Frizell Residence

On a narrow lot abutting a laneway, this house adopts a walk-up typology wherein the bedrooms are on the ground floor and the kitchen, dining room, and living room are on the second floor. This configuration affords the shared spaces of the house a generous volume underneath a staggered sawtooth roof, which in its own right takes advantage of zoning bylaws that permit greater building heights for gable roofs than for flat roofs. Given the limited width of the site, the main entry to the house is shifted to the side and center of the house off of the laneway in order to consolidate and minimize circulation.