L’Eaubelle Vacation Home
|Total Above-ground living area||2446|
|Lower level living area||1350|
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.
|51 W x 50 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
The extremely steep rooflines are the first thing you notice about this unusual cottage–style house. Featured in Sarah Susanka's book "The Not So Big House", it's one of the most unique homes we've ever seen. There's a play loft straddling two kids' bedrooms on the upper level; a writing loft off the master bedroom; and a large covered play area above the garage.
You walk beneath trellis beams supported on either side by thick columns and the garage as you approach the front door of this storybook home. This "corridor" continues through the house and continues at the rear. As you enter the house, there's a coat closet on the right, and stairs to the upper level on the left.
Living, dining and kitchen occupy one large open space. The ceiling area in front of the large fireplace soars all the way to the peak of the roof, and wrap–around windows flank the fireplace on either side. In one corner there's a built–in window seat beneath the corner windows, while the other corner has bookshelves beneath the windows. Double doors across from the entryway open beneath the trellis beam at the rear of the house.
A short hallway between the kitchen and the stairs passes a pantry on the left before heading to a bedroom, a full bath, and a mudroom. From the mudroom, one door opens to the 2–car garage while another opens to the stairs to the lower level. The bedroom has a pair of windows on two adjoining walls, providing light, views and ventilation.
At the landing level of the stairs to the upper floor there's a door that opens to a large play deck above the garage. As you continue up the stairs, a small reading area provides access to two small bedrooms, a closet and full bath that they share, and the master suite. Ship's ladders in each room provide access to a unique shared play loft.
The master bedroom has a steeply pitched ceiling, double doors opening to a private deck, and a sitting area with windows wrapping around the corner and a railing that looks down to the living room. Shutters on one wall can be opened to reveal windows that also look down to the living room. The bath has a tub beneath windows that sits between two vanities, and a separate shower, and it accesses a walk–in closet.
Should you choose to build it, the basement is designed to have a guest bedroom with a full bath, a mechanical room and a laundry room, and a large open recreation space.
Front Elevation For L'Eaubelle
Rear Elevation For L'Eaubelle
Side 1 Elevation For L'Eaubelle
Side 2 Elevation For L'Eaubelle
Side 2 Elevation For L'Eaubelle
As you can see from the photo, this house has an unusual appearance, thanks primarily to the extremely steep pitch of the gables facing the front and the rear. However, when you look at the interior photos you'll see that this is a contemporary home with unique features. The living spaces are all open to each other in one large room, and there's a bedroom with a full bath located on the main level as well. Upstairs there's a master suite with a sitting/writing space off the bedroom as well as a small private deck, along with two small bedrooms that each have a ship's ladder that leads to a shared play loft. And there's also a large play loft above the garage.