Vancouver Special is used to refer to a houses that was built in mass quantities, from the period of roughly 1960 to 1985 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and its suburbs.Vancouver Specials are known for their “box-like” structure, low-pitched roofs, and balconies across the front of the house. Brick or stone finishes on the ground-floor are characteristic of the ground level facades, with stucco on the 2nd or 3rd floors. Vancouver Specials have similar floor plans with the main living quarters on the upper floor and secondary bedrooms on the bottom, making them ideal for students, nannies, ect. (“mortgage helpers”).From a builder’s point of view, this is a very sturdy — yet easy to finish and quick on time. Design to build, with lots of possibilities for renovations and personal customization, depending on the zoning of the property, you may even be eligible to build a laneway house.