Vancouver House Styles

An encyclopedia of traditional Vancouver house styles

VHF has developed an interactive online webtool that defines, details and illustrates local house styles and their architectural elements.

Whether you are a homeowner trying to make sense of the evolution of your building or make decisions about renovation or repair, a professional looking for a reference tool or simply someone who is interested in learning about the construction, architecture and history of the city, the webtool is user-friendly and fun to explore.

Click here to get started, where you will find detailed views of architectural parts, helpful definitions and accompanying photographs of local examples to help you discover Vancouver’s house styles.

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Architectural Styles:

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