Back for its 9th year, the Vancouver Special House Tour offers a chance to get inside five examples of the now iconic housing style unique to Vancouver. This tour serves as a showcase for how these older homes can be transformed for modern living including some innovative solutions for housing several generations of the same family. Among the homes on tour this year are a 1975 Special updated by one of the pioneers of Special revitalization, Architect Stephanie Robb. We also have a 1970s era Special with a dramatic new renovation that includes a showstopping built-in wrap-around wood dining area that plays off the cedar ceiling. Many of the homeowners on this year’s tour have utilized the Specials generous floor plan to accommodate several generations in the same home. Learn about how to improve energy efficiency, speak to owners and experts in construction and materials about their own projects and come away with great ideas for retaining and reusing older housing.