Weston Middle School
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ISSUES IN DESIGN:
What makes land in Weston so valuable?
Country living near a big city- i.e., The Massachusetts Turnpike, Rte 128
2) ORIENTATION: Which way is south? Where do you want the sun shining in the morning and afternoon?
3) FRONT PORCHES as transition between street and living space:
4) FLOW OF ROOMS:
Street- Porch- Entry Way( w/ hall closet?)- Reception Area/Living Room/Dining Area/Kitchen ("Great Room")- 1/2 Bath
Stairs and/or Hallway or Foyer- Full Bath, 2-3 Bedrooms
Windows for all Rooms
"Typical" Room Sizes:
Kitchen: 14' x 16'
Typical Floor Plans:
Below: Note "Great Room" concept:
Floor Plan of Crane Estate, Ipswich, MA
New Orleans Houses by APD Architects ( slideshow)
Revised January 2011 by Jonathan Dietz, firstname.lastname@example.org