Home Plan Detail

Sunshine and Work

By: R W Knight
Knight Architecture


Square Footage

Total living area: 1846'
Basement: 0'
Main Level:1560'
Upper Level:286'
Footprint: 44' 0" W x 56' 0" D


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.0
Master suite location: Main Floor


Levels: 1
Parking: Garage
Number of car stalls: 1
Foundation: Slab
Lot type(s):
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  • Abundant Windows
  • Utility Room
  • Screened Porch
  • Separate Laundry Room
  • Upstairs Study
  • Roof Deck


The daytime spaces are strung out in a saw tooth pattern along the southern view. You get up in the morning at the east end with the sun, and move through the kitchen to the dining room. The end of the day finds you at the west side of the house on the screened porch. Decks facing south and east are tucked in the shelter of these saw's teeth. As usual in this climate, the east and south exposure is favored, as opposed to the west and south (but you could flip the plan east to west).

The one–car garage, while not a necessity, is mighty nice around this area in the winter. It shares the entry space with the front door, and turns the house's back on the cold northerly wind. This house is on a slab because it was a damp site, and the architect wanted the thermal mass of the slab to be able to soak up the sun's heat. You could add a basement and put a stair under the one that now goes to the second floor.

The architect comments that "While I've never really seen a house with this shape, it has a nice 'American' familiarity to me. Perhaps it reminds me some of the architecture where I grew up in the southern part of New Jersey."

Please Note
Due to licensing agreements, this home may not be built on Great Chebeague, Little Chebeague, Great Diamond, or Peak's Diamond in Casco Bay and in Hancock County, Maine.

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