The house and adjacent laneway house sit on a 40-by-86-foot corner lot just off of a busy commercial corridor in downtown Vancouver.
The house is just one block from the city's Broadway corridor which is served by high-capacity electric trolley buses.
The laneway house (right) is tucked up to a 2-foot rear yard setback and creates a private courtyard with the main house.
A small patio in the front yard is accessed directly off a series of stone slabs that lead to the front door.
The concrete floors in the entryway and living area act as a thermal mass to cool the house in the summer and warm it in winter.
The dining area is adjacent to the kitchen and looks out onto the courtyard and laneway house beyond.
A gabion basket rock wall provides privacy in the busy urban neighborhood. It is softened by a variety of ornamental grasses.
The lawn-free landscaping encompasses native plants and water-smart perennials, ornamental grasses, and permeable paving materials for driveways and walkways.