Archive for the 'Homes Tours' Category

2018 Homes Tour honours end of WW1

This year’s homes tour honours New Westminster’s WW1 Honour Roll with a tribute to the men and women who served in the Great War by Jim Wolf 2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I and this year the society is honouring the men & women who served. Special stories of […]

39th Annual New West Heritage Homes Tour – May 27, 2018

This year’s annual homes tour features a selection of impressive architectural styles, including an Arthur Erickson-inspired mid-century classic in Massey Heights, a charming Victorian era Queen’s Park cottage and “that ‘70s house” on a quiet McBride area cul-de-sac. 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. NWHPS is honouring our […]

A Mid-Century Modern with Flair – The Charlotte Goodwin House (1962)

  Mid-century modern generally covers the years after WWII (though in some cases from the mid-thirties) through to the mid-sixties. The term was coined by author Cara Greenberg for her 1984 book, “Mid-century Modern:  Furniture of the 1950’s.” New Westminster has been long renowned for its large collection of older Victorian, Edwardian, Tudor Revival and […]

Step into “Westham” – the Captain W. H. Philpott House (1905)

In 1905, Master Mariner, Captain W.H. Philpott, built his family home, “Westham”, at 433 Carnarvon Street. Designed in the Edwardian-style, the house featured a stunning view of the Fraser River and remained in the family for over 60 years. In the mid-1960s, this charmingly shingled family home was converted into boarding-house suites. The ghost of […]

The Reveal – see what’s on this year’s Home Tour!

If you missed our 4-page colour insert in May 18th edition of The New West Record, take a ‘sneak peek’ at this year’s fabulous homes.  

The Wood House in Victory Heights (1949)

The Wood House is a fine example of post-war construction in the aptly-named Victory Heights neighbourhood that served as an affordable base for returning soldiers eligible for housing grants from the Veterans Land Administration (VLA). Many of these homes were built in the late 1940s and early 1950s to house young families eager to get […]

Sneak Peek at the Dr. Allan and Phyllis Kergin House (1954)

  An imaginative renovation breathes new life into a fifties bungalow – while maintaining the original roofline and front façade to minimize the impact on the  neighbourhood streetscape. Back in the mid-fifties, Dr. Allan J. and Phyllis E. Kergin owned what was then an unassuming 1954 bungalow. By 2010, the owners at that time hired […]

Sneak Peek at the Henry L. and Ella Edmonds House (1910)

H.L. Edmonds commissioned local architect Charles Henry Clow to design this handsome house. Built in 1910, it features elements of the Prairie style with Craftsman touches; including gabled dormers, a large second storey porch and an exceptionally deep, full-width front porch. Henry Lovekins Edmonds and Ella Katherine Pringle wed in 1908 and moved only a few […]

New West Record features highlights for 2016 Heritage Homes Tour

New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society mixes things up for this year’s homes tour  Theresa McManus | New West Record May 11, 2016   A hipster vibe, a sense of heritage and some unexpected locales are all part of this year’s Heritage Homes Tour. The New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society is holding its 37th annual tour […]

Vancouver Sun’s Shelley Fralic: Heritage home tour highlights ‘survivors’

New Westminster group shows how aging beauties can be renovated, rather than destroyed By Shelley Fralic, Vancouver Sun columnist reprinted from Vancouver Sun May 16, 2015 Every year, the heritage preservation organizations in Vancouver and New Westminster mount ambitious old-home home tours, in which owners are persuaded to open their doors to the public. In […]