Here is an image from the photo shoot that I did of a gorgeous 1959 post and beam house in Burnaby. I am in the midst of cobbling together an article about the restoration of this hidden gem.
Architect finds full potential in standard city lot
Three homes allow occupants to stay connected, but to maintain their privacy
by Jane Vorbrodt
When architect Ian McLean designed his house in East Vancouver, the idea was to build a home for his four-year-old daughter — and to surround her with the most important people in her life.
“We jokingly call our home ‘Erindale’ because, basically, the whole house is built for our daughter Erin,” McLean says.
McLean needed a plan that would accommodate not only himself and his partner, but also his parents, who provide on-site daycare, and his former partner Avelle Leason, Erin’s other dad. This meant three separate units would be required.
McLean had worked on dozens of house and renovation projects in Vancouver, so explored the options by tapping into his familiarity with local zoning.
McLean created a home with two side-by-side units, a main suite for himself, Erin and partner Wesley, and a vertically oriented secondary suite for his parents. The third unit on the property is a laneway residence that’s home to Leason.
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(McLean has his own firm, Ian McLean Architect, which specializes in residential design.)