By Robert Knight
Dwelling in a home at the water is a nearly common wish. everyone is certainly interested in the water -- either for activity and leisure -- and websites at the water promote speedy. yet what's it fairly prefer to survive the water? Maine architect Robert Knight explores 24 houses during this booklet that characterize striking examples of the connection of residence to water -- seashore, lakeside, and riverside -- with transparent rationalization of the layout and development information essential to create a gorgeous condominium which could face up to the occasionally critical stipulations on the waters aspect. With assistance from three hundred colour photographs and placement plans, a home at the Water bargains with those concerns effectively, and the options to those technical difficulties improve the standard of the layout instead of forcing compromises in it. no matter if you're actively making a domestic on the waters aspect or just dreaming approximately it, a home at the Water offers either proposal and beneficial layout suggestion for a house that respects the sea coast, matches into the environment, and is outfitted to resist the original stipulations of the location for generations to come back. «Bob Knight is a sailor and an architect. His lifelong event with boats, how they sit down within the water, how they do the task for which they have been meant, how gracefully they deal with their surroundings are all mirrored in Bobs method of houses and their layout. His paintings is expert, yet now not constrained to, the sensibilities of conventional layout. Like an outstanding naval architect, the outcome 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 environment sunlight shimmering like purple paint at the water. looking at birds skim over the outside. Bob Knight presents us with such impressive houses, beautiful photographs, and the desire that sometime we, too, may have a house at the water.» --Michael Carlton, domestic & backyard Editor, Yankee journal «Emphasizing the methods stable structure impacts belief and temper, Robert Knight bargains priceless classes in the way to create a waterside domestic that embraces either its website and its occupants.» --Jeff e-book, Senior Editor, Coastal residing concerning the writer Architect Robert Knight, AIA is the imperative and founding father of Knight affiliates in Blue Hill, Maine. Knights homes have seemed in a couple of courses, together with Tauntons developing the no longer So substantial condominium.
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29). side deck and the attractions of hot tub, swimming, and On days when even the low western sun is too hot, ceiling- boating. The south side of the house is spared all this to-floor shades can be lowered to block the sun. The walls activity and remains a more formal oasis between garden on this side of the house are thicker to accommodate and water. the shades, and when they are rolled up they disappear § completely. On the south side of the house, doors from the garden lead into the composed and formal world of the living room and dining room.
It can hang in space like this because the stringer is cut with a laser out of a single piece of steel, which makes it strong enough to carry the entire stair with no intermediate supports. The effect is to create an austere, elegant sculpture along the side of the room. For all its modern accoutrements, this is still a house on the beach. With doors open in the summertime, there’s a natural progression from inside out to the porch, onto the patio, over the seawall to the sand, and then back again.
There’s a A raised planter brimming with flowers and foliage, an olive tree, and a pergola frame the entry gate, distinguishing this house from the garage-dominated fronts along the rest of the street. combination living and dining room on one end, a kitchen and family eating area on the other, and a hallway and staircase in between. Each room has identical openings on the garden and water side. With neighboring houses to the north and south, all the orientation of this house is east to the garden or west to the water.
A House on the Water Inspiration for Living at the Water's Edge by Robert Knight