|Total Above-ground living area||2680|
|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.
|66.667 W x 66 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
When you step into the house, there's a 5–foot–wide, 8–foot–tall ceiling above you that continues past the fireplace to the far wall of the great room. But just to your right, the ceiling in the great room pops up to a lofty 14'6", and it continues at this height until you reach the kitchen area. Three large picture windows in the rear wall of the great room are topped by three equally large windows above them, and they're flanked by glazed doors that open to the rear patio. The opposite wall at the porch is also glazed, with clerestory windows atop the large picture windows. This is clearly a house for someone with great views and a love of natural light.
The kitchen is completely open to the great room, and it too is filled with light. A long bumped–out bay is wrapped with windows, providing a nearly 180–degree view. The spacious kitchen features a center island with a breakfast bar, plenty of counter space, and a walk–in pantry. And the counter that wraps around the closet space of bedroom 2 until it meets a large coat closet has a handy bar sink with overhead cabinets. A sliding door separates the kitchen and great room from a back hall that leads to two bedrooms, a shared full bath, a spacious laundry room, and a 2–car garage.
The remainder of the house, on the other side of the great room, is devoted to the master suite. To reach the master bedroom you pass through a short hall with bookshelves lining one wall. Like the rest of the house, the bedroom has plenty of glass for views and light. The bath area features two separate vanity sinks, a large soaking tub beneath a pair of windows, a shower, and a private toilet. Next to it are His & Hers walk–in closets, which of course also have windows.
Front Elevation For Cozy Cottage
Rear Elevation For Cozy Cottage
Side 1 Elevation For Cozy Cottage
Side 2 Elevation For Cozy Cottage
Elevation 1 For Cozy Cottage
The plans for this cozy one–story cottage call for shingle siding above stone veneer, but of course any materials could be used to clad the exterior. Round columns frame the covered entry porch, and support the curved roof above the front door. The porch is 8' deep and nearly 20' across, so there's plenty of room for outdoor furniture. The great room is quite spacious, and it features a ceiling that's just over 14', a fireplace that can also be enjoyed from the kitchen, and great views to both the front and the rear. The master suite is located on one side of the house, and two more bedrooms are on the opposite side.