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2488 FRANKLIN STREET, Vancouver East, BC

I just finished uploading this House for sale, 2488 FRANKLIN STREET, Vancouver East, BC

As the story goes, in 1961 Mr. di Fonzo wanted to create and build his own mid-century modern home with more than a nod to his Italian roots + the classic design of the period. Both floors are roughly the same size with concrete & steel framing, plaster walls, travertine floors, marble window sills and marble exterior front + back steps, all imported from Italy. The current owners carefully laid down floating cork flooring throughout. Both floors have 2 bdrms, the top floor has the original mid-century mahogany kitchen. The bathroom sink is a Gio Ponti (one of the most influential & creative architects of all time) brought over from Italy. There is a deck off the main floor & a serene sitting area greets you as you enter the front yard. A very cool mid-century home..the Di Fonzo Residence.