THE HISTORY OF SHANNON ESTATE
A legacy from 1900 – today
P eter Wall is proud of this historic estate. He acquired Shannon in 1967 and engaged notable Canadian architect Arthur Erickson to create 160 units of garden-style rental housing.
Today, Peter Wall’s first responsibility to the Shannon Estate is to the Mansion and how it will relate to the surrounding gardens and new condominium buildings being created. The story of the meticulous restoration and revitalization of this grand estate is shown below.
The Shannon Estate is envisioned in the Beaux Arts style by Somervell & Putnam Architects, as represented by this artistic sketch. The Gate House and perimeter stone wall are built first.
Mirrors the development of a city
In the ’20s and ’30s, high society concerts, weddings, and gatherings drew Vancouverites to Shannon. This magical estate evolved into a cultural landscape, a place with sophisticated heritage stature, valued for enriching a city over time.
In the ’60s, Peter Wall’s Shannon Mews redevelopment added West Coast style to the neighbourhood, with more opportunities to experience living at Shannon.
The grand interiors of the Mansion are completed and it becomes a prized venue for cultural events, including concerts by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, weddings, and social gatherings.
From the 1960s to the present
In the ’70s, Shannon Estate was designated a class “A” heritage site by the City of Vancouver – a testament to the significance of its grand original structures, stone wall, and gardens.
Today, Shannon Wall Centre Kerrisdale celebrates the property once again. A new collection of luxury estate residences will further the legacy, offering a distinctive Vancouver West Side address and lifestyle, in keeping with the times.
Peter Wall purchases the property and commences the Shannon Mews development.
Renovations of the existing structures include reconfigurations into new apartment suites. Architect Arthur Erickson’s newly designed buildings in a West Coast contemporary style are added to the property under the ownership of Wall Financial.
The Shannon Estate is now being re-imagined with the meticulous restoration of the Mansion, Coach House, Gatehouse, and perimeter wall together with new home ownership and home rental opportunities.