Prairie Style Craftsman Home
|Total Above-ground living area||5185|
|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.
|75.833 W x 84 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, STU, MB, LOF|
With its stepped roofs, wood shingles, and banded together decorative glass windows, this home is reminiscent of the Prairie style, which originated in the Midwest. While there were many architects that contributed to the development of the Prairie School, the works of Frank Lloyd Wright remain the best–known examples. This home features plenty of space to relax and entertain, with a lounge area, a game room and a media room on the upper floor. This house can be easily modified to include a full in–law unit on the main floor. If this is of interest to you, please read the section near the end of this Description titled In–Law Unit.
You approach this home through a central courtyard, walking under a trellis, to the covered entry porch. Once inside the foyer, square columns with dropped soffits above them visually separate the open living space. To the left there is a formal dining room, and straight ahead is an open great room with exposed beams in the coffered ceiling. A stately fireplace is located on the right side, and a pair of doors leads to a covered terrace. A wall of windows at the rear look out to the backyard, and bring plenty of sunlight into the space. A row of columns separates the great room from the open kitchen. A breakfast nook is located in one corner, and looks out to the backyard through the wall of windows and the glazed door that accesses the back yard. A center work island has a double sink, which frees up counter space for working, and an extended bar for eating. A door opening accesses a small hallway that leads to a pantry, a one–car garage, a laundry room, and a guest suite. The suite features a sitting area with bay windows, a vaulted ceiling, and a full bathroom.
From the entry foyer, a gallery on the left leads to a stairwell, a powder room, a mudroom, and a two–car garage. To the right of the foyer is the master bedroom suite. The master bedroom has a tray ceiling, and a door to the covered terrace at the rear of the house. The luxurious master bath has a private toilet room, a whirlpool tub, a separate shower, two separate vanity sink areas, and doors to the 'his' and 'her' walk–in closets. A barrel ceiling in the center of the bathroom is located above the whirlpool tub.
The upper floor has plenty of space for relaxing and entertaining. After coming up the stairs, you find yourself on an oversized balcony that leads to a playroom, a bedroom with a full bath, and a media room. As you continue down the hall, you find yourself in a dramatic lounge space, which has a ceiling that reaches over 19' in height. A door from the lounge space opens onto an outdoor balcony that looks down to the entry courtyard. On the other side of the lounge space, a pair of doors opens into an open game room with ceilings that slope up to a 14'–9" flat ceiling. Abundant windows look out to the rear, and flood the room with sunlight. Further down the hall, there are two more bedroom suites, each with its own walk–in closet and private full bath.
Convert the master bedroom and bath area to an in–law unit, and then turn the game room and bedroom 4 on the upper level into a dramatic and spacious Master Suite.
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 Prairie Craftsman
Rear Elevation For Prairie Craftsman
Side 1 Elevation For Prairie Craftsman
Side 2 Elevation For Prairie Craftsman
The multiple horizontal lines created by the rooflines, windows, and other exterior elements give this house a Prairie–style look and feel. A trellis at the front brings you to an enclosed courtyard space. On the main level, there's a very spacious master suite on one side of the house, as well as a guest suite that could of course be put to other uses. There are three more bedroom suites on the upper level, along with a 400sf game room and a separate play room.