About This Project

Gabriola Mansion, 1523 Davie Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Gabriola, located at 1523 Davie Street in the West End neighbourhood of Vancouver, is a two and one-half storey estate house characterized by its smooth, pitch-faced, and tooled Gabriola Island sandstone block construction with tuck pointed red mortar. The picturesque, bell-cast hipped roof line features sandstone chimneys, dormers, and decorative brackets. The house is located on a large, landscaped corner
lot, with views to English Bay.
Gabriola is valued for its association with the early development of Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood; its
ownership by the influential Rogers family and later, the Bentall family; and its transitional Victorian-era architecture, as designed by prominent architect Samuel Maclure, along with stained glass-work by Henry Bloomfield and Sons, and stonework by John Wills Bruce.
Our proposal is to amend the existing CD-1
zoning of the site and convert the existing mansion into rental housing, and
construct four additional infill rental townhouses on the northeast corner of
the property.