There is anything a bit magical about this whimsical tiny property and I hurried above to 587 West King Edward. to photograph it ahead of townhouse design will see it concealed for quite some time to come. Developed in 1930 the 2-bed room, 2-lavatory storybook cottage has the first ship-deck flooring, a charming knotty pine kitchen area and an elevator that leads to a lookout home with sights of the North Shore mountains.
Last spring, the cottage was on the marketplace and there were immediate worries by Vancouverites that it would be demolished. Luckily, the developer agreed to keep the property intact, and to construct his prepared townhouse improvement all around it
The 1st proprietors of the tiny property were William H. James, a foreman with the Cdn. Pacific Railway and his spouse Winnifred in 1942
Arn Pentland, a medical doctor and his spouse Mabel acquired the “Hobbit House” in 1976. “Like absolutely everyone else, my spouse and I were in love with it,” Arn explained to reporter Kim Pemberton in 2004. “I made use of to push by it quite a bit and a single working day I noticed a ‘for sale’ signal.” Arn died a several several years in the past and Mabel handed absent at the conclusion of last year the property is now an estate sale ($2.68-million). That they loved their property is evident —from the loved ones shots in the kitchen area to the gnome statutes and the portray of their property that hangs above the fire.
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