Hillside Craftsman

How to negotiate the site’s hillside slope and contours, and maximize views down the hillside, was inspiration for the planning of this residence. The plan wraps with the contours and takes advantage of the slope to allow for a full walk-out lower level. The thin footprint of the house allows for light on two sides of almost every room in the house and navigates the slope efficiently. The downhill side of the house is capitalized on with many windows and a covered porch. The exterior nods to a Craftsman Style aesthetic by mixing wall shingles, clapboard siding, local fieldstone, and a judicious use of wooden brackets.
Upon entering the house you are greeted by a volume ceiling Foyer containing a custom-built stairway. Your view is directed through the house to the view that is framed by a second-floor bridge connecting the two bedrooms on that level. The Kitchen, with its Breakfast nook, and the vaulted ceiling Living Room all take direct advantage of the views and sunlight to the south.



Photographer: Scott Pease