Prairie Style Family Cottage
|Total Above-ground living area||1935|
|Lower level living area||663|
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.
|35 W x 48 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
This traditional bungalow has a compact footprint, making it versatile for a variety of sites. It has fairly simple detailing, but the window sizes, the roof design, and the wood siding are reminiscent of the Prairie style.
The wide covered entry porch invites you into the home, and brings you into a foyer with a coat closet and a central stairwell. The foyer continues to a small vestibule, with a closet and a powder room to the right, and a mudroom to the left. The mudroom has another coat closet and leads to a two–car garage, and to the kitchen. From the vestibule, an open living room is located straight ahead. A fireplace anchors one end of the room, and an open dining room is at the other end. An extended counter for eating separates the dining room from the kitchen, and sliding glass doors from the dining room open to a rear deck.
Upstairs, a laundry room is conveniently located right off of the stairwell, along with a full bath, two bedrooms, and a master bedroom suite. The master bedroom has a large walk–in closet, a master bath with both a shower and a tub, and an additional coat closet.
If you choose to build the basement, the plan includes a family room, a full bath, a bedroom, and a storage/utility room.
Front Elevation For Family Prairie Cottage
Rear Elevation For Family Prairie Cottage
Side 1 Elevation For Family Prairie Cottage
Side 2 Elevation For Family Prairie Cottage
This straightforward cottage has horizontal lines that are reminiscent of the Prairie style. Just 35'–wide, it would fit easily on a narrow lot. Kitchen, dining and living room are all open to each other, and all enjoy a view to the rear. The living room has a fireplace that can be viewed from the dining room, where sliding glass doors open to a rear deck. The master suite and two additional bedrooms are located on the upper level.