Construct a summer house at Lakeside, Ohio with at least four bedrooms. House will be used as a family summer residence, it may also be rented out for part of the summer. I do not anticipate using the house in the winter. My goals are:
1. Have a house large enough to host family gatherings (up to five adults, four kids) with open common/kitchen areas for preparing meals and family times. We do not mind small bedroom sizes but want a larger common room.
2. Have the best utilization of space keeping in mind the narrow size of the lot and the construction requirements of the Lakeside community (see design considerations below).
3. Be affordable. We want a simple house that can be readily built and affordable to construct. We are uninterested in grandiose displays of luxury.
4. Straightforward to maintain. We will be absent the property for most of the year, therefore we want a house that is simple and easy to maintain. For example, easy to to shut off utilities, drain water, etc.
This community requires that new construction be approved by a design review board to assure they are in keeping with Lakeside's heritage and character. Please review the www.Lakesideohio.com web site to get a sense of this community, in particular, the following documents:
Living in Lakeside Brochure:
Considerations for Homeowners:
Gaede-Serne Report (pdf document with architectural styles present in Lakeside).
The physical address is 617 Elm Street, Lakeside Ohio 43440.
For detailed tax map please go to the county auditor's website below and search for parcel number 0140174206252000 and click on the map in the data screen.
The lot is on the east side of a north/south street. Lake Erie is located approximately four and a half blocks to the north.
The site consists two tax lots (block 85, lots 5 and 6). However I intend to build on only one lot, leaving the other lot free for possible future development.
The following setbacks, maximum lot coverage, and other requirements apply:
1. Minimum of 5 foot setback from street property line. Minimum of 3 foot setback to any other lot line. Given my lot size, this means a maximum house width of 27 feet.
2. Maximum height of 30 feet, measured from the ground level to peak, and limited to two livable floors.
3. Minimum area of 600 square feet for one story dwellings, minimum of 750 square feet for two story dwellings.
4. A density (footprint) limit of 47.5%. Given the lot size, this means a maximum foot print of 1097 square feet. Density shall be defined as the enclosed ground floor area (expressed in squared footage) of all buildings and structures on a lot, including garages, carports, sheds and porches, except as exempted below, expressed in a percentage of total lot square footage.
5. Patios, porches and decks shall not be included in the density calculation unless they have a foundation and/or roof.
6. The site shall include two residential parking spaces. Parking spaces shall be a minimum of 9 feet by 18 feet per space. This results in a maximum length of 49 feet given the lot size.
1. Affordability of design, and simplicity of construction.
2. Curb appeal. Many Lakeside homes have a covered front porch. While not essential, this would be a nice touch.
3. Creativity / sense of "fun". I'm open to creative layouts, nontraditional interiors that could save money, or whimsical touches such as two bedrooms connecting via a closet secret passageway.
4. If you are an architect or designer licensed in the State of Ohio, please state that with your submission.