Small One Bedroom at Woody’s Creek
|Total Above-ground living area||1565|
|Lower level living area||1505|
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 W x 35.417 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
|LR, FOY, KIT, DR|
This home was originally built on a sloped lot, and takes advantage of rear views with large picture windows in the living/dining area. The front of the house appears to be one story, but the lower level opens to the backyard with windows and a glazed door for sunshine and fresh air. The entire living area – living, dining, kitchen and foyer – has a ceiling that vaults from 10' at the edges to 18' down the centerline. The living and dining areas have outer walls that jut out like a ship's bow, and these walls are not only filled with windows, but include rounded windows higher up near the vaulted ceiling.
As you come off the covered front porch you enter the foyer, which has coat closets and a stairwell to the lower level. The open living/dining area straight ahead draws your attention to outdoor views through the picture windows and the quarter round windows above them. The rear walls are angled to capture more views, and the vaulted wood ceiling with exposed wood beams creates an impressive space. On one side of the room is a fireplace hearth and built in bookshelves. The room is open to the kitchen, which has a breakfast bar that separates the two spaces. If you turn left from the entry, there is a small hall that leads to a full bathroom and a master bedroom with a walk–in closet. If you turn right at the entry, past the open kitchen, there is a laundry room with room for storage, and stairs that lead down to the garage.
On the lower level, a large recreation room sits below the living room above, and mimics the angled rear walls. Glazed windows and a glazed door bring in sunlight as well as outdoor views. A freestanding wood stove is located on one side to warm the lower level. A hall leads to two more bedrooms and a full bath. On the other side of the room, a pair of doors leads to a storage room and a mechanical room.
Front Elevation For Woody's Creek
Rear Elevation For Woody's Creek
Side 1 Elevation For Woody's Creek
Side 2 Elevation For Woody's Creek
This small one–story, one bedroom house doubles in square footage, and adds two additional bedrooms along with a large recreation room, if you construct the lower level. The original house was built on a lot that sloped to the rear, so the lower level is a walk out that has great views. The outer walls of the living and dining spaces jut out in the middle, adding to the space as well as the view.