What Is an Inverted House Plan?

What Is an Inverted House Plan?

Is an inverted house plan right for your waterfront custom home?

Custom home building means thinking outside of the box to develop a solution to fit your unique residential living needs. Your custom home preferences may be affected by your family’s style, your hobbies, your family size, and your location. Location is one of the most important factors in custom home building, and if you live on the waterfront, you might prefer the inverted house plan.

The Inverted House Plan

The inverted house plan had no clear beginning, but perhaps developed on the east coast amid upper-class family architecture. The inverted house plan is an inversion of the traditional two or three-story home. Instead of having the bedrooms on an upper level and the main living areas on the ground level, this floor plan places the living areas on the top floor and the bedrooms at the middle and bottom levels. Some variations include having a mixture of bedrooms and living rooms between floors, but the main idea remains the same: everyday living happens on the top floor.

Why Build an Inverted House Plan?

An inverted house plan is a natural home design primarily because of the views. The views are best when viewed from high above the ground! This is certainly true if you plan to live at a river, bay, or creek in Maryland. With a living room, home office, and kitchen at the top floor, you can enjoy the best views of Maryland’s waterfront perpetually. 

High up above the ground also gives you more privacy from neighbors, a better cross-breeze, and a lower chance of mosquitos. You also can experience a great deal of natural light to make your home sunny and bright.

This layout allows for unique design features to maximize a feeling of luxury and practicality. Living rooms can have vaulted ceilings, you can add a roof deck, and you can utilize a residential elevator. An elevator or dumbwaiter will make hauling groceries simpler. 

Does an inverted house plan sound like an intriguing custom floor plan for you? Shore-Line Construction is always building new homes on Maryland’s waterfront and can help you through the finish line.


At Shore-Line Construction, we know that your home is a reflection of you. That’s why we strive to make each home we build as beautiful as the family who will live there. We work with each of our clients to design a home that fits their needs. The end result is a durable, energy-efficient custom home that the family will enjoy for generations to come. Shore-Line Construction has been serving our customers for over 25 years, and we look forward to the opportunity to help you!

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