Lake Manor Luxury Home

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Specifications

Square Footage

Total Above-ground living area 3680
  Main Level 2094
  Upper Level 1586
Lower level living area  1008
Footprint    
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.
74.5 W x 62.667 D

Rooms

Above-ground bedrooms 3
Above-ground bathrooms 3.5
Master suite Upper
Lower-level bedrooms 1
Lower-level bathrooms 1

Attributes

Stories 2
Parking garage
Number of stalls 3
House height    
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.
23' 0"
Ceiling heights    
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.
  Main level 9.083
  Upper level 8.083
Vaulted ceilings    
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
FAM, FOY, STU, MBR, MB, BR2, BR3
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The design of this elegant house was based on the traditional Michigan Lake homes with its painted clapboard siding and white trim details at both the exterior and interior. With its richly detailed wraparound covered porch and its graceful curving roof, the home exudes a welcoming feeling to its owners and their guests. The entire house is cloaked in multi–pane windows that add charm to the exterior and amazing views from within. The interior features a vaulted octagon–shaped study and a two–story high family room with an impressive stone fireplace hearth.

As you come off of the covered porch, you enter an entry foyer with a ceiling height of over 18', and views of an open stairwell and an upper balcony straight ahead. To the right, a pair of square columns frame an opening to a formal dining room that has a coffered ceiling and a nook with five angled walls of full–height glazing. Two glazed doors open onto the front covered porch, which further extends the dining space. A sliding door from the dining room leads to the kitchen for easy access.

As you walk down the entry hall, you pass the beautifully detailed staircase and unique built–in bookcases that are incorporated into the living room's finely crafted columns. The optional step down into the living room reveals an intimate room with a pair of French doors that open into an octagon–shaped study/conservatory with windows that wrap around six walls. The ceiling in this unique space vaults from 9'7" to 13'3". As you look around, you feel the warmth of the living room fireplace with its granite and painted trim surround that reaches the vaulted ceiling. Two glazed doors on either side of the living room bring in additional sunlight; one walks out to the front porch and the other opens to the back deck. As you turn right at the end of the entry hall, you pass another glazed door that opens onto the back deck before entering the open family room/kitchen area.

The magnificent family room has a sitting area with five angled walls of windows with additional picture windows above to bring in maximum natural light and views. The ceiling at the sitting area vaults to meet the 18'2" flat ceiling over the rest of the family room. The granite fireplace reaches the ceiling above, and is a work of art in itself. A powder room is conveniently located off of the hallway, close to the family room and kitchen. A circular kitchen island separates the family room from the open kitchen, and provides plenty of space for eating and kitchen prep. The island has a dishwasher and sink, so you can keep an eye on the family room and breakfast nook while doing the dishes. A large and sunny breakfast nook is surrounded by windows and has two glazed doors that walk out to the back. It also features a desk nook that incorporates unique glass cabinets over the desk with windows behind the glass cabinet doors. The exquisite kitchen has a walk–in pantry in one corner, and is designed with plenty of counter space and cabinets that curve their way into a butlerway between the kitchen and dining room.

From the kitchen, a door leads to a laundry/mud room that has a French door to the backyard, a coat closet, and room for a bench. A door from this room leads to a three–car garage.

The second floor balcony looks down to the entry hall on one side and to the family room on the other. A portion of the balcony curves to mimic the circular kitchen island that is located directly below it. The master suite is on the right, where double French doors open to the bedroom and sitting area. The master bedroom is stunningly beautiful and utterly unique. An angled wall between the bed and sitting area features an enclosed three–sided fireplace and an entertainment center. The ceiling is also unique: the sitting area has a flat ceiling, while the bedroom ceiling vaults in three directions. The sitting area is wrapped with windows for natural light and views, and there is a large picture window in the bedroom area as well. As you enter the master bath area (which also has a vaulted ceiling), there is a long mirrored wall above two widely spaced sinks on your right, and the bath area – featuring a large shower with wrap around views and a large soaking tub beneath a wall of windows – is on your left. Two separated doors straight ahead open to either side of a single walk–in closet.

