By Robert Knight
Dwelling in a home at the water is a nearly common hope. everyone is clearly attracted to the water -- either for sport and rest -- and websites at the water promote speedy. yet what's it quite prefer to survive the water? Maine architect Robert Knight explores 24 houses during this booklet that signify extraordinary examples of the connection of condo to water -- beach, lakeside, and riverside -- with transparent rationalization of the layout and building information essential to create a stunning residence that may face up to the occasionally serious stipulations on the waters part. With assistance from three hundred colour photographs and placement plans, a home at the Water bargains with those matters effectively, and the ideas 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 part or just dreaming approximately it, a home at the Water offers either suggestion and helpful layout recommendation for a house that respects the sea coast, suits into the environment, and is equipped to resist the original stipulations of the location for generations to come back. «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 knowledgeable, yet now not constrained to, the sensibilities of conventional layout. Like a very good naval architect, the outcome is a venture 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 solar shimmering like pink paint at the water. gazing birds skim over the outside. Bob Knight presents us with such outstanding houses, beautiful photos, and the wish that sometime we, too, could have a house at the water.» --Michael Carlton, domestic & backyard Editor, Yankee journal «Emphasizing the methods stable structure impacts conception and temper, Robert Knight deals helpful classes in easy methods to create a waterside domestic that embraces either its web site and its occupants.» --Jeff publication, Senior Editor, Coastal residing in regards to 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 immense condominium.
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From this vantage point, you realize that you’re much higher above the water than it appears from the road, and the low sills on these big windows seem to bring the water right into the house. Surrounding the large fixed windows with smaller panes, or “lights,” frames this important view, while preventing the window openings from looking like large holes punched through the walls. 54 Resurrecting a Lakeside Bungalow NOTEBOOK T MUNTINS, MULLIONS, AND LIGHTS he vertical and horizontal pieces of wood mullions,” getting these two terms mixed (or metal) that divide windows into many up is no big deal.
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.
RESURRECTING A LAKESIDE BUNGALOW § THIS SUBURBAN HOME IN WISCONSIN is the second remodel of the original bunga- low on this steep lakeside site. ” Sally and Kurt, the new owners, could see the bungalow-style house struggling to stay alive under the renovation, and they wanted it back—even though it would have to be reinvented from the clues left in the roof overhangs and the shapes of the dormers. The owners consulted an architect first, but Sally couldn’t see the house she wanted in the drawings he showed her.