What do you do with a 25x112-foot
lot in the center of a lovely Victoria,
B.C., suburb when the town denies you
a 5-foot setback variance? You build a
very narrow house, of course.
Designer Jordan Mills and builder
Joe Loiacono gave new meaning to
the term "downsizing" with a 62-footlong,
house that's just 10 feet 2 inches wide.
The design met all local zoning and
code requirements, so there wasn't
much the neighbors could do about
what some refer to as "the trailer."
Mills and Loiacono did need a sympathetic
building inspector, however, to
pass a requirement that living rooms
be 11 feet wide. The inspector kindly
let them measure to the back of a