Three Bedroom Urban Cottage
|Total Above-ground living area||2737|
|Lower level living area||1048|
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.
|36 W x 40 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
The entry foyer has a coat closet and a stairwell to the upper floor, with door openings that peek into the kitchen straight ahead and the living room to the left. The living room is open to the dining room, creating a flexible living space, and has a fireplace on one wall. Windows are located on the front and side walls, filling the room with abundant natural light. A smaller opening from the dining room leads to a family room that has sliding glass doors that walk out to the rear entry stoop. Another wider opening in the dining room leads to a large kitchen that has a center work island and a breakfast counter. From the kitchen, a door opening leads to a rear mud hall that has room for a bench and a coat closet, and accesses a powder room and the two–car garage.
Although the garage door opening faces the rear, it would be easy to move the opening to the side, if this works better on your site.
The upstairs landing has a balcony to look down at part of the foyer below, and a door to a balcony porch that faces the front. The master bedroom has a flat ceiling height of 10′ in the center that slopes down to approximately 7′ at the sides. It features a walk–in closet and a master bath with a whirlpool tub, two lavatory sinks, and a private toilet room with a separate shower. Along with the master suite on the upper floor, there are two additional bedrooms, a laundry room with a utility sink and linen closet, and a full bath with plenty of storage space.
The basement level has an open family room/recreation room, a large sized office, a fourth bedroom, a full bath, and a utility/storage room.
Front Elevation For Urban Cottage
Rear Elevation For Urban Cottage
Side 1 Elevation For Urban Cottage
Side 2 Elevation For Urban Cottage
This charming house has a unique blend of different styles, and its narrow width makes it ideal for smaller lots. The front entry is framed with square boxed columns, and directly above the entry there is a balcony porch that is framed with tapered Doric style columns. This home offers generous–sized living spaces, and an optional basement with an open family room, an office, and a fourth bedroom.