A basic and boxy housing style that was prevalent in East Vancouver, Canada, during a housing boom in the 60's and 70's. Cheap and easy to build, houses were 2 level structures with a basement that was easily converted into an illegal rental suite.
--Hey man, I heard you just bought a house.

--Yeah, it's a Vancouver special. I hope to flip it quickly but the basement suite should cover the mortgage in the meantime.
by petabo August 13, 2006

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a fairly ugly two/three level house in east vancouver that takes up the whole lot.
parminder and her family of 15 live in a vancouver special on east 49th
by mike February 18, 2004

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