Sleeping Bear Cape 4 Bedroom Home
|Total Above-ground living area||2860|
|Lower level living area||1600|
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.
|46 W x 40 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
This 2–story 4–bedroom home has a classic A–frame roof, with five dormers both front and rear to increase living space on the upper floor as well as to provide extra natural light and views. Its beauty comes from its clean lines and geometry.
The front porch is covered by the bedroom above it, which is supported by two wood posts set on stone pillars. After entering the house, there is a stairwell to the right leading to the upper floor, and a coat closet to the left. Straight ahead is the living room, which is open to the dining area and the kitchen. A fireplace in the living room faces all three open spaces, and abundant windows along the rear wall bring in sunlight and views. A door between the living and dining areas leads to a covered rear porch. Next to the kitchen, and also accessible from the entryway, are a pantry, a laundry room, a half bath, and a stairwell to the unfinished basement and mechanical room. A mudroom next to the laundry leads to the side yard and a two–car garage.
The master bedroom is located on the other side of the house for privacy. The bedroom has lots of windows for light and views, and a huge walk–in closet next to a full bath.
On the upper floor there are three more bedrooms, a full bath, and a large office/guest room. Two of the bedrooms and the office have dormers that create small nooks for extra space, and bring in sunlight, and bedroom 4 has a ceiling that vaults from 8' to nearly 13'.
Front Elevation For Sleeping Bear Cape
Rear Elevation For Sleeping Bear Cape
Side 1 Elevation For Sleeping Bear Cape
Side 2 Elevation For Sleeping Bear Cape
The first things you notice about this house are its steep rooflines and the many dormers projecting from them. The large dormer in the front provides space for bedroom 4, and the other four dormers extend the living space in bedrooms 2 and 3 along with a large office that could also be used as a guest room, a play room, or a fifth bedroom. The living, dining and kitchen spaces are all open to each other, and all enjoy the fireplace at the end of the living room. There's a covered porch at the rear of the house, off the living and dining rooms, for casual dining on warmer days or just relaxing while enjoying the view.