Home Plan Detail

The Cabin

By: R W Knight
Knight Architecture



Specifications

Square Footage

Total living area: 636'
Basement: 0'
Main Level:436-649'
Upper Level:200'
Footprint: 20' 0" W x 32' 0" D

Rooms

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.0
Master suite location: Main Floor

Attributes

Levels: 2
Foundation: Crawlspace
Lot type(s):
Modifiable to:
Sloping
Climate(s):
Modifiable to:
All others

Features

  • Flexible Plan
  • Screened Porch
  • Compact
  • Loft
  • Fireplace

Description

The plans for this charming small cabin contain drawings of 5 different versions, ranging in size from just 636 sf up to 848 sf. All 5 versions have small loft spaces that are reached via ladders from the main level, and versions 4 and 5 also have a bedroom on the first floor. The living and dining areas have a ceiling that vaults to the roofline, giving the house a larger and more spacious feel. And a centrally located fireplace or wood–burning stove helps heat the house on colder days and nights.

Version 1 is the smallest, at just 636 sf of conditioned space. Windows on all four outer walls provide natural light and views, and an 8'–wide screened porch at the rear of the house allows for outdoor dining and relaxation in warmer months.

Two 2'6" bump–outs in Version 2 expand both the dining area and the kitchen, bringing the total conditioned space to 688 sf. These extensions can be added to Version 3 and 4 as well, and installing skylights over both spaces would add another dimension of interest. Version 3 goes back to the outline of Version 1, but the screened porch has been cut in half so as to expand the living room space. The extra area has great light and views thanks to four windows that wrap around the corner. An inglenook as been added next to the fireplace, adding to the seating in the living room, but the "ship's" ladder to the loft has to be replaced with a vertical ladder.

In Version 4, a bedroom has been added where the screened porch was located in Version 3, and the porch is now off the living room. And Version 5 combines all the elements of the previous versions, but without the screened porch. Yet the conditioned space only rises to 849 sf.

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

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