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3522 W 47th Ave

Photo Credit: Barry Bogart

Address

3522 W 47TH Ave, Vancouver BC

Neighbourhood

Dunbar-Southlands

Type

Residential

Significance

A

Description

Built in 1913, this large Arts and Crafts style home has four levels and six bedrooms. It was the home of Scottish born architect John Honeyman, whose firm, Honeyman & Curtis, designed the house.

Honeyman & Curtis were active in Vancouver in the first three decades of the 1900s, designing many churches, residential, commercial and institutional buildings, such as the Bank of Montreal on Main St, Fire Hall No. 6, and Shaughnessy United Church.

Honeyman called the house Kildavaig, after a home in Scotland he once lived in, and resided in this house with his family, including wife Mabel, until his death in 1934. The house then saw a string of residents until 1945 when C. O. Matthews settled into the house. 3522 W 47th Ave has typical Arts and Crafts features such as dark half timbering and light stucco on the upper level, and a steeply pitched roof with shed dormer.