WATCH: Vancouver council has agreed to a plan that would allow new development and save the iconic ‘Hobbit House’. Catherine Urquhart reports.
A distinctive house in Vancouver will stay where it is, but will have some new townhouses as neighbours.
Affectionately known as the Hobbit House, and officially known as James Residence, the storybook style cottage is located on King Edward Avenue near Cambie Street.
In October of 2013, the property sold for $2.25 million — raising concerns it might be torn down. The home was built in 1930.
The rezoning application that was approved by the city will see it restored and given heritage protection, while townhouses are built around it.
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