contemporary, minimalist architectural style provides an ideal surrounding
backdrop for an iconic Vancouver heritage home, the Coulter House,
which is incorporated as a focal point for the project.

about the building

HOUSS is a distinct, modern building in a vibrant community, providing a mix of industrial and office flex spaces with a restaurant component on the main floor. Contemporary, minimalist architectural style provides an ideal surrounding backdrop for the Coulter House, an iconic Vancouver heritage home, which is incorporated as a focal point for the project.

The Victorian-era heritage home architecture is contrasted with sleek glass and metal finishes on the balance of the new building. Featuring spacious decks on multiple levels, the project has been thoughtfully designed both inside and out, providing spaces and specifications that truly meet the needs of active and growing community businesses.

Take the next step in the evolution of your business. Find a new home at HOUSS.

about the building

HOUSS is a distinct, modern building in a vibrant community, providing a mix of industrial and office flex spaces with a restaurant component on the main floor. Contemporary, minimalist architectural style provides an ideal surrounding backdrop for an iconic Vancouver heritage home, the Coulter House, which is incorporated as a focal point for the project.

The Victorian-era heritage home architecture is contrasted with sleek glass and metal finishes on the balance of the new building. Featuring spacious decks on multiple levels, the project has been thoughtful designed both inside and out, providing spaces and specifications that truly meet the needs of active & growing community businesses.

Take the next step in the evolution of your business, find its new home at HOUSS.

project features

  • contemporary mixed-use space with office and manufacturing flex spaces
  • secure, underground parking with overhead door for restricted access and ample bike storage
  • common lobby with 2 over-sized elevators
  • common grade loading in lane with security gate
  • end of trip facilities with lockers, washrooms and showers
  • base specifications developed with thoughtful attention to the needs of each type of space
  • ceiling heights optimized for industrial and office space
  • common outdoor patio on the top floor with North Shore mountain views
  • security system includes fob controlled access and video surveillance at building entrance and common areas

sustainability features

  • occupancy sensor lighting in common areas
  • efficient heating and cooling via heat pumps in units
  • passive cooling via sun shading to south facing exposures
  • electric vehicle charging outlets in parkade

investment highlights

  • progressive design with flexible options to suit your specific business needs
  • opportunity for Vancouver ownership in an amenity-filled neighbourhood
  • secure future investment value due to low supply of similar space in Vancouver
  • historic roots, with a modern future
  • new industrial, creative and employment space in Vancouver
  • located on major transportation routes with convenient downtown, highway, transit and bike access
  • a walk score of 98 and transit score of 85

TOTAL FLOOR AREA: 8,036 sq.ft

TOTAL FLOOR AREA: 6,010 sq.ft

TOTAL FLOOR AREA: 12,173 sq.ft

TOTAL FLOOR AREA: 11,774 sq.ft

TOTAL FLOOR AREA: 7,642 sq.ft

All material, measurements, sizes, specification, variations & layouts are displayed for illustrative purposes only. This information may be subject to change at any time without notice.

heritage house

Built in 1901 by millworker William Henry Coulter, the Coulter House survived the industrial growth spurt in Mount Pleasant during the turn of the century. First, the streetcar system in Vancouver, at its height in 1914, helped to transform the neighbourhood from a rural suburb into a small village with stores, churches and hundreds of homes. Over time, warehouses and small factories replaced old homes in the neighbourhood as it became more focused on industrial uses. With the growth of Vancouver’s economy and new technologies, the area continued to evolve with recent development as more modern industrial companies such as creative and tech firms entered the community, occupying streetscapes that once were fully residential, as shown in the below painting.

Throughout this changing landscape, the Coulter House remained a residence signifying the residential roots of the earlier Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. The home’s heritage design is an excellent example of a vernacular cottage from the late Victorian period. It’s typical one-and-a-half storey front-gabled form and full-width porch is accentuated by ornamental Victorian-era architectural elements. The facade includes an ornamental frieze at the front porch with brackets and corbels and gingerbread shingles at the gable, a marker of the era.

In the 1920s the Coulter house was bought by Donald (Dan) and Jean McLeod. The McLeod family lived in it for over 65 years. These photos were generously donated by the McLeod family.

heritage house

Built in 1901 by millworker William Henry Coulter, the Coulter House survived the industrial growth spurt in Mount Pleasant during the turn of the century. First, the streetcar system in Vancouver, at its height in 1914, helped to transform the neighbourhood from a rural suburb into a small village with stores, churches and hundreds of homes. Over time, warehouses and small factories replaced old homes in the neighbourhood as it became more focused on industrial uses. With the growth of Vancouver’s economy and new technologies, the area continued to evolve with recent development as more modern industrial companies such as creative and tech firms entered the community, occupying streetscapes that once were fully residential.

Throughout this changing landscape, the Coulter House remained a residence signifying the residential roots of the earlier Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. The home’s heritage design is an excellent example of a vernacular cottage from the late Victorian period. Its typical one-and-a-half storey front-gabled form and full-width porch is accentuated by ornamental Victorian-era architectural elements. The facade includes an ornamental frieze at the front porch with brackets and corbels and gingerbread shingles at the gable, a marker of the era.

contact us

Jason W. Mah*, Principal
jason.mah@avisonyoung.com
604.647.5096

Sean Keenan, Associate
sean.keenan@avisonyoung.com
604.757.5267

Struan Saddler*, Principal
struan.saddler@avisonyoung.com
604.647.5077

David MacFayden, Senior Associate
david.macfayden@avisonyoung.com
604.757.5272

* Personal Real Estate Corporation

1055 W Georgia St #2900, Vancouver, BC V6E 3P3