Rocky Mountain High Luxury Home
|Total Above-ground living area||5283|
|Lower level living area||2356|
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.
|70.5 W x 58 D|
|Number of stalls||4|
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, DR, FOY, MB|
The original homeowners chose stucco and synthetic stone with cedar details for the exterior of this handsome home. The unpretentious front of the house gives little indication of the dramatic and exciting look of both the interior and the rear. Should you need one, the garage includes a bay deep and wide enough for a full–sized RV.
Upon entering the house from the covered entryway, the view straight ahead is to and through the beautiful great room. If you refer to the floor plan for the main level, you’ll see a dotted line running from the front of the covered entryway to the rear of the covered deck off the great room. This is the peak of a vaulted ceiling that rises to a dramatic 17’6″.
On your left as you enter the house there’s a formal dining room with a ceiling that steps up from 10′ at the walls to 11′ in the center, while on your right there’s a den with a 10′ ceiling that features crossing cedar beams. On the way to the great room you pass a hallway to the left that leads to a mudroom, a laundry room, and the garage. You also pass a powder room on your left and a dramatic curved stairway to the lower level.
The side walls in the great room are set at 12’6″, rising to 17’6″ at the center, and the rear wall is composed of floor to ceiling windows. Exposed (non-bearing) trusses cross the vaulted ceiling. The spacious kitchen is open to both the great room and a casual dining area, and a pass–through opening leads past a walk–in pantry and a butler’s pantry to either the formal dining room or the mudroom/laundry/garage. A fireplace set into synthetic stone that rises to the ceiling faces both the great room and the casual dining area.
The master bedroom suite is located on this main level, on the side opposite the kitchen. Like the formal dining room, both the entry alcove and the master bedroom have ceilings that step up from 10′ to 11′. The bedroom has its own small fireplace, and sliding glass doors that lead to the open and covered rear deck. The bath area features a large soaking tub beneath two windows in the corner, a large shower, two separated sinks, a private toilet, and a walk–in closet.
The curved stairway leads to a large recreation area on the lower level of the house. It includes a full bar and lounge/gaming area and a powder room beyond it. The original homeowners had their builder construct a “mine shaft” that leads to a small “casino” area and a large home theater. There are two additional bedrooms on this level with separate sink areas and a shared bath. Most of the spaces on this level have ceilings set at 9’9″, with exception to the theater, which has a ceiling that steps down from 8’9″ to 7’9″. Some of the accessory spaces, such as the wet bar area, walk–in closet, and the shared bath, have a ceiling height of 8’9″.
Front Elevation For Rocky Mountain High
Rear Elevation For Rocky Mountain High
Side 1 Elevation For Rocky Mountain High
Side 2 Elevation For Rocky Mountain High
This handsome one story home was designed for a sloped lot in Colorado with a view of the Rocky Mountains to the rear. The look of heavy timbers at the covered entrance is carried into the interior, where exposed wood trusses support the vaulted ceiling in the great room. The ceilings are vaulted in the foyer, dining room, and master bedroom as well. The master suite is on the main level (which includes both a den and a formal living room), while the walk out lower level provides space for a large recreation area with a full bar, two additional bedrooms, and a home theater.