Small City Bungalow
|Total Above-ground living area||1365|
|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.
|34.667 W x 50 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
After coming off of the covered front porch, you enter the living room, which has a cathedral ceiling and soffits at two walls with built–in lighting. The living room is open to the dining room, which has a raised eating counter that divides it from the kitchen. As you go down the hall, you pass the kitchen on the left, which has an opening to a mudroom that accesses the optional carport. A door from the mudroom opens to a utility/laundry room. Next to the kitchen is a full bath, and across the hall are two bedrooms. A niche in the hallway provides space for a hutch or another piece of furniture. At the end of the hall is a door to the master suite. The master bedroom has a full bath, a cathedral ceiling, and soffits along all four walls with built–in lighting. A door from the master bedroom walks out to a covered deck at the rear.
Because of this home's small footprint, the architect was able to draw these plans on 11" x 17" sheets, instead of the more typical 18" x 24", or 24" x 36" sheets. This is quite helpful to the builder, as small sheets are much easier to handle.
Other Versions Available
There is another version of this plan – City Bungalow 2 – that is available on this website. For easy access to this other version, click on the Architects button on the left side of any page in our website, and scroll down until you see James Polk's name and photo. Red links to each of his plans appear below his bio.
Front Elevation For City Bungalow
Rear Elevation For City Bungalow
Side 1 Elevation For City Bungalow
Side 2 Elevation For City Bungalow
This one–story home features simple Craftsman details at the front, including tapered columns (in the plans, but not on the house in the photo), wood brackets, and exposed rafter tails. Just 1,365 square feet, it still has room for three bedrooms. The master bedroom has a cathedral ceiling, as does the living room.