Pier’s Port 6 Bedroom Home
|Total Above-ground living area||4981|
|Lower level living area||3050|
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.
|65 W x 65.667 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
Pier's Port is a spacious six-bedroom home, with an attached in-law unit, den, an upper loft, and a sewing room. The various roof heights, roof brackets, and dormers create a level of intimacy, so that the house doesn't feel as large as it really is.
A front covered deck greets you at the entry, before entering into the foyer. In the foyer, there are a coat closet and a door to the mudroom/laundry room, which is connected to the garage. From the foyer, the open dining and living areas are straight ahead. The kitchen is located next to the dining area, and has a breakfast nook, a walk-in pantry, and a center island. A 43" high counter at the sink area divides the kitchen from the dining area, allowing you to see into the open living space as you wash the dishes. The living room opens up with a vaulted ceiling above, and has a gas fireplace that sits in one corner. On one side of the room is a stairwell, a half bath, a pair of doors to a den, and a door to the master bedroom. The master bedroom features a walk–in closet, and a spacious full bathroom.
On the other side of the living area is an attached in–law unit, which may be used for a live–in nanny. It has a small kitchen, a dining area, a living room with a fireplace, a laundry room, a full bath and a bedroom with a walk–in closet. There is also a stairwell to both the upper and lower floors, and a door to the exterior for an alternative entrance.
After coming up the central stairwell, there is an open loft in the center of the house. The ceiling is vaulted here and is punctured by skylights, which bring in sunlight to the central loft space and to the living room and breakfast nook below. Next to the stairwell are a bedroom with its own private full bath, two more bedrooms and another full bathroom. On the other side of the loft is the sixth bedroom, which has a second door leading to a hallway to the secondary stairwell. There is also a sewing room, a storage closet, and a sixth bathroom located here.
The basement level has a central family room that is open to a spacious game area, and has glass doors that lead to the backyard. A full bath and a computer room are located off the central space. There are also plenty of unfinished spaces, which may be used as mechanical rooms, workshop spaces, and storage.
Front Elevation For Pier's Port
Rear Elevation For Pier's Port
Side 1 Elevation For Pier's Port
Side 2 Elevation For Pier's Port
In addition to its five bedrooms – the master suite is on the main and four more bedrooms are on the upper level – this unique home also has a full in–law apartment on the main level. This space has its own bedroom and bath, living and dining rooms, and a kitchen. There's even a fireplace in the living room, and the occupants have their own entryway. The main house also has a fireplace in the living room that can be enjoyed by folks in the dining room and kitchen as well. Also located on the second floor are a large loft space and a craft/sewing room.