Pepin One Bedroom Cottage
|Total Above-ground living area||3124|
|Lower level living area||1586|
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.
|46 W x 32 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, FOY, KIT, MBR|
This charming cottage was originally designed for a lot that slopes to the rear, so it has a lower floor that was built as a partial basement. It has pitched roofs, wood shingle exterior siding, and stone veneer accents, and would sit well on a variety of sites. From the street side, the house looks to be one level, but the back of the house has both levels open to the daylight.
As you enter the foyer there is a stairwell on the right that goes to the lower level, and an open living space straight ahead. To the left is a hallway that leads to a powder room, a walk–in pantry, and through the mudroom to the 2–car garage. In keeping with contemporary design, the living spaces are completely open to each other. The rear wall is lined with windows for natural light and views. The compact kitchen includes a center island with double sinks, and the dining area has a door leading to a screened porch. And the living area has a large fireplace that can be seen from the dining area and the kitchen. All of these spaces, along with the foyer, have ceilings that vault to a spacious–feeling 12'.
A door next to the fireplace leads to the master suite. The master bedroom has a 10'6" flat tray ceiling, windows facing rear and to the side, and a walk–in closet. The master bath has both a soaking tub and a shower, two sinks, and a private toilet.
The stairs to the lower level bring you to a large and open family room with sliding glass doors leading to the rear lawn. It is flanked on either side by two bedrooms, each of which has its own full bath. The laundry room and the utilities are located on this level, as is a wine cellar.
Front Elevation For Pepin Cottage
Rear Elevation For Pepin Cottage
Side 1 Elevation For Pepin Cottage
Side 2 Elevation For Pepin Cottage
Varying roof pitches and angles combine with the texture of a wood–shingled facade to create an exceptionally attractive cottage. The entire main level – the foyer, living and dining rooms, kitchen and master bedroom – all have ceilings that vault to a dramatic 12'. There are great views to the rear that can be enjoyed from all the living and bedroom spaces, and a large screened porch that projects from the rear of the house provides views in three directions. The lower level has two bedrooms (each with its own full bath), a large family room, a laundry/utility room, and a wine closet.