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Laneway Houses are Coming to Burnaby!

Burnaby neighbourhoods are on the brink of growth as new Burnaby laneway houses, coach houses and semi-detached suites are set to emerge courtesy of Burnaby’s innovative Housing Choices program.

Laneway homes, also known as carriage homes, are compact dwellings constructed in the rear area of a primary residence, positioned alongside the lane. They can generate rental income for homeowners or serve as additional living spaces for extended families. Find out how a laneway house can benefit you!

Featured Burnaby Laneway House Opportunities

BurnabyLanewayHouse.com specializes in finding you property listings featuring homes which have existing laneway houses and coach houses, or offer the zoning opportunity for carriage house construction.

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5244 MARINE Drive, Burnaby

Excellent 3-lot subdivision building opportunity at 5244 MARINE Drive, Burnaby, with laneway home potential!...

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9977 SULLIVAN Street, Burnaby

Stunning Euro-style new house by CitiDesign at 9977 SULLIVAN Street in desirable Sullivan Heights...

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2193 DUTHIE Avenue Burnaby

Don't miss out on the opportunity to own this beautiful, move-in-ready home in a...

More Metro Vancouver Laneway House Examples

The following active MLS property listings mention the terms “Laneway House” or “Laneway Home”. That means they may have existing laneway homes or offer opportunities for coach house construction. Browse for properties that might generate rental income, or just to help you plan how to enhance the value of your existing property.

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  • 10731 SWINTON Crescent in Richmond: McNair House for sale : MLS®# R2905452

    10731 SWINTON Crescent McNair Richmond V7A 3T2
    OPEN HOUSE: Jul 14, 2024
    02:30 PM - 04:00 PM PDT
    Open House on Sunday, July 14, 2024 2:30PM - 4:00PM
    Main Photo: 10731 SWINTON Crescent in Richmond: McNair House for sale : MLS®# R2905452
    $3,188,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2905452
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    3,078 sq. ft.
    Luxury 3,040 sq' brand new modern home boasting impressive 16'-high ceilings in living, dining, & foyer. Built on a 7,208 sq' (68’ x 106’) south-facing lot on a beautiful, serene, tree-lined street in a truly family-oriented SE Richmond neighbourhood. Plenty of parking with 3-car garage plus space for 2 more off back-lane via security gate. Quality-built with Hardy/shake/stone ext'r; 9' ceilings upstairs & throughout rest of main; Euro-white kitchen featuring Miele appliances (6-burner gas + 4-element smooth cooktops, 2 fridges, etc.) & separate wok/spice kitchen; engineered hardwood & large, easy-to-maintain tiles throughout; radiant HW heat + AC & HRV system. 4-bedrooms (3-up/1-down), den, + 5 full baths (3 ensuites). Perfect for a growing family: 2 living rooms + 2 family rooms + formal dining room & tons of outdoor play space. Legal 1-bedroom suite (separate W/D) is perfect for grandparents or as mortgage helper. Add a laneway home when time is right (FAR allows for additional 372 sq'). Hurry: won’t last! More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Westcoast
  • 112 TENTH Avenue in New Westminster: GlenBrooke North House for sale : MLS®# R2905386

    112 TENTH Avenue GlenBrooke North New Westminster V3L 2B1
    Main Photo: 112 TENTH Avenue in New Westminster: GlenBrooke North House for sale : MLS®# R2905386
    $1,425,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2905386
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,716 sq. ft.
    Family home that is centrally located in Glenbrooke North on a major artery, close to Royal Square Mall. This wide lot is substantive and expands almost 7000 sqft, with laneway access. This home has two suites - main floor + attic, and a basement suite that can be a Mortgage-helper. Current zoning allows for a Single Family Dwelling + Secondary Suite + Laneway House. The Official Community Plan also allows for a Duplex after a rezoning process. With upcoming changes in City's Infill Housing Program as a response to Provincial Government's new mandate, small scale multi unit housing may be possible. More details
    Listed by Blu Realty
  • 543 GOWER POINT Road in Gibsons: Gibsons & Area House for sale (Sunshine Coast) : MLS®# R2904782

