Posts Tagged ‘Vancouver Special’

Vancouver Special: After – 4 Renovations

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

For those who haven’t been following along, the above is what Vancouverites call a Vancouver Special (see previous post to learn more about this house style). All of the houses below are, believe it or not, updated Vancouver Specials. They were part of a recent tour organized by the Vancouver Heritage Foundation.

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Vancouver Special: After Renovation – Pechet & Robb

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

The house above at centre, a lowly style known as a Vancouver Special, is shown here prior to its renovation about six years ago by Vancouver architects Pechet and Robb. This renovation was one of the earliest of a current spate of Vancouver Special overhauls, and it’s probably still the most famous.

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The generic little house known as the Vancouver Special: Before

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

This house, as any Vancouverite knows, is what is known as a Vancouver Special. It’s a type of generic builder’s house, built mostly between about 1965 and 1985, that is entirely specific to this city. While it’s slowly gaining a sort of ironic or retro fan base, it’s not generally viewed as Vancouver’s best contribution to architecture. 

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