Ranch Style With Great Room Views
|Total Above-ground living area
|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.
|92.5 W x 52 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 simple lines of the front of this house are reminiscent of the Ranch style. The details and finishes combine to create a very handsome exterior, and this look and feel extends through the interior as well. If you choose to build the basement level, it includes three additional bedrooms, a recreation room, and a home theater.
After coming off the gracious front porch – where there is plenty of room for outdoor furniture – you come into a foyer space with double doors to a library on your right, open views to a stairwell straight ahead, and a formal dining room framed with wood columns on your left. Beyond the stairway is a spacious great room with a vaulted ceiling that has exposed box beams, giving the room some drama along with a sense of warmth. The room protrudes into the covered deck at the rear of the house, and its walls of glass windows extend to the vaulted ceiling, which – along with a glazed door – bring in an abundance natural light and outdoor views. A two–sided fireplace warms the room during cooler weather, as well as the breakfast area that is located on the other side.
From the great room, a pair of doors open into the master suite, which has sliding glass doors to the outdoor deck for private access. The room has a few different ceiling heights, with one portion that would make an ideal plant shelf. A two–sided fireplace is located between the room and the master bath, bringing warmth to both rooms. The master bath features a corner tub surrounded by windows, a separate shower, a private toilet room, two vanity sinks, and access to a large walk–in closet.
A large opening connects the great room to the kitchen, which features a large center island and plenty of counter space. A light–filled breakfast area has sliding glass doors to the covered deck at the rear. A centrally located powder room is located next to the kitchen, as is a desk nook that can be closed off with sliding doors. From the kitchen, a hallway leads past a walk–in pantry to a mudroom that accesses a laundry room, a three–car garage, and a bedroom suite. The bedroom has its own private full bath, and a door that opens onto a private outdoor deck.
If you build the basement level, there is a recreation room with a fireplace, a small wet bar, and a nook for a desk. A hallway at the right leads to two bedrooms, a full bath, a sauna, and a large storage room. The hallway at the left leads to a home theater room, a bedroom suite that has its own private full bath and walk–in closet, and abundant room for storage.
Front Elevation For Great Room Views
Rear Elevation For Great Room Views
Side 1 Elevation For Great Room Views
Side 2 Elevation For Great Room Views
This house looks great from the front, with its multiple gables and handsome Craftsman style wood detailing, but both the focus and view are directed to the rear. It's a one–story house with a master suite and a second bedroom on the main level, but if your lot slopes to the rear there's a lower level with three additional bedrooms, a rec room, and a home theater space. There's a covered porch at the front, and a covered deck at the rear that's 12'–deep, wraps all the way around the great room, and is directly accessible from both the master bedroom on one end and the breakfast nook off the kitchen on the other. The great room has a vaulted ceiling crossed by exposed wood trusses, and the ceiling in the dining room is set at a lofty 12'.
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Plan ID #JR-018
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