Southern Hospitality One Story House 2
|Total Above-ground living area||2836|
|Lower level living area||2836|
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.
|69.667 W x 60.833 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
|LR, DR, FOY, MBR|
This one story house has an exterior that distinguishes itself with its unique gables, multiple rooflines, and detailing around its multi–paned windows. The plans call for brick and stucco cladding, but you can of course use any finish or material you like. It's equally unique inside as well, featuring different ceiling heights in nearly every room.
As you step into the vaulted foyer space you're facing a spacious great room with a fireplace at the far end that is flanked by large windows. The perimeter of the room has a 9' ceiling height that rises in the middle to a lofty 12'. A formal dining room is located next to the foyer, as is a study that would work well as an office or a guest bedroom. Like the foyer, the ceiling in the dining room is set at a dramatic 14 feet, and built–in niches in the corners (along with columns and exposed decorative beams) give the room an octagonal shape.
The kitchen has easy access to both the great room and the dining room. It features a long center island with sinks on top and raised counters on two sides for casual eating and serving, plenty of counter and cabinet space, and a pantry closet. A sunny breakfast room next to it has doors that open to either a covered patio or the back yard. A hallway between the kitchen and the dining room passes shelving and a coat closet before leading to stairs to an optional unfinished basement, a powder room, a laundry, and a two–car garage.
Another hallway off the foyer provides access to two bedrooms that share a full bath, and the master suite. The master bedroom is quite large, and it features an octagonal trayed ceiling, views to the rear and side, and direct access to the back yard. There are two walk–in closets in the suite – one off the bedroom and another inside the bath area – and the bath has two sinks, both a Jacuzzi tub and a shower, and a private toilet.
These plans come with 3 foundation options – for an unfinished basement, a crawlspace, or a slab. If you choose to build on a slab or crawlspace, an optional floor plan is provided with the stairwell removed. The powder room is removed, and the laundry room accesses the garage with a large shop/storage area, which reduces the total square footage of the home to 2,615 SF.
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This is a slightly larger version of Southern Hospitality, with an enlarged laundry room, an added powder room, and a stairwell to the basement. It provides spacious living and working areas, and high ceilings in the great room and dining room.