Country Estate Luxury Home

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Square Footage

Total Above-ground living area 5087
  Main Level 2872
  Upper Level 2215
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.
81 W x 53.667 D


Above-ground bedrooms 4
Above-ground bathrooms 3.5
Master suite Main
Lower-level bedrooms 0
Lower-level bathrooms 0


Stories 2
Parking garage
Number of stalls 3
House height    
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.
Ceiling heights    
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.
  Main level 10
  Upper level 9
Vaulted ceilings    
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.


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
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This elegant estate home commands your attention as you approach it. Including the attached garages it’s 130’–wide, and a large portion of the roof reaches 38′ in height. The overall style is clearly European, with an exterior that features a combination of stucco and stone, accented with arched multi–paned windows, wood shutters, brickwork, and copper spires at the roof.

As you enter the vaulted foyer from the covered entry porch, there’s an elegant curved stairwell on your right, and a formal dining room with a 10′ ceiling crossed by exposed wood beams on your left. As you move into the house, you pass through a narrow gallery that’s defined by wood columns with curved wood brackets and an 8’–high dropped soffit that supports a bridge connecting the rooms on the upper level, before entering the dramatic gathering room. The ceiling in this room soars to a stunning 20′ flat ceiling, with a gothic arch in the middle that adds another 4 feet! Windows at the far end of the room flank a pair of glazed doors that open to a curving covered veranda at the rear of the house.

Since the gathering room and kitchen are open to each other, separated visually by an exposed wood beam where the ceiling drops back to 10′ (the height of all the other ceilings on the main level), the large fireplace in the gathering room can be enjoyed from the kitchen as well. This room is quite spacious, and it extends into a curved breakfast nook that’s wrapped by angled windows that provide both natural light and views out to and through the covered veranda. There’s a large center island across from the six–burner range with a pair of sinks on top, so that one can be involved in the activities in the gathering room while washing up. The far edge of the island has a raised curved bar for casual eating or serving.

A pair of glazed doors off the nook open to a screened porch with a built–in grill. A screen door opposite the grill opens to the veranda. At the other end of the kitchen there’s an opening between it and the dining room where a wet bar has been conveniently located. Nearby, another opening brings you to a vestibule that provides access to the gallery, the dining room, a walk–in pantry, and a mudroom with a built–in bench and a coat closet. A hall off the mudroom provides access to a large laundry room with windows over the sink, a powder room, a home office with a view, a second set of stairs to the upper level, and a two–car garage. At the far end of the garage a door opens to the porte–cochere, where another door opens to a separate one–car garage.

The rest of the house is dedicated to the master suite. A vestibule with a built–in niche off the foyer provides access to the master bedroom as well as a deep coat closet beneath the stairs. The bedroom itself is quite large, and it extends into an octagonal sitting space with windows in each angled wall and an octagon–shaped coffered ceiling. Double doors at the far end of the room open to the covered veranda, while another pair of doors open to the master bath area. The bath has two completely separate vanities, a whirlpool tub beneath corner windows, a large shower, and a private toilet. Another vestibule provides access to both a “his” and “hers” walk–in closet.

At the top of the curved stairs to the second level, after passing arched window openings along the way, there’s a loft space that provides access to bedroom 3, as well as a large attic space. This unique suite juts out at an angle, terminating at a three–sided window bay for light and views. This room has a walk–in closet and a full bath.

The loft becomes a narrow bridge with railings on either side that look down into the gathering room and the foyer. An opening at the end of the bridge brings you to a hall that provides access to two more bedroom suites as well as a large entertainment area. Bedroom 2 has a view to the front, while at the far end of bedroom 4 there’s a round sitting area with a ceiling that vaults to a point in the center, and a trio of windows. These two rooms share a Jack & Jill bath with a common space with two sinks, and a private shower/tub and toilet.

Before reaching the entertainment area, you pass another laundry, a powder room, access to attic storage, and the secondary set of stairs. Across from the stairs there’s a wet bar with a wrap around counter, and a built–in sink below a raised bar ready for bar stools. It faces into a game/entertainment room with a flat 8′ ceiling on either side of a vaulted section in the middle that rises to 16′. At its midpoint, this room widens by 5′ on either side, with barrel ceilings above wide windows on either end. At the far end of the game room you enter a home theater with a ceiling that vaults from each edge to the center, beneath a hipped roof.

Please Note
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.

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Brief Description

This estate home combines a French Country style roofline with other European influences. The 2–car garage is separated from the 1–car garage by a convenient porte–cochere, and the space on the upper level right above them includes a large recreation room with a wet bar and a home theatre. The master suite is quite spacious, including an octagon–shaped sitting area off the bedroom with a wrap around view.

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By far the most popular option! Instant, cost-free delivery via email; can be emailed to builder(s) and others; comes with license to modify & duplicate


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Sometimes the house you want will only work on your property if it is built in the reverse of the original design. The plans for this particular design can be reversed by the architect, with right-reading (not mirror-reverse) words and measurements. The fee will only be added to your original order. If you wish to order more reverse copies of the plans later, please call us toll-free at 1-888-388-5735.


If you need more than 5 sets, you can add them to your initial order, or order them (by phone) at a later date.

This option is only available to folks ordering the 5-Set Package.

$50 each

Often views or site characteristics make it either advantageous or necessary to build a house in the reverse of the way the plans were originally drawn. When reversed, the front of the house continues to face in the same direction, but rooms that were on the right side of the house as you face it will now be on the left, and vice versa. The lettering and numbers will appear as they would if you held the plans up to a mirror, but this will not present a problem for your builders, as they are quite familiar with this process.

