587 West King Edward Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V5Z 2C4
The future of one of Vancouver’s most unique residences is unknown as it was put up for sale this month. Locally known as the ‘Hobbit House’, the 2,416 square foot residence was built by architect Ross Lort in the 1930s and offers 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Lort designed a second ‘Hobbit House’ in the area of West Broadway & Alma. The house came on the market with an asking price of $2,860,000 with the listing description noting it’s close proximately to the Cambie Corridor Plan. CBC News notes that the character house is listed on the City of Vancouver’s heritage B register, which does not protect it from being torn down. CBC News also had exclusive access to the home and posted several interior shots. The ‘Hobbit House’ sits on a 0.14 acre lot just 6 minutes from Downtown Vancouver. One would hope if the lot were to be rezoned somebody would move the structure to a new location. To see the full listing click here.