Laurel & 17th

  • Photos of family members moving into the renovated house.


Kuno Architecture Inc.


Completed December 2019

Project Size

3,300 sf

accessible, heritage, renovation, residential
About This Project

This project involved the extensive renovation of a west side heritage home in Vancouver.  A single family home was converted into three stacked units, all accessible and connected by elevator.  Permission for a third living unit was achieved through a successful application to the Board of Variance.  While the exterior shell was left relatively intact, all interior layouts were changed to make accessible living space throughout.  A three-storey addition at the east side yard moved vertical circulation (stair and elevator) out of the floor area for the units.  The fully reconfigured upper storey features vaulted ceilings and skylights throughout.  The interior design for this project is contemporary and bright, integrating accessibility with simple and clean product selection.

  • Accessible kitchens
  • Accessible bathrooms with roll-in showers
  • Automatic door openers with keyless code/fob access at suite entries
  • Ensuite laundry with front loading washer & dryer
  • Ramped access with indoor lift to upper floors
  • Lever handled door and faucet fixtures
  • Knee clearance under bathroom and kitchen sinks
  • Adjustable in-floor heating
  • Switches and controls mounted 400-1200mm above the floor
  • Wide doorways throughout

If you are in need of accessible rental housing in Vancouver, contact info and more detailed information can be found on the house website.

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