Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Farm House Plan 1














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Ground Floor Plan

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Upper Floor Plan

This contemporary farm or ranch house has 4,013 sf on two floors. It has a wrap around covered porch. The garage is detached, connected to the main house by a covered breezeway which enters into a large Mud Room. The central Living Room opens to the covered porch on one end and a private courtyard on the other. A Master Bedroom wing includes a home office that has windows on three sides for abundant light and views. Two upstairs bedrooms flank a central family room so guests, or children, have their own gathering area.

The steep gable roofs and wrap around porch suggest an updated Victorian style farm house that will sit comfortably on a large country or ranch property.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Portland Guest House

















This is a guest house built in the gardens of a Portland estate. The design intent was to create an eclectic environment that offered a unique experience for the guests, yet totally detached from the main house for the privacy of both owner and guest. Hand forged iron brackets were used for structural connections on the exposed beam structure. The same artist fashioned the iron stair railings. The building exterior layers stone, stucco, and slate to create a countryside cottage look.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Portland Small House Renovation








Existing House

Existing floor plan

New first Floor Plan

New Second Floor Plan

A complete transformation of a 1000 sf Bungalow into a 1700 sf contemporary house. The simple geometry of the house is expanded to two stories with floor to ceiling glass creating light filled spaces.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Pasture Point















Pasture Point was one of the first villas we did on Jumby Bay. The Mediterranean style architecture was well suited to this Island location because the building materials of stucco, terra cotta tile roofs and floors stand up well to the tropical climate. The contrast between white stucco, red terra cotta tile and dark tropical hardwoods provides a richness that does not need to have a lot of architectural detail added. In the main living room antique Asian carved columns were added, however, for artistic interest.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Island House Plan 6


Main Floor Plan


Second Floor Plan

This plan is a traditional Island plan where four corner rooms surround a central living area. This configuration allows all rooms to get ventilation from four sides. In this 3,850 sf plan accordion doors allow the central Great Room to be completely opened to the outdoors, becoming an outdoor space. This is more efficient because you are not building both interior and outdoor covered space, reducing construction cost and resulting in more spacious rooms. The Great Room is 40' X 32', with a 21' X 18' loft suspended above.

There are two identical Bedroom Suites facing the pool and a third Guest Bedroom in back. The Guest Bedroom/Laundry wing could be configured for two smaller bedrooms with the laundry moved to the Garage or out building.

Island House Plan 6 Exteriors













Island House Plan 6 Interiors