by Newell Anderson
The GentryWay project is really moving along and lots 2,3,5 and 7-10 are all out of the ground now and well on their way to completion in the first part of 2016.
The pictures below show the progress of the laneway homes along Gentry Way, first from the perspective of #10 going towards the alley with #5 at the very end. The second shot was taken from the alley looking back down what will be the street Gentry Way between the laneway homes on the right and garage studios on the left. More than an alley, the width of this new road will be comparable to a two lane street. It will be made of pervious pavers for a more upscale look, plus it will reduce water runoff. The new road will actually be much higher than the dirt level now appears. When complete, the laneway home porches (units 5-10) will be level with the new road.
3BR/2.5BA 1540 sqft 2car driveway
Upgrades include – Hardwood floors in secondary rooms, Bertazzoni Gas Range, Bosch 40db Quiet Dishwasher, Sharp Microwave drawer, and Designer Light Fixture
I’ll be holding Unit 10 open this Sunday between 2 and 4pm to let people start to get a sense of how great these laneway floor plans are. Unit 10 now has cabinets in place in the kitchen and baths, and the living room glass panel garage door was just installed. It still looks a little rough on the outside without the metal front porches and designer paint job, but you can really start to get the idea in person.
4BR/3BA Craftsman Home w/ 2423sqft, plus 1BR/1BA 564 sqft Contemporary detached studio & 2 car garage
Kitchenette upgrade option in detached studio
The Craftsman inspired single-family home on lot 2 is really coming along. The exterior design and finish selections really give it a timeless look. From the tapered front column bases to the period color selection.
4BR/3BA Victorian w/ 2637sqft, plus 1BR/1BA 564 sqft Contemporary detached studio & 2 car garage
The renovation and addition to the original Gentry Ave victorian home on lot 3 is starting to take shape and you can begin to see that it’s going to be a really special home. The original home’s exterior walls were solid brick (and not a brick facade around framing), so rather than cover that up, most of the interior walls will be kept exposed up to and beyond the exposed rafters, creating a dramatic look that would cost a small fortune to replicate in new construction.