Infill Opportunities - Always by Design
THIN house project

Infill Opportunities

Rising real estate prices in desirable urban neighborhoods prompted us to look at options for non-standard lots. This prototypical project addresses the question of whether a functional and desirable single-family home can be erected which is only 10-feet wide. The emphatic answer is yes!

THIN house project

Let the Light Shine

The key to this house is the handling of natural light. All of the primary rooms have an end-wall exposure with generous windows. The rear yard-facing living room is double-height with partial mezzanine study above – achieving a dramatic sense of space. At the core of the house a light slot along one side brings natural light down to the kitchen and bathrooms, as well as introducing a communication well between floors.

Let the Light Shine - Always by Design


PROJECT:Prototype design for narrow infill houseLOCATION:Philadelphia, PA (various locations)ARCHITECT:Always by Design; Ed Barnhart, principal-in-charge; Caleb Plunkey, designer