Great Rear Views
|Total Above-ground living area||3292|
|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.
|69.5 W x 50 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
This handsome house was designed for a family whose property had great views to the rear. And the views can be enjoyed from almost every room in the house! There are two bedrooms on the main level, and a third bedroom with a bonus space and a private deck is located on one side on an upper level. The house also features an attached 3–car garage with a shop area.
The front door is set at the left edge of a large covered patio that wraps around the right side of the house. As you enter the house, the master suite is on your right and the living spaces are on your left. The far end of the foyer has a coffered ceiling and a built–in niche, and the ceiling here and throughout the main level is set at a lofty 10′.
The great room and the dining room are open to each other, separated visually by a pair of soffits with a coffered ceiling between them. The dining room ceiling is coffered, and a trio of picture windows provide light and views to the front. And because it’s open to the great room, it enjoys views to the rear as well. The great room also has a coffered ceiling, and it has angled walls in all four corners – with built–in shelving in one, a built–in media center in another, and picture windows in the other two that look out to and through the large patio at the rear of the house. The patio can be reached by doors in both the kitchen area and the master bedroom. There’s also a fireplace in the great room next to the media center.
The kitchen area is quite spacious, wrapping around a large unusually shaped island with a vegetable sink. There’s a step–in pantry in one corner, plenty of counter and cabinet space, and a curved peninsula counter has a pair of sinks on top, a dishwasher below, and a raised counter for casual dining and/or serving. A sunny nook is located next to the kitchen, with views (of course!) to the rear that are also available to anyone in the kitchen.
A hallway off the kitchen provides access to the stairs to the upper loft level, a large laundry room that opens to the garage, a powder room, and bedroom two, which has its own full bath and long closet.
The rest of the main level is devoted to a fantastic master suite. A short hallway off the foyer (also with a coffered ceiling) leads to a pair of doors that open to the master bedroom. The bedroom has its own fireplace facing the sleeping area, built–ins below windows flanking the bed, three large picture windows that look out to and through the rear patio (where the homeowners installed a large spa tub), and a glazed door for access to the patio. You pass his & hers walk–in closets before entering the master bath. This room features a large soaking tub beneath a pair of windows, a large shower with a bench, a private toilet, and two vanities.
The ceilings on the small upper level are set at 9′. The bedroom has windows on two walls for light, views and ventilation, and it has its own full bath. A good–sized bonus room at the top of the stairs has one door that provides access to attic space over the main part of the house, and a pair of doors that open to a private balcony.
Due to licensing agreements, this house cannot be constructed within El Dorado County, California.
Front Elevation For Great Rear Views
Rear Elevation For Great Rear Views
Side 1 Elevation For Great Rear Views
Side 2 Elevation For Great Rear Views
All of the living spaces in this lovely contemporary home, along with the master bedroom, enjoy fantastic views to the rear! A covered patio spans almost the entire rear of the house, and is accessed from either the kitchen/nook area or the master bedroom. The great room has an octagonal shape – a large square with clipped off corners – with a matching coffered ceiling. Two corners contain a media center and a built–in cabinet with shelving above it, while the other two are filled with windows that expand the view. There are two bedrooms on the main level – the master on one side and bedroom 2 on the other – and upstairs there’s another bedroom suite as well as a large play room with a covered balcony.