Small 3 Bedroom Carolina House
|Total Above-ground living area||1721|
|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.
|25.667 W x 51.667 D|
|Number of stalls|
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
A trellis covered entry porch opens to a vaulted two–story foyer. Stairs to the upper level and a coat closet for guests are straight ahead, while just to the right are the primary living spaces of the home. The dramatic living room vaults to a peak in the center of the room, and a centrally located fireplace flanked by built–ins faces both it and the dining area beyond. Four large windows along the side wall provide views to and beyond the patio while allowing in lots of natural light, and two doors in the dining area lead to the same patio and a screened porch next to it. The kitchen also has a door to the screened porch for easy outdoor dining, and both a door and a pass–thru window are located between it and the dining room.
Just beyond the stairs there's a sewing room that doubles as a laundry room, and just beyond it is a powder room. A door in this very short hallway opens to a guest bedroom with its own full bath, and a sliding door to the patio. A mechanical room next to the bathroom is accessed from outside the house.
The stairs have a window at the landing and two skylights above, and they bring you to an upstairs hall that looks down to the living room. The hall leads to the master suite. The bedroom has sliding glass doors that access a private balcony, and a large walk–in closet with access to attic storage. The master bath has two skylights, and both a soaking tub and a separate shower. There is another bedroom on this level at the other end of the house, and it has its own full bath. However, as you'll see from the photos, the architect used this bedroom space as an office with a low wall looking down to the living room.
Front Elevation For Carolina House
Rear Elevation For Carolina House
Side 1 Elevation For Carolina House
Side 2 Elevation For Carolina House
The architect designed this house for herself, to sit on a small piece of property in a quaint neighborhood. Its spacious interior feel was created by a design that includes a variety of ceiling heights, rooms that are open to each other, and light from two sides in every room. This beautiful and functional home owes its character to design ideas rather than to expensive materials or details.