Traditional Southern Charmer
|Total Above-ground living area||2545|
|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.
|43.833 W x 55 D|
|Number of stalls|
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
The covered entry porch – supported by four classic columns – is 8' deep, providing an inviting space to relax outside the home. As you enter the foyer, there's a stairway straight ahead and a spacious living room just to the right. A central fireplace warms the room, and serves as a divider between the living and dining rooms. The ceiling in these rooms – and throughout the main level – is set at a lofty 10', and the original homeowners chose to have them constructed of wood. A pair of doors in the dining area, with transom windows above them, open to a large screened porch with a vaulted ceiling. The porch has another door into the breakfast room/kitchen area, which makes it easily accessible for outdoor dining.
As you walk down the entry hall you pass a powder room, a coat closet, a niche for a small wet bar or other built–in, and a cozy den. Further along, the hall opens to the kitchen area on the right, and a door to the master bedroom on the left. The kitchen features both a center island and a peninsula countertop (with an eating bar on one side) that separates it from the light– and view–filled breakfast nook. The nook has windows along three walls, and two doors that open to either the screened porch or an outdoor deck at the rear of the house. At the end of the hallway, before coming to the rear door, there is a mudroom/laundry room that also has room for a second pantry cabinet and an extra refrigerator and freezer.
The open master bedroom has windows that look out to both the rear and side of the house. A short hall leads past two separate walk–in closets on the way to the bath area. The master bath features two vanity sinks, a Jacuzzi tub, and a large shower.
The upper landing opens up to a central sitting area, and the two bedrooms on this level each have a walk–in closet and its own private full bath. Bedroom 2 has windows facing in three directions, while the windows in bedroom 3 face the front and side of the house.
Front Elevation For Traditional Southern Charmer
Rear Elevation For Traditional Southern Charmer
Side 1 Elevation For Traditional Southern Charmer
Side 2 Elevation For Traditional Southern Charmer
This charming home emphasizes traditional design and beautiful detailing. The floor plan is simple and exceptionally functional, in keeping with its classic form. A long hallway that runs down the entire length of the house provides easy access to both the living spaces and the master suite, while the upper level features two bedroom suites with a shared open area for study or play.