By Robert Knight
Dwelling in a home at the water is a nearly common hope. everyone is certainly attracted to the water -- either for game and rest -- and websites at the water promote speedy. yet what's it fairly wish to continue to exist the water? Maine architect Robert Knight explores 24 houses during this ebook that characterize amazing examples of the connection of condo to water -- seashore, lakeside, and riverside -- with transparent clarification of the layout and development information essential to create a stunning condominium which could stand up to the occasionally critical stipulations on the waters aspect. With the aid of three hundred colour images and placement plans, a home at the Water offers with those concerns effectively, and the strategies to those technical difficulties increase the standard of the layout instead of forcing compromises in it. no matter if you're actively making a domestic on the waters facet or just dreaming approximately it, a home at the Water presents either notion and invaluable layout suggestion for a house that respects the sea coast, matches into the environment, and is outfitted to resist the original stipulations of the positioning for generations to come back. «Bob Knight is a sailor and an architect. His lifelong adventure with boats, how they sit down within the water, how they do the task for which they have been meant, how gracefully they deal with their setting are all mirrored in Bobs method of houses and their layout. His paintings is knowledgeable, yet no longer restricted to, the sensibilities of conventional layout. Like an outstanding naval architect, the result is a undertaking that matches its harbor or site.» --John ok. Hanson Jr., Maine Boats & Harbors journal «A condominium at the water is the dream of many. listening to the slap of waves. having fun with the surroundings sunlight shimmering like crimson paint at the water. observing birds skim over the skin. Bob Knight offers us with such remarkable houses, wonderful photos, and the desire that sometime we, too, could have a house at the water.» --Michael Carlton, domestic & backyard Editor, Yankee journal «Emphasizing the methods sturdy structure impacts notion and temper, Robert Knight bargains precious classes in find out how to create a waterside domestic that embraces either its web site and its occupants.» --Jeff ebook, Senior Editor, Coastal dwelling concerning the writer Architect Robert Knight, AIA is the primary and founding father of Knight affiliates in Blue Hill, Maine. Knights homes have seemed in a few courses, together with Tauntons developing the now not So large apartment.
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Tamalpais beyond. Between the Garden and the Bay 31 An Outdoor Living Room The sense of order on the inside of the house is extended to the garden, where low walls framing limestone-paved walks, a manicured lawn, and large potted trees define this space as an outdoor living room. The limestone paving of the garden flows around the house, ending in the deck at the water’s edge. These paved side paths increase the sense of passage and connection between the garden and the water. When the doors at the ends of the three house passages are open, the house itself, understated with a combination of minimalist detailing and flat stuccoed walls, seems more like a resting point between the water and greenery than a destination in itself.
Beyond the granite eating bar. Upstairs, the master bedroom has panoramic views of the lake, but the owners’ favorite spot is the roof deck that they built between the master bedroom suite and the new garage (see the top photo on p. 59). Because the renovation called for adding a fireplace in the den below, Sally and Kurt decided to take advantage of the chimney run FIRST FLOOR PLAN dining room kitchen sunroom living room garage Careful attention to details like this inlay in the sun porch floor gives a house a strong sense of composition.
ABOVE the rambling nature of the site. However, the house needs enough compositional strength to hold its own when seen from the water—a casual collection of boxes wouldn’t do. Three strong gable dormers organize the roof structure to give the house this formal strength (see the photo on p. 37). The larger central dormer encloses the main living space, and the two flanking dormers house the upstairs guest rooms. These three triangular forms give an order to the house that makes it visually understandable, PORCH TALK A lot of houses on the water change the scale of the two- have open porches, screened story facade.
A House on the Water Inspiration for Living at the Water's Edge by Robert Knight