Craftsman Lodge Home
|Total Above-ground living area||4506|
|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.
|68.5 W x 47.083 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 strikingly attractive lodge–style home has many of the features of the craftsman bungalow style, but it is larger than most craftsman homes, and provides more amenities. However, even at 4,500 square feet, the spaces still feel very intimate. Covered porches at the rear are broken up into three separate spaces, and the semi–attached garage features an upper theater room.
This house can be easily modified to include a full in–law unit on the main floor. If this is of interest to you, please read the section near the end of this Description titled In-Law Unit.
The front covered porch is generous in size, and is framed with multiple wooden posts that support the vaulted roof. The entry opens to the great room straight ahead, and has views through it to the rear covered porch. This foyer is large enough to accommodate entry tables/furniture, and it includes stairs to the upper and lower levels. A small hall to the right leads passed a coat closet to both a study and a family room. The study has windows looking out to the front, and a glazed door that opens onto a private covered porch. The family/T.V. room accesses a full bath with a private tub and toilet, and a covered porch at the rear of the house through a pair of glazed doors flanked by windows, bringing in tons of natural light and views. A long bay is also lined with windows and would be ideal for a window seat.
To the left of the entry, an opening leads to a very large and open gourmet kitchen. A dining nook is located in one corner, with windows on two walls for additional natural light and views. The kitchen is open to a formal dining room space with a wall of windows that look out to the side, glazed doors flanked by windows that walk out to a separate covered porch at the rear, and a large opening to the great room. The great room features a large central fireplace with a raised hearth, and a rear wall that opens up with bifold doors with glazing, so that you can open up the space to the covered porch. The great room also conveniently accesses the other two covered porches.
Both the great room and dining room are at the same level, which is a couple of steps down from the main floor. This may be due to the original site, and it also delineates these spaces from the other rooms. This may be easily modified though, and built without the steps.
A mudroom off the kitchen accesses another small covered porch, a walk–in pantry, and a powder room, and has room for built–ins such as a bench and lockers. Steps lead down to a small vestibule with a coat closet that accesses the garage, a storage/freezer room, and a patio leading to the front yard. The three–car garage has stairs to a second level, which was originally designed to be a future theater room with abundant storage spaces. It would make an ideal in–law unit or office. You may also build the garage as a detached building, if this fits better on your property.
The second floor hall provides access to the master suite, three additional bedrooms, an office, and a centrally located laundry room. The master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling with an exposed ridge beam, a propane fireplace, and glazed doors that walk out to a large private balcony. The luxurious master bath has a large soaking tub located below windows, a separate 5' x 5' shower, two sinks, and a private toilet room. The walk–in closet is "L" shaped, providing two different spaces for a couple. The two bedrooms to the right of the stairwell share a full bath, and each has a walk–in closet and a nook with windows for a desk. The bedroom to the left has its own private full bath, and a small nook for linens.
Turn the entire right side of the house on the main level – the family room, the full bath, and the study – into a comfortable in–law unit.
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As the name implies, this is a lodge–type home with classic Craftsman–style detailing both inside and out. At the rear of the house there are three separate covered porches – off the great room, dining room, and the family/media room. The master suite upstairs features a private balcony and a fireplace in the bedroom, and there's room for three additional bedrooms on this level, along with a laundry room and a home office. A large home theater is located above the attached 3–car garage.