We recommend that your order include both right-reading and mirror-reverse copies, since permit officials and lenders will need to see a right-reading version. There is a one-time cost of $50 to reverse the plans, whether you buy them all in your initial purchase, or a follow up order. The number you will need of each version is something your builder should advise you on.

Please note: If a right-reading reverse version of the plans is offered, this is definitely the version you should purchase, whether you're interested in bonds, vellums, or electronic files (when available).

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  • What is bond paper?

    Bond paper

    Printers stopped using blue ink many years ago - it was very difficult to read, and the fumes were dangerous to inhale. So what we used to refer to as blueprints are now called bond copies (black ink printed on white bond paper).
  • 5-Set Construction or Bid Set

    5-Set Construction or Bid Set

    If you are building in an area that requires very few copies to construct a house, all you might need is the 5-Set Package. It's also best for folks wanting either a quick bid process, or bids from more than one builder. In either case, you can always purchase more bond copies later on if you need them, or upgrade to a Mylar, PDF or CAD version (your original cost will be deducted from the price of the upgrade). Bond copies cannot be duplicated, but they come with a formal Copyright License that gives you the legal right to construct the house, and to modify the plans beforehand to suit your needs. If allowed in your area, modifications can be "marked up" (some people refer it as "red-lining") right on the plans.
  • What is mylar?


    Vellum paper is no longer being manufactured, so we've switched to a vastly superior product called Mylar. These semi-transparent sheets are actually a thin-film composite that was designed for plan modification, using a simple electric eraser. The ink that is printed on them sits on the surface (instead of sinking into a coated vellum sheet), so lines and dimensions can be erased and redrawn quite easily by any design professional.
  • Plans printed on Mylar

    Plans printed on Mylar

    If you - like the vast majority of our other customers - intend to modify the plans before construction, and you are building in an area where plans can't simply be "marked up" with a red pen, the Mylar copy is definitely what you should order (unless of course you prefer the PDF version). After the changes have been made to this "master" copy, you or your builder can then print as many copies as you need, whenever you need them, on regular bond paper. That way everyone - you, your builder, his or her subcontractors, local permit officials, and your lender - will have the final version of the plans to work with. Even though they cost a bit more initially, they will definitely save you time and money later on. Mylar copies come with a formal Copyright Release giving you the legal right to modify them in any way you wish, and to make as many copies of the plans as you need to successfully build one house. Mylar copies are shipped with a free bond copy of the plans, so that you have something to look over and mark up before making final decisions about the changes you want made to the "master" set.
  • What are PDF electronic files?

    PDF electronic files

    The acronym PDF stands for Portable Document Format. These are electronic files that can be emailed from computer to computer. You can open them on your own computer as well as email them to others, and the Copyright Release you receive with them allows you to make as many copies as you need before and after modifications are made.
  • Plans in PDF format

    Plans in PDF format

    THE most popular way to purchase plans these days is in PDF format. It's no more expensive than the Mylar version, plus you save $30 in shipping fees because the plans are emailed to you. But the biggest reason why they're so popular is because they can be passed along to others via email. The builder can zip them to their sub-contractors, truss manufacturers, and (if needed) an engineer; you can open them on your own computer to view at your home or office; and you can zip them to your builder (or builders), lender, and anyone needing to approve the plans before construction. If you'd still like to make modifications on Mylar sheets, your Copyright Release allows you (or your builder) to do this locally, and you'll only need to print a handful of the most important sheets.
  • What are CAD files?

    CAD files

    The acronym CAD stands for Computer-Aided Design. Design software from AutoCAD and numerous other companies - ArchiCAD, SoftPlan, VectorWorks, etc. - is used to draw plans in a format (DWG - short for drawing) that can be easily manipulated and modified on a computer. This can speed up the process of modification dramatically - for example, a change in one part of the plans creates an automatic change throughout the drawings -- potentially saving the person making the changes quite a bit of time, and thus saving you quite a bit of money!
  • Plans in CAD format

    Plans in CAD format

    Plans purchased in this electronic format are emailed, so you get them right away, and there's no shipping fee. Like the Mylar and PDF options, these plans come with a formal Copyright Release giving you the legal right to modify them in any way you wish, and to make as many copies of the plans as you need to successfully build one house. If the changes you wish to make to our plans are rather extensive, or structural in nature (including changing exterior wall systems), purchasing the plans in CAD format will almost certainly be your best option. Design professionals charge by the hour, and making changes to electronic files is much faster and easier than erasing and redrawing lines and dimensions on a Mylar copy. So purchasing an electronic version of the plans can save you both time and money. The files you receive will provide the drawings in at least two formats: .DWG files that will enable the person modifying your plans to do so using AutoCAD software (the standard for the entire construction and engineering communities); and .PDF files that will enable you to view the plans on your home or office computer. If the plans were originally drawn with a design software program other than AutoCAD (eg. SoftPlan, ArchiCAD, VectorWorks, etc.), this will be noted at the end of the Description of this house, and the email will include these files along with the .DWG and .PDF formats.

We highly recommend that you click on two boxes – the number of bedrooms you know you need, and one less bedroom. For example, if you need 4 bedrooms, click on the boxes next to 4 and next to 3. Otherwise you will not see homes where existing rooms on the lower, main, or upper levels might work perfectly well as a bedroom instead of as an office, study, etc.