Hipped Roof One Story With Atrium
|Total Above-ground living area||2937|
|Lower level living area||1666|
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.
|60 W x 52 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
|LR, DR, STU, MBR|
The front porch runs the length of the house, widening to a 12' depth on either end. The foyer opens to a parlor/study that can function as a formal dining room, and to an optional spiral staircase that would lead to the loft, should you choose to build it. Double doors bring you to the kitchen and the dining area, which are separated by a breakfast bar. The kitchen is located in the very center of the home, and the atrium above it brings in lots of natural light. A large walk–in pantry is nearby, and next to it is a half bath for guests. The great room has a fireplace in one corner, and both it and the dining area have vaulted ceilings that rise to 16'.
Along with the long front porch, there's also a covered porch and a screened porch in the rear of the house, and a 2–story solarium on the side, making this a great home for those who love to be outdoors and next to nature.
The elegant master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling, and it includes a fireplace as well as a very large walk–in closet and a dressing area. The master bath features both a tub and a large shower, separate sinks (one with a vanity), and a private toilet. Double doors in the bedroom lead to the covered porch and screened porch beyond it.
Two additional bedrooms (one of which could be a study or home office) are located at the front of the house, and they share a full bath. Bedroom 2 also has a large walk–in closet. The laundry room is located on this floor as well.
Second Floor Loft Option
The loft features a library area and a bath of its own, and it overlooks the main area of the house.
The basement has two additional bedrooms that share a full bath, a family room, and a solarium (which would be full of sunlight from above).
The plans include a two–car garage, with a large workshop at one end that is large enough for a third vehicle. It is designed to match the main house, and can either be detached, or attached to the left side of the house (as you face it). This would require the laundry room windows to be removed.
For a simple home, eliminate the loft (but keep the atrium), and the basement. Without the basement, the sunroom would then be on the first floor.
Front Elevation For Hipped Roof Atrium
Rear Elevation For Hipped Roof Atrium
Side 1 Elevation For Hipped Roof Atrium
Side 2 Elevation For Hipped Roof Atrium
Hipped Roof Atrium has a simple exterior form, but it is full of surprises inside, and has lots of outdoor spaces for those who like to be close to nature. Some of its unique features include a two–story solarium off the living and dining areas; a loft on an upper level accessed by a spiral staircase off the foyer; and a master suite with a fireplace in the bedroom, an oversized bath area, and a huge walk–in closet. The atrium in the center lets natural light into the middle of the house. It can be a passive solar house if it faces west.