We are about to have plans drawn up for a new build and we have a block that requires aspect vs orientation compromise. The block is faces east with a lovely back garden. Along the north side is an ugly 2 story house so having north openings would be a problem. Also along the north side boundary ther are no trees as this is the old side driveway to the shed at the back.
We have therefore been playlist g with floor plans that meet our needs for a downsizer house with a separate grandfathers media/retreat from the family. We also wanted a main bedroom opening t9 the yard, and a large 2nd bedroom for 2 queen beds for the kids.
The dilemma now, is how should we let in extra light? We were thing clerestrial windows with south light??
Any thoughts on keeping g roof style costs down while having a lovely open feel but with excellent privacy, would be greatly appreciated.