Arts & Crafts 4 Bedroom Home
|Total Above-ground living area||3088|
|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.
|33 W x 57.417 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
Two distinctive gabled dormers that face the front of the house, and the abundant outdoor lounge spaces, are two features that distinguish this classic Arts and Crafts inspired home. The front covered porch spans the width of the house, and it is framed with arched beams, and wood posts which sit atop stone pillars. And the combination of surface textures and colors provide a unique as well as attractive exterior.
After entering the foyer from the covered porch, a stairway directly in front of you has a small window at the lower landing that peeks into the breakfast nook beyond. As you enter the home, the living spaces are all open to each other. The living room features a centrally located fireplace hearth flanked by built–ins and windows, and the dining room has a door that opens to a side deck. The kitchen has a center island, and a built–in breakfast nook that has windows that look out to the front stairway and to the living room. From the kitchen, a rear hall leads to a powder room, a pantry, and a spacious laundry/utility room that includes a walk–in coat closet, and a door to the side yard.
The door to the master suite is located opposite the powder room. The bedroom has three large side–by–side windows that provide views and abundant natural light, and a door to a rear covered porch. The master bath has a private toilet room, both a tub and a separate shower, and two vanity sinks, as well as providing access to a walk–in closet.
The upstairs landing opens up to a spacious family room, which provides a central gathering space, with all the upper rooms radiating from it. A pair of double doors opens into a private den/office with a gabled dormer looking out to the front. Across from the family room there are a full bath and a storage room. Three additional bedrooms are located on this floor.
Front Elevation For Arts & Crafts Home
Rear Elevation For Arts & Crafts Home
Side 1 Elevation For Arts & Crafts Home
Side 2 Elevation For Arts & Crafts Home
The Arts & Crafts movement gave us the classic styling of Craftsman design. Thanks to its simple rectangular shape and simple rooflines, this two–story home can be built without breaking your budget, while still providing a wonderful look and feel inside and out. On the main level there's a master suite at the rear for peace and quiet, a 9'–deep porch across the front of the house, and a deck off the dining room for outdoor dining. Upstairs, in addition to three more bedrooms, there's a family room and an office space that could be used as a den.