NARROW LOTS - Design Ideas
Whether it be near your favorite lake or in a preferred school district, location is a primary concern when building a timber home. The availability of prime lots in your preferred location may limit your options and could result in the purchase of a lot with a challenging shape. If you have a narrow or odd-shaped lot, we would be excited to work with you to create the ideal design for your site. See some examples below.
Things to Consider When Purchasing a NARROW LOT
- Where Are the Easements Located?
- Are Prominent Views on the Narrow or Wide Elevation?
- How Does the Main Road Intersect?
- Are There Any Height Restrictions?
- How Close Are Your Neighbors on Each Side?
The Sandhill Crane
The original Sandhill Crane concept may not look like it could be transformed onto a narrow lot, however, with a few modifications it could easily fit on a long piece of property. Altering the garage, laundry room and screened-in porch achieves the goal while most of the original layout remains unchanged.
Reference the color-coded sections to see what was moved or altered.
The Bar Harbor
The Bar Harbor design concept illustrates how you can take advantage of a narrow lot where the main view corridors are located on the long edge of an elevation.
The Cotswold is another of our design concepts which can be easily modified to fit within a narrower lot. While narrow lots create design constrictions and challenges, we encourage you to discuss it with us and see if our design team can find creative ways for you to take advantage of your location.