Did you know that in the last few years RS zones in Vancouver have changed to allow duplexes? Well, the City of Vancouver has confirmed that duplexes are no problem, and they are even trying to promote them.
For instance, at VictorEric we’re building a custom duplex project above for a client on the West Side of Vancouver. This is an interesting trend we’ve seen an increase in, especially here in Vancouver.
The story behind this duplex is quite interesting because the client had an old house, and he was thinking about his next generation, so he came to VictorEric and had the vision of building a custom duplex for his son and his daughter to live in. One of them has young kids already, while the other just welcomed a new baby.
We tailored this new build to fit our clients’ lifestyles. We designed and built approximately 6,300 square feet and divided it into one larger unit with four bedrooms, a media room, a nice basement, and a small little rental suite for mortgage help. While in the other unit, we built three bedrooms and a nice basement area for a potential rental suite as well. Everything is completely custom and designed according to our client’s needs.
This could inspire you to really think about duplex as a custom project. Either you’re thinking about downsizing or getting a property for kids that you’re planning for.
If you think about it (especially with the house prices in Vancouver going up like crazy) that’s why a duplex is a great option for you and your family members. Keep in mind in a duplex, you can live on one side now, and then have the other side as a rental suite which could also be a future suite for your kids. Your children or grandchildren playing together just to the right next door, that’s the greatest feeling.
If you have a project like this in mind, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at www.victoreric.com and we would be happy to help you with it!