Here’s a project I’ve been working on lately; a small, efficient house in Nelson, BC, designed for a young family with an active outdoor lifestyle.
The 30′ narrow lot poses some challenges, but it’s going to be an efficient unit.
The house features a 1722 SF 3 bedroom unit and a basement suite.
The layout of the open concept living-dining-kitchen on the main features a fireplace and a kitchen in the centre bay, accommodating a view from the living room of Kootenay Lake’s west arm towards the north, while maximizing southern exposure and solar gain through the patio doors off the dining room.
A large mudroom combined with laundry, a deck with pergola large enough for a dining set and barbeque, dedicated bike storage below the deck, a hot tub in the back yard, and low maintenance sustainable materials will make make this house a haven of easy living for an young family with an active outdoor lifestyle.
The 2 bedroom basement suite has it’s own dedicated outdoor space in the form of a sunken patio.
Due to the small lot size and the large program the lot is being rezoned so we can have a slightly larger lot coverage, smaller setback on one side and a few extra feet in height.