This blue beauty of a cottage is a "laneway house" located in Vancouver, Canada. The owners built the house on their property in order to rent it out for extra income, a popular trend in Vancouver due to high housing prices. Smallworks is the builder, a complete design-build company specializing in small homes.
The layout is only 950 square feet (88 square meters) but manages include two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an office. The decor is chic and understated with crisp white walls and neutral furniture. However, playful personality shines through in the form of unexpected architectural details and a few fun accessories. Ready to check it out? Take a look around in the photo tour below!
The dining and living rooms share the same space for an open and airy feel. The dining set features a warm wood table and stylish upholstered chairs.
The living room includes a useful built-in bookshelf and electric fireplace unit. Two round windows add charm and architectural interest. A contemporary sofa and two modern armchairs provide ample seating.
The classic white kitchen features Shaker-style cabinets and stainless steel appliances. An unexpected mint green backsplash adds a pop of color.
The whole main floor features polished concrete flooring, one of Smallworks' signature finishes. Concrete flooring is a great choice for rental properties due to its durability. A carpeted stairway leads to the upstairs bedrooms.
One of the bedrooms includes a twin bed and vaulted ceilings. Built-in cabinets on either side of the bed provide hidden storage. Playful artwork and unique round nightstands finish the look.
The all-white bathroom is sleek and functional with a large vanity and medicine cabinet mirror. The cabinets and cabinet hardware match the kitchen for a coherent look throughout the house.
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