Home Plan Detail

Getting on the Land

By: R W Knight
Knight Architecture



Specifications

Square Footage

Total living area: 1723'
Basement: 2834'
Main Level:1111'
Upper Level:612'
Basement:1111'
Footprint: 42' 0" W x 42' 0" D

Rooms

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

Attributes

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

Features

  • Small
  • Loft
  • Flexible
  • Abundant Views
  • Screened Porch

Description

The plans call for building what would end up as the living room and screened porch, and then adding a 10'x18' "dependency" that has a small bedroom and bath, and a narrow front porch. In Phase Two, the dependency is removed, gets doubled in size, and becomes a guesthouse in a different location. And the living room module gets extended into a Greek revival farmhouse.

In phase one, the covered entry of the dependency leads into a high–ceilinged space (reaching a dramatic 18' in the center!) with a loft at the end. The loft – accessed by a ship's ladder – is built over the screened porch, and it has a trio of windows and two skylights that fill it with light during the day. Living, dining and kitchen occupy one open living space that is also filled with natural light thanks to all the windows, transoms and glazed doors. The homeowners added a wood–burning stove in the living area to warm the house on cold days and nights.

In phase two, this large space becomes a living room with views in three directions, and is extended to include a full–size kitchen, a real dining area, and stairs to the upper level. The kitchen now has corner windows above the sink and a large island with a range on top, and the dining area has a trio of windows for light and views. The plan was to also replace the ship's ladder with a spiral staircase to the sleeping loft, and to replace the wood–burning stove with a fireplace on the opposite wall. A door off the kitchen opens to a bedroom suite. The bedroom has windows on three walls, and a glazed door that opens to a lovely deck. Upstairs, a second bedroom suite was also added.

If you're really only interested in building the first phase, it would make more sense to simply continue the steep higher roof over the dependency so the house is more unified. This house plan comes with drawings for phase one and phase two, providing you the opportunity to build either plan at your leisure.

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

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