Rustic Rocky Mountain Home
|Total Above-ground living area||1803|
|Lower level living area||743|
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.
|34 W x 22 D|
|Number of stalls||1|
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
After entering the house off of the wraparound deck, you enter an open living room with a mudroom directly to the left. The mudroom provides room for a bench and a coat closet, and is conveniently located next to the garage. The single garage has extra space for a shop or storage. The living room is open to the kitchen and dining room, and a center island with an eating area separates the different spaces. A pair of doors leads to the wraparound deck, which brings you back to the entry. Beyond the kitchen are a pantry, a powder room, and a stairwell.
As you go up the U–shape stairwell, you can look down the center opening to the lower levels. The upstairs is well lit with the many skylights, including the bathrooms. At the far end of the hall is the master bedroom suite, with a walk–in closet and a bath, which has a steam shower and a double sink. A second bedroom is located off of the stairwell, along with a full bath. The Master Bedroom and Bedroom 2 have a 10′ high flat ceiling that follows the slope of the roof at the end walls. A large third bedroom sits over the entire garage, providing plenty of space and storage.
The private lower level is perfect for guests, or for kids to use as a TV/play area, with a grassy lawn and patio just outside the door. It has an open family room, an office/exercise area, a mechanical/utility room with laundry, and a bedroom with a full bath.
Front Elevation For Rocky Mountain
Rear Elevation For Rocky Mountain
Side 1 Elevation For Rocky Mountain
Side 2 Elevation For Rocky Mountain
This cedar shingled home was originally built with views to the mountains. The second floor has abundant skylights for maximum light and views, while providing privacy from neighbors. It has a unique eave design, which adds character as well as extra weather protection. The main level is one open space for living, dining and cooking, while upstairs there's a master suite, another bedroom with a full bath, and a large space over the garage that can be another bedroom or fill another function.