The Purves-McBay residence is a uniquely intact example of early Gabled Vernacular Cottage architecture situated in the Oceanside neighbourhood of Kitsilano. Having been lived in continuously for over 100 years by the same family, this was one of the first homes built on the 1800 block of West 2nd Avenue. Much has changed in Kitsilano over a century, and this monumental home has witnessed the transformation of history. Today, a meticulous restoration of the main building is the basis for a collage of old and new infill townhome residences, maintaining the form and character streetscape of early pioneering Vancouver.
Family Type: Heritage
Heritage West Boulevard
One of the last standing examples of semi-rural, estate-like properties is the legendary Twiss Residence. Built as a landmark in the desirable upper-class West Boulevard neighbourhood, this Craftsman masterpiece holds a commanding stance as it welcomes the addition of three and four-bedroom infill townhomes on the estate property. Experience the convenience of walking to daily essentials in less than five minutes, or enjoy the spectacular Arbutus Greenway, Vancouver’s new park system connecting Granville Island in False Creek all the way to Marpole and the Fraser River.
Heritage Sixteenth & Burrard
Nestled alongside stately Shaughnessy mansions on tree-lined West 16th Avenue, these restored and reimagined residences are a prestigious sanctuary from the bustle of downtown Vancouver. The Maguire, Bayne, and Elson Residences stand as a testament to their original builders – pioneers of early Fairview development when the City of Vancouver’s borders previously ended at West 16th Avenue.
Experience this collection of newly completed homes designed to satisfy modern needs with a mindfulness to quality. The elegantly proportioned layouts in two, three, and four-bedroom townhomes, duplexes, and carriage homes are entirely unique while remaining remarkably familiar.
Comprised of four refined residences within a heritage house plus a detached carriage home, the Lower Shaughnessy Collection pays tribute to the original owner and family of Jean Kay Macken. Located in a quaint, upscale neighbourhood on West 15th Avenue and Maple Street, this one-of-a-kind character home is surrounded by detailed landscaping that amplifies the beauty of the property. Interior finishings were selected with excellence in mind, including exquisite antique lighting fixtures that further pay homage to the authenticity of heritage. Lower Shaughnessy Collection is the graceful revival of a timeless Arts and Crafts architectural style and the renaissance of elegance.
At the residential crossroads of West Point Grey, Kitsilano, and Arbutus Ridge, close to West 16th Avenue on Collingwood Street, lies Dunbar Collection – a heritage revival and relocation of Logan House. Honouring the preservation of the elegant historic building, three timeless homes will be carved from within the original structure. An additional four single family residences will accompany the heritage building on the grounds, all appreciating mountain and city views. Classic details are recognized and tradition is considered with care – it’s an everlasting marriage of old and new.