Dunes Light Hillside Home
|Total Above-ground living area||2190|
|Lower level living area||1548|
The dimensions shown are for the house only (indicating the smallest area needed to build). They do not include the garage, porches, or decks, unless they are an integral part of the design.
|56 W x 49.333 D|
|Number of stalls||2|
Traditionally, the overall height of a house is determined by measuring from the top of the finished floor on the main level, to the highest peak of the roof.
Raising or lowering the height of the ceilings on one or more floors of a house is often a simple change that can be made by your builder. However, if you want to raise the ceiling of the main floor of a two-story home, there has to be room to add steps to the existing staircase.
We consider a room to be vaulted if the ceiling - whether flat, angled, or curved - is above 10 feet at its highest point. If you prefer that one or more rooms not be vaulted in your new home, this is a very simple change that your builder can make for you.
KEY TO SYMBOLS:
LR = Living Room/Great Room
DR = Dining Room
FAM = Family Room
FOY = Foyer
STU = Study/Library/Den
KIT = Kitchen
SUN = Sunroom
MBR = Master Bedroom
MB = Master Bath
LOF = Loft
OFF = Office/Guest Room
REC = Recreation/Game Room
ALL = Entire Level
|LR, DR, MBR|
The vertical wood siding of this home is accented by timber elements and wood bracket details. Abundant glazing brings in plenty of sunlight to the interior spaces, and the use of stucco at the basement level helps to make it more economical to build.
This home was originally built on a sloped lot, so the entry is at mid–level, between the main and basement floors. After entering through the entry foyer, you go upstairs to the main floor. You enter a dining space, which is open to the kitchen. Two walls of windows line the kitchen, bringing in sunlight and views to the outdoor deck. An island sits in the middle of the kitchen, and has a raised bar for eating. To the right is a great room, which has a fireplace in one corner, and bays of windows that go up to the vaulted ceiling. A door from the great room leads to the outdoor deck. To the left of the dining area are a bedroom, a full bath, and a laundry room that connects to the garage. There is also a master bedroom suite, which has sliding glass doors that lead to the backyard deck. The master bathroom is spacious, and features a shower and a separate light–filled space for the tub.
From the entry there is a stairwell to the basement level. The partially finished basement has a third bedroom, a full bath, and a family room with a fireplace. There is also access to the unfinished basement, which may be used for mechanical equipment, or for storage.
From the main level, there is a stairwell to a loft space, which is open to the dining room and great room below. The loft also has access to the attic for extra storage space.
Front Elevation For Dune's Light
Rear Elevation For Dune's Light
Side 1 Elevation For Dune's Light
Side 2 Elevation For Dune's Light
To fit the slope of the lot, this house was designed for an entry that's set at the midpoint between the main and lower levels. After going up a short flight of stairs from the foyer you enter an open living area that includes the kitchen, dining space, and a great room. The ceiling in both the dining and living rooms are set at a dramatic 17', and the walls that wrap around the great room and the kitchen are filled with tall windows topped by additional windows near the ceiling. All three spaces enjoy a large corner fireplace, and a glass door here opens to a large open deck.