Canadian homeowners living in Vancouver often choose to build a guest house, often called a laneway house, in their backyard. The added structure adds equity to the property and can provide cash flow as a rental. Smallworks is one of the most popular lane house builders in the area and the company behind this beautiful guest home.
The sage green paneling, creamy trim and Craftsman style details create a welcoming exterior. Inside you'll find a layout of only 766 square feet (71 square meters). The living, dining and kitchen areas make up the main floor; upstairs are two bedrooms. Take a full tour through the flawless interior below.
The many windows, framed with custom millwork, allow natural light to brighten the space - giving it a spacious and cheerful vibe. The room is comfortable yet contemporary with sleek furniture and colorful accents.
The living, dining and kitchen areas are all open and connected on the main floor. The space is airy yet cozy, with each area well defined thanks to clever furniture placement.
Two glass pane French doors lighten the dining area and allow access to the charming side yard. A credenza and abstract artwork provide some separation between the dining and living spaces.
The kitchen is small and sleek with white cabinets, stainless steel appliances and classic subway tile. Smallworks is known for their signature polished concrete floors, a durable yet lovely finish.
This upstairs bedroom features vaulted ceilings and gorgeous satin lustre hardwood floors. Layered textures and soft lighting make it a relaxing room and the perfect spot for a restful night's sleep.
The small bathroom is streamlined with no wasted space. The subway tile shower surround and vanity backsplash create consistency with the kitchen. The vanity features a bank of drawers as well as a cabinet for much-needed storage.
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