To maximize the small property without burdening the budget, Estes Builders turned the home on an angle, with two rear decks and expanses of windows facing southeast toward the water views and morning sun; the driveway wraps around the front of the house to the garage facing due west, keeping its large doors hidden from main-road views.
The two-car garage adjoins the art studio, with a singular exterior but distinctive, separate entrances. The garage and studio make up the first of the home’s three sections—the garage and a bedroom wing of near-equal massing anchor each end adjoined by a slightly smaller main living area in between. Each section features an angled flat roof pitched eastward, which combines with the rectilinear forms, clean lines, and bold black siding for a truly modern look.
The homebuyers were on a very strict budget, so Estes Builders coached the couple closely on their choices and which upgrades would make the biggest impact. For example, they chose three voluminous industrial pendants for the kitchen island, creating a focal point for the room, while the backdrop cabinets and countertops are sleek and durable yet more economical as the room’s secondary aesthetic. Similarly, they opted for two large decks and big windows, investing in the home’s biggest asset—its views—while economizing elsewhere. The windows deliver views from nearly every room, while letting in plenty of light. Even on a more frugal budget, Estes Builders can design a home that meets both your needs and your dreams.