|Total Above-ground living area||2008|
|Lower level living area||715|
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.
|44.667 W x 30.667 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
Entry into this home is from a large front entry deck, which brings you into a large foyer. The deck wraps around three sides of the home, allowing for entry from a side door near the kitchen as well. The foyer opens into an extremely efficient open floor plan of the living, dining and kitchen areas of the home. All the rooms on this side of the home have abundant windows to take advantage of a rear view. The living room has raised ceilings and exposed wood beams. The kitchen is large and open, with plenty of counter space and storage cabinets. The main level has a modest sized bedroom and a full bath.
The entire upper level of the home is dedicated to the master suite. It has a large walk–in closet with access to additional attic storage on both sides. The master bath is very spacious, and boasts a large whirlpool tub. The master bedroom itself has an optional window seat below rearview windows.
Lakeside Cottage was originally designed for a side sloping lot, which allowed for the garage to be hidden below the home. If you choose to build the basement level there is room for the option of two additional bedrooms and a shared full bath. If the slope of the lot does not allow for the garage, this space would work well as a large recreation room or as storage.
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Elevation 4 For Lakeside Cottage
The charming hipped–gable roof, clapboard style siding and brick chimney add a quaint touch to this lakeside home. Its modest size and straightforward design make it economical to construct as well. The great room ceiling vaults from 11' at the sides to nearly 15' in the center, with optional decorative beams. Kitchen, dining and great room are open to each other, and all enjoy great views to the rear. The entire upper level is devoted to the master suite, and if you choose to build the basement level there's room for two more bedrooms.