Saturday April 16, 2016 1pm – 5pm
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the 2016 tour! It was a great day with some intriguing additions. Check back for information about the 2017 tour early in the year. You can also check out our other house tours.
Back for its 8th year, this tour is a chance to explore Vancouver Specials and some other housing styles popular around Vancouver from the 1950s on. This era’s buildings were often the family homes we all grew up in. This tour of five houses shows how these familiar homes can be adapted to modern living. On April 16th, we will look at three traditional Vancouver Specials including a rare duplex that have been beautifully modernized, including a Very early Special with several design nods to the Mid-Century Modern movement. We will also open a mid-century bungalow and a 1950s era split-level home, both renovated to fit modern lifestyles. The tour is sure to serve as inspiration for the potential found in common, modest housing styles from the middle decades across the city.
VHF greatly appreciates the six homeowners and one tenant who are generously opening their homes.
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.