One Story One Bedroom
|Total Above-ground living area||1468|
|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.
|54 W x 30 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
|LR, DR, KIT, MBR|
The large and inviting front porch is one of our favorite features of this charming house. It is 23' wide and 8' deep, so there's plenty of room for furniture. A glass door opens into an airlock entry foyer with elegant French doors that open into the great room. However, if you don't need an airlock entry in your climate, you could create a normal foyer by simply not installing the French doors. The entire great room, kitchen and dining area have a cathedral ceiling that vaults to 11'6", as does the master bedroom, which also has a skylight over the bed for stargazing. Tall windows line the entire rear wall of the house, providing great views along with abundant natural light.
The great room shares an (optional) 2–sided fireplace with the master bedroom, and doors from both rooms lead to a semi–circular patio at the rear. The kitchen has two pantries, and an interior window box behind the sinks. The wall behind the stove area is a 4' high brick wall. This could be extended up for those who like a more private kitchen and more cabinets above. The dining area is wrapped with windows, and a glass door in the dining area leads to a covered side porch that can be screened in.
The master suite has great views to the rear, with pairs of windows on either side of a glass door that opens to the patio. A large walk–in closet is positioned between the bed and bath areas, and pull–down stairs just outside the closet lead to attic storage. The master bath features separated sinks, a whirlpool tub with a window box next to it, and a private toilet area with a large shower. The laundry is conveniently located in the bath area.
To the right of the foyer, double French doors open to a small room that can be used as an office, study, or guest room. If used as a bedroom, the pantry could be converted to a closet by simply removing the door between it and the kitchen. This room has a bump–out bay of windows facing to and through the front porch, and a door next to it opens to a half bath that also functions as a guest powder room. Across a short hallway that provides access directly from the kitchen to the front porch there's a mudroom/utility room, which leads through a covered walkway to the garage.
The optional two–car garage that comes with the plans has a shop area at one end with a large shower pan for dog washing. The garage is connected by a covered walkway to the mudroom, or it could also connect directly to the porch.
Front Elevation For One Story One Bedroom
Rear Elevation For One Story One Bedroom
Side 1 Elevation For One Story One Bedroom
Side 2 Elevation For One Story One Bedroom
Side 3 Elevation For One Story One Bedroom
Side 4 Elevation For One Story One Bedroom
This is a compact one story, one bedroom home that can be quite inexpensive to build. While simple in exterior design elements, the interior holds a few surprises, the most noticeable being the cathedral ceilings in all the major rooms of the house. It also features covered porches at the front and the side, a laundry just off the master bath for convenience, and a study that could also function as a guest bedroom or a home office. It has also been designed for wheelchair accessibility (noted in the floor plans we display by the dotted circles). It can be a passive solar house if it faces north.