This 1,000 square foot, 2-storey suite offers a 2-bedroom, 1.5 bathroom long-term rental unit close to parks, transit, and community amenities. The homeowner sought to construct a premium urban living space on the narrow lot exemplified by a well appointed kitchen, bathroom and light-filled common area at grade. Above, the suite features an oversized four-piece common bath flanked by two spacious bedrooms complete with ample dedicated storage. The building’s two-toned cladding scheme aims to compliment the existing main house and greater neighbourhood character while ensuring a unique aesthetic identity. Fiber cement panels, accented with plank-clad recesses define planes and openings, creating depth in the facade and maximize the usable area within.
The Greenwood Laneway Suite demonstrates how skillful planning can supplement family income, add lasting value to a property, and provide long-term housing flexibility. This unit offers an exciting glimpse into how the laneway suite typology can breathe new life into underutilized areas of our city, creating dynamic, responsibly densified residential neighbourhoods.