Vancouver Laneway House Emphasizes ‘Aging in Place’

||Vancouver Laneway House Emphasizes ‘Aging in Place’
Vancouver Laneway House Emphasizes ‘Aging in Place’ 2017-01-23T06:39:12+00:00

This expansive 1 bedroom 1 bathroom, 900 square foot Vancouver laneway house is fit for a king.

The design emphasizes aging in place, so we’ve given the doors, built-in furniture, and the king sized bed a wide enough berth to accommodate wheelchair access. The shower is completely curb-less, and the heated floors throughout the home deliver an especially satisfying tickle on the toes — especially in the bathroom where the Italian marble flooring conducts heat more efficiently than wood or carpet. The bath also features an oversized soaker tub and in the bedroom there is some custom designed storage to keep the huge walk-in closet organized.

In this Vancouver laneway home, stone is featured not just in the bathroom, but also on all the countertops in the custom kitchen, as well as in the grounding hearth in the living room.

This laneway house also showcases one of the biggest benefits of designing for one level — a vaulted ceiling and skylights for plenty of natural light which completely tops off the great room.

A few other features of this Vancouver laneway house are the French doors opening towards the main dwelling to incorporate the two households and the Shakertown cedar shingles on the exterior to harmonize the laneway house with the main home.