Hopper Design, LLC

Toward Healthy and Sustainable Homes

Designs - Dave's Cape

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Main house 28' x 36' (total 2,200 square feet) - 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Breezeway and garage not included in square footage

This cape is a traditional form designed for a difficult, steeply sloping site with ledge outcroppings to the north and a small creek running east to west through the property to the south. This home has good southern exposure for solar energy. A unique change in floor heights accommodates the high grade to the north, and includes a doorway to the hill side.


View of south and east sides set into the sloping terrain.


View of north side with its slope uphill and raised entrance. An oversized drainage system drains the pocket recess. This allows on grade access at the breezeway to the north and south. All other water runoff from the hill is directed around each end of the home.