Colonial With Courtyard Garden
|Total Above-ground living area||4388|
|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.
|79.667 W x 53.167 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
After coming in the entry hall from the front porch, a small vestibule to the left leads to a coat closet and a powder room, and a pair of doors to the right open onto a study. The study has angled walls with windows that face the front, and a pair of doors that open onto the outdoor breezeway. As you walk down the entry hall, you pass a stairwell on the left, and a formal dining room on the right. The two–story high formal dining room is open to the rear family room, and has glazed doors that look and walk out to the central outdoor garden. The family room has a central hearth to the left, and has full height windows flanking a pair of glazed doors that look and walk out to the covered terrace, which extends to a half–circle patio space. The family room is open to the kitchen, which also looks out to the courtyard garden, and has an L–shaped counter, a center work island with a stove and a prep sink, and a breakfast nook with a two–story ceiling, and doors to the covered terrace at the rear. From the kitchen, a small rear hall leads to a laundry room with a half–bath, a secondary stairwell to the upstairs, and a three–car garage, which has a small storage room. On the other side of the family room is the master suite. The master bedroom has a wall of windows that look out to the rear, and bring in plenty of natural light. A pair of glazed doors from the bedroom lead to the covered terrace, for private access and additional sunlight. The large master bath has a whirlpool tub located in the center, flanked by two separate vanity sinks, and also features a private toilet room, a separate shower, and two walk–in closets.
After climbing up the main stairwell, you find yourself on an oversized balcony that looks down at the dining room below. To the right, a door leads to a covered balcony that looks out to the front, and another door leads to a guest suite, which has angled walls and windows for multiple views. The guest room has its own private access to a full bath, which has a secondary door to the game room. The game room has a dormer with three windows that look out to the side, and a private stairwell to the rear hallway on the main floor. With the lower courtyard garden open to the exterior, the upper floor also wraps around the central garden space. At the other end of the game room, a pair of doors open onto a loft space, which has windows that look down to the courtyard garden, a balcony that looks down to the breakfast nook, and a door leading to attic storage. From the loft, the hallway circles back to the main stairwell and balcony, with doors leading to two more bedroom suites, each with its own dormer sitting area, full bath, and walk–in closet.
Due to licensing agreements, this home may not be built within a 50–mile radius of downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, without permission of the designer.
Front Elevation For Courtyard Garden
Rear Elevation For Courtyard Garden
Side 1 Elevation For Courtyard Garden
Side 2 Elevation For Courtyard Garden
This beautiful wood shingled home wraps around a central outdoor courtyard garden, which provides views to the rooms located in the center of the home. Rounded columns are found throughout the exterior, framing the covered entry porch, the breezeway leading to the three–car garage, and the rear covered terrace. The master suite is on the main level, and upstairs there are two bedrooms plus a guest suite (all with their own full bath), two loft spaces, and a long play room over the 3–car garage.