This 1927 apartment building at 1311 Beach Ave was designed
by Townley and Matheson. Although its unique look stands out in the West End neighbourhood, the Tudor
affectations are really just an added cosmetic design to an otherwise bland apartment block. A post-modern tower was added in the late 1980s and the interior was extensively remodeled, retaining the exterior facade. Nowadays a luxury unit in this building will run you about $1,300 per square foot. (1928 photo from Vancouver City Archives).