With the cost of development land and real estate far too steep for many to enter the housing market, laneway homes and accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are increasingly common. The Thomas Building Group transformed a San Franciscan backyard with the aptly named Backyard House.
The modern home doesn’t fall into the tiny home category like many secondary buildings on one plot of land. The multi-level home has its own garage, a terrace, and a back patio.
Large windows and French doors are strategically places to capture the views of San Francisco while still offering the residents privacy from close neighbours.
The main living space takes advantage of an open layout that’s bright, airy, and warm despite its white walls throughout.
The dining room has a glass ceiling that surely heightens the evening dining experience.
The kitchen has large windows instead of a plethora of upper cabinets. But with at least ten large drawers, there is definitely no lack of storage.
The upper level is accessed via a ladder rather than the typical stairway. Though not for everyone, ladder style steps take up significantly less floor space and help to keep the home feeling light and open.
Would you consider decreasing the size of your backyard to build another home?