This 1,500 square foot 3-bedroom 2.5-bath laneway suite will become a forever-home for the homeowner’s son and growing family. Working with the homeowners, our team developed a planning scheme custom tailored to their immediate and long-term needs, both inside and out. The ground floor living space offers a spacious dining, kitchen, and living area with a central stair providing access to three large bedrooms above, including a well-appointed principal suite. The building’s facade rigidly adheres to the maximum zoning envelope, while providing a parallel parking space adjacent the laneway. A two-tone modern cladding scheme accentuates the building geometry with neutral paneling complimented by wood infills that are framed with black accents.
The Chester Laneway Suite exemplifies the balance of beauty and practicality, challenging the notion that these considerations are mutually exclusive. This unit illustrates how laneway suites offer the opportunity for families to live, work, and play together in established neighbourhoods that would otherwise be inaccessible in today’s housing market.