“The previous concept had this huge grass field in the middle. That was part of the glue that stuck everything together,” says Chetner.
“All the cottages were oriented toward the centre court- yard and as kids, we all grew up just playing in this courtyard. It was a great way to interact with everyone.”
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Communication is key to building this Kerrisdale home.
A lot of discussion went into the making of this home: discussion with the city, discussion with the
homeowners, discussion with the designers. The home is in an area of traditional-style buildings, and along with its neighbour, it replaced two Tudor-style houses that had a heritage character. The community wasn’t happy about losing the two Tudors to a possibly excessively contemporary building. And the city wasn’t happy about that or anything else that might clash with the traditional aesthetics of the neighbourhood.
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Pair of heritage homes will be on the road to a new location and a new life.
The twin Tudor-style houses dubbed The Dorothies are getting a new lease on life.
Like many of Vancouver’s original homes, the pair of heritage houses located on 2827 and 2837 W. 43rd Avenue were slated for demolition.
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