If you own a little 720sqft house on a 60-by-95-foot lot in Point Grey, what would you do with it?
|Some say, for old times’ sake, keep it. That would be my choice. With necessary renovation to make it stand longer, new paint, poetic wallpaper, vintage style furniture, classic chandelliers. Keeping the essence of the old days, yet refreshing enough in style. The small size of the house allows me to have a nice nature paradise in the front porch. Trees and shade, good for a nice spring or summer day outside with a book. A nice backyard for my friends to hang out or to have a barbeque party and what not. That’s a good life. Photo Source: www.apartmenttherapy.com|
Some say tear it down and rebuild. Afterall it is a great lot and a desired neighbourhood. Instead of looking around and fighting for a lot and compromising with high bidding prices (which is realistically the Vancouver market right now), it’s nice to already own one. Redesigning and rebuilding a custom home for many more years to come to enjoy. That’s a good life.
This small cozy detached home is owned by Jim Shephard. He has owned the house for twenty-some years now, passed down from his great-aunt. He has chosen to tear-down and sell as a building lot, asking price more than $2Million. He describes that he had some of the best times of his life there. As a bachelor when he was young, owning a house on an expensive block, hosting parties, “people would fill up the inside and then spill out on to the front porch.”
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