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Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s Mid-Century Modern Tour This Weekend

Join the VHF Saturday September 26 for its annual tour of these Greater Vancouver Mid-Century Modern home gems

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REW.ca
September 24, 2015






The famous Danto Residence by celebrated architect Arthur Erickson is a fine example of West Coast Mid-Century Modernist design
The Danto Residence by Arthur Erickson exploits the Modernist characteristic of outdoor-indoor living
Participants in the 2015 Mid-Century Modern tour will get a rare glimpse of architect Arthur Erickson's private garden and home
The award-winning Electra building was one of the first Modernist buildings in Vancouver, and was converted into condos in the early 1990s
A limited number of the 2015 tour participants will enjoy a post-tour reception at this Mid-Century Modern home
Left: Mid-Century Modernist home on 2015 tour, architect unknown; right: 1969 house by architect Peter Wardle

Are you a fan of mid-century and West Coast architecture? Some tickets are still available for the annual Mid-Century Mondern home tour by the Vancouver Heritage Foundation, running on Saturday September 26, 2015.

Spend an afternoon exploring local examples of the Mid-Century and West Coast Modernist style including the 1962 Danto Residence designed by renowned architect Arthur Erickson. There will also be a rare opportunity to see inside Arthur Erickson’s own home and garden, enabling tour participants to compare the expansive work indicative of Erickson’s famed style (such as the Danto Residence) with the relatively modest home he designed for himself.

The BC Electric Building, now known as The Electra, is the latest addition to this year’s tour. This award-winning building was one of the first Modernist buildings in Vancouver and is recognized across Canada for its innovative design. Originally the head office of BC Electric, or BC Hydro, the building was converted into condos in the early 1990s, and the tour will take participants inside a few of the unique apartments.

See the photo gallery above for a sneak preview of some of the homes on the tour.

The tour ticket also includes an invitation to the wine and cheese reception at a stunning West Coast Modern home recently used in the Tim Burton feature film Big Eyes (for a limited number of guests), which includes a short talk from guest speaker Professor Leslie Van Duzer of the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

Whether participants choose the self-guided tour ($90+tax) or bus option ($110+tax, now limited to wait list only), the ticket includes a $50 donation, with charitable tax receipt, to support VHF programming.

For more information or to buy tickets, click here.                                             


Joannah Connolly has been editor and content manager of REW.ca since May 2014. Joannah has appeared on major local TV outlets as a real estate commentator, and has moderated and spoken on several industry panels. During this time, she also spent two years hosting the Real Estate Therapist radio show on Roundhouse Radio 98.3FM. A dual Canadian-British citizen, Joannah has 20 years of journalism experience in Vancouver and London, with a prior background in construction, architecture and business media.
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