Over the past few
years, Halpern Architects has seen an increased interest in smaller,
quality, energy efficient, low maintenance homes with architectural
We were recently approached by Timberlake Building and
a local builder, who has also observed a
similar trend. Working with Timberlake, Halpern Architects developed
approximately 2,300 square foot home.
Conceptually, this house began as a basic
design of less than
2,000 square feet, with comfortable
but not oversized spaces. Various strategies were employed to produce a
floor plan that is efficient and cost-effective to construct.
designed to permit the owners a broad range of options, which would
overall size of the house to expand to meet the specific needs of the
This 2,300 square foot version includes several options such as a full
dressing room in lieu of master closets, and a full sized combination
laundry and pantry.
part of the design process, the floor plan was developed to permit
future additions, so as a family grows or their needs change, the house
can grow with them.