4460 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
With it’s designer gardens, stone paver walkway, and lovely blue siding, one would think this home would be the envy of the neighbourhood. Instead it’s become just another tear down in a City that just doesn’t care about history. Vancouver’s picturesque heritage homes are disappearing at an alarming rate, yet the City just continues to approve the destruction of these finely crafted structures. This example was in Vancouver’s ultra posh Point Grey neighbourhood and was built in 1921. A previous listing notes that the home had been professionally renovated, and included handcrafted wood & Pella windows, solid oak flooring, an antique Mahogany fireplace mantel, and designer gardens in the front & back complete with waterfall. What’s not to love? Apparently the new owner didn’t appreciate the history, or the beauty of this beautifully kept heritage home and had it gutted and destroyed. A newer, custom laneway house at the rear of the property appears to have been spared from demolition – for now. It’s unknown what the new owners are planning for the property, but if history gives any indication it will likely be replaced by a boxy structure with the odd plant or two. There’s also a good chance it will remain vacant for the next 5 – 30 years. Great job Vancouver! Learn more about this property here, scroll down to see what the interiors looked like pre-demolition. To see more homes that have been torn down in Vancouver click here.