Grassy Knoll Contemporary Home
|Total Above-ground living area||3303|
|Lower level living area||1499|
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.
|68.5 W x 55.5 D|
|Above-ground bedrooms||4 - 5|
|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
|LR, FAM, FOY|
After coming off of the covered front porch, which has room for seating, you enter a large foyer space with a two–story ceiling that is 19′ high, and is open to the living room and the central stairwell. To the right is the living room, with a two–story ceiling, a fireplace, and a pair of columns that visually separates it from the dining room beyond. As you walk diagonally through the house towards the great room, you pass the study/guest room, a coat closet, a full bathroom (which is also accessed from the study by a secondary door), and a laundry room which leads to a three–car garage. The great room, which also has a two–story ceiling at 19′, has a fireplace flanked by built–ins on either side, a wall of windows that looks out to the rear deck, and is open to the kitchen/breakfast nook. A door from the breakfast nook walks out to the deck, which has an outdoor fireplace to warm you on cooler days and evenings. The kitchen features a center island, which has an extended bar for eating, a walk–in pantry, and an opening to the dining room for easy access.
After going upstairs, you find yourself on a balcony that looks down to the great room on one side, and the foyer and living room on the other. A pair of doors leads to the master bedroom suite, which has sliding glass doors to a private covered deck. The master bath has a private toilet room, both a tub and a separate shower, two sinks, and a door to a walk–in closet. The balcony leads to three more bedrooms and two full baths. Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a full bath, and bedroom 4 has a private full bath.
The basement level has an open recreation room with a fireplace, a kitchenette, a powder room and a pair of doors that walks–out to the rear patio. There are also two more bedrooms with a full bathroom that separates the two rooms, a mechanical room, and a storage room. One of the bedrooms could be an office, and the whole lower level would make an ideal in–law unit.
Front Elevation For Grassy Knoll
Rear Elevation For Grassy Knoll
Side 1 Elevation For Grassy Knoll
Side 2 Elevation For Grassy Knoll
This four–bedroom home was originally designed to sit atop a grassy knoll, providing a partially day lit basement. It features a study that can be used instead as a guest room or a fifth bedroom, vaulted ceilings in the main living spaces, and a lower recreation room with a bedroom and office, if you build the basement level.