Saturday, September 26th 2015
Tour 1pm – 5pm, Reception 5pm – 7pm
Bus$110; Self-guided $90 (inc. $50 charitable tax receipt)
*Price does not include GST, which is applied to the non-donation cost only
Thank you to everyone who joined at the 2015 Mid-Century Modern Tour for another successful year! We hope you will join us at our last tour of the year the Laneway House Tour. Check back in early 2016 for the next line-up of tours.
Are you interested in taking a VHF house tour but not sure what to expect? Read our First Timer’s Guide to House Tours here.
Do you or someone you know live in a house that may be a good fit for one of our tours? We are continually searching for great examples of heritage or character, mid-century modern design, sympathetic lane homes behind heritage homes, or renovated Vancouver Specials to open on our tours. If you’d like to know more, or have your home considered for inclusion on a future tour, contact us 604 264 9642 or by email.
The Wong House Update:
Open on the 2014 tour, the Wong House is a lovely Mid-Century Modern home designed by Henry Lee who worked for Duncan McNab. Built for the parents of known philanthropist and businessman Milton Wong, the home has been passed down through three generations of the Wong Family. The home has heritage value for its association to Milton Wong, as well as its architecture. It also benefits from landscape design by internationally renowned landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, who has been responsible for several projects around Vancouver including Robson Square. The Wong House was her second commission in Vancouver and still features all the original design elements. The only change to her original plan is a carp pond that replaced a patch of lawn.
The Wong House was recently purchased from the Wongs by Pennyfarthing Homes who are looking at incorporating the home into a new housing development. The proposed design would designate the home, maintain it as a single-family residence and retain much of the original landscaping. The proposal also includes a 7 storey tower and a laneway home at the rear of the site.
A Community Open House will be held Tuesday October 6th, 5-8pm at Hillcrest Community Centre, 4575 Clancy Loranger Way. The full application to the City of Vancouver is available online here.