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Hello;I found this site looking for plans for a 16X40 house that I need to build on the Chesapeake Bay. This is a bit of a strange story. I have a lot, and the area is running out of sewer connections. When the connections run out there will be a building freeze that will probably go on for years until the plant is expanded. The only way to get the connection is to build, and I need to get moving. I have applied for the grading permit, now I need constrction plans. I do not want to build a huge house, this is a lot next to a house I already own. Here is the concept:The first floor will be a concrete above ground garage, 16x40 with an outdoor kitchen up front, facing the Bay. The second floor would be an open area kitchen small bath and bedroom. The third floor a master bedroom, bath, and another bed room.Both the kitchen area amd the Master should have good viewing out the front. I think the stairs from the ground to the second floor should be on the outside, but the iinside to the third floor is a question.The facade on the front should have some sort of maritime feel.I would appreciate any pointers, to get me moving, or any place to look for ideas.By the way, I have been through two designers already to no real satisfaction.Thanks.
sounds like you need to build a two story shotgun (New Orleans style), with double porches facing the bay. Just build it on top of the ground floor, and have the garage facing the street. Or is the plan a multiple car garage with side access? 16' isn;t really deep enough for a garage though. look into brownstones also, as they are usually narrow and long like this. Why a kitchen on the ground floor and one one the second? Also, what architectural style are you after?
Since it is long & narrow, have you considered a prow (bow) front on one end and a stylized stern on the other---add some round (porthole) windows and some red and green carriage lights to complete a "maritime look"-----might be fun.