The $5-Million Dollar Move-In Ready Tear Down in Vancouver, BC
4537 Marguerite Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6J 4G7
By now it should come as no surprise that the City of Vancouver doesn’t care much about the preservation of their architectural history. It seems every day there is a new heritage home awaiting demolition to make way for new modern boxes. Earlier this month Global BC reported that a 120-year old tree was removed from the front yard of a 1930s Cape Cod – which not surprisingly will likely be torn down.
This one however was quite shocking. I first browsed the listing photos without glancing at the description. I saw a stunning, extremely well-kept heritage home that looked to be a fantastic place to entertain friends and family. It was built in 1924, offers over 4,000 square feet, and has been lovingly cared for by the current owners for over 28 years. What more could you want? The agent marketing the $4,980,000 CAD home has other plans. In big bold letters about three quarters through the description it reads, “HOUSE CAN BE DEMOLISHED.” Not only is it shocking, but it’s disgusting to think that somebody would purchase this as a tear down.
The home is filled with original charm such as the inlay hardwood floors, extensive mouldings, and grand fireplaces – all of which will likely end up in the landfill. Shame on you Vancouver. It’s a long shot but I hope somebody, with the funds required, can see the beauty & architectural beauty of this 1920s family home.