French Country Style
|Total Above-ground living area||2859|
|Lower level living area||1568|
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.
|53 W x 41 D|
|Above-ground bedrooms||3 - 4|
|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 interior of this handsome two–story home features clean lines combined with beautiful wood details, which produce a feeling of spaciousness and comfort. The modest exterior materials – the plans call for a stucco finish, accented with stone veneer and wood details – should help to keep construction costs down.
The covered front porch is designed with a stone facade, and it provides plenty of room to sit and enjoy the outdoors. After entering the foyer, a pair of doors to your left leads to a study/guest room with a closet, and direct access to a full bath. Straight ahead is the dramatic great room. It features a 20′ high ceiling, a fireplace, and windows along the rear wall that look out to the rear patio. On one side of the fireplace is a door that opens onto a covered patio, and on the other side is space for media, and a small vestibule with a coat closet and the full bathroom. To the right of the great room, past the stairs to the bedrooms upstairs, is a large kitchen with a sunlit breakfast nook and a walk–in pantry. The kitchen has a square center island, which has room for eating, and the breakfast nook has sliding glass doors that accesses the rear patio. From the kitchen, a door leads to a laundry room, which accesses the three–car garage. A built–in hutch is conveniently located next to an arched opening to a formal dining room with a tray ceiling.
Upstairs, the landing opens up to a large loft space with a balcony looking down to the great room, and windows looking out to the front, creating an ideal space for reading or for a playroom. The left wing is devoted to the master bedroom suite, which has a tray ceiling and sliding glass doors to a private deck. The large master bath area has a private toilet room, both a tub and a shower, two separate sinks, and a huge walk–in closet. The right wing has two more bedrooms, which are separated by a full bathroom with two sinks.
Front Elevation For French Country Style
Rear Elevation For French Country Style
Side 1 Elevation For French Country Style
Side 2 Elevation For French Country Style
Exterior materials and detailing add to the visual appeal of this French country home. While striking on the outside, it's really the interior that sets this house apart from others of a similar style. As you enter the house you look into a dramatic great room with a 20' ceiling, and through a wall of large windows that rise nearly to the roofline. An open wooden staircase angles up to the second level, where the master suite, two additional bedrooms, and a large loft are located.