Elk River Contemporary Four Bedroom
|Total Above-ground living area||3411|
|Lower level living area||1678|
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.
|74.5 W x 46 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
The barrel–shaped roof at the entry is supported by wood posts atop stone veneer pillars, inviting you onto the covered entry porch. The foyer has a two–story high ceiling with a pair of doors that open into a large study on the left, and a formal dining room on the right.
Straight ahead you pass a staircase on your left leading to the upper level and an optional (unfinished) basement, and a small vestibule with a coat closet, a built–in bench, and a powder room on your right before reaching the sunken great room. The great room features a dramatic 20′ ceiling and terrific views to the rear and side. Two 6’–high windows with transom windows above flank a stone fireplace hearth, and four more large windows with transoms above provide abundant natural light along with views to the rear deck and beyond.
The kitchen is open to the great room and a large dining nook, separated from them only by a large island with a wrap–around raised counter for casual dining or serving, and a double sink next to a dishwasher. The nook has sliding glass doors that open onto the rear deck. These doors not only bring in plenty of sunlight, they also extend the dining space during warmer weather. The kitchen has abundant counter and cupboard space, and an opening between it and the formal dining room includes a butler’s station and a pantry. A door from the kitchen area leads to a laundry room that also accesses an oversized three–car garage.
After coming upstairs, Bedroom 4 is located immediately to the right. An oversized bridge looks down to the great room on one side and the entry foyer on the other. Double doors open into the master suite. The bedroom area features a fireplace, a ceiling that vaults to 12’6″, and windows that look out to the rear and sides of the house. The master bath has both a large soaking tub and a shower, a vanity with two separated sinks, and a door that opens into a large walk–in closet. Bedrooms 2 and 3 have their own private vanity sink areas within the room, and share a bath with a toilet and a tub. Another full bath is located on this floor for Bedroom 4 and for public use.
Front Elevation For Elk River
Rear Elevation For Elk River
Side 1 Elevation For Elk River
Side 2 Elevation For Elk River
The facade of this handsome four–bedroom house is a mix of different architectural styles, making it suitable for a range of different site locations. The unique exterior combines cedar board–and–batten running vertically and cedar siding running horizontally with synthetic stone and stucco, and the entry porch is covered by a barrel–shaped roof. The interior is both spacious and efficient, providing all the comforts of a contemporary home. The ceiling in the great room is set at a dramatic 20′, and this slightly sunken room enjoys tremendous views to and through a large deck at the rear. The master suite is upstairs, along with three additional bedrooms and two full baths.