Working closely with the owner and builder from the project outset, our team crafted the design for this two-storey, 1470 square foot laneway suite to be built in Wychwood Park. The homeowner sought to create a large storage and hobby space at the ground floor that would function as an indoor-outdoor extension of the existing rear yard. A flexible upper level, 2-bedroom suite aims to provide additional living space for intermittent guests and neighbourhood get-togethers. The as-of-right design strategically projects at the upper level to allow large expanses of glass across both the rear yard and laneway elevations. Three volumes clad in fibre cement, wood, and masonry veneer define the geometry and create a more intimate scale, respectful of the rear yard, main house and immediate neighbours. The Wychwood Laneway Suite is a great example of how laneway suites can provide housing flexibility, and extended living space, while maintaining the existing character and sensibility of the neighbourhood.