First up is 2731 Oliver Crescent in Vancouver, BC. This beautiful home was built in 1951 for woodworker Frank Huwler and wife Lily. Sadly this tastefully renovated character home’s life was cut short at 62 years old. The original ad said, “The home has undergone about $200,000 in renovations. All mechanically updated. New kitchen, refinished floors, too much to describe. For a full tour of this property click here. Find out what Vancouver Vanishes has to say here.
Described as a, “stately, gracious home,” on one of South Granville’s, “most prestigious streets with wide boulevards and impressive homes. It was built by a lumber executive circa 1938. The original listing description said the 4,457 square foot home has been maintained to perfection by the current owners for the past 38 years. It was situated on a landscaped 11,294 square foot lot with manicured gardens. The home was listed at $3,998,000 CAD and sold over asking only to be torn down. For a full tour of this beautiful home click here.
Dating back to 1910 this beautiful First Shaughnessy mansion didn’t stand a chance when it was listed. The ad said, “This desirable property, priced for land value, is an opportunity to acquire almost three-quarters of an acre in First Shaughnessy. It was listed at $10,980,000 CAD. A post on Vancouver Vanishes says the home was originally owned by Georgia W.T. Hobson.
This cute character home on West 37th Avenue was built in 1930 for E. Stan Brown. As of October 2013 it’s been demolished according to Vancouver Vanishes.
This two owner family home was built in 1927 for Alfred E. Cole and has been demolished as of October 2013 according to Vancouver Vanishes. When it came on the market it was listed at $2,898,000 CAD before selling to developers. The ad said, “Perfect family home. In mint condition.” The ad also said the home had beautiful mature gardens. It was also previously available to rent in October 2012 for $4,800/month. For a full tour click here.
This beautifully renovated home was originally built in 1923 for Arthur E. Blackwood but has been demolished as of November 2013 according to Vancouver Vanishes. It was listed for $2,499,900 CAD and offered over 3,500 square feet of space. It was fully renovated in 2006 with a new kitchen, designer paint, and a fully finished basement. For a full tour of the renovated home click here.
This charming family home was built in 1931 for Frank L. Runions President of Leggat and Runions Oil Leases. As of November 2013 it’s been demolished according to Vancouver Vanishes.
This gorgeous character home was built in 1926 for Alfred J. Horie the Superintendent of Baynes and Horie. As of January, 2014 this home has been demolished according to Vancouver Vanishes.
This attractive early 1930s home was built for John Blair and as of February 3, 2014 has been demolished according to Vancouver Vanishes. An old listing on Sotheby’s International Realty Canada reveals that it was listed at $2,680,000 CAD before selling to developers. The ad also talked mainly about the lot & location saying, “prime location,” and “well positioned lot ready for your trophy home.” It also neglected to mention the build year, instead putting “Year Build: 9999.” For a full tour of this home click here.
This picturesque home didn’t stand a chance. It was built in 1941 for Ernest J. Simpson who was a school teacher. As of March 26, 2014 it’s been demolished according to Vancouver Vanishes.
This extensively renovated home was built 1919 and the first owner was John McNeedly who was also the architect and builder. An old tour revealed that the home had been listed at $3,338,000 and was extensively renovated while keeping the original character & charm. Extensive mouldings, panelling, leaded glass, as well as stained glass windows could been seen throughout. The listing also mentioned that updates included a new gourmet kitchen, impressive master suite with marble & stone finishes, heated floors, and steam shower. As of March 30, 2014 the home has been demolished according to Vancouver Vanishes. To view a full tour click here.