We’ve talked about narrow lots, deep lots, and double-wide lots, but let’s talk about the fill lot we turned into a stately home.
The clients especially wanted a bungalow design with a walkout basement. Given the features of the lot, we worked around the topographic information available to us to deliver just that and much more.
We went with an L-shaped look, with the garage reaching out toward the street. Positioning the garage this way protects the front entrance from the elements.
The oversized, eight-foot tall entrance door sets up the visitor to anticipate a large space. The inside of the house is a spacious, vaulted ceiling open concept great room that is suitable for a growing family. You can work in the kitchen while keeping an eye on the kids.
The homeowners wanted all the kids’ bedrooms and a separate bathroom on one side of the house. And we’re going to let you in on a little secret here: we added a buffer between the kids’ bedroom hallway and great room for sound control. This neat feature lets kids sleep, even as you socialize.
The master suite faces south and looks onto the backyard and has a nice view of nature and soaks up lots of sunlight.
A big, covered waterproof deck in the back gives the homeowners a chance to gaze at the stars as they sip on hot apple cider or a glass of red.
Construction Project Management
Permit and Consultant Coordination
A fill lot is naturally very low so developers pour in fill to build it up. In construction, a main challenge is that the foundation of the house needs to be on undisturbed soil.
Not a problem for us, we just dug a bit deeper to ensure the foundation was on solid ground, doing so without using double-stack walls, which are expensive.