Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Ink and Wash - One of Vancouver's "Hobbit Houses"

The "hobbit house" on King Edward Avenue
8.5 x 10.25 inches

It's not great art, but it is a cute architectural rendering. I surprised myself, and got in done inside of two days.
This is truly an adorable little house on one of Vancouver's main streets. It was recently on the market, listed at $2.86 million. No, this is NOT the place to find reasonable homes. Vancouver experienced a huge housing sale boom, starting in the early 1990's. It was quite horrendous; where I was living at the time, houses were being torn down at a rate of one per square block per week. It has slowed down somewhat. But all of these beautiful old homes have been replaced by monstrous houses covering almost the entire property.
Anyway, enough of my grump! A few facts about the home ... It was built eighty-three years ago, has 2416 square feet inside, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and sits on a 50 x 130 foot lot. You don't get much here for your housing money!
I thought I'd like to do a series of older Vancouver homes. Most of them date from the early 20th c., so are quite Victorian in design.

I thank you for dropping by, and your comments are always welcome!