    543 GOWER POINT Road Gibsons & Area Gibsons V0N 1V0
    Main Photo: 543 GOWER POINT Road in Gibsons: Gibsons & Area House for sale (Sunshine Coast)  : MLS®# R2904782
    $799,900
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2904782
    Bedrooms:
    1
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    760 sq. ft.
    Opportunity knocks! Lower Gibsons Harbour area, investors come and take a look! Prime building lot comes complete with "friendly old time 1 bedroom cottage; plus a 1 bedroom laneway cottage. Right across from Dougall Park. Gibsons Marina, boat launch, Seawalk, restaurants, art galleries , and the "Market" only a few steps away. Been in the family for many years but now time for a whole "new creation". For now a simple cosmetic renovation on both of the homes could generate excellent incomes. Or enjoy now for your own friend and family holidays. Later, when you're ready, you can build your own new dream home in a colourful dream location. 2nd best water in the world. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Oceanview Realty
  • 717 FIRST Street in New Westminster: GlenBrooke North House for sale : MLS®# R2904316

    717 FIRST Street GlenBrooke North New Westminster V3L 2H4
    OPEN HOUSE: Jul 14, 2024
    03:00 PM - 05:00 PM PDT
    Open House on Sunday, July 14, 2024 3:00PM - 5:00PM
    Main Photo: 717 FIRST Street in New Westminster: GlenBrooke North House for sale : MLS®# R2904316
    $1,525,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2904316
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,651 sq. ft.
    Fantastic 44' x 141' (6204 sq ft) flat lot with mountain & city view, in PRIME GLENBROOKE NORTH LOCATION steps away from elementary & middle schools, Queens Park, brand new Aquatics Community Center, shopping, transit, cafes, restaurants, Justice Institute & more! Well cared for home featuring hardwood & laminate flooring, mostly updated vinyl windows, wood FP, updated baths, open kitchen w island storage, front porch & large sundeck off the back. Downstairs you'll find 2 more bedrooms, laundry, workshop, HUGE unfinished storage area & SEPARATE ENTRANCE. Single carport + RV/open parking + large storage shed + fenced yard + lovely gardens. RS-1 zoning and back lane access, perfect for future Laneway property. *Measured by Keyplan* **OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY JULY 14TH 3-5PM** More details
    Listed by RE/MAX All Points Realty
  • 14025 20 Avenue in Surrey: Sunnyside Park Surrey House for sale (South Surrey White Rock) : MLS®# R2905362

    14025 20 Avenue Sunnyside Park Surrey Surrey V4A 8P7
    OPEN HOUSE: Jul 14, 2024
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM PDT
    Open House on Sunday, July 14, 2024 2:00PM - 4:00PM Best parking found on 20A Avenue and walk around to the front.
    Main Photo: 14025 20 Avenue in Surrey: Sunnyside Park Surrey House for sale (South Surrey White Rock)  : MLS®# R2905362
    $1,649,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2905362
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,698 sq. ft.
    Family home features a large fenced lot with detached garage, carport, and driveway parking! Located in the Semiahmoo Secondary catchment, this 3-bed, + office, 2.5 bath, home provides over 2,600 sqft of living area, on an 8,744 sqft lot. The large detached 2 car garage is accessed via laneway, and can easily be kept as a workshop. The house provides lots of living space, including 670 sqft basement and 5'5 tall crawlspace for storage. This home has been meticulously cared for, with newer appliances throughout, including fridge, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Close to shopping, schools, Crescent Beach, White Rock Beach, Highway access and the USA Border. Currently Zoned RF; proposed New City of Surrey Zoning for lot: R3 (Urban Residential Zone) provides potential for increased density. More details
    Listed by Hugh & McKinnon Realty Ltd.
  • 2256 E PENDER Street in Vancouver: Hastings House for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2904523

