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Vancouver Special, the revival of a local architectural phenomenon

SLIDESHOW: What makes a Vancouver Special so special, anyway? Check out some of the more unique examples of this local architectural phenomenon.

Keith Higgins is one local who appreciates the Vancouver Special. In fact, he’s obsessed with them.

The local artist has catalogued hundreds of these homes, listing categories for balcony, roof and fence styles as well as satellite dishes and siding styles, on his website

WATCH Higgins reveal his fascination with this “…mid-century modernist, vernacular architecture” on CTV news:



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Keith Higgins isn't the only one obsessed...

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