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Heritage Manors Become Luxury Townhomes in Fairview

January 18, 2018

Heritage by Formwerks is a collection of twelve stunning townhomes converted from three heritage manors

Combining a fusion of history and contemporary vision, Heritage by Formwerks is the dazzling result of converting three historical Fairview manors into 12 beautiful new townhomes, ranging from 683 to 2268 square feet.

Following the success of Vancouver’s sold out Winona Park townhome project and its sought-after Tudor House, Heritage by Formwerks is an exciting new development from Formwerks Boutique Properties.

“I think when we lose heritage buildings in the city, a bit of its soul is lost too,” says Jack Brown, director of interior design at Formwerks Architectural Inc. “Because the city has grown so quickly in such a short period of time, I think it's important that we hang onto what the character of Vancouver is.”

Each of the three townhomes will feature elements such as stained-glass windows, cedar shingle siding, granite entry columns, porches and bay windows. Some townhomes will even have the manors’ original front doors.

Tucked alongside a tree-lined street in this sought-after neighbourhood, the exclusive collection of one-to four-bedroom residences will be retrofitted with new foundations, plumbing, electrical and fire protection measures, as well as entirely new interiors.

“When we're designing a space it's important that there is reference to the original architectural vocabulary. It’s important that a cohesive story is told - it really starts at the front of the house, and I want to make sure that that's followed through throughout the interior,” says Brown.

The attention to detail in each home will be flawless. Home buyers will choose between two heritage-inspired colour schemes, which pays reverence to the arts and crafts movement that was prevalent at the time of original construction. The homes will boast marble mosaic features, quartz countertops and engineered hardwood, as well as the modern amenities discerning buyers come to expect, such as under-cabinet task lighting, radiant in-floor heating, gas stoves and home security systems.

Centrally located south of the downtown core and bordered by Kitsilano and Shaughnessy, Heritage is minutes to South Granville, with an eclectic blend of fine restaurants, upscale shopping, quaint parks and luxury residences.  

With more than 30 years of experience designing quality homes, award-winning Formwerks has a portfolio of more than 600 custom single-family homes and townhouses. Built on the foundation of quality and design, the locally owned company is synonymous with developing elegant multi-family projects with timeless value.

From its enduring architecture to its high-end finishes, Heritage by Formwerks is a luxury development to the core. Inspired by the elegance of three Fairview mansions, built between 1913 and 1923, Heritage offers local homebuyers a unique opportunity to make their home in one of Vancouver’s most iconic neighbourhoods. Currently available plans start at $1,199,00. Tentative completion is slated for mid-2019.

Heritage by Formwerks sales gallery, located at 1625 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, is open by appointment only. For more information or to register, call 778-729-0898, email [email protected] or visit