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

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Empty Lots for over $3 Million

Two houses were sold for $3 million and recently demolished. This one is located at 3708 West 35th Avenue. We had a bit of snow on January 3, 2016 when this photo was taken. Built in 1925, it was demolished in March 2016.


The second house is located at 3937 West 34th. It was built in 1931 on a 66 foot wide lot which allowed the "cat slides", as someone commented on Vancouver Vanishes.


The elegant front door as the house was being readied for demolition on March 24, 2016. Demolished shortly thereafter.


A recent check on the hole dug for this wide lot showed one large hole, so it is unclear if one or two houses will be built there. More information on both houses can be found on Vancouver Vanishes.

Two new houses in the Dunbar area have been advertised for well over $7 million. One has already sold. These are the highest prices I've seen for the area. Is it possible that we will have $10 million properties in our neighborhood soon?

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