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, ...
Posted by Gerry Gramek
on July 4, 2014
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 ...
Posted by Anna Gamova
on June 20, 2014
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 ...
Posted by Gerry Gramek
on June 19, 2014
"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 ...
Posted by Jonathan Jones
on June 18, 2014
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 ...
Posted by Klaus Rode
on June 7, 2014
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 ...
Posted by Matt Collinge
on June 3, 2014
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 ...
Posted by Sanjin Cvetkovic
on June 2, 2014
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 ...
Posted by Hani Faraj
on May 24, 2014
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 ...
Posted by Maike Evers
on April 16, 2014
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 ...
Posted by Bruce Gibson
on April 11, 2014