This Special Home Features an Off-Lane Carport

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Nov 25, 2014
References: darcyjones & contemporist
D’Arcy Jones Architecture renovated a 1980s 'Special' home in Vancouver, Canada.

The architects preserved the home's original structure and foundation, focusing their attention on flipping the interior. Specifically, they moved the kitchen, dining and living rooms downstairs to the main floor, noting that they were the most important rooms of the house and should be to grade.

The exterior of the house was wrapped in a new skin in order to freshen and brighten the the look. Strategically placed windows allow light into the home, ensuring that it is a bright, open and cheerful space. To finish off, the architects built a parallel-parking carport to allow more space for the newly landscaped backyard, garden and terrace.