East 3rd Avenue Residence

This project is an extensive renovation to an existing circa 1973 “Vancouver Special”. The renovation primarily made changes to the interior including a new kitchen and bathroom, a new one-bedroom basement suite, and new doors and windows. Part of the floor-plate was removed to create a soaring double height space with access to the rear garden.

Unfortunately we were unable to save the intricate brick façade of the original house; the skillful new black façade treatment and landscape are by the owners.

The house was opened up to the public for the 2011 Vancouver Special Homes Tour sponsored by the Vancouver Heritage Foundation.

Location: Vancouver, BC
Completed: 2008
Studio Team: Stephanie Robb (project architect)
Heidi Nesbitt
Andrew McLean
Project Team: Pechet and Robb art and architecture ltd.
In.Form Engineering Ltd.
Builder: Quinton Construction Ltd.
Photos: Martin Knowles Photo Media
Stephanie Robb
Distinction: 2011, Vancouver Heritage Foundation
Vancouver Special Homes Tour