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East Side versus West Side

Go East Young Families!   After the American Civil War, athour Horace Greeley wrote his famous words:  "Go west young man and grow up the country."   American Progress by John Gast It was well known that there was much fertile land to farm in the west, and many young families did just that. Well, now that you are in the west of Canada, in the thriving metropolis of Vancouver, ...

VANCOUVER HOUSE- A TOTAL WORK OF ART-

Think of Vancouver House as a giant curtain, at the moment of being pulled back to reveal the world to Vancouver and Vancouver to the world. – Bjarke Ingels, Architect Vancouver House is the perfect manifestation of the philosophy of total design creating the total work of art –gesamtkunstwerk. The idea is to take total design thinking to a whole new scale. Vancouver House belongs ...

Heritage Home Demolition and City Bylaw Proposition

Vancouver Heritage Homes Have Value When looking for a new home, a lot of buyers want just that, a new house. The city of Vancouver, however, is trying to get buyers and builders alike to look twice at the many valuable heritage homes here in the city. Earlier this month, a proposal was put before Vancouver City Council that could see the implementation of a new bylaw that will require minimum ...

Vancouver House - All there is to know

"Think of Vancouver House as a giant curtain, at the moment of being pulled back to reveal the world to Vancouver and Vancouver to the world."     - Bjarke Ingels, Vancouver House Architect      I found it hard to believe that over the past 20 years of high-rise building development in Vancouver, that we have yet to reveal this city and all its magnificence to the rest ...

Strathcona Village

  Wall Corporation and Rennie Marketing systems now bring us Strathcona Village, and I must admit, they are really trying to balance the line between gentrification (a term too often thrown around in Vancouver) and adding badly needed market housing to one of the last underdeveloped neighborhoods in Vancouver.  The price points are attractive, and fall most definitely into the range ...

Public Hearing on Re-Zoning in Southeast False Creek

SE False Creek Land East of Olympic Village to be Re-Zoned Concert Properties has applied to re-zone the lots in Southeast False Creek directly to the East of the Olympic Village with the intention of creating a new 5 building development, plus a park with walking and cycling paths, and an internal street network (although that appears to be pretty minimal). The City has called a Public Hearing ...

The most innovative skyscrapers of the future

eVolo Magazine announced the winners of the 2014 Skyscraper Competition. The 2014 edition marks the ninth anniversary of the competition established in 2006 to recognize outstanding ideas for vertical living through the novel use of technology, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations. eVolo Magazine received 525 projects from 43 countries in all continents. The Jury, formed by ...

Condo Living In Vancouver

View from my Yale Town Condo.  Click on Image to see Yale Town Listings now   Being a Realtor in Vancouver, I get asked this question alot, Do I buy a detached home or a condominium in Vancouver  My answer is always depends on what you value most when it comes to home ownerships.  In this post, I am going to cover the area of condo living in Vancouver, North Vancouver, West ...

Zoning: RS-1 Vs RS-5

Both RS-1 and RS-5 are standard single family residential zones. The difference between them lies mainly in the freedom of design and subsequent allowable ratio of floor space to lot size.  RS-1 can only be developed up to 0.6, or 60% of the lot size. There are no strict guidelines as to the  design of a house. RS-5 was created in the late 1990s to protect the characteristic of a ...

Fabulous Fairview Slopes!

Fabulous Fairview Slopes!  Open house Sunday April 13th, 2 - 4 pm. Attention first time buyers & investors.  Fabulous one bedroom townhouse in a prime Fairview Slopes location. Steps to Granville Isl, Canada line Olympic station & Cambie Village shopping. Corner suite with lots of natural light. Features  include walnut hardwood flooring throughout, gourmet kitchen with deluxe ...
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