Red Mountain Lodge
|Total Above-ground living area||2545|
|Lower level living area||1480|
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.
|56 W x 36 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
|LR, BR2, BR3, LOF|
Red Mountain Lodge is a cozy three–bedroom house, with wood shingles and siding on the exterior. Exposed cedar rafters accent the roof overhangs, and a large picture window in the living area brings in sunshine and views to the open floor plan interior.
As you come off the covered front entry porch, you enter the foyer, which is open to the great room. The vaulted ceiling of the great room allows large picture windows over the glazed doors, which create outdoor views that span the two–story space. The glazed doors from the great room lead to an outdoor deck. The deck has open exposed roof rafters above it, with the roofing removed, which allows more sunlight into the interior space. The great room has a fireplace on one side, and is open to the dining area and kitchen. From the kitchen you can see into the office space located next to it, which is separated from the kitchen by the counter and upper cabinets. A hallway from the kitchen leads to a laundry room, a half bath, a mudroom and a garage. To the right of the entry are a stairwell and a master bedroom. The master bedroom has a walk–in closet and a full bath with both a shower and a tub, and has a separate toilet room.
On the upper floor the hallway balcony is enlarged to create a loft space with a 14′ vaulted ceiling that looks down to the great room below, and out to the rear through the upper windows in the great room. A full bath is located next to the stairwell, and two bedrooms are located on either side of the loft. Both bedrooms feature ceilings that vault to 13′, views to the side and front, and walk–in closets that provide access to attic storage spaces.
Front Elevation For Red Mountain Lodge
Rear Elevation For Red Mountain Lodge
Side 1 Elevation For Red Mountain Lodge
Side 2 Elevation For Red Mountain Lodge
This straight forward house was designed for a family with a rear view to a mountain, but it could of course work well on any lot with a view to the rear. The kitchen, dining area, and great room are all open to each other, and all can enjoy a large fireplace in the great room. The ceiling in this room is set at a dramatic 20', and the rear wall is comprised of glass doors and windows that rise almost to the ceiling! The master suite is on the main level, while upstairs there are two more bedrooms connected by a loft that looks down into the great room, and out to the rear view through the upper windows.