Taquaka Road One Story Home
|Total Above-ground living area||2194|
|Lower level living area||1582|
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.
|66 W x 43.25 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, DR, KIT|
Coming in from the entry foyer, an open stairwell to an optional basement is to the right, and the open living space is straight ahead. A corner fireplace on a raised stone hearth warms the open living areas, which sit beneath a ceiling that vaults to 11'6" in the center. The kitchen has a center island with a stove on top and a built–in bookcase facing the living room. Casement windows above the kitchen counter and sinks open up to a screened porch at the rear of the house, which is accessed by a glazed door off the dining area.
A small vestibule off the living room provides access to the master suite. One door opens to the master bedroom, another to the master bath, and yet another to a sitting room/office. Two walls in the bedroom are filled with windows facing the rear and side views. The master bath has a separate toilet room, and is large enough to fit both a tub beneath windows facing the front of the house and a shower. On the other side of the house, a short hall between the stairwell and the kitchen pantry leads to two bedrooms that share a full bath, a laundry room, and a two–car garage.
The majority of the partial basement was left unfinished. The remainder has a large multi–purpose space with a workbench and utility sink, an equipment room, and a half bath.
Front Elevation For Taquaka Road
Rear Elevation For Taquaka Road
Side 1 Elevation For Taquaka Road
Side 2 Elevation For Taquaka Road
This low profile one story home has a simple A–frame roof line that reaches for the ground. The original homeowners selected vertical siding and cultured stone for the exterior along with a metal roof. Numerous windows provide views to the front, rear, and one side. Kitchen, living room and dining occupy a single open space with a vaulted ceiling. The master suite is located on one side of the house, and there are two small bedrooms on the opposite side.