Balmy Weather Mediterranean Home
|Total Above-ground living area||3323|
|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.
|48 W x 67.833 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
|FAM, MBR, LOF|
The covered front porch opens up to a covered patio, which provides room for outdoor furniture and plants. After coming into the foyer, there is a living room to the right, with a bay window looking out to the front patio. To the left of the foyer are a stairwell, and a small hall that leads to a laundry room and a two–car garage. Straight ahead of the foyer is an impressive 9'–5" wide gallery space that is two stories high. As you go through the gallery, you pass the dining room, a playroom/den, and a full bath. At the rear of the house is a spectacular two–story family room space, which has doors and views to the rear patio, and which is open to the kitchen. The spacious kitchen features a center work island, an eating counter, a breakfast nook with bay windows, and a door to the rear covered patio.
Upstairs, the hall is open to the gallery and family room spaces below. The left wing has two bedrooms and a full bath, while the right wing is devoted to the master bedroom suite. After entering the master bedroom, you enter a sitting area with windows and doors to a covered balcony. You pass two walk–in closets as you go towards the large master bath, which features a toilet room, a shower, a tub, and a door to a private covered balcony.
The plans for this home call for reinforced concrete block exterior walls. If you plan to construct this house with any other exterior wall system, we highly recommend that you purchase the plans in electronic format.
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Side 2 Elevation For Balmy Weather
This traditional Key West style home features a central gallery with a two–volume ceiling. Covered balconies and patios on both the lower and upper floors extend the living spaces in both the front and rear. All the living spaces are located on the main level, while upstairs there's a large master suite with covered balconies off both the bedroom and the bath, along with two more bedrooms.