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Here is a fairly recent picture of the Exterior of my Vancouver Special Renovation. A few changes and updates to the interior and exterior to go, but we're loving the house! The location is fantastic, being across from a park and a block to a great part of Main street. 

Comments

william on May 11, 2013 4:36 AM
your home reno looks amazing, im thinking of doing something similar. care to share whats the budget you r working around to start with and how much it ends up? it would be really helpful. thank you!
ed on Jun 8, 2013 2:29 PM
Hi Rob, this blog is really helpful for those of us interested in modifying a Vancouver special. It's also very well organized and the photos are great. I'd also like to get an idea of what the previous poster asked. In addition, if you have any references to contractors for this job that would be really helpful as well.
Thanks !
Rob Zwick on Jun 8, 2013 2:46 PM
Ed,

I'm glad that you've found my blog useful. I've emailed every commenter directly, as I'd rather keep things like budget out of the public realm. If you'd like to know more, I'm happy to chat with you on the phone directly.

All the best,

Rob
Ed on Jun 15, 2013 11:50 PM
Rob, it was a pleasure speaking to you about this (and other virtues of Vancouver specials). Thanks again for providing the insightful helpful information about the process.
jason on Jul 11, 2013 6:56 PM
Hi Rob

I have a similar house with redish grey brick on the bottom and black framed windows, black roof black gutters, just wondering what you think a good colour combination would be for painting the stucco, facia and front doors.

By the way great work, very impressive before and after.
Rob Zwick on Jul 11, 2013 9:02 PM
Jason,

Send me a photo, or if your Vancouver special is in Vancouver, let me know and I'll drop by. Email me directly. Rob@RobZwick.com.

I'll try to remember to post some shots of the back in the next week, if I have time.

Cheers and thanks for looking.
Mimi on Jun 24, 2014 3:42 PM
Hi Rob,

Your reno looks great! My husband and I are currently househunting and your blog shows the possibilities that come with a Vancouver Special. I can understand you'd rather keep the budget details out of the public realm. Would you mind contacting me privately with a general estimate of costs? That would really be helpful for us as we continue with our home search!

Thanks!
Rob Zwick on Jun 24, 2014 5:11 PM
Call me and I'd be happy to walk you through everything.
mickey palmer on Feb 25, 2015 11:07 AM
Ron. Great renovation. Loved a lot of "special" things you did like glass "railing". My daughter and husband and 2 grandchildren just bought a special in nice area. Would like to chat with you before starting reno. A little background. Our family from New Orleans. Wife and I still live there. I am a hotel owner and developer down here so familiar with renos. Permits, structural, code issues, etc. Now looking for architec. Again, wonderful job. Also forgot to mention their reno would be fazed from ground up. Thanks again. Mickey

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