Sample Home Design: Mount Pleasant

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Key Info

Mount Pleasant sample home design, on a 50' rear/lane access lot.


  • Number of Units 9+
  • Size of Units < 600 sqft
  • Number of Structures 2
  • Bedrooms Per Unit 1, 2

Size of Project

  • Width of Build < 45’
  • Number of Storeys 3.5 Storeys
  • Total Build Area < 9500 sqft

Lot Attributes

  • Lot Type Mid-block
  • Vehicle Access Rear

These designs are for illustrative purposes only, and not intended for construction.

This ambitious design stands out in its library, boasting a total of 13 units spread across two structures on an urban-sized lot. Despite its size, the design maintains the scale and aesthetic harmony of a residential neighborhood. It shines particularly bright as dedicated rental accommodation, catering to the needs of urban dwellers.

Noteworthy features include a common bike storage room and a spacious rooftop deck in the rear structure, providing residents with additional amenities and leisure spaces. The central courtyard serves as a community hub, offering a private space for residents to gather and relax, complete with envisioned picnic furniture for added comfort. The design employs a cutting-edge “point-access block” solution, with 6 units accessed via a single stairwell, meeting the requirements set forth in the Vancouver Building By-law.

Enhanced safety measures such as sprinklering, fire alarm systems, and smoke evacuation systems in the stairwell ensure residents’ safety and well-being. In total, the design accommodates 18 bedrooms, accommodating a range of household sizes. The proposed floor space ratios (FSR) are 1.42 on a 50×130’ lot and 1.18 on a 60×130’ lot, demonstrating efficient land usage while maximizing livable space and community amenities.

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