Vancouver Laneway Houses
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Your Guide To Vancouver Laneway Houses
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Is My Property Eligible For A Laneway House?
To be eligible for a Vancouver laneway house, your property must allow for: additional backyard space for a laneway home, which can extend up to 10.7 m (35 ft.) inward from the rear property line for a one-storey home, or 7.9 m (26 ft.) for a 1.5 storey laneway home; A minimum separation of 4.9 m (16 ft.) between the main house and laneway home; and a minimum site width of 9.8 m (32 ft.).
What Is A Laneway Home?
Laneway houses are small homes situated on a residential lot, typically adjacent to a back alley or laneway. Commonly used by family members, or as an additional rental property, Vancouver laneway houses have become popular solutions for increased housing demand.
How Do I Know If A Laneway House is Right For Me?
There are many reasons to build a laneway home. For large families looking to stay close together, a laneway house is a great way to keep multi-generational families on the same property. Vancouver laneway houses can also be great investments for an additional stream of income, such as rental units.
What Permits Are Required For A Vancouver Laneway House?
Vancouver laneway houses are permitted in the following zones:
- All RS zones
- RT-4, RT-4A, RT-4N, RT-5, RT-5N, RT-6, RT-11/11N
- RM-7, RM-7N, RM-7AN
- RM-8, RM-8N
- RM-9, RM-9A, RM-9N, RM-9AN and RM-9BN
How Many Laneway Houses Per Lot?
One laneway house may be permitted on Vancouver properties with a single detached home that includes a dedicated laneway or street at both the front and rear of the site.
Fremlin Street Laneway Home
Nestled within a beautifully-kept backyard, this stunning laneway home evokes the best qualities of condo living, while offering the space of a two-bedroom townhouse.
Penticton Avenue Laneway Home
Space is everything in this elegantly modern laneway home. At 900 sqft, this spacious abode features a welcoming open-concept floor plan across two levels, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a den and full kitchen.
2nd Avenue Laneway Home
This West Coast Modern laneway home, designed to be roomy, luxurious and inviting, goes above and beyond the expectations of a laneway home with a modern floor plan and spacious comforts.
39th Avenue Laneway Home
Built for a young, growing family, this stunning craftsman laneway house was carefully designed to utilize every nook for beautiful features and functionality.
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The Design-Build Process
- Consultation, design and approval
- Demolition, grading and foundation
- Framing and roofing
- Interior rough-ins
- Siding and exterior detailing
- Interior detailing
- Landscaping, and
- Final inspection