Hipped Roof One Story
|Total Above-ground living area||2271|
|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.
|55 W x 54 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
From the foyer off the front porch, you can enter the spacious great room to the right, or a home office (that could also function as a third bedroom, or a guest room) on the left. The great room, dining area, and the kitchen are open to each other. Both the great room and the dining space have trayed ceilings that rise to 9' in the center, and the outer wall is comprised almost exclusively of glass. A bay window in the great rooms adds to the light and views, and the deck below it can be used as a spot for reading or snoozing.
The kitchen is separated from the dining table by a large breakfast island with a raised counter on the outer edge that can be used for casual dining and/or serving. The kitchen has a walk–in pantry, plenty of counter space with cabinets above, and a sunny window box behind the sinks. There's also a built–in desk and shelves on one of the pantry walls. A pair of French doors off the dining area open to a large covered porch that would be ideal for entertaining.
A hallway from the living areas passes a full bath that can also be used as a powder room on its way to the master suite and two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a darker area for sleeping in on a Sunday morning, a sunny sitting area with a door that opens to the porch, and a walk–in closet. The bath has a soaking tub beneath both a window and a window box, a separate shower, and turn–around space for someone in a wheelchair (see the dotted circle in the floor plans). There's a clever pass–through beneath the stairs to the attic that provides direct access to the laundry room, which can also be accessed from the hallway that ends at a two–vehicle carport.
Two additional bedrooms – or a single bedroom and an office/study/guest room – are located at the front of the house. There's an optional door between the two rooms, and both enjoy plenty of daylight and views.
Carport & Storage (Optional Garage)
The attached carport allows the family to enter an extra wide corridor with shelf nooks that serve as a catch–all for keys, boots, etc. Garage doors could easily be added to either the front or back. If your lot is narrow, the carport or garage could be moved to the back of the house.
The roof is designed to be stick–framed to allow for the extra large attic storage. The attic is accessed from the carport (or garage) with permanent, full size walk–up stairs. With added insulation just below the roof deck, your items will be stored in semi–conditioned space.
Construct the roof with trusses to lower costs.
Front Elevation For Hipped Roof One Story
Rear Elevation For Hipped Roof One Story
Side 1 Elevation For Hipped Roof One Story
Side 2 Elevation For Hipped Roof One Story
This unique one–story house is based on a perfect rectangle with a simple – but very attractive – hipped roof, keeping construction costs low without sacrificing in appearance or functionality. Originally clad in brick veneer and cement board shingle with a metal roof, you could of course cover the exterior with anything you'd like. It can be built as either a two– or three–bedroom home, and while there are plenty of windows on all four sides, the primary view is to the side. There's also a large covered porch at the rear. It can be a passive solar house if it faces west (or east if it's reversed).