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The Hamblet 3030 - 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 1374 square feet



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THE Hamblet is the result of plagiarization inspiration from a magazine article. The original was a guest house built on the rear of a property in an upscale Vancouver, BC neighborhood. Attention was paid to every detail to achieve a striking look. Huge quoins were made along the corners out of plaster and stucco ran rampant. The design was L-shaped which we took as a freebie challenge. The Hamblet is not about blatant copyright infringement, rather about trying something out for ourselves.

In a slight twist, we've added a diagonal element to the house. This is rare for us since we are compulsively mildly attracted to 90 degree angles. This 45 degree turn gives a little space and grandeur to the foyer. Coat pegs and a guest closet ensure ample room for vestments. The secondary foyer opens to a dining room, powder room, and the kitchen. The kitchen is rather a multi-tasking affair with it's cooking, eating, and laundry facilities. The dining room takes some of the under stair space with it's built in buffet. The parlor maintains a sense of loneliness austerity. We imagine wood paneling with dark stain.

Upstairs is a typical 3 bedrooms but only one bathroom. In 650sf there's not much point in trying to squeeze in a second bathroom. You'd just end up with annoying little rooms. We've made up for some of this with ample closets in the bedrooms. At this point you may be wondering about the 2x4 walls. I thought Istockhouseplans was trying to promote energy efficiency!? Yes we are. Two things at work here. First since the house is small compact, we tried to gain as much interior square footage as possible. Second, in creating the exterior aesthetic, we figure this is best accomplished with EIFS 2" of rigid foam and a stucco coat. The half-timbering can be 5/4 exterior trim tacked over the foam.



All plans include four elevations, floor plans, foundation plans, at least two building sections, framing plans for the second floor and/or roof, and notes and construction details. This is everything you will need to build, but may not be everything you need to get a permit. Check with your local jurisdiction. Electrical layouts, cabinet elevations and engineering are not included.