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Cedar Cottage | Modern Duplex

Cedar Cottage | Modern Duplex


This pitch perfect contemporary gable roof project is an impeccable example of gentle densification in #EastVan


Skillful design elements of height, window placement, skylights and layout have created two comfortable homes where there was once one.

This is a multi-family front-back duplex in the heart of East Vancouver’s Cedar Cottage neighbourhood walking distance from various coffee houses, local grocers, bakeries, shops, parks and schools.

Each residence gives owners stunning 18-foot cathedral ceilings throughout the top floor bedrooms, bathrooms, hallways and even the walk-in closets.

Homes offer over 1,500 sq ft of living space for each residence with distinctive attributes to each homes’ layout, a secured parking garage and lovely outdoor spaces for relaxing and entertaining.

These spacious homes have open concept main floors with sleek modern kitchens featuring quartz counters, gas range, wall ovens,  integrated panel fridge and freezer and large pantries.  The dining area flows seamlessly into the living room which boasts 9-foot ceilings, white oak hardwood floors and a powder room.

Top floors provide three bedrooms and the principal bedroom provides a luxurious spa-like ensuite bath.

The lower level of the south facing residence offers the added benefit of a nanny suite or mortgage helper studio suite with it’s own kitchen, bathroom and private entry.

This project is an example of an opportunity that was created when Vancouver city council voted to rezone much of the city to allow duplexes in primarily single-family home neighbourhoods.

Since its completion both homeowners and Averra Developments have received frequent complements and inquiries as to who designed this project and its costs.  Thus, we reached out to the projects’ architect to gain some of her insights.

“This work challenges preconceived notions that great design is expensive.  In general, we believe that good design belongs to everyone and can and should exist beyond the domain of luxury.” – Marianne Amodio, AIBC, LEED AP




Architect & Interior Design | Marianne Amodio, AIBC, RAIC, LEED AP

Photography | Andrew Fyfe

Windows and Exterior Doors | Westeck Windows and Doors

Electrical | Castle Electric

Plumbing | CRO Plumbing and Heating

Flooring | Jordans Flooring

HRV and Air Conditioning |Callaghan Heating Ltd.

Surveyors | 360 Land Surveyors

Structural Engineer | Chiu Hippmann Engineering

Energy Advisor | Capital Home Energy

Hazmat Testing | Seal Consulting & Fleck Contracting Ltd.

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We specialize in the construction and project management of custom single-family homes and duplexes in East Vancouver and the Westside.

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