SMALL LOTS - Design Ideas
Smaller lots require a talented designer who can find alternative ways to create the types of spaces you want to include in your timber home design. Below are some examples of creative ways to make your smaller lot work for your needs.
Things to Consider When Purchasing a SMALL LOT
- How Much of a Yard Do You Want?
- Are There Any Height Restrictions?
- How Close Are Your Neighbors On Each Side?
- Do You Need a Garage?
- Which Spaces Are Most Important?
Just because your lot is smaller, doesn't mean your exterior has to be boring. Incorporating few roof lines at different heights into a smaller design, like the Greenbrier, can be a great way to add interest.
A smaller lot might limit outdoor living space behind your home. Consider a wrap-around porch or deck that can add multiple areas, while maintaining the basic shape of your home.
The Cattail Lodge
One of the most obvious ways to add space to a design for a smaller lot is to include multiple levels. This altered version of the Cattail Lodge, for instance, has a basement that is used as a garage a main level and second story. If you were to remove the screened-in porch and move the garage in, you could achieve an even smaller footprint.