Class Act: The Hawkins-Agnew House (1910) 1020 Victoria Drive, East Vancouver ~> #queenanne #queenannerevival #heritagedesignated #cityofvancouver #heritagebuilding #Listed
She's the most demure, quietly refined of Grandview's Queen Anne Revival #heritagehomes. I have a crush on , my personal favourite; it's her unique, you see. #graceful #symmetry & #sophisticated proportions, #elegant interwoven geometries w/ bowed curved planes meeting flatter volumes so effortlessly; an #architectural ballet of #feminineform in #woodconstruction . Only a short walk south of my place you'll meet a good stretch of stately Belle Epoch #character residences - all set on large garden lots ... so gentile & dignified along or near the slow 'n shady Victoria Drive. Built in 1910, in preWWI #buildingboom era when #grandview #victoriadrive #grandviewwoodland was promoted as the premier, exclusive neighbourhood (prior to First Shaughnesy development); John Charles Hawkins lived here only 3 years before moving again into a larger elaborate house of sim.style @ 1927 W. 17th Ave.
Dr. Thomas & Mabel Agnew fell in love with her too, in 1920 & purchased her, his medical practice conveniently walking distance at 1704 E.1st & Commercial. In 1948, after Thomas's death, the Agnew family house sold. Overtime she was split up & converted into multiunit suites. The property was fully restored to original character finishes & detailing, yet modernized to meet fire/safety & energy efficiency codes, 2011. Wonderful labour of love. Who wouldn't fall under her spell?
Architect: Alfred Edward Beswick
Builder: J. E. Wright
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