Panorama Tower Plan

By Dan Gregory

The tower, porch, and central deck of Plan 479-11 connect with t

This ingenious plan by architect Peter Brachvogel and Stella Carosso, The Maple 479-11 is all about connecting to the outdoors on many levels.

Forming a distorted H in layout, the 1,848 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" for living, dining, and cooking.

Joining the two small floor plans, on both sides of the glass entry, are decks with covered and uncovered

sitting areas. Long windows in the kitchen, cleverly form a sort of glass backsplash along the counter and wrap the dining alcove.

A pair of French doors opens the living area to the deck and view. Built-in cabinetry flanks the fireplace, maximizing the airy uncluttered feel.

The tower bedroom becomes a romantic lookout, with a corner wrapped in glass. The well placed windows
bring in abundant balanced daylight and reinforce the connection to nature.

To see all the plans by Peter and Stella click here. 

October 26, 2013

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