I’m planning on building a 2 unit residential building with 2 attached 3 story townhouses.
The units would be sold individually. Each unit will be about 18-20 feet wide with a one care garage on the main floor.
Out the back of the property there are phenomenal views of a bay and Mt. Rainier in the distance, with only a small park between the bay and the property. Because of trees in the park that we can’t trim, the third floor views will be the best by far.
The most common design approach would be to put an open kitchen/dining/great room on the second floor, and 2 or three bedrooms on the third floor.
But I’m reluctant to waste the killer views on the top floor on a bedroom. To me it seems the top floor on the view side of the house will be where the homeowner’s will want to spend most of their time.
So I’m toying with the idea of ditching the open “great room” idea, and putting kitchen/dining/on the view side of the 2nd floor, and putting a living/family room with minimal kitchen/bar facilities on the top floor.
This would mean putting the bedrooms on the front of the house, on separate levels, one on the second floor, and another on the third.
Is it crazy to not have a combined open kitchen/dining/great room?