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It’s the beginning of tour season for VHF and we’re kicking it off with Vancouver’s very own housing style, the Vancouver Special. Join us to look inside five very different Specials, including the beautiful one picture above, to see how this uniquely Vancouver home is being reinvented! It will be a great afternoon of architecture and design, while learning about a specific piece of Vancouver history. If you’ve never joined one of our house tours before, check out our First Timers Guide for some handy insights.
Now in it’s 7th year, the 2015 tour will look at how five homeowners have reinvented their Specials from small interventions in design to complete reconfiguring of space. Where extra income was once desired, one family has since removed a secondary suite and reclaimed the main floor. Another has embraced their 1962 home’s mid-century roots with expansive glazing across the front and furniture collected from vintage shops along Main Street. We’ll even tour inside a Special that had been previously converted into a rooming house. When purchased by the current owners the rooms were full of abandoned furniture. They quickly set to work creating a welcoming, energy efficient home with a new high efficiency furnace, NEST thermostat and a new metal roof. This tour is a great way to get inspired for your own project, or simply bask in the creativity of these wonderful homeowners.
“It is always such a fun day of house-hopping. It is like being a tourist in my own city and an honoured guest at all these incredible homes. I’ve done about 6 tours with VHF and Van Special is for sure my favourite because of the mid-century vibe I love so much.” Tour goer- Simone L.
SATURDAY APRIL 18TH, 2015 1-5PM
Tickets $30 or $23 with valid student ID (plus tax)
Tickets are available through VHF online (order before Thursday, April 9th to get them mailed) or by calling 604 264 9642
Or at Vancouver Special, 3612 Main St.
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor: Sebastian Albrecht Vancouver Special Realtor and to tour partner Vancouver Special
For more on the Vancouver Special featured above, check out this interview with the homeowners!