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