Garage With Apartment & Workshop
|Total Above-ground living area||822|
|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.
|27.333 W x 44.833 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
The ground level accommodates a two–car garage at the front of the building and a sunny workshop with a storage closet in the rear. Three pairs of French doors provide access to the rear covered patio space, and bring in plenty of natural light and ventilation to the rear space.
An exterior staircase leads you to a covered entry porch on the upper level. One pair of French doors straight ahead open into a large living room with a centrally–located fireplace, while three additional pairs of French doors along the covered porch open into and bring sunlight into the dining and kitchen spaces. The living room has three windows along two walls that provide sunlight and views. A bedroom is located next to the living room, and a small closet next to the full bath accommodates a stacking washer/dryer.
The sunny dining room has three windows that look out to the rear, and it is separated from the U–shaped kitchen by a raised eating counter. The ceiling height on both levels is set at 9'.
There are no windows on the left side on either level, to suit the original owners needs, but they could certainly be added by your builder.
Front Elevation For Garage With Full Apartment & Workshop
Side 1 Elevation For Garage With Full Apartment & Workshop
This quaint two–car garage has an additional tandem bay on the ground level for either a full workshop or a third vehicle, and an upper level with a spacious one–bedroom apartment. The narrow footprint and simple front appearance makes it an ideal building to add to an existing residence, but the roomy upper apartment makes quite an ideal vacation home as well.