Heritage Stands the Test of Time: Cole Residence (c. 1910)

618 East 9th Street, North Vancouver

This Craftsman bungalow was last sold in 2011 and billed as a “tear down,” but the current owners fell in love with its charming style and decided to make minor changes instead. In an architecturally sympathetic way, the front porch and entry stairs were modified and the kitchen was enlarged. The result is a still-charming but slightly larger home.

It seems fitting to begin our “Heritage Stands the Test of Time” featured homes with the Cole Residence because when the owners moved into this house, they found a booklet on the built-in cabinet that contained a magnificent history of the families that had lived in this house since it was built. The most important part of the booklet was the first line: “I am not an ordinary house. I am a home with Tradition and History. I have sheltered families for over eighty years and in that course of time, only 7 families have lived under my roof. This little history is prepared for the eighth family who will dwell within my walls.”

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