Nantucket Cape Cod Cottage
|Total Above-ground living area||2304|
|Lower level living area||1020|
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.
|42.5 W x 47 D|
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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
You enter the foyer via a covered entry porch. Just to your left there’s a small nook with bookshelves on either side of a flip–up seat, and just across the hall is a good–sized coat closet. Further down the hall are an entrance to the kitchen, and a door to a side porch and an outdoor shower. Straight ahead there’s a family room and stairs to both the upper and lower levels.
Between the family room and the kitchen there is a 42″–high wall with a serving counter on top and a 36″–high counter behind it. Glass–fronted cabinets are hung above them, and there are pantries on either side. There is a large center island in the kitchen, and a door to a side deck next to a built–in breakfast nook. Next to the nook there are a pair of doors opening to a large, trellised rear deck.
Behind the staircase there’s a powder room, and open access to either the living room or a space that can be used as a formal dining room, an office, or an extra bedroom. The living room has a fireplace at the far end, and a pair of doors to the rear deck. There is also a bedroom on this level with a 3/4 bath.
The master suite and another bedroom are located on the upper level.
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This charming home has the look and feel of homes from this famous New England island, in what is typically referred to as a Cape Cod style. It features a naturally weathered shingled exterior, porches at both the front entryway and left front corner (which opens to an outdoor shower!), and decks at both the rear and one side, so it might be ideal for a family that likes to spend a lot of time outdoors. And each outer wall has plenty of windows for light and views.