Professional Builder's House Review design team presents a wide variety of functional and appealing plans for narrow lot widths that offer privacy and low maintenance.
A direct relationship exists beween escalating land prices and reduced lot widths. With development costs closely tied to the linear footage of roads and utilities, it’s not surprising to see lots range from a mere 30-feet to 55-feet wide. Creating functional and appealing designs with narrow footprints can be an extremely difficult task. One approach that’s been used for a number of years places one side of the home directly on the property line (zero-lot-line). While this approach provides for a larger and more usable side yard on the opposite side of the house, it also means there can be no windows along the zero-lot-line side. Along with the challenge of having an entire side of the home without windows, the narrow footprint calls for very sensitive garage design. It is possible, however, to offer carefully conceived narrow-lot projects with exciting indoor and outdoor living spaces in a very private and low-maintenance environment.
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ArchitectRobert Hidey, AIARobert Hidey Architectsrhidey@roberthidey.comwww.roberthidey.comPlan SizeLiving area: 2,435 sf to 2,757 sfLot width: 33 feet, 3 inchesLot depth: 69 feet
ArchitectDonald F. Evans, AIAThe Evans Groupdevans@theevansgroup.comwww.theevansgroup.com407.650.8770Plan SizeTotal: 2,815 sfWidth: 35 feetDepth: 70 feet
DesignerLarry Garnett, FAIBDlarrygarnett@larrygarnettdesigns.comwww.smartlivinghomedesigns.com254.897.3518Plan SizeLiving area: 1,500 sf to 1,775 sfWidth: 39 to 40 feetDepth: 65 to 75 feet
DesignerGuy LandGuy M. Land Designer Inc.email@example.com
ArchitectRick Garza, Principal ArchitectRPGA Design Grouprickgarza@rpgaarchitects.comwww.rpgaarchitects.com817.332.9477Plan SizeTotal: 1,403 sf