University Detached Houses and Land for Sale

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The University of British Columbia was created by provincial legislation in 1908 and provided with a magnificent 260 acres site at the tip of Point Grey, away from the City's nefarious influence. An international competition to design the new campus was held in 1912. The jury unanimously selected the partnership of G.L.T. Sharp and C.J. Thomson, two young architects recently arrived in Vancouver from England. They proposed a grandly scaled plan based on the planning principle of the planning principles of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, with grand boulevards, superb vistas and a hierarchical plan that placed the administration at the highest point on University Boulevard and assigned each faculty its own precinct - a distinction that is still largely maintained. The plan called for buildings to be designed in the "Modern Tudor" style - what we now call Collegiate Gothic, to express and perpetuate the traditions of British scholastic life.

The new campus plan of 2010 makes sustainability a priority to help create a livable environment conductive to academic excellence. A stelar example is the centre for Interactive research on sustainability, designed to be one of the greenest building on the continent.

The largest capital initiative at present is branded [email protected], a university town likened to Oxford and Cambridge. The land immediately east of the Campus are the University Endowment lands, a green belt between the City of Vancouver and UBC. Much of the UEL have been developed residentially, including some fine early modern and recent homes, which are not visited. A large part of the UEL was dedicated as Pacific Spirit Regional Park in 1989. A good part of it will become part of land settlement negotiated with the Musqueam Band, whose people consider Point Grey their traditional land.

The UBC neighborhood is a vibrant, ever-evolving community now celebrating its centennial year making it a favourite choice for college students, young families, and real estate developers.

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  • 1
    $22,999,000

    5638 NEWTON WYND

    Listed by: Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
    R2508894
  • 14
    $649,000

    4230 SALISH DRIVE

    Listed by: Wynn Real Estate Ltd.
    R2507176
  • 22
    $6,290,000

    5689 MCMASTER ROAD

    Listed by: Sutton Centre Realty
    R2504137
  • 12
    $17,800,000

    5771 NEWTON WYND

    Listed by: Pacific Evergreen Realty Ltd.
    R2500573
  • 31
    $6,298,000

    1988 ACADIA ROAD

    Listed by: RE/MAX Select Properties
    R2497056
  • 25
    $14,800,000

    1538 WESTERN CRESCENT

    Listed by: Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
    R2497239
  • 36
    $1,798,880

    11 SEMANA CRESCENT

    Listed by: Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
    R2495782
  • 20
    $1,930,000

    5 2780 ACADIA ROAD

    Listed by: Multiple Realty Ltd.
    R2489659
  • 1
    $7,990,000

    1896 WESBROOK CRESCENT

    Listed by: Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
    R2473653
  • 23
    $3,998,000

    4925 QUEENSLAND ROAD

    Listed by: Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
    R2464099
  • 5
    $13,580,000

    1540 WESBROOK CRESCENT

    Listed by: Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
    R2461851
  • 21
    $17,980,000

    5791 NEWTON WYND

    Listed by: Team 3000 Realty Ltd.
    R2452657
  • 6
    $8,880,000

    4988 CHANCELLOR BOULEVARD

    Listed by: RE/MAX Select Properties
    R2443920
  • 20
    $5,960,000

    2037 ALLISON ROAD

    Listed by: Luxmore Realty
    R2425146
  • 11
    $11,980,000

    1512 WESTERN CRESCENT

    Listed by: Multiple Realty Ltd.
    R2423947
  • 12
    $5,990,000

    1650 WESBROOK CRESCENT

    Listed by: Regent Park Fairchild Realty Inc.
    R2402323
  • 36
    $5,500,000

    4935 COLLEGE HIGHROAD

    Listed by: Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
    R2361513