Rand Soellner The Home Architects TM has just designed a new small luxury residence that feels large. It is part of his new Cardinal Camp Cottage series. Soellner not only routinely designs castles and other mansions, he also creates compact houses that appeal to people from all walks of life.
The clients for this latest effort are from Atlanta, Georgia. They have 5 children so having lots of bedrooms and separation of levels was important to them, along with economy, value, views, outdoor living space and larger open spaces, all in a smaller package. Sound impossible? It may seem that way, but Rand Soellner devised a layout that accomplished all of the objectives.
In slightly under 2,500 HSF (Heated Square Feet) this cottage provides 5 bedrooms, plus a loft, large open walk-out terrace level (basement), luxurious open Hearth Room (great room), Dining, Gourmet Kitchen, Foyer and open stair. Also, on the main level is a laundry, Powder Room, Master Bedroom, Master Bathroom and closets, fireplace in the Master and Hearth Room, Outdoor Living Room and Sleeping Porch, terrace level covered patio with a full bathroom on the Terrace Level.
Upstairs is also a full bathroom with double sink, shower and separate toilet room, so that up to 4 people can use that bathrooms simultaneously. The upstairs loft overlooks the Hearth Room below for a sense of spaciousness. Outside, Soellner planned a circular driveway for lots of room for all children as they grow up and have their own vehicles and come to visit.
So how does Rand manage to create something so livable in such a small amount of space? He says that he actually considers this to be one of his “larger” small house designs, as he mentioned that he has compact schemes starting at 393 hsf, 750 hsf, 1200 hsf, 1352 hsf, 1450 hsf, 1600 hsf, 1800 hsf, 2150 hsf and up.
The Soellner firm specializes in creating custom architectural design solutions for people seeking residential design services. Many clients see something that Soellner has created before and then might take pieces and parts from various other schemes that he then puts together to suit each client’s needs and tastes.