Good Morning Lakeside Home 2
|Total Above-ground living area||2423|
|Lower level living area||1587|
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.
|47.333 W x 49.333 D|
|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
Good Morning 2 has been revised from the original in a number of small but potentially important ways. The 2–car garage has been extended to accommodate 3 vehicles; the study has been extended to create a theater room; and the full bath near the laundry has been reduced to a half bath to make room for a larger walk–in closet in the master suite.
As you enter the house there's a short hallway on your left that provides access to a powder room, the 3–car garage, and a laundry room. Straight ahead there's a coat closet on your left, while on the right there's a door that opens to a room that the homeowners chose to use as a theater, but could of course have any one of several other uses. Beyond it you pass stairs to the upper and (optional) lower levels before entering the main living spaces of the house.
It's here that things get interesting and exciting. As you step into the great room the ceiling soars from 10' to a dramatic 21', and the outer wall curves around to include the dining area. This wall is filled with windows on both the main and upper level, providing great views to each, and an incredible amount of natural light. At the midpoint of the curve there's a large fireplace that faces a kitchen that's set at 45–degrees to the lines of the house.
Open to both the great room and the dining space, the kitchen has a long counter with a range and a vegetable sink – so one can cook and enjoy both the activity in the house and the view – and a curved raised bar for casual eating or serving. Like the rest of the main level, the kitchen has a 10' ceiling, and a walk–in pantry next to it. There are three doors off the dining area – one opening to the rear yard, another opening to the master suite, and a pair that open to a screened porch.
The master bedroom has tall windows at the corners for light and views, as well as sliding glass doors that open to the screened porch. A pocket door provides direct access to the bath, while an opening leads to a hall with a long closet and a walk–in closet. There's also access to the laundry and the master bath, where there's a tub beneath a pair of windows and a large shower.
At the top of the stairs to the upper level there's a lovely curved loft space with an open railing that looks down into the great room. There's a great view from here through the upper windows of the curved wall, making it an ideal site for an office or a reading space. There are two additional bedrooms on this level that share a full bath and a private balcony.
The lower level of the home was designed as a potential walkout basement. The size and shape is about the same as the main level. Other than the mechanical room of the home, it is unfinished. Provisions have been made in the plans for the addition of another full bath, thus allowing for the possibility of a future guest bedroom or recreation area.
Front Elevation For Good Morning 2
Rear Elevation For Good Morning 2
Side 1 Elevation For Good Morning 2
Side 2 Elevation For Good Morning 2
This handsome home was designed for a lot with great views to the rear and one side. The right rear corner is not really a corner, but rather a long curving wall filled with windows on the main and upper levels. It wraps around the great room, the dining space, and the kitchen before connecting with a screened porch at the left rear corner that's accessible from both the dining room and the master bedroom. The upper windows not only increase the views from the living areas, but also from a uniquely–shaped loft/office space on the upper level. The master suite is located on the main level, as is a theater room that could function as a den or a study.