The last in our Mitate House Collection for Bennett Custom Homes is the Sorrel.
Again, the heart of the design is a courtyard garden, which is bounded on one side by the open kitchen/dining/living room and the guest suite on the other. Large doors open each space to the garden. Â Privacy is critical in most developments and by making the garden central, we are creating a private interior landscape, daylighting, and ventilation without compromising to shield the neighbors eyes.
For more information and plans, jump below the fold:
One the key elements to this design is that the pathway from entry to living spaces shifts, bridging across the garden, to create a emotional transition point from the outside world to the interior of the house, similar to the stone bridges you often see in Japanese gardens: