Terrace Views Tudor-Style Home
|Total Above-ground living area||3669|
|Lower level living area||1304|
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.
|57.167 W x 48 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 come off the covered entry, you enter a two–story foyer with a balcony above. To the right are a formal dining room and a hall that leads to a powder room, a mudroom, a laundry, and a three–car garage. From the mudroom there is a door to a side porch, which creates a secondary entrance to the home. From the foyer, a striking family room, with a two–story barrel ceiling and large picture windows, is straight ahead. Views to the outdoor open terrace line the rear wall, and provide abundant natural light. A fireplace flanked by built–ins is along one wall, and the other side features a curved breakfast bar that separates the family room from the open kitchen. From the kitchen there is an opening to a pantry closet and to the dining room. It's also open to a breakfast room, which has sliding glass doors to the terrace on one wall, and sliding doors to a screened porch along another wall. To the left of the family room is a master bedroom suite, which has a bay of windows to the rear. His/her walk–in closets separate the bedroom from the master bath. The master bath has a private toilet room in one corner, and a whirlpool tub and custom shower in the other two corners.
Upstairs a long balcony looks down to the family room and entry below. Two of the bedrooms have their own private full bath and walk–in closets. There is also a fourth bedroom with a walk–in closet, a full bath, and a game room on this floor.
The basement plan provides future expansion if needed. There is a huge game/recreation room, with a fireplace, built–ins, and wet bar. Glazed doors and windows look out to the lower terrace in the rear. There are also a wine cellar, an exercise studio, a full bath, a storage room, and a mechanical room on this level.
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 Terrace Views
Rear Elevation For Terrace Views
Side 1 Elevation For Terrace Views
Side 2 Elevation For Terrace Views
This home has a creative plan, and was designed for maximum views on a unique lot. The full basement walks out to a lower terrace in the rear, which has columns to support the large upper terrace on the main floor. The family room in the center of the house features a unique two–story barrel ceiling, and the far wall is filled with picture windows, topped by transom windows, topped by arched windows that follow the ceiling line. There's an open terrace off the family room, and a screened porch off of the sunny breakfast nook that connects to it.