is one unit shown from each compass angle with the turret, downspouts and
carport privacy fences shown coloured for emphasis. Windows have been carefully
placed for privacy, and notice that the 1st floor deck on each unit is obscured
from the 2nd floor deck on the adjoining unit by the carport roof and privacy
fence. No matter in which direction each unit faces the windows will provide
ample daylight, and of course the turret windows will flood the upstairs open
plan living space with daylight all day. The stairwell windows face onto the
shared drive - which means that the public space is visible every time a resident
uses their stairs - provides a level of security - visitors and residents
will feel watched when in the public space.
drawings to enlarge.
Floor: 664 sq.ft. (Total 1304 sq.ft.)
#1 has 12 ft. of closet space, while bedrooms #2 and #3 each have 5 ft. closets.
The washer and drier are stacked behind a dual use passge door. The stairs
are easy to navigate - 12 inch run and 7 inch rise. Notice the 2 piece ensuite
toilet off the master bedroom which fits underneath the 2nd floor deck.
Floor: 640 sq.ft.
though each floor has only 640 sq.ft. of space, the open plan second floor
feels spacious because the living and kitchen ceilings are 10 ft. high and
the turret ceiling is 12 ft. high. The space also expands across the stairwell
to windows looking out onto the communal drive. There's a broom closet at
the top of the stairs with a pantry closet in the kitchen behind it. An arch
separates the kitchen from the living space, and a recessed telephone desk
with shelves is next to the arched kitchen entrance.
developer requested that Plum Design show how the Turret house would fit on
two 50 x 200 ft. lots zoned R2. The drawing on the right shows the resulting
8 town house units are joined by the carports, and each unit is offset from
the unit on the opposite side of the drive - providing view corridors between
the units. The colours used are to show clearly which carport belongs with
which condo. Each carport houses two cars.
lot plan shows that the two lots share a drive - a simple easement registered
against the lot titles provides for this continued sharing. Six guest parking
spaces are provided at the street entrance.
#1 to #4 are on one lot, while units #5 to #8 are on the second lot. Notice
that the front carport posts are set back (roof cantilevered) to avoid being
hit by parking vehicles (hopefully).