Southern Colonial Three Story Home
|Total Above-ground living area||4465|
|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.
|58.167 W x 41.667 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
As you probably know by now, three story house plans are quite rare. From the covered entry porch of this unique home, you enter a formal foyer with arched openings leading to the surrounding rooms. To the right is a formal dining room, with a door that provides easy access to the kitchen. To the left, pocket doors open to a study with a coffered ceiling, and large bay windows with window seats on the far side. And straight ahead, as you walk toward the main living areas at the rear of the house, you pass the stairway, a small hall that divides the dining room from the kitchen, a powder room, and an optional elevator. The spacious great room also features a coffered ceiling, along with a central hearth flanked by windows that faces the open kitchen area as well. Windows and a pair of French doors line the entire rear wall, allowing an abundance of natural light in from and views out to the rear porch, which also runs the full width of the house.
The great room, kitchen and breakfast area are completely open to each other. The kitchen is quite large, and it includes a center work island with a conveniently located prep sink. A door in the corner of the kitchen opens to a screened porch with its own grill, counters and sink for easy outdoor dining, and another door leads to a large area that includes a walk–in pantry, space for an office desk, a laundry room, an extra refrigerator or freezer, and a full bath. A hallway off the laundry area leads to a 3–car garage, but it can be easily eliminated if you prefer a detached garage. The ceilings throughout the main level are 11' high.
On the second level you'll find three roomy bedrooms and the master suite. The master bedroom features a large fireplace, and a 10'–deep covered deck that spans the entire width of the house. The master bath has a tub and a separate shower, two vanity sinks, a private toilet room, and a large walk–in closet. Bedrooms 2 and 4 share a full bath, while Bedroom 3 has its own private full bath. A closet off of the hall accommodates another washer and dryer for added convenience.
The third level loft has dormers along the front and rear, which adds additional height to the sloped ceilings, and allows windows for light and ventilation. There is room for a bedroom, a full bath, and an open area for a potential office or recreation room.
Due to the site conditions of the original house, there is a hallway with steps down to the three–car garage. The garage has a second level with a bedroom, a full bath, a kitchenette, and a living space. Three dormers along one side allow additional head height in the sloped ceilings.
Front Elevation For Southern Colonial
Rear Elevation For Southern Colonial
Side 1 Elevation For Southern Colonial
Side 2 Elevation For Southern Colonial
This handsome southern home is reminiscent of the traditional Colonial style, with its classic formal entry porch, multi–paned windows throughout, brick exterior (although this is of course one of many options), and dormers at the front and rear to provide additional space on the third level. The home has a semi–attached three–car garage with an in–law unit above, which can easily be built as a detached garage if this works better on your site.