20 Small Homes, Phased Development
Evolving from two prototypes, each home was made unique with mirrored plan layouts, and contrasting roof forms. The street-facing entry leads into the great room where the kitchen, dining area, and living room overlap. Multiple openings and sheltered porches allow activities to spill outdoors, linking each home to its surrounding yard. An interior “organizing spine” includes the stairs, half-bath, storage closets, pantry, and utility chases. The bedrooms feature windows in two walls, high sloped ceilings, and open storage lofts. Two bays, clad in corrugated metal, add precious space on the interior and visual variety on the exterior. A dead-end lane was widened into a cul-de-sac, creating a vehicular / pedestrian neighborhood court.
Each 1,340 SF 3-bedroom home occupies a 1,790 SF footprint including porches and carport. The 20-unit development’s density is 13.5 Units / Acre – a significant increase over the surrounding neighborhood’s density. The great room is illuminated from four sides, and the bedrooms from two to three sides. The simple building form, topped with just two shed roof planes, facilitate efficient, minimum-waste construction. Fiber-cement and corrugated metal siding, and standing-seam metal roofing, make for a low-maintenance and long-lasting building envelope.
Nir Pearlson Architect, Inc.
LandCurrent Landscape Architecture