Mountain View Craftsman Home
|Total Above-ground living area||3048|
|Lower level living area||972|
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.
|69 W x 38 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 exterior of this handsome mountain home manages to be both rustic and refined at the same time. It’s clad in horizontal 6″ cedar lap siding, and vertical cedar board & batt siding with a different texture and stain, both of which work beautifully with the synthetic stone detailing.
The covered entry is connected to a front porch that’s deep enough for furniture, and has a sloped tongue & groove ceiling crossed by exposed timbers. As you step into the house the ceiling soars to 18′ in the foyer. It drops briefly to 9′ to accommodate a connecting bridge on the upper level before returning to 18′ in the great room. The foyer is flanked by an open stairway to the upper and lower levels on one side and a uniquely shaped powder room on the other.
On the left side of the great room, a fireplace that can also be enjoyed from the dining room and the kitchen is flanked by two doors – one opening to the master suite, and another that opens to a huge (mostly covered) curving deck that wraps around the entire rear of the house. The wall facing the rear deck is filled with windows at both the main and upper levels, providing abundant natural light and magnificent views.
The great room is open to the kitchen and dining room, but the ceiling transitions to a cozier 9′ as you leave the great room. The dining room has sliding glass doors that open to the rear deck, and wrap around windows for additional light and views. The kitchen features a large center island with a full–size range on top that allows the person cooking the meal to enjoy the other activities in the house while doing so. A raised bar facing the dining room allows for both casual dining and serving. The sinks sit beneath a pair of windows that look out to and through the front porch, and both counters and cabinets wrap around the kitchen and extend part way into the dining room. An opening off the kitchen brings you to a mudroom with a walk–in pantry on one side, a laundry on the other, and a door that opens to a 2–car garage with plenty of room for a workshop or storage.
The master suite has a spacious bedroom that features its own fireplace, windows flanking the bed area, and sliding glass doors that open to the covered porch. The bath area has two separate vanities, an oversized shower, a walk–in closet, and a private toilet room.
The stairs to the upper level pass a large landing with a window before bringing you to a bridge that connects an office on one side of the house with two bedrooms on the other side. The office is quite spacious, has windows facing the front and side, and glass doors that open to a private deck. The bridge has railings on either side that look down to the great room and the foyer, and it ends at a loft space outside of the bedrooms. Each room has a view, and a private sink area next to a walk–in closet. The toilet and tub/shower are shared.
Should you choose to construct the lower level, it has a large recreation area with a wet bar and sliding glass doors that open to a covered patio, a full guest suite, and loads of storage space.
Front Elevation For Mountain View
Rear Elevation For Mountain View
Side 1 Elevation For Mountain View
Side 2 Elevation For Mountain View
Craftsman detailing combines with unique exterior materials to create a rugged yet contemporary appearance. Great rear views are provided from both the main and upper levels, as well as from an optional lower level. A spacious master suite is located on the main floor, while upstairs there are two additional bedrooms and a large office space with a private deck.