Exterior, House Building Type, and Gable RoofLine In Vancouver’s Strathcona district, two side-by-side lots now hold seven residences—thanks to a thoughtful renovation of a pair Edwardian houses and the addition of a laneway, or alley, building by Shape Architecture. The team salvaged as much 120-year-old siding as they could for use on the street-facing facades.  Best Photos from As Housing Costs Soar, Two Homes Multiply to Seven