Shingled Two-Story Colonial
|Total Above-ground living area||3682|
|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.
|64.5 W x 52.667 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
This house can be easily modified to include a full in–law unit on the main floor. If this is of interest to you, please read the section near the end of this Description titled In–Law Unit.
After coming off of the covered porch, you enter a foyer space with an open formal dining room to the left, and a study to the right. After passing a stairwell on your right, two boxed columns frame the opening to the great room straight ahead. The great room has an exposed box beam ceiling, and a central fireplace flanked by built–ins on either side. A glazed door with full height windows next to it opens onto a covered veranda at the rear, for additional outdoor living space. The great room is open to the kitchen, which features a large center island. This island accommodates a double sink, allowing for more counter space at the walls. A sunlit breakfast nook with walls of windows on three sides is at the rear, and has a door to the covered veranda.
From the kitchen, an opening leads to a mudroom which provides access to a 3–car garage, a powder room, a pantry, a coat closet, a laundry room, and a side porch. To the right of the great room is the master bedroom suite. The master bedroom has a door that accesses the rear veranda, and windows that look out to the rear and to the side. The master bath has two vanity sinks, a private toilet room, a whirlpool tub, a separate shower, and accesses an open walk–in closet.
Upstairs there are three bedroom suites, each with its own full bathroom. The bath in Bedroom 3 has a secondary door for public use. Bedroom 3 also has an additional nook with windows for sitting or for a desk. A central game room is located right off of the balcony. It has a vaulted ceiling, and windows that look out to the rear of the house. There is also a bonus room, if you choose to build it, over the garage.
Convert the Master bedroom, bath, and closet area to an in–law unit (including the Study, if you need more space), and then turn the game room upstairs into a dramatic master bedroom, and suite 3 and its bath area into the master bath and closet.
Due to licensing agreements, this home may not be built within a 50–mile radius of downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, without permission of the designer.
Front Elevation For Shingled Two-Story
Rear Elevation For Shingled Two-Story
Side 1 Elevation For Shingled Two-Story
Side 2 Elevation For Shingled Two-Story
This wood shingled home, with its wood shutters and small paned windows, has a quaint exterior that can fit in almost any neighborhood. It has a covered porch in front and a covered veranda in the rear for enjoying the outdoors, and the upstairs boasts a game room and a bonus room if desired.