Open Living Tudor Style Home
|Total Above-ground living area||4334|
|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.
|66.333 W x 62.167 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
|LR, DR, MBR|
After entering the foyer, there's a room with optional doors on your left. This room can be used as a formal living room, a library, or an office, and a secondary door can easily be added to the back hall if desired, for additional access. After passing a stairwell on your left, you enter the large open living space. An open gallery separates the kitchen on the left from the formal dining room on the right, and boxed columns with dropped soffit ceilings visually separate the individual spaces.
A square island with a prep sink is located in the center of the kitchen. Straight ahead is the great room, with a decorative coffered beam ceiling. A fireplace at the end of the room warms the space, and a door walks out to a covered terrace. Full height windows next to the door look out to the terrace, and bring abundant sunlight into the room. From the kitchen, a hallway leads to a pantry, an office space, a powder room, a laundry room, and a two–car garage. A side door opens onto a side entry space, which leads to an additional one–car garage.
On the other side of the entry foyer is the master bedroom suite. The bedroom has a vaulted ceiling, and a glazed door with full height windows next to it looks out to the covered terrace at the rear. The large master bath features a whirlpool tub, a separate shower, a private toilet room, and two vanity sinks. The bath connects to the walk–in closet, which has a 'his' and a (larger) 'her' side.
After climbing the stairs to the upper level, you enter an open recreation room which has ceilings that slope up to a flat ceiling with a height of 14'–6". On one wall a door leads to attic storage, and on another wall there is a niche for built–ins. The central recreation room has a pair of doors that lead to a media room, which features a fireplace, and a vaulted ceiling with exposed wood beams. Bedrooms 2 and 3 both have walk–in closets, and they share a full bathroom, while bedroom 4 has its own sunny full bath with three windows that look out to the front.
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 Living
Rear Elevation For Open Living
Side 1 Elevation For Open Living
Side 2 Elevation For Open Living
This Tudor style home is detailed with wood elements, like flying gables, timber boards, and wood brackets. The home provides flexible living, with large open rooms like the formal living space on the ground floor, and the recreation and media rooms on the upper floor. The great room ceiling is set at a lofty 12'6", and it is criss–crossed by coffered beams. A covered terrace at the rear can be accessed from either the great room or the master bedroom.