SLOPED LOTS - Design Ideas
One of the most common questions we get asked is if we have plans for sloped lots. The short answer is yes, all of our plans can be modified to fit with a sloped lot. Since every lot is unique, your design team will work with you to either modify an existing plan or create a new plan that flows with your build site. See some examples below.
Things to Consider When Purchasing a SLOPED LOT
- How Much Excavation Will Be Required?
- Where Are View Corridors Located?
- Will an Access Road Be Needed?
- Is There Enough Room For a Crane?
- Will Erosion Be an Issue in the Future?
The Cattail Lodge
The Cattail Lodge was originally designed as a two story plan, without a basement. The photo of the completed home above is based on this design idea but shows how a full basement was added to compensate for the client's mountain-side landscape. If your site's slope is similar, we can add full basements to any of our plans.
The Bar Harbor
If you have a more gentle slope, your options can include excavation to flatten the area, incorporation of a more shallow basement or stepped layout. The Bar Harbor is an example of how a plan can step with the flow of a slope. There are three main three sections in this design concept and each level is separated by a handful of stairs, instead of a full staircase.
The Mayson represents a typical solution to slopes where only a portion of the house has a basement below. This solution provides extra space and also two levels for outdoor living - the deck above comes out from the main living space and the covered patio below. This lower level can also be utilized for primary or secondary garage space.