Floor Plan review appreciated
Attached jpg shows the floor plan I have developed for an 1830 sq. foot home. The house consists of three main areas. A large open kitchen/dining/living area is the prime feature and is one large room. This has a large 10 foot wide sliding door which looks south over an open field and forest. The master bedroom and bath are in a second area separated by a hallway. The third area contains the secondary bedrooms and a bathroom, this area is 3' 6" higher than the rest of the house as the house is on a slight slope.
My idea (shamelessly borrowed from ideas in Fine Homebuilding and heavily modified) is that each of the three areas are separated by height or a hallway and yet still feel connected. Each of the three areas have their own shed roof and the hall has a flat roof. If we have visitors the master bedroom/bath will feel like a separate private quarter because of the separation.
The dimensions may seem slightly odd but are designed such that the ICF foundation walls only need a single block to be cut to size. The walls are SIPs and so machine cut.
I have attached the plans and some sketch up drawing of some of the living spaces.
Thank you in advance.
Posted Sep 17, 2012 10:15 PM ET
Edited Sep 18, 2012 10:33 AM ET
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