Garage With Apartment & Guest Suite
|Total Above-ground living area||946|
|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.
|25 W x 40 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
An awning located over the two wooden garage doors adds some weather protection as well as some visual interest to the front facade. The left garage bay has a door that opens into a vestibule that leads to either the exterior or to the upper apartment. The right bay has a side door that accesses the outside, and another door that opens into the bedroom suite. (It would be quite easy to have your builder add a door between the two garage bays if desired.) The bedroom on the main level has a full bath, windows along two walls, and a door that opens out to the rear patio.
You can access the upper apartment either through the garage or by an exterior staircase. After going up the stairs, you walk into an open living area with a ceiling that vaults from 9' to over 16'! Windows are located on three walls to fill the room with natural light, and double French doors look and open out to a covered porch space. A dining area is located in one corner by the staircase, and a breakfast bar separates the living room from the kitchen. As you walk towards the master bedroom, you pass a pantry closet that's located next to the kitchen. The master bedroom has a 9' ceiling (like the kitchen), and features a full bath with room for a stacking washer/dryer and a door that accesses a walk–in closet.
Front Elevation For Garage With Apartment & Guest Suite
Side 1 Elevation For Garage With Apartment & Guest Suite
This charming detached garage features 2 completely separate parking areas – one with access to a bedroom suite on the main level, and another with access to a full one–bedroom apartment on the upper level. The exterior windows are graced with operable wood shutters, and the rear of the house is just as charming as the front, with a covered patio accented with large round columns and a covered porch located above it. It could be added as an accessory building to an existing residence, but with its comfortable living spaces and attractive exterior, it could just as well be built as a vacation home.