Craftsman Style Southern Home
|Total Above-ground living area||3435|
|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.
|62.167 W x 42.167 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 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 covered front porch is framed by tapered columns, and extends to almost the width of the home, creating an ideal space for sitting and relaxing. After entering the entrance hall, a powder room is to the left, and a formal dining room is to the right. As you pass the central staircase, you enter an open family room with a 12'–high coffered ceiling. On either side of the stone fireplace is a pair of windows and a pair of glass doors, which provide views to the rear terrace. To the right is an open kitchen with a long wall of counter space, and a large center island with an extended countertop for eating, The kitchen is open to the dining room, with a butlery area and walk–in pantry separating the two spaces. From the breakfast area, a small hall leads to a three–car garage, a nook that can be used as a mudroom or office area, and a laundry room. From the family room, a small hall leads to a private master suite wing. The master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling, a luxurious bathroom with a large shower and whirlpool tub, and a spacious walk–in closet.
Upstairs there are three additional bedrooms and a large game room with a fireplace, and a vaulted ceiling that reaches 16' high. Two of the bedrooms share a private full bath, and an additional full bath is off of the hallway for public use.
Convert the Master bedroom, bath and closet into an in–law unit, and then turn the game room on the upper floor into a dramatic and spacious master bedroom, and suite 3 into a master bath.
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.
Front Elevation For Southern Craftsman
Rear Elevation For Southern Craftsman
Side 1 Elevation For Southern Craftsman
Side 2 Elevation For Southern Craftsman
This handsome home features cultured stone veneer at the base and at the prominent chimney, combined with traditional craftsman details, such as shingles, siding, and wooden brackets. The two–sided stone fireplace, which is located in the center of the home, warms the interior as well as the rear terrace.