    2256 E PENDER Street Hastings Vancouver V5L 1X4
    Main Photo: 2256 E PENDER Street in Vancouver: Hastings House for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2904523
    $1,998,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2904523
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,960 sq. ft.
    *Open House on Saturday, July 13 & Sunday July 14 from 2-4PM.* RARE THREE STREET FRONTS! Builder/Investor alert! Prime development lot in a desirable neighbourhood. Many possibilities here! Build a multiplex, SFD + laneway house, or duplex. SOLID CUTE BRICK HOUSE ON LARGE 33 X 132 FEET LOT. House sits on quiet nice tree lined street. All three bedrooms & living room are solid oak hardwood on main floor . All measurements are approximate and should be verified if deemed important. Additionally, it's advisable to check with City Hall regarding zoning and development possibilities. More details
    Listed by 1NE Collective Realty Inc.
  • 1937 CREELMAN Avenue in Vancouver: Kitsilano 1/2 Duplex for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2904501

    1937 CREELMAN Avenue Kitsilano Vancouver V6J 1B8
    Main Photo: 1937 CREELMAN Avenue in Vancouver: Kitsilano 1/2 Duplex for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2904501
    $2,275,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2904501
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,479 sq. ft.
    Welcome to your dream home in KITS POINT! This bright 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1/2 duplex offers modern comfort in a PRIME location. Updates include electrical, crawlspace, laminate flooring, paint throughout, a cozy fireplace & more. The kitchen and bathrooms feature updated quartz countertops. Enjoy outdoor living with a rooftop deck and a fully fenced front yard. Single garage in the back laneway. Located just steps away from Kits Beach & Pool, parks, museums, and cultural attractions including the Museum of Vancouver, Maritime Museum, H. R. MacMillan Space Centre, Academy of Music, Gordon Southam Observatory, Kitsilano Coast Guard Base, City Archives and Vancouver’s only Civic Marina. Open House Saturday July 13, 1 - 3 pm. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Treeland Realty
  • 353 E 8TH Street in North Vancouver: Central Lonsdale House for sale : MLS®# R2904687

    353 E 8TH Street Central Lonsdale North Vancouver V7L 1Z2
    Main Photo: 353 E 8TH Street in North Vancouver: Central Lonsdale House for sale : MLS®# R2904687
    $2,598,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2904687
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    2,082 sq. ft.
    Opportunity awaits - build or renovate, the options are endless! Rarely available RT1 (duplex) zoned property in Lower Lonsdale. This bright 1930's character home offers numerous charming details w 3 beds+2 baths across 2,082 sqft of living space. Features include: renovated bathroom w clawfoot tub, cozy fireplace, original dining room built-ins, vintage oven, skylights throughout upper level, basement w rec room. This spacious south facing 7,305 sqft lot features laneway access & stunning ocean & city views, making it ideal for development or renovation. Bask in the sun on the south facing patio that overlooks a large flat backyard full of lush greenery & mature trees. Located within walking distance to The Shipyards, Seabus, Spirit Trail & all Lower Lonsdale amenities & shops. Call now! More details
    Listed by Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
  • 3310 VENABLES Street in Vancouver: Renfrew VE House for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2903845

    3310 VENABLES Street Renfrew VE Vancouver V5K 2S8
    Main Photo: 3310 VENABLES Street in Vancouver: Renfrew VE House for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2903845
    $1,479,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2903845
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,800 sq. ft.
    Centrally located, in a quiet Renfrew neighbourhood, close to several great elementary and high schools within walking distance. Zoned RS-1, ready for laneway or duplex builds. A great opportunity to build or create something new and special for personal use. The 2 level house has a SOUTH facing deck and flat yard, LANE access and is situated in a safe, child friendly CUL-DE-SAC. The neighbourhood is an ideal location for growing families! Enjoy easy access to community centers, parks, restaurants, services, HWY 1 and key commuter routes. *LAND VALUE* GPR oil tank scan available. More details
    Listed by Domicile Real Estate Corp.
  • 2872 TRINITY Street in Vancouver: Hastings Sunrise House for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2903962

