GVHBA Ovation Award Winner 2012
– Best New Build under $500,000

Laneway housing is a relatively new concept for people in Vancouver, and it is hard to imagine that this 2 storey, 2-bathroom house is only 900 square feet.

Cleverly designed by Architrix Studio, this Vancouver Laneway project ingeniously uses a small amount of space to make a huge impact. Complete with all the trimmings, this 900 sq. ft. home is only tiny in size. We sought to maximize living space in every way imaginable.



  • Low-E windows, Lo-flow toilets
  • High-efficiency boiler
  • Strategically-placed lighting adds glitz


  • Terraced landscaping cascades between levels
  • Front-entry tucked around corner of cleverly-designed, stepped 3-car garage
  • Soft effect of Shoji-screen windows transitions to contemporary front-entry
  • Large overhangs add beauty while protecting multiple exterior-decks
  • Frameless-glass panelled railing provide unobstructed view
  • Achieved brilliant connection between 15-inch steel fascia, clear-stained cedar, 4-inch AirStone detail
  • Flat-roof design allows for full height usage
  • Linear-styled clerestory windows wrap living room
  • Exterior stone comprised of 80% recycled materials


  • Main staircase, strategically-placed – clearly designed as feature, gives separation to private upper-level
  • Gorgeous floating maple stair-treads connected by exposed steel-stringers, glass-railings, stainless-steel cap, standoffs
  • Expansive commercial glass welcomes abundant natural-light, provides amazing views from every level
  • Full Eclipse doors open onto outdoor decks
  • Showpiece kitchen capped with 4 inch granite slab countertop
  • Stunning, rich-toned walnut floor-to-ceiling cabinets
  • Fireplace feature-wall mimics exterior stone-facing
  • Wide-plank white oak hardwood flooring throughout

Ready to bring your dream to life?  We’d love to talk!

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