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

Friday, March 25, 2016

Merited a Second Glance

It was a beautiful morning on May 20, 2015, and although it was a Wednesday, there were four open houses in my neighbourhood. This was one of them:

In August, it became clear that this 66 foot wide lot was actually 2 legal lots. The house was built in 1945 by someone who wanted a large garden surrounding their home. Because of the expansive garden and the unusual house, the place always merited a second glance when walking by (at least by me!).

The large bay window faced south. Note the curved wooden flooring trim.

 See what was left behind!

The house on October 31, 2015. It was demolished in mid March 2016. More photos at Vancouver Vanishes.

And did I mention that there were 4 open houses on that day? The other 3 houses are still standing...for the time being.

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