Vancouver's 'Dorothies' no longer destined for destruction

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Vancouver's 'Dorothies' no longer destined for destruction

Postby Admin » Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:54 pm ... story.html

There's no place like (heritage) homes: Vancouver's 'Dorothies' no longer destined for destruction


The twin Tudor-style houses dubbed The Dorothies are getting a new lease on life.

Like many of Vancouver’s original homes, demolition was slated to be the fate of the pair of heritage houses located on 2827 and 2837 W. 43rd Avenue.

But thanks to a public outcry, heritage incentives from city hall, and a developer willing to think outside the box, the twin houses will be saved — moved to a new location two blocks away where they’ll become the centrepiece of a new townhouse development by Trasolini Chetner.

“It was a pretty gargantuan effort,” said Rob Chetner of the work, time and energy it took to make moving day on Monday become a reality.

“It’ll culminate in an exciting spectacle,” he said. “It’s not something you see every day in Vancouver . . . let alone with two twin homes.”

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