Simple Southern Gem
|Total Above-ground living area||2764|
|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.
|46 W x 43 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
This cozy home has an entry porch that wraps around one corner, and a screened porch at the rear – ideal for those who enjoy outdoor living. Wood siding graces the exterior, which also features elegant wood columns, and wood shutters at the windows. These plans include drawings for a detached single–car garage.
The front porch wraps around the left corner – made wider and deeper at the corner itself – providing additional outdoor living space and views. After entering the house, there's a short hallway on the right leading to the stairs, a bedroom, and a full bath. On the left, there's an office space that can be sealed off from the house by closing a pair of sliding doors. This room can be accessed from the wrap around front porch, making it a perfect home office that has visiting clients.
The living areas at the rear are all open to each other, allowing a flexible floor layout. The central great room has windows along the rear wall, and a portion of the back wall opens up to a vaulted ceiling, creating a natural sunroom. A door from this vaulted space – which is right next to the kitchen – opens onto a screened porch that also accesses the back yard. A pair of structural columns delineates the great room space from the dining room, which also has a pair of doors that walk out to the entry porch. The kitchen features a unique curved bay window that looks out to the screened porch, with a center pair of windows that open up for ventilation. A counter with a sink faces the great room, and a center island provides additional workspace. An opening from the kitchen leads to a mudroom that has room for a pantry and a second refrigerator (or freezer). A door in the mudroom accesses the side porch. The main level has 10' ceilings throughout.
The stairs to the upper level lead to a loft that wraps around the stairs, leading to a lovely sitting room with a railing that looks down to a portion of the great room below. The master bedroom features two separate walk–in closets, and the master bath includes a room with a large tub and two vanity sinks, and a door to a separate room with a toilet and a shower. There is another bedroom on this floor, with a walk–in closet and a full bath, and both a hobby room and a conveniently located laundry room.
An attic space above provides additional storage space if needed.
Front Elevation For A Simple Southern Gem
Rear Elevation For A Simple Southern Gem
Side 1 Elevation For A Simple Southern Gem
Side 2 Elevation For A Simple Southern Gem
Clean lines, shuttered windows, and multiple roof segments distinguish this classic Southern home. It's unique features include an office space in the front of the house with an exterior as well as interior entrance, a screened porch off the kitchen for casual dining, a sunroom with a vaulted ceiling off the great room, a large open sitting room and a craft room on the upper level, and a huge attic that's accessed by the central stairwell. All the ceilings on the main floor are set at 10', with 9' ceilings on the upper level.