Bay Views Luxury Home
|Total Above-ground living area||4588|
|Lower level living area||1815|
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.
|68.5 W x 50 D|
|Number of stalls||4|
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, MBR, BD4|
This beautiful home features bay windows at the front and back, providing multiple views and letting in abundant sunlight. The use of stone, square columns, and wooden shutters gives the home an old world quality that is timeless.
The covered entry porch has a barrel–vaulted ceiling that is framed by square columns, and it is spacious enough to accommodate outdoor furniture. After entering the foyer, you have a view of the curved upper balcony above. To the left there is an arched opening framed by square columns that opens into a living room with a bay window. To the right, another arched opening leads to a formal dining room, which has a tray ceiling above, a pair of French doors that open onto the entry porch, and an arched opening with a built–in cabinet and counter. As you walk towards the two–story great room, you pass a small hall that accesses a coat closet and a powder room on one side, and a stairway on the other. The great room has a vaulted ceiling, and a stone fireplace with a built–in cabinet in one corner. A pair of sliding doors leads to a study that has an open box beam ceiling, and windows that look out to the rear deck. Glass sliding doors located between the great room and the kitchen area open onto the outdoor covered deck. The spacious kitchen has a freestanding counter with a sink and a raised bar for eating, a central work island, and a walk–in pantry closet. A breakfast nook has windows that look out to the rear, and a pair of glazed doors from the kitchen opens into an octagon–shaped sunroom. The sunroom has four walls with windows, which bring in abundant sunlight and views.
On one side of the kitchen a door opening leads to a small vestibule space with a built–in cabinet, which conveniently accesses the formal dining room. On the other side of the kitchen, another opening leads to a secondary staircase to the upper level, a powder room, and a hall that has room for a desk, a secondary refrigerator/freezer, and a coat closet. A door leads to a four–car garage. The one–car garage space would also make an ideal workshop, if desired.
The upper landing opens up to a wide balcony with curved railings on either side that look down to the entry foyer on one side, and to the great room on the other. The right wing is devoted to a master suite, which also accesses the secondary stairwell and has an upper laundry room. The spacious master bedroom features a barrel–vaulted ceiling, a two–sided fireplace, and an octagon–shaped sitting area that is located above the sunroom below. The sitting area has three walls of windows and a door that opens onto a private deck, and it is warmed by the two–sided fireplace. Sliding doors open into a spacious master bath, which has a Jacuzzi tub, a separate shower, two separate vanity sinks, and a private toilet room. A door from the bath leads to a large walk–in closet that is divided into two spaces. The larger closet space has a door that leads to an open storage room that is located over the one–car garage, and has two dormer windows for natural light. This space could be easily built out to create an exercise room or office.
Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a full bath, and each room has its own dressing area with a vanity sink. Bedroom 4 features a vaulted ceiling and has its own full bath.
The lower level has a spacious billiards and recreation room with a wet bar, a fireplace in one corner, and a built–in media cabinet. A ‘toy chest’ area is located under the sunroom and is octagonal in shape, with three walls of windows, creating a light–filled room for playing/reading. A small hall leads to a laundry room, an exercise room, an unfinished storage room, and another unfinished vault space. The vault space would be an ideal wine cellar as well. On the other side of the billiards room there is a full bath and a guest room with a walk–in closet. The full bath has a private room for the shower, and has a secondary door to the guest room.
Front Elevation For Bay Views
Rear Elevation For Bay Views
Side 1 Elevation For Bay Views
Side 2 Elevation For Bay Views
The front of this beautiful home features multiple gables, lots of multi–paned windows, and a sweeping curved element below a circular “porthole” window. There’s a covered porch at the front, and a quite large covered deck at the rear framed by thick square columns. The walls at the rear of the house are filled with windows on both the main and upper levels. An octagonal section that protrudes from the rear right corner of the house provides a sun room with great views and a trayed ceiling on the main level, and an identical sitting area off the master bedroom that opens to a private deck.