The task was to create a country house that would welcome four families of three generations sometimes all vacationing together.
The land was originally destined to become a campground within a pine plantation. We set the house within the plantation grid, in order to keep the majority of these mature trees.
The house plan features ease of access to all main areas on the main floor. The kitchen, living room and dining room are all open to each other to ensure the people in the kitchen were able to interact with others in the living room and dining room. It has closed entry, a master bedroom and a guest room/office on the main floor and three bedrooms in the basement.
Both the main floor and basement have 9 foot high ceilings. The foundation was set high enough to allow lots of sunshine through the large bedroom windows.
As in our other plans, care was taken to ensure that the house had all the right proportions, including a large open common area with a cathedral ceiling in the living room. No space, nor zone, was wasted or compromised.
The basement floor is built on a radiant heated slab giving a pleasant, even heat at a lower cost.
Being our 4th LEED construction home, we are proud that that this project earned a platinum certification.