Quaint Escape Mountain Cabin
|Total Above-ground living area||1488|
|Lower level living area||848|
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.
|30.167 W x 40 D|
|Number of stalls|
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
The covered front porch is spacious for sitting and relaxing, and has space for wood storage for the interior wood stove. You enter a mudroom, which has room for cubbies and a bench, and has a secondary door to the house, which helps to seal the home from cold air. Upon entering the interior door, there are an office/guest room and a powder room to the right. This can also be converted to the master bedroom by adding a shower to the powder room, if you prefer a master bedroom on the ground floor. As you continue down the hall to the living spaces, you pass a central stairwell. The main living area has an open floor plan, with a kitchen and dining area to the right, and a living room to the left. A wood–burning stove sits in the corner of the living room, and a door from the dining area leads to a wraparound deck for outdoor eating.
On the upper floor, the two bedrooms sit under sloped ceilings with dormers that pop up the sloped portions to 8′ high, and bring in sunlight and views. The two bedrooms share a full bath that is also located on the upper floor.
If you choose to build a basement, the lower level has a layout for a mechanical room with storage, a future bedroom, family room, laundry room and bath. With doors from the family room to the backyard, the lower level has potential to be an in–law unit as well.
Front Elevation For Quaint Escape
Rear Elevation For Quaint Escape
Side 1 Elevation For Quaint Escape
Side 2 Elevation For Quaint Escape
This two–(or three–) bedroom home blends a variety of vernacular styles, allowing it to fit into a variety of neighborhoods and settings. It has a quaint and fairly low front, which immediately widens and grows taller. Although it was originally designed for a sloping lot with a walkout basement, it can be adapted to a flat lot as well. There's a sunny office that could be used as a study or guest room at the front of the house just off the entryway. Living, dining and kitchen are all open to each other, and a door off the dining room opens to a wrap around deck.