Home Plan Detail

A Tall Place at the Edge

By: R W Knight
Knight Architecture


Square Footage

Total living area: 1484'
Basement: 0'
Main Level:850'
Second Level:465'
Third Level:169'
Footprint: 29' 0" W x 43' 0" D


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Master suite location: Upper Floor


Levels: 3
Foundation: Crawlspace
Lot type(s): Narrow, Sloping
Modifiable to:
All others


  • Open Floor Plan
  • Study Loft
  • Abundant Windows
  • Roof Decks
  • High Ceilings
  • Screened Porch


This is a unique three–story house with a small footprint and decks on each level. Even with the screened porch and covered deck that extend past the house envelop, it's just 32'–wide and 43'–deep. If your view is primarily above the tree line, this house was designed for just such a site.

The covered entry is located on the right edge of the house. A door off the air–lock foyer brings you to the living spaces of the house, which are all open to each other. On your left you pass a coat closet and the stairs to the upper levels before entering the dining area. There are two bumped out window bays in the corner for additional light, views and space, and the dotted lines you see in the floor plans indicate an opening in the ceiling that vaults to the roofline on the third level. Windows here climb up all three levels, filling the interior of the house with light.

The kitchen has an angled peninsula countertop with a raised bar facing the dining room for casual eating or serving. A trio of windows over the sinks provide views to and through an open deck at the side of the house. The countertop stretches all the way to the living room, and another raised counter behind the stove make it easy to provide food to folks in the living room. This room enjoys views in three directions, and glass doors in the corner open to a screened porch that connects to the open deck on one side and a covered deck on the other. The dotted lines here again denote a ceiling that vaults to the roofline. A wood burning stove with an exposed pipe that rises to the roof helps heat the entire house.

The stairway has windows at each landing going all the way to the third level. The second level is devoted to the bedroom suite. The bedroom is barely enclosed, with railings on either side that look down into the living room and the dining area. The outer wall is filled with windows, and a door next to it opens to a private covered roof deck. Above it on the third level there's an open study that also looks down in two directions, has windows on one wall for light and views, and the opposite wall is filled by sliding glass doors that open to another roof deck.

Please Note
Due to licensing agreements, this home may not be built in Hancock County, Maine.

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