After deciding on building on a sloped grade, you finally find a lot that’s perfect for new your dream home. Next, it’s time to find a specialist, especially if your planned home is going to be on a sloped lot. When planned and built correctly, sloped and hillside homes cut costs and create a unique living space.
Building a Home on a Sloped Grade
You would think that building a house on the side of a hillside would be a difficult thing to do. Building a home on the side of a hill creates some great opportunities in the design factor. Many folks who entertain with parties and have residences with beautiful lower level entertainment and recreation areas. If you are the type of person who likes being inside and outside, a hillside home design with indoor-outdoor regions is easy to accomplish. A perfect scenario where one hosts barbecues, and in a separate rec room level, drinks served to guests, and games played.
Building on a sloped grade allows for some home design ideas. One simplified layout is a reverse design. From the front, the residence looks un-assuming, but the rearview is a beautiful multi-level home with sweeping views. Building on a hillside also allows the option of a taller house with lots of square footage using a smaller footprint. Now your spending less related to excavation costs.
Remember, some of the best home designs on sloped grades stick to the side of the hill or mountain. This cuts the exposure to the home from elements like the wind, which increases heating costs in winter. Also, Site your house to evade wintertime shadows and summertime sun as much as you can in the design.
Call today for a free design consultation. Austin Architect Alan Baldwin has years of expertise in designing homes and building on sloped grade.