By Robert Knight
Residing in a home at the water is a virtually common wish. individuals are certainly attracted to the water -- either for sport and rest -- and websites at the water promote speedy. yet what's it quite wish to live to tell the tale the water? Maine architect Robert Knight explores 24 houses during this ebook that characterize impressive examples of the connection of condo to water -- beach, lakeside, and riverside -- with transparent rationalization of the layout and building info essential to create a gorgeous condo that could face up to the occasionally critical stipulations on the waters part. With assistance from three hundred colour images and placement plans, a home at the Water bargains with those matters effectively, and the recommendations to those technical difficulties improve the standard of the layout instead of forcing compromises in it. no matter if you're actively making a domestic on the waters area or just dreaming approximately it, a home at the Water offers either notion and worthy layout recommendation for a house that respects the beach, matches into the environment, and is outfitted to resist the original stipulations of the positioning for generations to return. «Bob Knight is a sailor and an architect. His lifelong event with boats, how they sit down within the water, how they do the task for which they have been meant, how gracefully they deal with their surroundings are all mirrored in Bobs method of houses and their layout. His paintings is trained, yet now not restricted to, the sensibilities of conventional layout. Like an outstanding naval architect, the outcome is a undertaking that matches its harbor or site.» --John ok. Hanson Jr., Maine Boats & Harbors journal «A apartment at the water is the dream of many. listening to the slap of waves. having fun with the surroundings solar shimmering like crimson paint at the water. gazing birds skim over the outside. Bob Knight offers us with such outstanding houses, stunning photographs, and the desire that sometime we, too, could have a house at the water.» --Michael Carlton, domestic & backyard Editor, Yankee journal «Emphasizing the methods stable structure impacts conception and temper, Robert Knight deals worthwhile classes in find out how to create a waterside domestic that embraces either its web site and its occupants.» --Jeff publication, Senior Editor, Coastal residing concerning the writer Architect Robert Knight, AIA is the crucial and founding father of Knight affiliates in Blue Hill, Maine. Knights homes have seemed in a few guides, together with Tauntons growing the now not So titanic apartment.
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H. Richardson and McKim, Mead, and White. this style. This house designed by architect This style was in vogue over a fairly short period Jim Estes certainly has a lot of antecedents in the of time, roughly between 1880 and 1900 with 19th century, but the distinctive overhanging some spillover at either end. At the peak of the eyebrows over the window are more typical of Shingle style, the large amounts of trim and the slightly earlier Stick Style. The simple rectan- often-fussy details of the Queen Anne period that gular volumes of this house also owe more to the preceded it had almost disappeared, giving way farmhouse vernacular architecture of this region instead to buildings in which you can almost feel than to the Shingle style.
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A House on the Water Inspiration for Living at the Water's Edge by Robert Knight