Plans that take advantage of rear view

beachbumMarch 21, 2008

Has anyone posted their plan that takes advantage of a rear view? I don't mind searching (if you can point me in the right direction) or if you could link me there that would be great.

I know members here have some great views and beautiful homes. I figure this is a better use of my time than randomly searching those big plan shop sites.

Just trying to gather ideas....

thanks a bunch.

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worf1108

Check out this site.

http://www.dreamhomesource.com/house-plans-full-search-plan-detail.hwx/Q/searchId.135662576/range.10

The search that comes up has many house designs with plenty of glass in the back.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2008 at 3:42PM
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lindybarts

The best way to search is to use the words "waterfront home plan or lake home plan" Usually, those homes are geared towards views.

Here is a link that might be useful: Waterfront Home Search on Google

    Bookmark   March 21, 2008 at 4:54PM
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flgargoyle

Good idea to search waterfront homes- I never though of that! We have the same situation- view out the back on a sloping lot. To make it more complicated, we only plan on 1200 sq ft or so, and we want a view from the kitchen window. I'm working on my own design, and I think I have it nearly worked out, but the all-important back porch tends to block the view. That, and it's surprisingly hard to fit a stairway into a small house! Since we are building on one level (plus a basement), the design leans towards a wide ranch, so as many rooms as possible have a view.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2008 at 5:37PM
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jasonmi7

I guess we need a pic of your rear to help out more.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2008 at 8:29PM
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craftsman_lodge

On eplans.com, you can choose "expansive rear view" as a search requirement in "Advanced search". That's very helpful.

We have a sloping lot, and two of our favorite plans are HWEPL10599 on eplans.com, (which is a Mascord plan), and on Robinsonplans.com, the "I" series craftsman home plan.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2008 at 11:15AM
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jaymielo

craftsman_lodge The Mascord plan you mention was one of our favorite as well. We ended up not using it because we didn't think it would "sit" right on our lot, but I love so much about the plan.

beachbumWe went with a different Mascord plan, but I found lots of plans on his site www.mascord.com that lend themselves to rear views. You can also use their Plan Search feature to search specifically for plans where the "Direction of View" is to the rear.

Good luck! Searching through house plans is a fun stage.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2008 at 2:59PM
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barbara_g

We built a Don Gardner plan, the evergreen. It's an open floor plan and 1680 sq. ft. Wonderful rear view!

Barbara

    Bookmark   March 24, 2008 at 9:23AM
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ogoopogo

These pics are a bit old but we definitely have a rear view.

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=19261&l=c1ce0&id=600037048

    Bookmark   March 24, 2008 at 8:14PM
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jeannekay

The houseplan that I designed our home from (which has a lot of back view says W.L. Martin Designs and I have it saved w/ the number 24030, I don't know if that has any significance or not. Sorry that's all the help I am. If I come across anything more identifying I'll be sure and post it. It is bigger than you're thinking but may have some adjustments possible.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2008 at 10:44PM
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soonerhouse2007

We bought our plans from houseplans.com #310-230. It is a one story wide plan with a European flair. We have incredible back views from our house, but we also tweaked the plan with larger taller windows and doors.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2008 at 11:18AM
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ccoombs1

Look for house plans that include a sunroom on the back.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2008 at 8:09AM
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kats

We've been in now since last August. The pictures I'm posting where done early in the build. They show our backyard which faces a scenic road.

Due to lot size our home is long (140 ft) rather than a tradional square house. That actually worked to our benefit by allowing us to stagger rooms end to end giving us a view from every window. Interior has a very long hallway (at front of the house) to connect the rooms.

back of house.....

back of house.....

Staggered rooms....

    Bookmark   March 27, 2008 at 12:13PM
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sierraeast

Here's some rear views:

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   March 27, 2008 at 1:52PM
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kats

Sierra,

HaHaHaHaHa......To Funny!!!!

    Bookmark   March 27, 2008 at 5:59PM
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kelntx

That was funny!

    Bookmark   March 28, 2008 at 12:52PM
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brianherron

I had a hilltop lot and I wanted two bedrooms off the back, covered decks, and kitchen family rooms to have rear views. I dnded up designing my own to get what I wanted without wasting any view.

Here is a link that might be useful: My ICF Blog

    Bookmark   March 28, 2008 at 3:31PM
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