Larry W. Garnett, FAIBD
Larry Garnett Designs
Main house living area: 1,835 sf
This home was designed for an infill development adjacent to the town square of a small suburban community. Located within a designated historic district, exterior details and colors are required to meet stringent standards. Also, existing trees must not be removed. A total of 27 lots were carefully carved out of an old farm and mill site along the river. The surrounding neighborhood features homes built from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. This wide range of styles from Victorian to Colonial becomes the inspiration for all new designs. Narrow lanes with cut limestone curbs, stone sidewalks, and rear alleys mimic the existing streets.
A. Raised front porch overlooks the small front yard and sidewalk.
B. Secluded owner?s suite has French doors opening to a private porch.
C. An existing pecan tree frames the outdoor living space. Crushed granite provides a natural surface that helps with drainage.
D. Outdoor dining porch
E. Family room is defined by 42-inch walls at the dining area and foyer. Ten-foot ceiling and transom windows provide plenty of natural light and a view of the outdoor living area.
F. Bonus area over the two-car garage offers a flexible space for storage, game area, or home office.
G. Additional parking off the rear alley utilizes the same crushed granite material, providing a much softer and more natural surface than concrete.