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, December 3, 2014

It's Getting Boring

Another 1950's bungalow falls on hard times. It was for sale in July 2012 and again in March 2014. The first photo is from November 2013. Although the house looks empty, there is a wreath on the front door.


This is in March 2014; the asking price was $2,970,000, higher than the latest assessment of $2,468,800.

For months, the house looked like this. The stucco probably had asbestos.
The latest assessment of the buildings was $43,800. The block has assessments on buildings as low as $16,100, so this house must have had some renovations. Torn down late November 2014.

It's getting boring to see these 1950's bungalows torn down in the 1950's enclave near St. George's Senior School and the QE Annex. Will there be any left? Here's a count of the 51 that remain of the 117 houses (44%), pretty much in their original state on the street side, without second storey renovations:

27th Avenue north side   6
27th Avenue south side   2
28th Avenue north side   7
28th Avenue south side   4
29th Avenue north side   7
29th Avenue south side   7
30th Avenue north side   9
30th Avenue south side   6
31st Avenue north side    3

More to come...

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