Mission Impossible? Help ? Narrow lot plan, with 3 car garage
So -- We gave up on finding a used house. Today, we bought a bit of land and have found a builder. Yeah ... Next week we meet with an architect. Now, the challenge ... We need some framework plans to have in mind when we meet next week.
The lot is 100 feet wide and 240 feet deep. We get what we want as far as no back yard neighbors which is great/unique for the area we are in, but putting what we want on the property is going to have to be creative. We value our home "being one" with the back yard outdoor spaces.
The set backs are 15 feet on the sides, so we are now talking about 70 feet wide. -3 car garage - only 2 bays can face the street (will most likely have to be a 2/1 corner configuration. Last resort is a tandem set up.
We can go up to 4000 sf. Price isn't too much of a concern. Our style is simple - modern craftsman. We don't care about fancy foyers or dramatic entry ways. This is a high end finish house that we will live in (God willing) until we hit assisted living age in 25 years. I am most concerned about the first floor; the second will just have to flow over that.
We need to fit the following on the first floor
-MBR - laundry in the closet to free up space for a big pantry, large shower, tub if it fits, closet toilet, medium size closet(s)
- Cozy Study
-Cozy DR - seats table for 8, buffet and probably a big china type cabinet.
- Great Room - enough for a fireplace, TV. and seating for 6?
- Well appointed kitchen with nearby seating for 6, keeping room, and opens to GR, big island, L shape, nice to have windows.
- Big Pantry near kitchen, near garage
-Mud room opens to back yard and garage. Room for closets, nooks, PR,
-At least 2 back doors in addition to the mud room open to the back yard. Bonus points for a garage that also opens to the back yard.
We will want 3 BR each with a bath and a LR on the second floor, but that should work out.
We found a plan that somewhat has a basic layout - Villa Milano - pay no attention to the entrance tower :). The garages and width would have to be worked. And the stairs made more square and craftsman, but basically, it works. It is just too wide ....
Thanks to anyone bored enough to give a girl a hand ...
This post was edited by nightowlrn on Fri, Jan 3, 14 at 23:43