To the left of the stairwell landing, full height windows look out to a private covered deck that is accessed by a French door. A door to the left opens into Bedroom 3, which has a vaulted ceiling, a walk–in closet, and its own private full bath. To the right of the stairwell, a hallway leads to Bedroom 2, which has a nook with five angled walls with windows that look out the front. Bedroom 2 – which the original homeowners used as a guest suite – also features a vaulted ceiling, a walk–in closet, and a private full bath.

If you choose to build the basement level, the design has a large, open recreation room, and a beautiful fourth bedroom/guest room. The large and sunny bedroom has five angled walls with windows that mimic the walls of the living room above it. It also has a walk–in closet, a private sink area, and accesses a full bathroom that has a secondary door to the hallway.

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    Brief Description

    The front of this house, while quite attractive and welcoming, gives little indication of the gorgeous and dramatic interior and the spectacular rear view. Unique features include an octagonal study with glass filling every wall and a ceiling that peaks at 13', a family room with an 18' ceiling and a wide and deep bay filled with windows, and a master bedroom with a two–sided fireplace that can be enjoyed from the bed or a sitting area. A covered front porch wraps around one side of the house, and there's a deep deck at the rear. The original homeowners selected multi–pane windows throughout because they loved the look, but of course picture windows would work just as well.

    Select One Plan Set Option

       

    5 Set Package:

    Printed on Bond paper; may be modified, but not duplicated

    Mylar:

    Printed on Mylar; may be modified right on the plans, which can then be duplicated locally. Includes extra copy printed on Bond paper

    PDF:

    Highly Recommended
    By far the most popular option! Instant, cost-free delivery via email; can be emailed to builder(s) and others; comes with license to modify & duplicate

    CAD:

    For use by design professionals to make substantial changes; may be printed locally after modifications are made; cost-free delivery via email
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    Select Optional Add-ons

       

    Sometimes the house you want will only work on your property if it is built in the reverse of the original design. The plans for this particular design can be reversed by the architect, with right-reading (not mirror-reverse) words and measurements. The fee will only be added to your original order. If you wish to order more reverse copies of the plans later, please call us toll-free at 1-888-388-5735.

    $250
       

    If you need more than 5 sets, you can add them to your initial order, or order them (by phone) at a later date.

    This option is only available to folks ordering the 5-Set Package.

    $50 each
       

    Often views or site characteristics make it either advantageous or necessary to build a house in the reverse of the way the plans were originally drawn. When reversed, the front of the house continues to face in the same direction, but rooms that were on the right side of the house as you face it will now be on the left, and vice versa. The lettering and numbers will appear as they would if you held the plans up to a mirror, but this will not present a problem for your builders, as they are quite familiar with this process.

    We recommend that your order include both right-reading and mirror-reverse copies, since permit officials and lenders will need to see a right-reading version. There is a one-time cost of $50 to reverse the plans, whether you buy them all in your initial purchase, or a follow up order. The number you will need of each version is something your builder should advise you on.

    Please note: If a right-reading reverse version of the plans is offered, this is definitely the version you should purchase, whether you're interested in bonds, vellums, or electronic files (when available).

    $50
    SKU: KK-03
    Or order by phone by calling 888-388-5735

    Paul Deardorff and Karen Keating – Architects


    To learn about this architect or firm, and/or to view all of their other plans, just click on the name above.

    Plan ID #

    KK-03

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    • What is bond paper?

      Bond paper

      Printers stopped using blue ink many years ago - it was very difficult to read, and the fumes were dangerous to inhale. So what we used to refer to as blueprints are now called bond copies (black ink printed on white bond paper).
    • 5-Set Construction or Bid Set

      5-Set Construction or Bid Set

      If you are building in an area that requires very few copies to construct a house, all you might need is the 5-Set Package. It's also best for folks wanting either a quick bid process, or bids from more than one builder. In either case, you can always purchase more bond copies later on if you need them, or upgrade to a Mylar, PDF or CAD version (your original cost will be deducted from the price of the upgrade). Bond copies cannot be duplicated, but they come with a formal Copyright License that gives you the legal right to construct the house, and to modify the plans beforehand to suit your needs. If allowed in your area, modifications can be "marked up" (some people refer it as "red-lining") right on the plans.
    • What is mylar?

