Homes that connect Vancouver’s past to the present day.
At Nanaimo and East 34th, a century-old corner store is reimagined as four, contemporary city homes and a commercial space. Now named Century House, original architecture pairs with modern simplicity, awaiting a new generation of memories.
Century House has deep roots and many stories. Today, it is ready for a new chapter, for new stories. Generous, open concept layouts and fresh, minimalist finishes are a welcoming backdrop for life’s moments, big and small. And every dwelling feels private—with thoughtful landscaping that separates every home. The exterior is a harmonious mix of traditional design and modern details.
Built brick by brick and completed by Harry Bridge in 1918, the building first became Smith’s Grocery in 1922, then Thomson’s Grocery in 1925. The following 40-odd years hosted a dozen more grocers, all of British and European ancestry until B.K. Mah, an enterprising Chinese immigrant, opened B.K. Grocery in 1968. Mah and his family owned the store and lived in the building—a life where work and family life intertwined. The store remained under the name B.K. Grocery until 2014.Though a humble corner store, the building tells a significant Vancouver story, a narrative familiar to many new Canadians of yesteryear and today.
a neighbourhood that welcomes you home
Norquay Village is a diverse neighbourhood that retains a quiet, family-oriented charm, yet amenities, restaurants, and entertainment are nearby. Schools and parks are a short walk from Century House along pleasant, tree-lined streets, with Cunningham Elementary half a block away. Walk to Victoria Drive for tasty asian cuisine or to Kingsway for amenities. Connect easily to the rest of Vancouver or beyond from Nanaimo Skytrain Station, a 13-minute walk.
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