Garage With 2 Bedroom Apartment
|Total Above-ground living area||900|
|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.
|42 W x 31.5 D|
|Number of stalls||2|
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
Wood detailed doors are at the two garage door openings, and operable louvered shutters surround the upper windows. From the garage space, two doors open out to the covered porch on the side, which has a private shower area. This comes in handy if you're looking to build near a beach or lake.
An exterior staircase leads you to the upper screened porch – an expansion of the living space, and a great place to enjoy the outdoor scenery. From the porch, you enter a living room with a ceiling that slopes from 9' to a flat ceiling of about 11'6". A breakfast bar separates the living room from the U–shaped kitchen. The kitchen has a pantry in one corner and a closet with a stacking washer/dryer in another. Six windows wrap around the sinks, providing views and plenty of natural light. A pocket door separates the living room from a hallway that accesses two bedrooms, a full bath, and a linen closet. The ceilings are set at 9' on this level.
Front Elevation For Garage With 2-Bedroom Apartment
Side 1 Elevation For Garage With 2-Bedroom Apartment
This two–car garage plan has tons of curb appeal in its exterior appearance, and generous living quarters above the garage. Decorative wood columns are located at the lower and upper porches, and operable louvered shutters accentuate the windows at the front and side. With two bedrooms on the upper level, this would make an ideal secondary or vacation home.