garage is still there as of July 28.

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