In anticipation of our Skinny Project groundbreaking this month we have finalized the floor plans for our newly introduced model . . . the (aptly named) SKINNY. This sleek, simple beauty is designed for lots under 16 feet wide (a common Philadelphia condition), and represents our most efficient interior plan to date. Oddly, it also seems to have become our most flexible in the process. More on that in a minute.
The image above represents the base floor plan for the SKINNY. This is actually a scale representation of the version of this model we are about to build in the upcoming Skinny Project. You can still customize and buy this home today over at the Postgreen Homes website. Just keep in mind that these newest floor plans haven’t made it over there yet. They need your feedback first.
You will note that we are now including basements in our models which allows us to move some of our mechanicals out of the living area and offers a lot more storage. We will miss the finished concrete floor, but you can’t have everything (where would you put it?). The first floor of this model probably looks fairly familiar to those of you who have been around awhile. The open design is very similar to the the LOFT model with a wide open living room and kitchen design. There are an interesting variety of furnishing options for this space including plenty of room for a dining table and additional storage.
The second floor is where things start to get interesting. As you can see above, in the most basic iteration we stick with the wide open loft concept (my favorite). The bathroom, stair and washer/dryer closet all occupy one wall, leaving an open space in which to do what you will. Unfortunately, we suspect that there could be potential appraisal problems as homes are judged by the number of bedrooms and this appears to only have one. For those worried about such things or for those who happen to like rooms, we have a few other options.
The first reworking of the second floor simply adds one wall and an optional door to create a master bedroom style space upstairs with an open flex space in the front. This drawing, like all those that follow is just a rough concept, but the idea should be evident.
Option two in the “more walls” motif creates two distinct bedrooms and a central flex area for which we can imagine a number of options including an office, a closet or a small game space. We will get more into these possibilities with a white board video later this week. Look for it.
Option three is the most carved up of the bunch with three separate rooms. The middle room, since it lacks a window, is not officially a bedroom, but could be a great place for a more private home office, a walk in closet of exceptional size or a room to store the dog that likes to bite visitors. I suppose one could also set up a big TV, a couple of comfortable chairs, a beer cooler and a video game system in there, but I can’t imagine what type of person might go in that direction.
The doors in each of these iterations are optional. You could have as many or as few as you like.
So, look these over and tell us what you think. Do you like the overall idea? Which 2nd floor option is your favorite? Are we missing anything important? Let us know in the comments.