Country Cottage With Veranda
|Total Above-ground living area||2427|
|Lower level living area||2087|
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.
|41.5 W x 75.333 D|
|Number of stalls||2|
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
|LR, DR, KIT, MBR|
A 7’–deep covered verandah at the front wraps around the left side of the house, where it widens to 8′ before reaching a large uncovered deck. As you come off the covered entryway you step into a large open space containing the living room, the dining area, and the kitchen. The ceiling over these spaces rises from 9′ at the edges to a dramatic 15’6″ down the middle (front of house to rear).
One glazed door off the living room opens to a unique glassed–in sunroom that looks out to and through the wrap–around verandah, while a pair of glazed doors open to the side veranda. The original homeowners placed a wood stove near the front door to warm the open living spaces, but this is of course optional.
The kitchen is open to the other spaces, separated only by an angled peninsula counter with a raised bar on the outer edge for casual eating or serving. There are corner windows above the sinks for light and views, and there is plenty of counter space with cabinetry above. A nearby pantry has room for a separate refrigerator and freezer along with shelving, and across a short hall there are two storage closets. This hallway wraps around the pantry to the entry, and doors off of it open to a powder room, the laundry, and the two–car garage. Should you choose to build the lower level, the stairs to it are also just off this hall.
The rear half of the house is devoted to two bedroom suites, a study/den, and a pool room. A pocket door off the dining area opens to a hall that provides access to the study and bedroom 2, and at the end there is a door that opens to a vestibule that provides access to the master bedroom and bath along with the indoor pool area. The ceiling in the master bedroom rises from 8′ at the walk–in closet to 13′ at the opposite wall. It has views to the side and rear, and a door opens to the open deck area. The master bath has a trio of windows over a soaking tub, and next to it is a step–in shower.
The homeowners wanted to have an “endless pool” built inside the house! The room has a ceiling that rises to 11′ in the middle, and two of the outer walls are filled with windows. There is enough room to add exercise equipment if you’d like. This space could of course be converted to another use should you not want an indoor pool.
The basement is one large open multi–purpose room, with a future half bath in the design.
Front Elevation For Verandah
Rear Elevation For Verandah
Side 1 Elevation For Verandah
Side 2 Elevation For Verandah
This home has a welcoming feel as you climb up the entry porch steps. A screened porch sits near the entry, and a verandah wraps around the front of the house to a larger side deck. The roof above the verandah provides shade, and is supported by prominent columns that reach the ground. This home is all about enjoying the outdoor spaces as well as the interior spaces.