|Total Above-ground living area||2400|
|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.
|42 W x 64.5 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
This distinctive home features the lines and finishes of a classic craftsman house. Its distinguishing features include a large courtyard that the side of the house wraps around, an ideally located private office just off the entryway, an attached two–car garage at the rear for alley access, and a well–lit stair tower to the upper floor.
After coming off of the covered entry, you enter the foyer space, with a stairway, a coat closet, and a powder room to the left, and a den/office to the right. Straight ahead is the living room, which has a centrally located fireplace on one wall that is flanked by built–ins and windows. Full height windows and a glazed door look out to the side courtyard space. If your lot doesn't happen to be flat, you could easily build a deck in the courtyard space, for outdoor lounging. A large opening from the living room leads to a dining area, which has windows that look out to the courtyard space as well, and is open to the kitchen. The 'L' shaped kitchen has a large center island for additional workspace, and a pantry closet. From the kitchen, a small rear hallway leads to a laundry room, a two–car garage, and the master suite. The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling, lots of windows to let in natural light and views, and a door that walks out to the central courtyard space. The master bath features a private toilet room, a walk–in closet, a tub, and a separate shower.
The stair tower to the upper floor has windows along three walls, making the stairwell sunny and bright during the day. The upper landing has a desk beneath a window, and it opens up into a large central space for playing that could also function as a media room. Two additional bedrooms, each with its own walk–in closet, and a full bath are located on this floor.
Due to the site conditions, the original home was built with the attached garage facing the rear. This can be easily modified to fit your particular site though, by moving the garage door opening to the side. If you decide to build a detached garage, you may consider making this space into a recreation/family room, or using it to expand the master bedroom.
Front Elevation For Mountain Craftsman
Rear Elevation For Mountain Craftsman
Side 1 Elevation For Mountain Craftsman
Side 2 Elevation For Mountain Craftsman
This gorgeous Craftsman–style house features classic wood detailing and wood shingles on the exterior, giving it a rustic yet refined appearance. The exterior walls move in and out, giving the house a unique look and feel from inside, and allows for a very large enclosed courtyard on one side. The master suite is located on the main level at the rear of the house, and two additional bedrooms share a playroom on the upper level. A room just off the foyer would work equally well as a home office, a den, or a library.