A Vancouver Special? - Is It A Bird Is It A Plane - No Its Your Home

(October 19, 2014 )

A Vancouver Special is a term used to refer to houses built in a particular architectural style, in mass quantities, in the period from roughly 1965 to 1985 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and its suburbs.THE BC HOME HUNTER GROUP REAL ESTATE TEAM VANCOUVER KERRISDALE KITSILANO EAST VAN MARPOLE POINT GREY YALETOWN NORTH VANCOUVER WEST VANCOUVER FRASER VALLEY WHITE ROCK SOUTH SURREY LANGLEY CLOVERDALE WWW.BCHOMEHUNTER.COM WWW.604LIFE.COM

Vancouver Specials are characterized by their extremely typical “box-like” structure, low-pitched roofs, balconies across the front of the house. Brick or stone finishes on the ground-floor are characteristic of the ground level facades, with stucco on the 2nd or 3rd floors. 

Vancouver Specials have similar floor plans with the main living quarters on the upper floor and secondary bedrooms on the bottom, making them ideal for secondary suites (“mortgage helpers”). 

Vintage Vancouver Specials often have white lions perched atop fence or gate posts and are a favourite of hipsters to renovate into different forms of retro or pseudo contemporary residences in the eastern quarter of the city versus west of Cambie. In those Vancouver west neighbourhoods they are most often demolished to be THE BC HOME HUNTER GROUP REAL ESTATE TEAM VANCOUVER FRASER VALLEY NORTH VANCOUVER WEST VANCOUVER WHITE ROCK SOUTH SURREY LANGLEY SURREY CLOVERDALE MAPLE RIDGE PITT MEADOWS BURNABY RICHMOND COQUITLAM PORT MOODY replaced by maxed out square footage modern or character style homes which are always in demand in those areas.

From a builder’s point of view, the Vancouver Special is very sturdy — yet cheap in material and time — design to build, with lots of possibilities for renovations and customization in pricey Vancouver. Depending on the zoning of the property, you might be eligible to build a laneway house. Our real estate team know the neighbourhoods, THE BC HOME HUNTER GROUP REAL ESTATE TEAM METRO VANCOUVER FRASER VALLEY URBAN & SUBURBAN HOMES & LAND SALES & SERVICES EXPERTS 604-767-6736 BCHOMEHUNTER.COMstreets, alleys, history, zoning, schools and absolutely anything you might imagine about Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, west coast and Okanagan. 

Our very diverse buyers and sellers come from all over the lower mainland, B.C., Canada and offshore. 

We are experts in ALL facets of residential real estate but also extremely experienced in construction, development, subdividing, land assembly, commercial and business real estate, condominiums, townhouses, waterfront, acreage, equestrian, agricultrual and so forth. Who do you want representing you? Why should pick us to sell or negotiate the puchase of your home? 

We are a championship team of industry professionals that live and breath nothing but real estate for each and every one of our client. You can hear, see and feel the passion and pride we have for our profession, work and our clients. Don't hesitate to call our team with any of your questions at any time, 604-767-6736.THE BC HOME HUNTER GROUP REAL ESTATE TEAM 604-767-6736 METRO VANCOUVER FRASER VALLEY SALES AND SERVICES EXPERTS WWW.BCHOMEHUNTER.COM

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