Category: Vanishing Vancouver

Out with the old

March 2nd, 2024 — The above house in the 500 block of West 64th Avenue will soon be demolished and replaced by towers like those in the background. Meanwhile, in the picture below, only a few blocks away in the 7700 block of Osler Street, a new single family house nears completion.

What a waste

October 14th, 2023 — This house at 4522 North West Marine Drive is being demolished so a new, probably much bigger house, can be built in its place. It was built in 1995 and sold for $4.5 million in October of 2021. The most recent assessment had the house itself valued at $455,000. That’s a lot of money for rubble.

4 million

September 6th, 2023 — This house in the 600 block West 28th Avenue sold recently for about $4 million and will be demolished as part of a land assembly and replaced with 12 garden homes.

The irony

November 4th, 2022 — This house in the 3500 block of West 26th Avenue was demolished today. Below is what it looked like a month ago. It will be replaced by a larger home with three suites and maybe a laneway house. The irony is that this block was recently rezoned for six story apartments so the new house will certainly be demolished again, possibly in less than a decade.