North Shore Passive House

The programming for this single-family house reflects a common trend: inter-generational living. The main floor houses a self-contained “grandparent suite” as well as the main living areas for the parents and kids. Some shared space, with laundry and bathroom, also acts as an acoustic buffer between the two suites. Rather than defining a legal secondary suite, the owners opted for keeping it all one entity, thereby complying with the City of North Vancouver’s bylaw pertaining to a “second cooking facility”.