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Modern infill planned around heritage house bordering Shaughnessy

Ankenman Marchand Architects has designed two new infill buildings to bookend a heritage home on the border of Shaughnessy.

The development application for the house at 1215 West 16th Avenue calls for the heritage (B) house to be converted into three units, and the addition of two new infill buildings with two units each, for a total of seven units.

The heritage house, built in 1952 in the Arts and Craft style, will be restored and rehabilitated, and contain three three-bedroom units.

The new infill buildings each consist of two three-bedroom units, with exterior patios and roof decks. They will be clad in fibre cement siding and panels, wood, metal, and glass, to contrast with the heritage building.

Eight parking stalls are proposed, including one visitor space.

1215 West 16th Avenue heritage house view
Heritage house view. Credit: Ankenman Marchand
1215 West 16th Avenue view of new building
View of new structure. Credit: Ankenman Marchand
1215 West 16th Avenue site plan
Site plan showing two new buildings bookending heritage home. Credit: Ankenman Marchand

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Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner is an experienced journalist and media relations professional, based in Vancouver. As founder of urbanYVR.com, he has been reporting on urban development across the Lower Mainland since 2016, and has also served as vice-chair of the Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee. In October 2022, he was elected to Vancouver city council and is no longer actively reporting for urbanYVR.

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