Before & After: An Expanded Wedge-Shaped Abode Flaunts its Midcentury Roots

Before & After: An Expanded Wedge-Shaped Abode Flaunts its Midcentury Roots

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
Lanefab Design/Build gives the angular Mitchell House, originally built in 1965, a faithful makeover that honors its heritage.

Designed by renowned Canadian architect Arthur Erickson in 1965, the Mitchell House is a midcentury modern property located in Vancouver, Canada. The home is remarkable for its unique "wedge" design, which is actually half of an A-frame. The current owners purchased the 1,500-square-foot home (1,300 square feet were added to the home with the renovation) after falling in love with the West Coast, midcentury modern design. Inspired to preserve the home despite the fact that a larger house could be built on the spacious site, they called upon Vancouver–based Lanefab Design/Build to help them realize their vision. 

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