Thursday, April 8, 2010
Island House Plan 9
Downstairs main Verandah
Upstairs Owners Suite Verandah
First Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan
This 7,200 sf plan is comprised of three buildings and a service building. The central main building has the kitchen and indoor seating areas with a large covered verandah on the main floor. The second floor is the owners retreat - with it's own large covered verandah. Two identical guest wings frame a swimming pool and are connected to the main building by covered walkways. The four guest bedroom all have large bathrooms with walk-in closets and outdoor showers. If the house is going to be in a rental pool, having the four guest bedroom equal in amenities makes it more desirable for multiple couples since no one is stuck in a back bedroom without a private bathroom.
When placed correctly on a site, the "U" configuration can protect the the pool and terrace areas from blowing wind. Each of the buildings are only one room deep so they can be adequately cooled by natural ventilation, and do not need to rely on air conditioning. The service building has a storage garage, laundry workspace, staff toilet and a covered porch for staff to hang out away from the main buildings.
The two 49' wide verandahs are the outdoor living space for the house with roll down rain screens for inclement weather. The buildings are simple and uncomplicated in style for a casual and relaxing Island lifestyle.