French Country Manor House
|Total Above-ground living area||4450|
|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.
|85 W x 54.833 D|
|Above-ground bedrooms||4 - 5|
|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 covered entry porch leads to an entrance hall, with the great room straight ahead. The great room has a glazed door and windows that look out to the open terrace at the rear. More windows above reach the two–story high ceiling, bringing in additional sunlight and views. An impressive fireplace on one wall is flanked by built–ins on either side. The great room is open to a spacious kitchen with a large sunny breakfast nook. A large center island with a prep sink adds to the look and functionality of the kitchen area. From there, a mudroom leads to a walk–in pantry, a laundry room, and a three–car garage. An open stairway next to the kitchen leads to the upper floor, and just beyond it is a formal dining room.
To the right of the great room is the master suite, which includes a study/nursery/guest room, and a full bath off a hallway. The master bedroom has a door to the rear terrace for private access, and a large walk–in closet with a ‘his’ and a ‘her’ side. The master bath has both a shower and a tub, a private toilet room, and two separate vanity sinks.
As you climb the stairs to the upper floor, a door at the mid–landing opens into an optional bonus room located over the garage. After coming to the second floor, a pair of doors to the right opens into a media room. To the left, a balcony leads to a bedroom with a full bath. An overlook looks down to the great room below, and has a window seat that looks out to the front, which is flanked by shelves on either side. The overlook leads to two more bedrooms, each with its own walk–in closet, separated by a full bathroom with private sink areas.
Optional upper floor layouts include a nanny’s unit with a full bath instead of a bonus room over the garage, and a game room over the great room. An optional layout for bedrooms 2 and 3 provides a full bath for each.
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 French Country Manor
Rear Elevation For French Country Manor
Side 1 Elevation For French Country Manor
Side 2 Elevation For French Country Manor
The simple details of this French country style home give it an old world charm, with its wooden plank shutters, stone veneer, and arched windows. The first floor features a beautifully arranged and well thought out open plan around a dramatic, centrally located great room, and the upper media room and optional bonus room would work well for a large or growing family.