Hopkins Forest Country Home
|Total Above-ground living area||1914|
|Lower level living area||1914|
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.
|66.333 W x 37 D|
|Number of stalls||1|
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
A small covered portico leads to the front door. The entry is directly into an open great room with a vaulted ceiling that rises from 16' at the sides to a soaring 22' in the middle. Sliding glass doors, windows, and a picture window above look out to the rear deck and the views beyond it. A fireplace and media center on the left has a curved hearth that mimics the curved exterior deck. The great room is open to both the kitchen and the dining room, each of which has a 10' ceiling with a 2'–wide soffit around the edges.
The kitchen has a center island with a rounded counter for eating or serving. A pocket door between it and the dining area leads to a large walk–in pantry, a powder room, and a door to the side porch. A trio of windows over the sink in the kitchen look out to the front, and a wall of glass in the dining area looks out to and through the rear deck.
On the other side of the entry there's a bedroom/sewing room with views to the front, and a stairwell to the basement level. A short hallway leads to either the master suite, a full bath, a laundry room, or an oversized one–car garage which has space for a workshop and an optional bonus room above it. The garage space could easily be extended to accommodate two or more cars, which would result in a larger upper bonus room as well. The master bedroom has a walk–in closet, a large bay window for light and views, and a full bath.
The basement plan for a future lower level provides two more bedrooms, and an open family room with a kitchenette and a fireplace that walks out to the rear. There is also a wine storage room, a mechanical/storage room, a full bath, and a locker room on this level.
The plans for this home call for insulated concrete form (ICF) exterior walls. However, they can easily be changed to 2×6 stud walls by your builder or a design professional. Be sure to confirm this with your builder prior to purchasing the plans.
Front Elevation For Hopkins Forest
Rear Elevation For Hopkins Forest
Side 1 Elevation For Hopkins Forest
Side 2 Elevation For Hopkins Forest
This home was originally designed for lake views, with glass doors and a deck at the rear. There's also a covered "timber–framed" porch that runs across the entire front of the house and wraps around one side before connecting to the rear deck, so there's plenty of outdoor space to relax or entertain. The handsome exterior features a combination of horizontal siding and shingles.