While surfing the web, I came across this.....
"In the early 1970s, Vancouver Specials began sprouting like dandelions in the city's residential quarters. Designed for maximum floor space on a long and narrow footprint, its affordability and build-by-numbers construction made the Special the house of choice for legions of newcomers to Vancouver. But with its low-sloped roof, boring façade and cheap materials, it was soon considered an architectural eyesore."
From this to WOW, this.