      Mylar

      Vellum paper is no longer being manufactured, so we've switched to a vastly superior product called Mylar. These semi-transparent sheets are actually a thin-film composite that was designed for plan modification, using a simple electric eraser. The ink that is printed on them sits on the surface (instead of sinking into a coated vellum sheet), so lines and dimensions can be erased and redrawn quite easily by any design professional.
    • Plans printed on Mylar

      Plans printed on Mylar

      If you - like the vast majority of our other customers - intend to modify the plans before construction, and you are building in an area where plans can't simply be "marked up" with a red pen, the Mylar copy is definitely what you should order (unless of course you prefer the PDF version). After the changes have been made to this "master" copy, you or your builder can then print as many copies as you need, whenever you need them, on regular bond paper. That way everyone - you, your builder, his or her subcontractors, local permit officials, and your lender - will have the final version of the plans to work with. Even though they cost a bit more initially, they will definitely save you time and money later on. Mylar copies come with a formal Copyright Release giving you the legal right to modify them in any way you wish, and to make as many copies of the plans as you need to successfully build one house. Mylar copies are shipped with a free bond copy of the plans, so that you have something to look over and mark up before making final decisions about the changes you want made to the "master" set.
    • What are PDF electronic files?

      PDF electronic files

      The acronym PDF stands for Portable Document Format. These are electronic files that can be emailed from computer to computer. You can open them on your own computer as well as email them to others, and the Copyright Release you receive with them allows you to make as many copies as you need before and after modifications are made.
    • Plans in PDF format

      Plans in PDF format

      THE most popular way to purchase plans these days is in PDF format. It's no more expensive than the Mylar version, plus you save $30 in shipping fees because the plans are emailed to you. But the biggest reason why they're so popular is because they can be passed along to others via email. The builder can zip them to their sub-contractors, truss manufacturers, and (if needed) an engineer; you can open them on your own computer to view at your home or office; and you can zip them to your builder (or builders), lender, and anyone needing to approve the plans before construction. If you'd still like to make modifications on Mylar sheets, your Copyright Release allows you (or your builder) to do this locally, and you'll only need to print a handful of the most important sheets.
    • What are CAD files?

      CAD files

      The acronym CAD stands for Computer-Aided Design. Design software from AutoCAD and numerous other companies - ArchiCAD, SoftPlan, VectorWorks, etc. - is used to draw plans in a format (DWG - short for drawing) that can be easily manipulated and modified on a computer. This can speed up the process of modification dramatically - for example, a change in one part of the plans creates an automatic change throughout the drawings -- potentially saving the person making the changes quite a bit of time, and thus saving you quite a bit of money!
    • Plans in CAD format

      Plans in CAD format

      Plans purchased in this electronic format are emailed, so you get them right away, and there's no shipping fee. Like the Mylar and PDF options, these plans come with a formal Copyright Release giving you the legal right to modify them in any way you wish, and to make as many copies of the plans as you need to successfully build one house. If the changes you wish to make to our plans are rather extensive, or structural in nature (including changing exterior wall systems), purchasing the plans in CAD format will almost certainly be your best option. Design professionals charge by the hour, and making changes to electronic files is much faster and easier than erasing and redrawing lines and dimensions on a Mylar copy. So purchasing an electronic version of the plans can save you both time and money. The files you receive will provide the drawings in at least two formats: .DWG files that will enable the person modifying your plans to do so using AutoCAD software (the standard for the entire construction and engineering communities); and .PDF files that will enable you to view the plans on your home or office computer. If the plans were originally drawn with a design software program other than AutoCAD (eg. SoftPlan, ArchiCAD, VectorWorks, etc.), this will be noted at the end of the Description of this house, and the email will include these files along with the .DWG and .PDF formats.
    Bedrooms

    We highly recommend that you click on two boxes – the number of bedrooms you know you need, and one less bedroom. For example, if you need 4 bedrooms, click on the boxes next to 4 and next to 3. Otherwise you will not see homes where existing rooms on the lower, main, or upper levels might work perfectly well as a bedroom instead of as an office, study, etc.

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