We wanted to keep the house similar to the Urban Cabin that I fell in love with online with a few tweaks that work better for our family. What drew me to it originally was the layout, a big open great room with private spaces for everyone, and that is what I wanted to preserve. We changed the roof elevation, enlarged the windows, moved the laundry, added out-swinging french doors and a full size bathtub.
We wanted as many large windows as we could get on the back so that we could take advantage of our view. All of the windows on the top are casement windows that we can leave open for airflow. We will also have electric in floor heating to keep us toasty in the winter without taking up floor space.
Here are a few renderings of what I hope the interior will look like: