× Select City

Vancouver Heritage Homes "Dorothies" Saved

DH Vancouver Staff Mar 10, 2014 9:13 am

The Dorothies, two mirror image heritage homes in Vancouver, are ready for their journey to their new home just up the street. The move is scheduled for Monday, March 17 between 9:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.- the homes will be relocated to a larger lot, restored and become a central part of a new infill project.

The homes, which currently sit at 2827 and 2837 West 43rd Avenue, were built in 1931 and they earned their unusual names because the original owners both had wives named Dorothy.

The houses were originally slated for the wrecking ball. However, that is not the case anymore as they are being being relocated to 2820 West 41st by truck. The new project is an HRA (Heritage Revitalization Agreement) that allows more density in exchange for restoring the Dorothies.

The Dorothies will be fully restored and their basements will be converted into garden suites. An additional four coach houses will be built at the back of the location as well. A total eight suites will be built.


Image: Vancouver Heritage Foundation

Dh newsletter logo

Get direct access to our top weekly content, contests, and perks.

DH Vancouver Staff
Daily Hive is the evolution of Vancity Buzz, established in Vancouver in 2008. In 2016, the publication rebranded and opened newsrooms in Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal. Send story tips to [email protected]
© 2018 Buzz Connected Media Inc.