Distinctive Urban Cottage
|Total Above-ground living area||1819|
|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.
|26 W x 45 D|
|Number of stalls|
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
The covered entry porch has an arched opening that is supported by two pairs of square columns. You enter an intimate foyer space with a stairwell to the right, and an arched opening to the left that looks into a formal dining room. Straight ahead, a smaller arched opening leads to an open living area, with a fireplace centered on one wall that's flanked by windows on either side of it. An arched opening looks into the kitchen, which has a casual dining nook located next to it. Sliding French doors that lead to a rear patio also bring in natural light into the living room. From the casual dining nook, an arched opening leads to a mudroom, which has a closet and bench space, and accesses a powder room and a mud porch at the rear.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms that share a full bath, a closet for a washer and dryer, and the master suite. The master bedroom has plenty of windows for sunshine and views, and the ceiling has a small slope at the window walls. There is a walk–in closet, a smaller storage closet, and a full private bath.
Front Elevation For Distinctive Urban Cottage
Rear Elevation For Distinctive Urban Cottage
Side 1 Elevation For Distinctive Urban Cottage
Side 2 Elevation For Distinctive Urban Cottage
Distinctive Urban Cottage, at just 24' to 26' in total width, is perfect for narrow lots. The architect's efficient use of space resulted in a compact home with plenty of living space. The exterior has the clean lines and traditional materials of a classic cottage. The kitchen sits between a casual nook on one side and a formal dining room on the other, and all three rooms have a view. The living room has a fireplace flanked by windows on one wall, and sliding glass doors that open to a patio at the rear of the house on another. The master suite is upstairs, along with two more bedrooms and a laundry closet.