Single Story Narrow Lot House Plans
Single story narrow lot house plans can be tricky to design. Narrow lots combined with zoning regulations, such as setbacks from the property line, have the potential to reduce the buildable footprint of a home design greatly. With a reduced buildable footprint you have to be very diligent in what gets built and ensure that the square footage you are able to build is used to its maximum potential. This has the potential to be a very difficult design problem but three years of experience with similar projects we have developed ideal single story narrow lot house plans where height and footprint are restricted by building code limitations. Our house plans maximize the usable square footage of your home while minimizing unnecessary circulation space. When dealing with the narrow lot this is essential because building an inefficient space has the potential to limit the size and scale of the areas you actually desire to have be of the large size, such as the social spaces including the living room, dining room and kitchen and an inefficient design will end up being more expensive to build.
Narrow lot houses are a necessity into reality in this day and age. Prime buildable lots in many cities fit the description of being narrow and long because of the city or town’s original lot zoning ordinances. These lot shapes provide opportunities to implement unique design solutions when approaching your single story narrow lot house plan. Having setbacks, height limitations and other restrictions begin to shape the overall form of the house design before the designer begins its process. Having tight constraints requires ingenuity and creative thought to ensure that the function of the house as well as the visual form work cohesively. Many single story narrow lot house plans lacked depth and character, become overly plain on the outside and do not represent the character of the family that lives within. Our narrow lot house plans are designed to use the constraints presented by the site to accentuate the form and character of the design and inefficient yet beautiful way.
As you can see with our narrow lot house plans we make very efficient use of space, the connections between spaces and the circulation within the house. One of the common things we hear about our designs is the strong connection between indoors and outdoors. Even on a narrow lot it is important to have visual elements pulling you to the exterior of the space. These visual cues expand the space and make it feel and live much larger than the actual square footage of the house. It is important when living in one of our narrow lot house plans that you do not feel as though you are on a “narrow lot.” Balance natural light and internal views down hallway corridors ensure that the living spaces and open for plans live large and function perfectly for you and your family. Available site with Ford narrow lot house plans often dictate that the garage be at the street side of the house – the front elevation. By breaking the plane of the garage our narrow lot house plan designs frames the front entry door in a unique way and create a distinct and dramatic entry walkway experience. You will fall in love with walking through your front door and all of your friends will be impressed with entry sequence and how it flows so well into the public spaces of your home.
If you have a narrow and deep lot for your single story house you have a great opportunity to sequence a series of living and outdoor spaces. Something as simple as elevated planter beds, and elegant outdoor storage shed, rear garage, workspace, or a swimming pool can be used to define the rear yard into various usable zones. Site utilization and optimization is often overlooked by non-designers which is a major missed opportunity. Be sure to contact us if you would like us to take a look at your site plan and how it can best be designed with your narrow lot house plan. We enjoy helping you approach your project and get the best result possible.
In summary, single story narrow lot house plans can be difficult to design as the constraints are great and the available space to build is limited. We have worked through many iterations of our narrow lot house plans to deliver you with the best quality space and features to give you an amazing home that you will be proud of and enjoy living in. To us, site constraints do not limit the quality of the design but force us to approach the design in a new way which often results in a more unique, interesting and functional design in the end.