This 1,160 square foot 2-bedroom 2-bath laneway suite will soon become a space for the homeowner’s family member to age in place. Our team developed a planning scheme custom tailored to the homeowner’s immediate and long-term needs. The ground floor offers a cozy den and office space overlooking the rear yard with a 3-piece bath, and guest bedroom that will function as a storage space for the homeowner in the short term. Leveraging the unique lot and building configuration, the upper floor hosts an efficient living, dining, and kitchen space with a principal bedroom and secondary bath. Optimal window placements on this corner lot blend exterior with interior while preserving privacy both to the rear yard and the laneway. The building is clad in a two-tone scheme that accentuates the building’s geometry with grey shake siding and red brick inspired and complimented by the neighbourhood vernacular, fitting perfectly into place with the existing century-old home on the property.
The Geoffrey 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 age in place together in Toronto’s urban low-rise neighbourhoods.
“I had no idea how to bring a laneway home into being, and feel very fortunate that my daughter, son-in-law and I found our way to Lanescape. The team was stellar— exceedingly friendly, encouraging in the best ways, and professional to deal with from start to finish. I expected to be more overwhelmed by the process, as it’s daunting to take on a building project like this, and in a pandemic at that. However, in the competent hands of these great folks who know the ins and outs of laneway homes, excellent timely progress kept being made despite my initial concerns. I very much appreciate how carefully I was listened to as we sorted out what I needed of this home. The options and enthusiasm that everyone brought to our meetings really carried the whole development phase. In a nutshell, I unreservedly recommend Lanescape to anyone considering a laneway build. We were in great hands not only for the design process right through to the permitting, but also in being presented with excellent builders to choose from.”