Vancouver West Homes w/Laneway Homes
3782 W 29TH AVENUE in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS® # R2233309
3782 W 29TH AVENUE Vancouver V6S 1T4 : Dunbar
Rare opportunity to own 2 houses for the price of 1! This West of Dunbar adorable bungalow main house feat. 2 bedrooms on the main floor w/ hardwood floors & lots of original character features & charm. There is a spacious sunny south facing deck off the kitchen leading to a generous yard. Downstairs feat. a partially finished basement w/ 2 guest bedrooms & full bath. In 2013 a gorgeous craftsman style top-of-the-line laneway house was built by Smallworks. The Laneway home feat. in floor radiant heat, lofted ceilings w/ skylights & ample space to call home or leverage as a rental property. It is a 33 X 130 lot located in on of Vancouver’s most desirable Dunbar locations just ½ a block from St. Georges private school. Beyond that there is great amenities nearby: new grocery store, coffee shops, Dunbar Community Centre, family parks & easy access to the trails of Pacific Spirit Park. A truly unique opportunity to own in one of Vancouver’s most desirable neighborhood. Agent's Open JAN 24th, WED 10:30-12:00PM.
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Listing information last updated on 27-Jan-2018 6:09 PM
Beginning in July 2009, the City of Vancouver has permitted laneway housing in some single-family neighbourhoods. A number of residents are adding laneway homes to their existing property, while others have decided to build them alongside their new construction. On average, 11 laneway house permits were issued per month during the first 100 laneway homes built in Vancouver, according to a study done by the city.
970 LWH have been approved and 464 have been given final inspection as of May 2013, since January 2013 there have been 57 finals approved.
What is a Laneway House?
Laneway housing is a detached dwelling on a single-family lot, usually facing the back laneway where the garage is located. One parking space (minimum) is required on all lots with a laneway home. Houses that already have a secondary suite are still eligible. Note that STRATA TITLING IS NOT PERMITTED, as these dwellings are non-saleable.
Why Build a Laneway House?
Every owner has their own reason for wanting to build a laneway home, but most cite the need for alternative housing options. Here are the most common reasons:
Read more about the lot requirements and dimensions for building a laneway house.
What are the Requirements for Building a Laneway House?
Want to know if your lot is eligible for laneway housing? Here are a few criteria:
How Big are Laneway Homes?
Laneway housing can be built in 1 and 1½ storey configurations. The maximum floor area can be determined by multiplying the lot area by 0.125.
There are many other criteria that need to be looked into, like cost, specific lot dimensions, age of the house, house location on the property, and corner lot considerations. If you have questions about your specific property, you can email or call me directly. I look forward to speaking with you about your project.
Below is a common lot floor plan for a laneway house.