By Daphne Nathanael. Floor Plan. Published at Saturday, October 14th, 2017 - 11:35:14 AM.
This home fits well on an urban infill typical city lot. It has neighborhood-friendly front and back covered porches and features a dramatic two story living room that is overlooked by an upstairs hall and an upstairs studio/bedroom. The main floor plan is wide open and very flexible.The house features a large optional basement rec room with a large terraced window well for great daylighting
Is it wide enough to really use? You need at least a six foot depth for sitting and 8 feet is preferable. For outdoor dining you need even more. Rustic farmhouse plan, includes a useful front veranda and a “Grilling Porch” at the rear off the kitchen. A well designed porch helps a house expand in good weather.
The "split" here is real estate speak for a floor plan that sets the master suite apart from the other bedrooms, for greater privacy, either on the other side of the great room, or on a separate floor. Often such a design works for families with older children.
Windows on two sides of a room balance daylight and create a spacious feeling; windows on just one side of a room create a cave-like feeling and promote glare. Windows set high in a wall can provide daylight while preserving privacy; however a room with these high windows, often called clerestories, will feel tight and boxy if it does not also have lower windows on another wall for views. A window wall that wraps around the end of a room, can be an especially dramatic way to celebrate a view -- as long as there is an overhang to protect from too much direct sunlight.
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