Southern Exposure With Wrap Around Porch
|Total Above-ground living area||2599|
|Lower level living area||1602|
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.
|71.667 W x 57 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 southern style home features a wrap–around porch at the front and a covered porch at the rear, which create a quaint exterior aesthetic, as well as additional living spaces. Abundant windows finish off the exterior, and bring in plenty of natural sunlight to the interior rooms.
After coming off the covered porch, you enter a foyer space with a central staircase and a coat closet. To the left is an office/den, which may be used as a guest room, and to the right is the formal dining room. Straight ahead is the great room, with a fireplace and a breakfast nook. Windows look out to the covered porch at the rear, and a door from the great room leads to the porch space. The great room is open to the kitchen, which has an extended counter for eating, and French doors to the dining room. From the kitchen, a small hall leads to a coat closet, a laundry room with a utility sink, a powder room, and a two–car garage with a shop/storage area. From the great room, a door leads to the master bedroom suite, which has a 10' tray ceiling, and doors that lead to both the front and rear porches. The master bath has a private toilet room, a Jacuzzi tub, a separate shower, and a walk–in closet.
On the upper floor, the stair landing opens into a vaulted room with a nook for reading, and a larger open recreation room. A door from this room leads to an unfinished bonus room, which has access to a storage space under the sloped roof. Three more bedrooms with a shared full bath are located on this floor.
Other Versions Available
There is another version of this plan – Southern Exposure 2 – that is available on this website. For easy access to this other version, click on the architect's name (in bold blue letters, on the left side of this page). Red links to each of his plans appear below his bio, in alphabetical order.
These plans include 3 foundation options – for a slab, a crawlspace, and a basement.
Front Elevation For Southern Exposure
Rear Elevation For Southern Exposure
Side 1 Elevation For Southern Exposure
Side 2 Elevation For Southern Exposure
This handsome farmhouse would fit well in nearly any region or neighborhood. The master suite is located on the main level, and upstairs there are three additional bedrooms, along with a large rec room. An 8'–deep covered porch spans the entire front of the house before wrapping around one side, and there's another at the rear off the great room. The garage has space for two vehicles and a good sized shop, and there's space above it for a bonus room and attic storage.