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.
Project Type: Past Successes
Distinctive. Sophisticated. Timeless. Each word aptly defines Toppen Ridge, a design-driven collection of versatile townhomes in North Vancouver’s Moodyville neighbourhood. Masterfully designed by Formwerks Architectural, the two- and three-bedroom homes, with lock-off and live-work options, are influenced by Scandinavian design and functionality. Peaked roofs mimic the North Shore mountains and Dutch doors bring a European flair to North Vancouver. Paired with the industrial history of the community, homes are modern yet timeless in their practicality, amd perfectly situated for families.
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.
Known for their timeless design and quality excellence, Formwerks Boutique Properties presents Tudor House. This prestigious collection of one, two, three and den townhomes are a portrait of classic Tudor-style architecture. Located on the esteemed south-west side of Vancouver, the fifteen homes are conveniently placed to benefit from amenities, parks, schools, and transportation options. The stately homes are an exquisite addition to a tranquil neighbourhood.
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.