Open Floor Plan
|Total Above-ground living area||3460|
|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.
|58.667 W x 60.25 D|
|Number of stalls||3|
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 gracious front porch has wooden balusters along all three sides, and has a separate threshold at the entry door. Upon entering the foyer space, there is a stairwell and a coat closet to the left, a large opening to the formal dining room to the right, and views to the family gathering room straight ahead. The large family room has box beams at the ceiling above, which makes the open room feel more intimate. A raised fireplace hearth is to the right, flanked by built–ins with windows above them. A pair of French doors look out to and open on to a large rear terrace, which would make an ideal space for barbeques and outdoor dining.
Open to the family room and facing the fireplace is a spacious country kitchen with loads of counter space. A large work island includes a sink that faces the family room, and a raised eating bar. A family dining area is located nearby, with two walls of windows looking out to the rear terrace and beyond.
From the family dining area, a rear mud hall leads to a three–car garage, a small home office, and a guest suite with a full bath that can also be used as a guest powder room. The guest room has a walk–in closet, windows that look out to the rear as well as the terrace, a door that walks out to the rear terrace, and a private door to the full bath.
The upstairs landing opens up to a loft space, with a niche for a built–in desk or cabinet. A pair of doors open into the master suite, which has a tray ceiling, and a sitting area with two walls of windows for maximum sunlight. The master bath features a walk–in closet, a private toilet room, two separate vanity sinks, a whirlpool tub in the corner, and a separate shower. Two additional bedroom suites are located on this floor, both of which have their own full bath and walk–in closet. The bath in bedroom three has a secondary door, which makes it accessible from the hallway as well. There is also a laundry room on this floor, attic storage, and a spacious recreation/playroom space that has windows that look out to the front and side of the house.
Due to licensing agreements, this home may not be built within a 50–mile radius of downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, without permission of the designer.
Front Elevation For Open Floor Plan
Rear Elevation For Open Floor Plan
Side 1 Elevation For Open Floor Plan
Side 2 Elevation For Open Floor Plan
This home is filled with subtle southern details, from the shaped wooden posts and wooden balusters that frame the front covered porch, to the decorative wooden window surrounds. The interior is filled with large open living spaces, as the name suggests, and features an upper recreation room, a guest suite on the main level, and a large rear terrace.