By Robert Knight
Dwelling in a home at the water is a nearly common wish. individuals are evidently interested in the water -- either for sport and leisure -- and websites at the water promote speedy. yet what's it rather prefer to live to tell the tale the water? Maine architect Robert Knight explores 24 houses during this e-book that symbolize impressive examples of the connection of condominium to water -- beach, lakeside, and riverside -- with transparent clarification of the layout and development information essential to create a gorgeous residence that could face up to the occasionally critical stipulations on the waters part. With the aid of three hundred colour pictures and placement plans, a home at the Water bargains with those matters effectively, and the suggestions to those technical difficulties improve the standard of the layout instead of forcing compromises in it. even if you're actively making a domestic on the waters part or just dreaming approximately it, a home at the Water offers either thought and helpful layout recommendation for a house that respects the beach, matches into the environment, and is equipped to resist the original stipulations of the location for generations to return. «Bob Knight is a sailor and an architect. His lifelong adventure with boats, how they sit down within the water, how they do the activity 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 expert, yet now not restricted to, the sensibilities of conventional layout. Like a very good naval architect, the result is a undertaking that matches its harbor or site.» --John okay. Hanson Jr., Maine Boats & Harbors journal «A residence 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 presents us with such impressive houses, stunning photos, and the wish that sometime we, too, may have a house at the water.» --Michael Carlton, domestic & backyard Editor, Yankee journal «Emphasizing the methods solid structure impacts belief and temper, Robert Knight deals useful classes in the way to create a waterside domestic that embraces either its website and its occupants.» --Jeff e-book, Senior Editor, Coastal dwelling concerning the writer Architect Robert Knight, AIA is the valuable and founding father of Knight affiliates in Blue Hill, Maine. Knights homes have seemed in a couple of courses, together with Tauntons growing the now not So monstrous apartment.
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These transi- sized—you can reach up and tion spaces encourage people to touch the beams—it’s more venture as far outside as the comfortable to sit outside and weather and bugs permit. They survey one’s domain. And when extend the protection of the the domain is this good, the building just a bit. owners want to be out in it. The pergola on the water side of this house serves to The screened porch is positioned on the western side of but they don’t put it into a strict historical style category— the owners sacrifice the longer view, but they get their something the owners were keen to avoid.
24). Although it looks a little intimidating, the ladder is that it shouts for attention. actually easy to climb, and the unusual act of getting up At the opposite end of the house a wonderful curve in there emphasizes the privacy and distinctiveness of the the porch creates swooping shadows and leads around to study above. the quiet gardens with river-stone paths on the sheltered western side of the house. Here, under a garden pergola, “Cranking the Box” still cooled by the southwest breezes of a summer afternoon.
The central hallway provides a direct connection between water and garden without disrupting either living space and functions as a buffer between the two zones. FIRST FLOOR PLAN family room garage/ guest room stairs to second-floor bedrooms kitchen A skylight along the south wall of the house brings in balancing light and maintains the privacy of the living and dining room from the neighboring house, which is only a few feet away. entry dining area living room 32 Between the Garden and the Bay ı Looking back through the house from the water toward the entry gate gives a strong sense of this house’s “through-axis” organization.
A House on the Water Inspiration for Living at the Water's Edge by Robert Knight