I found this modification someone shared on a builder's board. This has Dewey's basement, plenty of play area for my pantry and storm shelter, a great wrap-around deck, and a loft.
This view shows the exposed/walk-out basement.
This is the front view. This man has a sun-room set up on the side. I like the bank of windows, I could set all my houseplants and such out there, but I'm not sure I'd like them much during the summer. Maybe if they were tucked into the timber side back in the clearing where Dewey plans to build...I wouldn't have direct sunlight, but still get plenty of outdoor views so I didn't feel I was in a cave.
Just another view he shared, trying to show the air-flow he had planned. There are interior windows above the sun-room area to help with flow as well.
He has open sections in the loft for air/heat flow. I'm not sure about that -- maybe just end the loft and put a railing up so you were more open to the main floor.
This is an interior someone else did using his plan. They only showed the loft section, but I love the 'cabin look' of those cabinets and all the open beams.
I think Dewey could easily take this and make it work for what we are looking at. Exposed/walk-out basement suits everyone -- my mother is worried about children being outside playing when a storm hits and not getting back into the house. Generally they don't creep in that quickly...but, if my pantry was there, and we oriented it right, I could have just backup to the door and unload any storage items directly to the pantry :o)
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.
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