Panorama Tower Plan

By Dan Gregory

The tower loft, porch, and central deck connect with the outdoors and the view.

Meet our newest plan by architect Peter Brachvogel: The Maple 479-11. It's an ingenious design that's all about connecting to the outdoors on many levels.

Forming a distorted H in layout, the 1,8848 sq. ft. house divides into two wings connected by a glazed entry.

One wing is the "evening zone" for sleeping, with four bedrooms and two bathrooms. A tower loft containing the fourth bedroom adds an element of surprise and provides views of the surrounding landscape. The other wing is a vaulted "daytime zone" that includes the living, dining and cooking areas.

Joining the two small floor plans, on both sides of the glass entry, are decks with covered and uncovered sitting areas. Long bay windows in the kitchen (glimpsed in photo above) -- along the counter and wrapping the dining alcove, and in the bedrooms as a built-in desk and as a bunk -- bring in abundant daylight and reinforce the connection to nature.

To see all the plans by Peter Brachvogel, click here. 


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