This classically designed 2-storey laneway suite offers 2,500 square feet of living space including a fully-finished basement level for a young family to grow. The suite incorporates a large open concept living space at grade, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms above. The basement level provides an additional bedroom, recreation room, bathroom and storage spaces. Proposed behind a historic bungalow on a well-sized East-end property, the structure required minor variances at Committee of Adjustment (CofA) due to the circumstances of the existing lot. Our team developed a design scheme that appealed to the homeowners’ aesthetic sensibilities and complimented the existing neighbourhood character, while maximizing usable space and optimizing building performance.
The Riverside Laneway Suite demonstrates the potential that laneway suites have to provide long-term urban living solutions for multi-generational families. The suite offers a spacious, well-finished space with all the comforts of home close to parks, schools, transit and community amenities while enabling the family to remain in their well-established neighbourhood.