|Total Above-ground living area||1576|
|Lower level living area||1176|
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.
|54.5 W x 30.25 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, MBR|
The breezeway between the house and the garage also functions as the foyer. Windows flank the door on either side, and there's a large coat closet. As you step into the house, there are stairs to the upper (and lower) levels on your right, while the open living area is straight ahead and to your left. The living and dining area has a ceiling that vaults to a soaring 22' in the middle, while the ceiling in the kitchen is set at a cozy 8'.
Because of the angle of this unusual entryway you can consider either of two exterior walls as the "front" of the house. For the purposes of this description we'll assume the front of the house has a screened porch on the right rather than the left.
There's a large stone fireplace in the family room that can also be enjoyed from the kitchen and dining space. On the far side of the family room there's a glass door that opens to a screened porch with views in three directions. The rest of the wall where the door is located has four windows topped by two others near the peak of the vaulted ceiling. These windows wrap around the corner, creating a perfect place for dining. The open kitchen has an island for prepping and/or serving, and a pair of windows above the sinks provide light and views. Two small bedrooms that share a full bath occupy the rest of the main level.
The upper level is devoted to the "Couple's Realm". A trio of windows on one wall provide light and views, and there's another window above a built–in cabinet in a small corner nook. The ceiling in this bedroom vaults to 14' in the middle. In addition to a bath and a walk–in closet, there's a small loft area with a railing that looks down to the living area.
Should you decide to build the basement level, it's designed to have a bedroom with a full bath, a laundry room, a large rumpus room, and spaces for mechanicals and storage.
Front Elevation For Wild Rice
Rear Elevation For Wild Rice
Side 1 Elevation For Wild Rice
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Side 2 Elevation For Wild Rice
This charming country cottage feels right at home in nature. This compact house was designed as a vacation home, but it could function as a year–round residence. It's rustic in appearance, and its steep roofline and angled garage make it visually unique. And even though it's under 1,600 sf, there's room for three bedrooms above ground, and room for a fourth if you choose to build the basement level.