Laneway homes are increasingly becoming popular with homeowners because they allow a property to have a separate and distinctive space for their guests, family or renters.
Due to the limitations of many sites and municipal bylaw restrictions, it is necessary to plan and design for every square inch of space. This was exactly the case for our Banbury MODCUBE (Mod D).
The small property was restrictive; we decided to repurpose an existing single car garage and transformed it into a bright airy space that can accommodate the owner’s renter and, in the future, plan to down-size and inhabit it themselves. The floor space is just over 500 square feet, but it feels larger with a 9-foot ceiling that vaults up to 12 feet, skylights bring in additional light. The main floor has a kitchen with an island where wall spaces are utilized for storage. The living space is comfortable with a large washroom which is combined with the laundry space. A French door opens to a small private outdoor space. Above, the loft provides extra storage or space to sleep.
The Banbury MODCUBE proves that if a small space is well designed, it doesn’t have to feel small!
Completed in 2022
Contractor: Neave O’Shaughnessy
Photo Credit: Dave Sutherland
Architecture: Synthesis Design Inc.