Longhouse Dogtrot 3.0 (Schematic)


Longhouse Dogtrot 3.0 (Schematic)


[ PDF ] – 24″x36″ abbreviated drawing set in PDF form for download: 8 pages (including cover)

The three bedroom version utilizes the same design inspiration as the 2.0, but with a little more heated volume, an added bedroom and three storage loft areas. There’s one loft per bedroom space. The flexibility of the three bedroom configuration allows for separate living quarters for up to two groups of guests, or a segregation into either divided or connected studio spaces, workshops, offices, or media rooms. The vaulted ceilings make this 1600 square feet feel much more spacious.

The Swedes first brought the tradition of building log cabins to the United States and one popular way of adding space to early log cabins was to build a separate log cabin next to the original cabin with gables aligned some set distance away. The intervening space between the cabins was then roofed over and made a covered porch space.

This dovetails nicely with our Longhouse plan concepts. With a simple gesture the introduction of the dogtrot breezeway creates a multi-functional space while also creating separate living quarters (writer’s studio, guest room, office). The dogtrot functions as an indoor/outdoor mudroom, a place to store kayak paddles and fishing gear, a place to socialize with its built-in benches and also serves as an ad-hoc screened porch. With the addition of a fireplace it could even be a wonderful outdoor dining room.

This scaled drawing set includes detailed plan dimensions and partition configurations along with all four exterior elevations,  one dog-trot elevation, two cross-sections showing different roof configurations (truss/framed), one longitudinal section and a notes/schedule sheet with the door and window sizes, elevations, manufacturers and a basic hardware schedule.

1600 SF (HEATED)

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Baths

  • Living

  • Dining

  • Kitchen

  • Dogtrot/Covered Porch

  • Open Plan Concept

  • Single-Level Living

  • Solar/Geothermal Compatible

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