Edgewater Lake Home
|Total Above-ground living area||2468|
|Lower level living area|
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.
|77.333 W x 36.333 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
As you step into this house, your immediate view is to and through the open living and dining area. In the foyer space, there's a powder room and coat closet on your left, and stairs to both the upper and optional lower levels on your right. As you step into the living area, the ceiling pops up to a soaring 20', dropping to 11'6" at the rear wall of windows. There's a large fireplace with a raised stone hearth at the far end of the living room that can be enjoyed by those in either the dining area or the kitchen. The rear wall in this area is composed almost exclusively of glass, with two 5'–wide picture windows flanking a pair of sliding glass doors with transom windows above them. The original homeowners chose multi–pane windows throughout the house, but one could easily install single–pane windows for a more open view.
The kitchen is open to the other living areas. A U–shaped counter separates the kitchen from the dining area and a breakfast nook visually while providing for easy prep and service. And there's lots more counter and cabinet space on the opposite wall. There are two windows over the sinks, and the nook is surrounded by windows with transoms above them. A sliding door opens to the laundry room, which opens to the 2–car garage.
A door next to the fireplace opens to the master suite. The bedroom features a view to the rear (of course!), and a door to the outside. There's also a den on this level that could easily be used as a guest bedroom, a study, or an office.
Upstairs, a narrow balcony that looks down to the living area and out to the view provides access to three bedrooms. Bedroom 2 has a unique shape and views to the rear and side, while bedroom 3 has views to the front. They share a bathroom with a private tub and toilet. Bedroom 4 also has rear views, and its own full bath. A storage closet and a storage room are also located on this level.
The home has an unfinished walkout half basement below the dining room and kitchen area. With abundant windows, and a potential future bathroom specified, this would make a great media or recreation area. The crawlspace below the living room and master bedroom could potentially be converted into a basement as well.
Front Elevation For Edgewater
Rear Elevation For Edgewater
Side 1 Elevation For Edgewater
Side 2 Elevation For Edgewater
As the name implies, this house was originally designed for a lot right next to a lake, but it would work just as well on any site with a rear view. The handsome but modest appearance on the street side gives little indication of the stunning rear appearance and the open views. This house was built on a lakeside lot that sloped to the rear, but it could just as easily be built on a flat lot, with or without a basement. As you step into the living/dining space the ceiling rises to a dramatic 20', dropping to just under 12' at the rear windows. Two huge multi–paned windows flank sliding glass doors with transom windows above them. The kitchen and nook also have terrific views to the rear, as does the master bedroom. There are three additional bedrooms upstairs, all of which enjoy great views too.