Guest Architect

Reg Narmour

Narmour Wright Architects

Charlotte, N.C.


Fitting in: Older neighborhoods in the Southeast are full of small Craftsman-style bungalows, which continue to be popular among young buyers.

Entertainment zone: The light-filled living room features a low media wall with gas fireplace, sound system, and television, and access to the wraparound front porch.

Third bedroom flexes as expanded office or exercise room.

Home office is another must-have for this target market--this one is centrally located and convenient to the stairs and the bathroom.

Large master suite features sitting area with plenty of light, and closet has built-in storage and bench or packing shelf underneath window.

Private patio has room for barbecue grill and small garden. Fence screens from alley, and small shed on outside allows for easy garbage pick up.

Single-car garage meets needs of buyer.

Preparation/serving island is popular configuration, and breakfast nook is open for spacious feeling.

Buffet niche in dining area defines space even though primary circulation is through room.

Design allows flexibility in arrangement--the fireplace, entertainment center, and library could be in several locations.

Architects chose not to go with zero lot line to allow for windows on each side.

Shallow setback--10 feet off porch--allows maximum use of lot.

Wraparound porch with access from the living room is protected from street but open enough to greet passersby.

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