Call it a coach house, carriage home, or laneway house.
Some also refer to this type of residence as a granny suite or garden home.
They’re all the same.
Typically located at the rear of a principal home, a coach or laneway house constitutes a detached and separate dwelling.
They can be pricey.
A backyard house on the west side of Vancouver sold for more than the price of a typical single family home on the east side of the city.
The laneway home at 1959 West 15th Avenue fetched $1,850,000.
In July 2020, a typical detached home on the east side of Vancouver cost $1,487,300.
Sutton Group-West Coast Realty listed the West 15th Avenue carriage house on August 18, 2020 for $1,898,000.
A buyer purchased the two-level home after four days on August 22 with a $48,000 price discount.
Single family homes cost more on the west side neighbourhoods like Kitsilano.
In July this year, a typical single family home on the west side of Vancouver cost $3,053,900.
The 1959 West 15th Avenue features three bedrooms, and two-and-a-half baths.
Real-estate site fisherly.com tracked the sale.
The home boasts of a living space of 1,555 square feet.
“This 2 level Detached (Coach/Carriage) home is part of 3 units Heritage style Townhome,” the property’s listing reads.