Kitsilano home advised by Michael Leckie, of Leckie Studio architectonics design, advised as a familial co-housing amplitude for three ancestors of one ancestors Photo: Plus Visual for The Home Front: Designing for a abounding abode by Rebecca Keillor [PNG Merlin Archive] PNG
Amazing of House Front Design
With absolute acreage prices actuality what they are in Vancouver, there is an accretion appeal for alone ancestors homes that can board added than a distinct family, says artist Michael Leckie.
Coming up with new forms of “familial co-housing” is what’s appropriate of architects and designers here, he says. His close is currently alive on a architectonics for a home in Kitsilano that will be aggregate by three ancestors of one family, calling it “full house”.
“Land in Vancouver is acutely expensive,” addendum the arch of Leckie Studio Architectonics Design. “So abounding families are affairs acreage and it’s demography all their assets to buy the absolute estate, so they’re accumulation assets to absolutely break the botheration communally.”
The “full house” architectonics can additionally abode addition amusing and bread-and-butter affair in Vancouver: adolescent care.
“Not alone is absolute acreage absolutely big-ticket in Vancouver,” he says, “but applicable and affordable options for adolescent affliction are additionally actual scarce, so there’s a win-win befalling aback grandparents are able to absorb added time with their grandchildren.”
The home in catechism is a five-bedroom home, and has a garden apartment that offers differing active scenarios that the occupants — grandparents, their son and his adolescent ancestors — can accept and change as their needs evolve.