    2872 TRINITY Street Hastings Sunrise Vancouver V5K 1E9
    OPEN HOUSE: Jul 14, 2024
    03:00 PM - 05:00 PM PDT
    Open House on Sunday, July 14, 2024 3:00PM - 5:00PM
    Main Photo: 2872 TRINITY Street in Vancouver: Hastings Sunrise House for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2903962
    $2,498,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2903962
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,380 sq. ft.
    Considered one the BEST BLOCKS in East Vancouver, welcome to this light-filled classic family home on Trinity Street. Situated on a rare 40'x122' lot with picturesque water, mountain and city VIEWS. This may just be one of the most energy-efficient, comfortable and healthy historic homes around. Fully upgraded both inside and outside with permits and home energy consultant (full features list available). 3 bdrms up, incl large primary w/ W/I closet and private balcony. LEGAL 2 BDRM self-contained suite is modern and bright with ground-level entry. Generous front and back yards. Laneway home design included and customizable. Walk to the beach, pool, concerts and markets. Welcome to TRINITY STREET, known for its friendly neighbours, community spirit and holiday lights! Don't miss the OPEN HOUSE Sun July 14, 3-5. More details
    Listed by Keller Williams Realty VanCentral
  • 740 E 50TH Avenue in Vancouver: South Vancouver House for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2905181

    740 E 50TH Avenue South Vancouver Vancouver V5X 1B3
    Main Photo: 740 E 50TH Avenue in Vancouver: South Vancouver House for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2905181
    $3,498,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2905181
    Bedrooms:
    10
    Bathrooms:
    8
    Floor Area:
    3,762 sq. ft.
    Don't miss out on this expansive three-level custom-built home situated on an enormous 33' x 130' lot! Boasting 10 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms spread across over 3762 sqft, this home offers an exceptional floor plan. The upper floor features 4 generously sized bedrooms with 3 full baths, while the lower level includes fully finished 2+1 bedroom suites. Additionally, there's a separate 3-bedroom laneway home and a one-car garage. This spacious house is bathed in natural light thanks to its oversized windows and offers 10 ft ceilings on the main floor. The kitchen is perfect for entertaining with its large island, and there are multiple balconies to enjoy. With 3 laundry facilities, air conditioning, HRV system, radiant heating, and a substantial sundeck in the private fully fenced and landscaped backyard, this home has it all. Ample parking is available, and it's conveniently located close to transportation. More details
    Listed by Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
  • 3542 W 16TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2903603

    3542 W 16TH Avenue Dunbar Vancouver V6R 3C1
    Main Photo: 3542 W 16TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2903603
    $2,398,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2903603
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    2,037 sq. ft.
    North facing mountain view beautiful home in Dunbar with 2-yr new Laneway house. This craftsman style bungalow features 5 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, potential for 2 bedroom basement suite. Drain tiles are replaced. Laneway house features 578sf with 1 bedroom plus den, 2 full bathrooms, and own laundry. South facing private back garden, leading out to 17th Ave. Home is within walking distance to Lord Byng High School, Lord Kitchener Elementary and Jules Quesnel French Immersion School. Direct bus routes to UBC. More details
    Listed by Pacific Evergreen Realty Ltd.
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Laneway Houses in Burnaby: Knowledge & Resources

Laneway Houses, Now Legalized In Burnaby, BC.

Great news! Burnaby has begun working on introducing laneway homes as part of a new Housing Choices program. Starting in September 2023, the first phase of this program will focus on introducing laneway homes along with Coach House and secondary suites in semi-detached homes to Burnaby’s single and two-family neighbourhoods.

Buying A Home With A Laneway House or Building

Laneway homes in Burnaby, BC will offer an innovative housing solution. Laneway homes contribute to optimizing land use within the city…

Renting Out a Laneway House, and Increasing Your Home Value

Laneway houses help homeowners in two ways! They can serve as additional living spaces for extended families, or generate rental income. Also, properties featuring laneway houses typically command a higher resale value and experience an elevation in overall property worth and return on investment for your primary residence.