Withrow Laneway House in Calgary

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Withrow Laneway House in Calgary

Affordable Architecture and Interior Development, Canada – design by Studio North, architects

4 Feb 2018

Withrow Laneway House

Architects: Studio North

Location: Calgary, Canada

Withrow Laneway House

Withrow Laneway House

Photos: Mark Erickson

Affordable housing in a thriving city like Calgary is a challenge for many, not the least for two newly graduated professionals starting a design studio with big dreams and a limited budget. We see alleys as a new place for community and dwelling. This project offers an opportunity to save one of Calgary’s heritage houses and to build an affordable, compact living space in the inner city.

Withrow Laneway House

Withrow Laneway House

Withrow Laneway House

Withrow Laneway House

Withrow Laneway House

The income from renting the heritage home to a family will pay the majority of the mortgage on the entire property, giving us the ability to build a laneway house for around $250,000 – about $100,000 less than buying a new condo of a similar size in the same community. This is one of many ways that laneway housing can be used to make owning inner city property in Calgary feasible.

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Withrow Laneway House Withrow Laneway House

The contemporary family has changed since the original conception of Calgary’s neighbourhoods. Small, efficient homes offer a lifestyle that is desired by a large demographic of Calgarians including families with fewer children, elderly people who wish to age in place, and young professionals starting their careers, to name a few. Laneway housing is a mode of development that diversifies housing stock in established neighbourhoods while maintaining the original characteristics of the area.

Withrow Laneway House

Withrow Laneway House

Withrow Laneway House

Withrow Laneway House

Withrow Laneway House

The introduction of laneway housing is part of our ambition and vision to sensitively contribute to the established urban fabric of Calgary’s communities. We see it as a small incremental change that gives neighbourhoods social, economic, and environmental diversity, and creates a vibrant place to live.

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Withrow Laneway House

Withrow Laneway House, Calgary – Building Information

Project size: 850 ft2
Site size: 3000 ft2
Completion date: 2017
Building levels: 2
Designer and Builder: Studio North

Withrow Laneway House

Photography: Mark Erickson

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