At a Glance
- located at Cypress & Second
- heritage house conversion + 3-storey infill building
- 6 townhomes
- steps from 4th Avenue restaurants, shops, services
- walking distance to Kits Beach & Vanier Park
- on or near multiple bike routes
- close to Granville Island
- easy commute to Downtown Vancouver
Revitalizing Treasured Kitsilano Heritage
A distinctive family residence built in 1906 will be fully restored and converted into two townhomes in Vancouver’s cherished Kitsilano neighbourhood. An additional four townhomes will be introduced to the property to complement this unique heritage form — all carefully shaped by Formwerks Boutique Properties.
The Purves-McBay residence is a uniquely intact example of early Gabled Vernacular Cottage architecture situated in the Oceanside neighbourhood of Kitsilano. Having been lived in continuously for over 100 years by the same family, this was one of the first homes built on the 1800 block of West 2nd Avenue. Much has changed in Kitsilano over a century, and this monumental home has witnessed the transformation of history. Today, a meticulous restoration of the main building is the basis for a collage of old and new infill townhome residences, maintaining the form and character streetscape of early pioneering Vancouver.
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Pricing for Heritage
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Floor Plans for Heritage
One 2-bedroom and five 3-bedroom townhomes will be offered, ranging in size from 1,024 – 1,579 sq ft. Two residences are located in a restored character home. The remaining four homes are contained in a new infill building. As Formwerks’ previous Heritage project sold out rapidly, I urged serious buyers to contact me today to discuss availability and plans according to your needs.
Amenities at Heritage
Each infill townhome will have a private patio and roof deck.
Parking and Storage
One level of underground parking accessed by a car elevator will provide spaces for six vehicles, 10 bicycles, and bulk storage.
Maintenance Fees at Heritage
Developer Team for Heritage
Formwerks Boutique Properties, an extension of Formwerks Architectural, is known for its classic collection of multi-family developments. Established in the art of architecture, Formwerks exercises an excellence in designing and developing residences that illustrate a subtle uniqueness and display an elegant stature. The living experiences are intimate in nature and mindful in quality. Homes by Formwerks are built with an enduring stamp of integrity.
Founded in 1988 by Jim Bussey, Formwerks Architectural possesses a portfolio of over 600 custom single-family homes and townhouses, and have become a comprehensive firm encompassing development, interior design, landscape design, and marketing. Their international portfolio of single-family, multi-family, commercial, and destination properties bears the classic ideology of elegance in architectural form, standing apart without pretense. Having designed more single-family homes than anyone in Vancouver’s history, Formwerks has grown into a well-rounded and distinguished pillar of the industry.
Expected Completion for Heritage
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