Ranch Style Riverside Retreat
|Total Above-ground living area||3321|
|Lower level living area||2243|
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.
|88 W x 66 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, FAM, MB|
This home exudes both warmth and stability, thanks to the combination of stone veneer, wood shingles, wood timber posts, and wood corbel detailing on the exterior. The interior has an open layout with plenty of windows and deck space, and it features two fireplaces – one in the family room and one in the hearth room – to warm the home during colder seasons.
The three–car garage located next to the entry porch is angled, making the home feel more intimate as you walk up the entry steps. The exterior walls are jogged at multiple locations, which allow a variety of views to the outside, and results in an interesting exterior facade. Cedar posts with corbel details frame the covered porch, which has plenty of room for furniture to enjoy the outdoors. After entering the house, you find yourself in a sunny foyer (lit from the skylight above), that is open to a formal dining room on the left. As you walk toward the main living spaces at the rear of the house, you pass a master suite, a powder room, and an open stairwell on your right. The master bedroom has sliding glass doors to the rear deck, and a private study that you access through double doors. The large master bath has a private toilet room, two separate walk– in closets, a luxurious whirlpool tub under picture windows, a separate shower, and a door to the study for secondary access.
The family room is open to the kitchen, and has a vaulted ceiling, a stone– faced fireplace, and sliding glass doors to the large deck at the rear. The open kitchen has a center island that includes a stove and a raised counter for eating. It features a walk– in pantry, room for a dining area, a long desk along one wall, and a nook for a phone center. The kitchen is also open to the hearth room, which has a stone fireplace, and sliding glass doors to a covered deck at the rear. The breakfast area has sliding glass doors to a separate covered deck at the side, which has an outdoor grill. A door opening from the kitchen leads to a butler's prep area, with a prep sink and under counter refrigerator. From here, a small hall circles back to the entry foyer, and has doors to a bedroom suite with a private full bath, and a spacious laundry/mud room that accesses the three– car garage. The mudroom also has a door to the covered entry porch for direct access.
The lower level provides additional bedrooms and an open recreation room. After going downstairs, you find yourself in an open billiards room with a curved wet bar, and access to a wine cellar. The room is open to a large media room with a fireplace, and double doors that open into an exercise room. Sliding glass doors bring in natural daylight, and accesses the lower patio. Next to the media room are a full bath and Bedroom 3. On the other end of this level, there are Bedrooms 4 and 5, which share a full bath, and a door to a spacious unfinished storage room.
Front Elevation For Riverside Retreat
Rear Elevation For Riverside Retreat
Side 1 Elevation For Riverside Retreat
Side 2 Elevation For Riverside Retreat
All the stone veneer and wood detailing make this an extremely handsome one–story home. The original homeowners had a sloped lot, so they were able to have a walk–out lower level. The ceilings on the main level are set at a lofty 10', and the family, hearth room (both of which feature fireplaces!), and the master bedroom have vaulted ceilings. Interior spaces are set at angles to each other, creating a unique look and feel without sacrificing functionality. There are two bedrooms on the main level, and if you choose to build the lower level there's room for three more bedrooms along with a grand recreation area.