Blue Hill Farmhouse
|Total Above-ground living area||1942|
|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.
|32 W x 62 D|
|Number of stalls||1|
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
As you step into this classic farmhouse from the 20′-wide covered front porch, you find yourself in a long entryway that provides access to the stairs to the upper level, a full bath, a laundry/utility room, and an attached (but need not be attached) one-car garage.
On your left, you step into the open living spaces. The dining area on your left features a ceiling that vaults all the way to the roofline, where a skylight allows additional sunlight to enter. The living room is open to the dining area, and windows wrap around both spaces. A pair of glazed doors opposite the entry hallway open to a screened porch with a 180-degree view.
A 12′ x 12′ TV room/den can be accessed either from the living room or the kitchen. Both it and the kitchen have windows on two walls for sunlight and views. The original house featured a wood-burning stove in the middle of the living spaces, but this could of course be a spot for a fireplace if you prefer.
All the ceilings on this level except over the dining space are set at a comfortable 8’6″.
The stairs lead to two bedrooms and a large bath. Please note that the stairway has two skylights — one at the landing and another at the upper level. Beneath the second one you can look down into the dining room. This space could accommodate a bench or chair for reading, or a small desk.
The master suite has a bedroom area (with another skylight, of course) and another room for clothes, dressing, and even a small office. The bath next to it has room for both a tub beneath a window and a shower, and two separate sinks. A skylight lets additional light into the room.
The second bedroom is small, but it would be fine for a child or for guests. There is room for a bed, a wardrobe cabinet, and a desk. Light enters the room from 3 directions — two large windows above the front porch, two windows above the garage roof, and another that lets in light from the stairway. A door in this room opens to attic storage over the garage.
The plans call for a crawlspace foundation, but this could easily be a basement level with stairs heading down from the entryway.
Due to a licensing agreement, this house may not be built in Hancock County, Maine.
Front Elevation For A Blue Hill Farmhouse
Rear Elevation For A Blue Hill Farmhouse
Side 1 Elevation For A Blue Hill Farmhouse
Side 2 Elevation For A Blue Hill Farmhouse
This style of farmhouse was popular in the late 1800’s in the state of Maine, but it has been updated for the way we live today. The open floor plan on the main level includes living, dining, kitchen and family room spaces that are all warmed by a centrally-located wood-burning stove. And upstairs there are two separated bedrooms that share a full bath.