Why has this house been one of my favourite houses on the west side of Dunbar? For one thing, the design is not typical to Vancouver; it has its own "country" style. It sat on the northwest corner of Crown Street and West 36th Avenue. Driving by, you could not help but notice the white picket fence, the flowers, the well-kept property. A few years ago, the windows were replaced but in keeping with the style of the house. Sitting far back on the property allowed for a magnificent front garden. When it went up for sale in February 2012, a resident of 36th Avenue told me that it was going to be torn down. I did not want to believe her. But two months later, the white surveyor stakes appeared. Still, those stakes do not always indicate a demolition, so I held out a sliver of hope.
The lovely front garden three years ago in April.
Sadly, in December 2014, it was clear that the house was going to go.
|On April 5, 2015, the magnolia was blooming.|
This is the space today, April 10, 2015.
The front garden is destroyed.
Built in 1942 on a 60.2x130.18 lot. Demolished April 9 and 10, 2015. (In 2012 I did an earlier blog on this house.)