This 1,410 square foot, 2-storey suite is proposed at the maximum permitted size on this 22′-0″ wide lot in Bickford Park. Conceptualized as a rental unit at the upper level with a large garage and storage space for the homeowner below, the suite offers a well-sized 2-bedroom, 1 bathroom living space with direct access from the laneway. The lower level features an open-span floorplate that can be modified in future to become an expanded living space for either the rental unit above, or the primary dwelling occupant.
The building’s aesthetic is intentionally minimalist, incorporating a two-tone cladding scheme bifurcated horizontally with overhang extensions at both sides. A stunning buff brick veneer will ensure a durable, maintenance free finish at the lower levels, while light weight fiber-cement paneling wraps the upper and side walls of the home. This scheme allows for a maximized interior area while creating depth at the facades without significant impacts on the project budget.
The Harbord Laneway Suite is a perfect example of how a laneway suites can the thoughtfully conceived to meet all the current and future needs of a growing family within our evolving urban context.