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Build Up With This Home Plan for a Tower Cabin

Get big views with a small footprint
Published: August 1, 2013
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tower mountain cabin plans Visbeen Architects
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This mountain cabin gets its many rooms and all of its charm by going up, not out. Having a tiny footprint of only 330 square feet, the tower cabin features three levels of living space (four if the lower level is finished), all connected by a spiral stair. The stair creates a vertical foyer that can have an entryway at any level, based on the specific constraints of a building site.

The lower level features a laundry closet and an optional bedroom with a full bathroom. The main level consists of the kitchen and dining room with a large fireplace and an entry door off the spiral-stair tower. The mid level also has an entry door off the spiral-stair foyer (with access to the large cantilevered deck) and has a master suite with a fireplace. On the upper level is a living room complete with a fireplace and many windows for dramatic views.

Dimensions (w x d x h): 20 x 20 x 45 ft. 6 in.
Dimensions including deck (w x d):
26 x 26 ft.
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 2
Lower level: 330 sq. ft.
Main level: 330 sq. ft.
Mid level: 321 sq. ft.
Upper level: 267 sq. ft.
Total square feet: 918 sq. ft.
Total square feet with finished lower level: 1,248 sq. ft.
Foundation: View-out basement

Design, plans and renderings: Visbeen Architects,

Call ePlans at (800) 528-8070, or go to
Please specify plan ID: HWEPL76173.
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