Contemporary 3-Bedroom With Office
|Total Above-ground living area||3489|
|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.
|71 W x 82 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
This home is clearly contemporary, but the use of stone and stucco on the exterior, along with three asymmetrical gables facing the front, allow it to fit in nearly any neighborhood. The covered front porch has a metal roof supported by four stone–wrapped columns topped by handsome wood beams. The porch covers the entryway and wraps around the office at the front of the house.
The entry hall passes a coat closet and powder room on the right, and an office and stairs on the left, before entering the open living spaces. The double doors to the office are just inside the front door, so clients can enter without going further into the house. (And even if you have no clients visiting, the location puts it far from the sounds in other parts of the house.) Most of the office space has a 14′ ceiling, and tall windows on both outer walls are topped by transoms for additional light and views.
The 9′ ceiling in the hallway jumps to a dramatic 14′. The far wall is filled with windows that reach the ceiling, with glass doors in the middle that open to a partially covered patio. The great room has a large fireplace that can also be enjoyed from the dining area and the kitchen. The ceiling drops to a still–lofty 10′ at the transition to the dining area, kitchen, and sunroom. The sunroom has outer walls that are filled with windows and sliding glass doors that open to the uncovered portion of the patio, and it has a large inner window in the wall between it and the dining space. This room features a unique “zero corner” with 36″ pocket doors.
The kitchen has a large center island with the sinks and the dishwasher positioned to enjoy the activities in the house while cleaning up. The U–shaped space has plenty of counter space with cabinets above, and a couple of windows offer natural light and views. A door off the kitchen opens to a walk–in pantry, a powder room, a laundry, and a mudroom that opens to a 3–car garage. (If you don’t need room for 3 cars, the last bay can be eliminated, and the overall depth of the house would drop from 81′ to 69′)
An opening in the great room next to the fireplace brings you to the master suite. The suite has a 9′ ceiling to make it feel a bit cozier. The bedroom has views to the rear, with sliding glass doors that open to another uncovered portion of the patio. The master bath has both a soaking tub and step–in shower with glass block openings for light with privacy. There are two separated vanities, a private toilet, and an extra large walk–in closet.
The stairs to the upper level bring you to a loft space with a circular window at one end and a railing that looks down into the open stairwell. Each of the two bedrooms on this level has a 9′ ceiling, a window seat, a walk-in closet, and a full bath.
The basement level is optional. It is left unfinished in the plans.
Front Elevation For Contemporary 3 Bedroom With Office
Rear Elevation For Contemporary 3 Bedroom With Office
Side 1 Elevation For Contemporary 3 Bedroom With Office
Side 2 Elevation For Contemporary 3 Bedroom With Office
This three–bedroom home features contemporary styling inside and out. At the front, just off the foyer, there is a large sun–filled office with views in two directions and a dramatic 14′ ceiling. The living areas are all open to each other, including a sunroom just off the dining space. The master bedroom is on the main level, with two bedroom suites upstairs. If you only need a 2–car garage, the overall depth of the house shrinks from 81′ to 69′.