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

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A 50's Bungalow Will Be Replaced With a New Dwelling

Most of the houses in this area that I call the "50's area" are modest one storey bungalows built for middle class families. This house is a bit larger, with its tiny second storey, but it was probably added later, maybe 1960. The property was sold in February 2013 for over $2.5 million and looked like this in March 2013:


In June 2014, it appeared a bit more neglected, likely being empty since it was sold and maybe before. The untamed plants threatened to engulf the house.

Torn down September 15, 2014. The untamed plants and the tree are gone. The surprise is that as of September 17, 2014, the empty lot is now for sale for $3.22 million.

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