A House on the Water Inspiration for Living at the Water's by Robert Knight

By Robert Knight

Dwelling in a home at the water is a virtually common hope. individuals are evidently interested in the water -- either for game and leisure -- and websites at the water promote quick. yet what's it rather wish to live to tell the tale the water? Maine architect Robert Knight explores 24 houses during this publication that symbolize awesome examples of the connection of condominium to water -- seashore, lakeside, and riverside -- with transparent clarification of the layout and development info essential to create a stunning condo which could stand up to the occasionally serious stipulations on the waters part. With the aid of three hundred colour images and location plans, a home at the Water bargains with those matters effectively, and the options to those technical difficulties increase the standard of the layout instead of forcing compromises in it. no matter if you're actively making a domestic on the waters area or just dreaming approximately it, a home at the Water offers either concept and useful layout suggestion for a house that respects the sea coast, suits into the environment, and is outfitted to resist the original stipulations of the positioning for generations to return. «Bob Knight is a sailor and an architect. His lifelong adventure with boats, how they take a seat within the water, how they do the activity 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 no longer constrained to, the sensibilities of conventional layout. Like an exceptional 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 atmosphere sunlight shimmering like pink paint at the water. gazing birds skim over the skin. Bob Knight offers us with such amazing houses, gorgeous 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 sturdy structure impacts belief and temper, Robert Knight bargains worthy classes in the best way to create a waterside domestic that embraces either its website and its occupants.» --Jeff ebook, Senior Editor, Coastal residing concerning the writer Architect Robert Knight, AIA is the primary and founding father of Knight affiliates in Blue Hill, Maine. Knights homes have seemed in a couple of guides, together with Tauntons developing the now not So significant condominium.

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To the east, more fields with large trees would shelter the owners, Adin and Heather, from their neighbor’s view. Behind, and to the north, the land rose gently and turned from field to oak forest. Ironically, building a house on a seemingly perfect lot is not without its challenges. The west-facing point was spectacular, but building on it would expose the house to the harsh northwest winter winds that come sweeping down the river. It would also mean cutting down a large number of old- 36 Designing a year-round home in northern climates is particularly challenging because the winters are so severe.

Because they are larger than standard-size windows, you might expect them to make the room seem bigger, but the opposite is true—they make this largest room in the house seem more human-sized and comfortable. To the right of the living room, the kitchen, tucked under a balcony beyond the central stone fireplace, draws us to the sunny end of the house. Here, in the room where the owners spend much of their time, Estes has made a couple of subtle adjustments to take advantage of the best views in the house.

Techler figured they would get “barefoot sanded” as people come and go from the beach, so he simply finished them with tung oil, which leaves a soft, matte glow. The floors can be re-oiled in the future as needed, with no worry about sand and scratches or dripping bathing suits. 50 The Sand between Your Toes ı Laser-cut steel allows this free-form stair to float in space, while the stainlesssteel cable in the railing is so delicate that it almost disappears. LEFT BELOW ı The bathroom continues the use of natural materials with rubbed finishes that feel soft to the touch.

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