Narrow Lot House Plans
Narrow lot house plans are often necessary when designing in cities or existing suburban neighborhoods and subdivisions. It is important that your home design take factors such as lot size, lot with, zoning setbacks and other design constraints into consideration. Some basic research is needed to determine what those exact constraints are in your location. Each city or county has different lot setback requirements based on local zoning codes. This is all public data and very easy to look up or discuss with your local planning department.
Imporant Design Factors:
The qualities of a good narrow lot house plan take into account a reduced overall width of the house and how that affects relationships within the house, natural light, circulation and flow, and curb appeal from the street. A good modern house plan uses varying size architectural volumes to bring natural light in two the narrow lot house plan. Many inexperienced designers stack rooms with minimal windows in natural light which creates a very tight floorplan but is not an ideal space to live. A quality narrow lot house plan will live much larger than it actually is and incorporate elements of and views to the outdoors into the interior spaces to make the house live much larger than what the site constraints dictate.
Well-designed narrow lot house plans have the following features:
Variation in Architectural Scale
Abundance of Natural Light
Shifted Volumes to Allow Windows on Multiple Sides
Great Flow and Circulation Between Spaces
Captures View to Exterior
After years of experience and practice designing residences for clients around the world, the narrow lot house plans featured on base plans incorporate all of the knowledge and understanding from those years of design and testing.
When to Use Narrow Lot House Plans:
As cities continue to grow and expand it is important to get back to the core the city and build or rebuild using the narrow house lots that are available. Our narrow lot house plans give you the best quality designs available for such situations. Our narrow lot house plans have an abundance of natural light and open space within the living areas. The designs feature strong connections between indoors and outdoors while still feeling intimate and cozy on the interior. They are the perfect setting for you to call home. The narrow lot house plans are designed to be unlike any developer driven houses on the market. We value quality of design, spatial experience, quality of life, cost and constructibility, and only design homes that other designers would want to settle down in.
It is amazing how important quality of design is when developing a site with constrained conditions, especially narrow lot house plans. You have probably noticed this before but may not have understood the exact cause. When walking into some houses and buildings you instantly feel comfortable and enjoy the space no matter how well decorated or messy the house is. When a design features properly scaled spaces that flow from one to the next intuitively with balanced natural light your experience of the space will always be positive and enjoyable. All of our house plans, including the narrow lot house plans, take this into consideration and strive to create spaces with enduring grace and elegance.