Master With 180 View
|Total Above-ground living area||2755|
|Lower level living area||1114|
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 41.333 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
This is an elegant home with a creative and unique use of interior space. From the entry you see straight through to the sunroom bay window. This sunroom is located on all levels and has a 270–degree view. At the very top of it is a roof deck with a 360–degree view! It can be a passive solar house if it faces north.
The foyer off the covered porch, the path to the great room, and the great room itself are vaulted, rising to a dramatic 16'. Double French doors lead to either a covered porch, or to a unique triangular deck that mimics the breakfast nook/sunroom. Almost the entire rear and side of this house is ringed by decks and covered porches, making this a great home for those who love to be outdoors and close to nature.
The kitchen is centrally located between the great room and the dining room, and it features a large central island with a sink, a breakfast bar, and a pantry. The homeowners anticipated needing a bedroom on the main level someday, using it first as a project room, but this room could easily be a guestroom, an office, or a second bedroom.
The laundry room can be accessed from either the front deck, the garage, or the extended foyer, and a library sits between it and the great room. A central staircase leads up to the master suite, and down to the walkout basement.
The master bedroom has a skylight over the bed for a beautiful view of the starlit sky. The sitting room can double as a nursery, and the projecting sitting area has a 270–degree view. The balcony next to it has a spiral staircase that leads to a roof deck above it – the perfect spot for a glass of wine at sunset!
The master bath and closet are full of surprises. The bath includes both a large tub and a large shower, and a private toilet, and the large walk–in closet area includes two storage areas under the eaves.
Guests or children will love the daylight basement. The sitting room between the bedroom and full bath has room for computer(s) and a TV, and it leads to a lovely greenhouse. The large exercise room could serve many other functions, and it leads to a patio with an optional hot tub. On second thought, it may not just be guests and kids who love this lower level!
The two–car garage has its doors tucked away on the back side. Its long side with windows helps define the front entry. The front bay can be a workbench nook or an out of the way place for garbage and recycling cans.
Move the garage doors to the north or east side for small lots. Reverse the stairs and add another upstairs bedroom over the library and part of the great room.
Front Elevation For Master with 180 View
Rear Elevation For Master with 180 View
Side 1 Elevation For Master with 180 View
Side 2 Elevation For Master with 180 View
You might not know it from the front, but this house features many exciting elements. The most unique of them is a triangular projection at the rear that is filled with glass, and runs from the basement level (should you choose to build it) up to the second level – and there's a matching deck above it on the roof! At the basement level it's used as an indoor greenhouse; on the main it's a breakfast nook/sunroom; and upstairs it's a sitting area off the master bedroom. Another interesting feature is a covered porch at the front right corner that wraps around the entire side of the house (with an open deck in the middle), and then wraps around at the rear to a triangular deck off the great room and the kitchen.