Classic Craftsman Bungalow 2
|Total Above-ground living area||2509|
|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.
|36 W x 50 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
An 8'–deep covered porch spans the entire front of this classic Craftsman bungalow. As you enter the foyer there's a coat closet to your right and the stairs to the upper level straight ahead. There's a built–in bench beneath a window next to the closet, and the stairs have an open railing facing the foyer. As you step into the living room there's a large fireplace on the far wall, flanked by built–in shelves beneath windows. A trio of tall windows on your left look out to and through the front porch. The ceiling in this room – like all the others on the main level – are set at a comfortable 9'.
A wide cased opening separates the living room from the dining room and the kitchen. A bump–out in the exterior wall of the kitchen has three windows set above the sinks for natural light and views. There's a center island with a raised bar for casual eating or serving, and a built–in breakfast nook to one side. The nook has two windows in the corner – one that looks to the foyer, and another that looks to the living room.
Another wide cased opening is all that separates the kitchen from the dining room, and a narrower opening at the far end leads to the library. This room has built–in bookshelves on either side, and a built–in bench beneath a pair of windows. The small space with double doors off the dining room is described as a dish hutch in the plans. A vestibule off the kitchen provides access to a powder room, a mudroom with a closet and a bench, and the master suite. The bedroom has views to the side and rear, and the bath has both a tub (beneath a window) and a separate shower.
When you reach the top of the stairs to the upper level, you're facing a wide linen closet. The door to bedroom 1 is on the left, and the door to bedroom 2 is just past the closet. Each bedroom has plenty of windows for light and views. A lovely playroom is just off the landing, with doors at the far end that open to bedroom 3 and a laundry. These three rooms share a full bath. By the way, the dotted lines in bedrooms 1 and 3 indicate a narrow sloped portion of the ceiling that follows the roofline, which gives each room a feeling of uniqueness.
Front Elevation For Classic Bungalow 2
Rear Elevation For Classic Bungalow 2
Side 1 Elevation For Classic Bungalow 2
Side 2 Elevation For Classic Bungalow 2
This second version of Classic Bungalow has four bedrooms instead of three, and the master bedroom is located on the main floor (which is unusual for a Craftsman style house). The den along with the coat room and closet in the original house is now the master bedroom and walk–in closet, and a master bath has been added to the rear of the house. A small library has been added off the dining room, and the upper floor – which still has three bedrooms and a playroom – has been reconfigured.