Southern Home With Gables Galore
|Total Above-ground living area||4160|
|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.
|77 W x 53.583 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
The foyer beyond the arched covered entry is open to a formal dining room to the left, the family room straight ahead, and a stairway and coat closet to the right. The living spaces are open to each other, but are delineated by the large framed openings that divide each space. The family room has a central fireplace hearth, flanked by built–ins on either side, and views to the open terrace at the rear. The gourmet kitchen includes a center island with a sink (which frees up lots of counter space) and has direct access to both the sunny casual dining nook at the rear, and the front formal dining room. A mudroom hall from the casual dining space leads to a walk–in pantry, a home office space, a powder room, a laundry room, and a three–car garage.
The right wing of the house is devoted to the master suite. The master bedroom has windows to the rear and side yard, and a French door to the rear terrace. The master bath features two walk–in closets, a private toilet room, two vanity sinks that are separated by a whirlpool tub, and a large shower.
The upstairs landing opens up to a loft space with room for a built–in shelf/desk. Directly off the loft space there is an open game room with two closets. To the right of the game room is Bedroom 2, which has its own full bath and a walk–in closet. Across the hall from the game room is Bedroom 3, which also has a private full bath that is shared with the media room located on the other side of it, and a walk–in closet. Across from the media room is Bedroom 4, which once again has its own private full bath, a very large walk–in closet, and a dormer space that looks out to the rear.
Due to licensing agreements, this home may not be built within a 50–mile radius of downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, without permission of the designer.
Front Elevation For Gables Galore
Rear Elevation For Gables Galore
Side 1 Elevation For Gables Galore
Side 2 Elevation For Gables Galore
Multiple roof gables located at varying heights give this home an attractive and unique exterior, and give a hint to the more intimate spaces that are located inside. Wood cedar shingles along with brick and stone veneer combine to highlight the unusual rooflines, and the exterior walls are punctuated with abundant windows with small paned glass. The master suite is located on the main level, while upstairs there are three more bedrooms (each with its own full bath), a large game room, and even a media room.