Narrow Lot Cottage Bungalow
|Total Above-ground living area||1755|
|Lower level living area||962|
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.
|31 W x 58 D|
|Number of stalls|
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
After coming off of the covered front porch, you enter a spacious and open living area. The ceiling in the living room angles sharply up from 9' at the room's edges to a flat 11'. A niche on one wall accommodates a fireplace next to a built–in for media. The room is open to the dining and kitchen spaces, creating an open and flexible environment. The kitchen features a useful "L" shaped counter with a raised eating or serving counter between it and the dining and living rooms. As you go down the hall, you pass a bedroom on your left, and a mudroom and a full bath on your right, before entering the master suite. The mudroom has a long coat closet and a niche for a bench, and provides access to the lower level as well as to the side yard. The master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling just like the one in the living room, a huge walk– in closet with a conveniently located washer and dryer, and sliding glass doors to a rear deck. The master bath has room for both a whirlpool tub and a large shower, a private toilet in the shower area, and two sinks.
Since the original home was built with a full basement underground, light wells were included to bring in light and natural ventilation to the lower level. On a sloped lot, this could easily be a walk– out basement. A large family room provides additional space for relaxing and entertaining. A bedroom with a full bath across the hall, and a utility/storage room, are also located on this (optional) lower level, with room left over for another bedroom suite or an office that could otherwise just be used for storage.
Front Elevation For Narrow Lot Cottage
Rear Elevation For Narrow Lot Cottage
Side 1 Elevation For Narrow Lot Cottage
Side 2 Elevation For Narrow Lot Cottage
This home is a quaint one–story cottage design, and its narrow width – just 30' across – makes it ideal for a narrow lot. Its features include an open floor plan with a vaulted ceiling in the living room, a large master suite with a vaulted ceiling in the bedroom, and a cozy family room on the lower level.