Cascade Views Hillside Home
|Total Above-ground living area||3119|
|Lower level living area||1407|
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.
|105 W x 59 D|
|Number of stalls||3|
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
The front entry gently curves outward, with a stone finish that mimics the stone entry floor. The foyer has a vaulted ceiling, and glass doors and windows to the rear courtyard. To the right, stairs lead down to the living areas. The kitchen is open to the dining room and family room, and has a stone finish wall with an arched opening for the six–burner stove. A fireplace is centrally located between the dining and family room, and doors from the dining area lead to an outdoor deck. The family room ceiling vaults to a 15'-8" peak, and glass picture windows reach the ceiling. Next to the family room are a half–bath, an office/library, and a stairwell to the lower level.
On the other side of the foyer, stairs go up to a hallway that leads to all of the bedrooms. The master bedroom is to the right, and wraps around the entire back of the house for maximum views. It features a vaulted ceiling, a walk–in closet, and a private bath with both a shower and a tub. On this wing, there is also a laundry room, and two more bedrooms, each with their own private full bath.
If you choose to build the lower level, there is an open recreation room with a fireplace and views to the backyard. There are also an office, a full bath, and a mechanical room. A covered walkway connects the house to a detached 3–car garage.
These plans were drawn using a well–known and highly respected architectural design software program called ArchiCAD. This software can export the same files in .dwg format, so they can also be modified by anyone who uses AutoCAD, which is nearly universal. The CD for this plan includes the files in both ArchiCAD and AutoCAD–ready .dwg, as well as in .pdf for easy viewing on your home or office computer.
Front Elevation For Cascade Views
Rear Elevation For Cascade Views
Side 1 Elevation For Cascade Views
Side 2 Elevation For Cascade Views
This unique, split–level home provides a dramatic gallery entryway, and a clear separation of living and sleeping areas. The U–shaped plan creates a partially enclosed courtyard, which is surrounded by glass for viewing from inside the house. The home was originally designed for a sloped lot, so it's designed to gently cascade down a hill.