Modern Prairie Cottage
|Total Above-ground living area||2262|
|Lower level living area||714|
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.
|27 W x 46 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 covered front porch is framed with three columns, and steps back to give more privacy. After entering the foyer, a stairwell is to the right, and a pair of doors to a study is to the left. Beyond the foyer is an open living space, with a spacious kitchen to the left, and a dining room and living room to the right. A center island with counter seating separates the kitchen from the dining room, which has a 2′ deep bay window for additional space. The family room has a gas fireplace at the end of the room, and a door to the screened porch beyond on either side of it. Next to the kitchen are a walk–in pantry, a half bath, a casual foyer room/mudroom, and a rear entry porch, which also has a door to the screened porch.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms with a shared full bath, and a master bedroom suite. A pair of doors leads to the master bedroom, which has a walk–in closet and a bath with both a shower and a tub.
The basement level has window wells along the two sides to bring in natural daylight to the main rooms. A family room is located in the center, and has doors to an exercise room, a third bedroom, a full bath, and a laundry room with access to a storage room and a utility room.
Front Elevation For Modern Prairie Cottage
Rear Elevation For Modern Prairie Cottage
Side 1 Elevation For Modern Prairie Cottage
Side 2 Elevation For Modern Prairie Cottage
The prairie style influence is immediately apparent when you look at the exterior of this house. At just 27' in width, it was clearly designed for a family with a narrow lot. It has both a formal entry at the front, and a casual entry next to a screened porch at the rear. The plans include drawings for a detached garage, and should you decide to build the basement you would be able to add a fourth bedroom and full bath along with a family room, an exercise room, laundry and utilities rooms, and lots of storage.