Perch was designed as a vacation home. Long on views, indoor/outdoor living, and spaces for both gathering & solo moments. The low maintenance and energy efficient strategies ensures you will have time to relax.
A large open living, dining and kitchen area sports two banks of 8-foot-tall double sliding glass doors, transom windows, a window nook area under large casement windows and a high wood ceiling, all contributing to a light-filled cozy space.
The small kitchen is a workhorse. Designed to accommodate many users at the same time, you can access the fridge, the pull-out pantry, coffee/cocktail bar and dinnerware, all out of the cooking and food prep area. One bar seat at the end of the island let’s you watch all the activity.
Outdoor decks expand the living area, one oriented to the main views and a BBQ deck accessed from the kitchen, each with up to 6′ openings from the slider doors.
Two private bedrooms and one bath occupy one side of the home.The well lit bedrooms have sloped ceilings up to 10′. They fit a queen size bed with night tables easily.
The bath includes a 5′ soaking tub/shower and nearly 5′ of vanity/counter. The dual flow toilet is positioned to enjoy a view out the window.
A laundry center occupies both sides of the bedroom hallway. An open washer/dryer stack on one side and a linen/laundry work area on the other, behind doors or a curtain.
Lighting is an important feature of Perch. The combination of track, task, recessed, undercabinet and pendant fixtures will enable the full range of display lighting and ambiance, inside and out.
DESIGN STRATEGIES TO MAXIMIZE VALUE
The basic house shape is a 28′ square, the most efficient building shape, with 2×6 exterior wall construction to provide a strong stable shell. One main interior wall divides the footprint to separate the public and private areas as well as capture the load of ceiling joists, allowing for a simple shed roof design.
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT PERCH
The first Perch is a vacation rental. Here are some comments made by guests who have stayed there…
“Loved the open space and efficient layout. It was wonderful being able to cook in a logical and well equipped kitchen…”
guest from Lexington, Massachusetts
“This is a perfect house to relax and take in the gorgeous views from the outside deck…”
guest from Baltimore, Maryland
“This house is adorable! We loved it…”
guest from Stillwater, Minnesota
“My family and I have just spent the past week in your lovely house. It was perfect for us. The house is adorable. We love how modern it is, but homey and comfortable and the views were amazing…”
“Overall, we loved the house which is carefully designed and spacious. A very relaxing and restful holiday…”
guest from London, UK
1501 Perch Cabin
open living, kitchen, dining area with window nook
2 bedrooms, 1 full bath
28′ x 28′ foundation area with crawl space
40′ wide x 42′ deep overall footprint including decks
PLANS AVAILABLE (in digital format)
Summary Plan (8-1/2″x11″): Free printable PDF click here.
Plan Study Set (11″x17″) PDF: $300 (refundable with purchase of Construction Plan Set)
Construction Plan Set (24″x36″) PDF: $1150 $850 Introductory Price
You Can Try Out This Small Home!
The original Perch is an Airbnb vacation rental on magical Orcas Island in the San Juan Archipelago of Washington. See if this small home feels right for you!
Please Note: All plan set sales are final with no refunds, returns, or exchanges once payment is electronically processed and purchased files are delivered via email.