2014 HOBI Award Winner - Best In Town Spec Home
The concept behind this 2-unit project was to build homes that included all the features that prospective buyers wanted but designed in a manner to keep the massing down while having street and neighborhood appeal. Market research showed that new buyers wanted in-town living with no common walls, garage parking for two cars, natural light, outstanding master suite, additional bedrooms and separate space in the house so that each spouse had “space of their own”, an elevator and green space outside to garden. With this tall order, Karp Associates set out to design another leading edge template for future in-town living.
The open floor plan allowed for maximum space efficiency that gave the buyer the freedom to decorate to the style and space they required. Design elements like the front porch allowed this house not only to have some outside space but fit nicely into the neighborhood of older homes. The first floor had the kitchen/family room combination, living room, dining room, mud room, half bath and first floor laundry. The second floor had an outstanding master suite with his-and-her closets, fireplace, luxurious master bath and three additional bedrooms, all of them accessible by elevator. The third floor with elevator access also had an oversized cupola bringing in light to the second and third floor while creating multi-use space for office, playroom, gym and possible man or woman cave. The lower level allowed for a wine cellar, media room or exercise area.