A Craftsman-style laneway house by Lanefab

Craftsman-style laneway house in Vancouver by Lanefab

This shingled laneway cottage in Vancouver, Canada is the work of Lanefab Design/Build. A few months ago we looked at another of their projects, an energy-efficient home with Mid-Century Modern styling. This one sits in a neighborhood of heritage Craftsman and Edwardian houses, and so architect Bryn Davidson designed it to fit in, giving it a gabled roof, eaves brackets, shingle siding and appropriate windows. The cool gray paint is nicely balanced by the wood doors, porch post, soffits and fence.

Craftsman-style laneway house in Vancouver by Lanefab

The ground floor is taken up by the open plan living space. The floor plan is somewhat L-shaped, which gives the kitchen a bit of separation from the sitting area. Patio doors lead from the sitting area to a private patio at the side of the house. The main entrance door opens into a small entry alcove to the side of the living area, providing a bit more privacy. The entry alcove even has a coat closet, something which is too often omitted from small house plans.

Craftsman-style laneway house in Vancouver by Lanefab

The bedrooms and bathroom are on the upper floor. Both bedrooms have a cozy feel with vaulted ceilings that slope down low to the floor. An intersecting gable and exposed beams add architectural interest to one of the bedrooms while a skylight brightens the other.

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Photographs by Feeling Photography and Bryn Davidson, courtesy of Lanefab Design/Build.

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