Timeless Classic French Country Home
|Total Above-ground living area||3858|
|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.
|59 W x 75.333 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
|LR, FOY, BR3|
After going through the decorative wrought iron gate, you enter an enclosed courtyard with a fountain, before coming to the covered front porch. The foyer space is two stories high, with views to the balcony above. A pair of columns frames the view to the gallery space and great room straight ahead. The gallery space is enclosed with a barrel ceiling above, and is open to the kitchen on the right side and a morning room on the left. Another pair of columns frames the view to the great room beyond. A center fireplace is flanked by built–ins on either side, and windows look out to the open terrace. To the right of the foyer is a vestibule that leads to a powder room, a pantry, and a dining/sun room. A door from the dining room leads to a covered terrace, which would be perfect for outdoor dining. From the vestibule, a rear hall leads to a mud room space, a three–car garage, and a laundry room. On the other side of the foyer is the master room suite. The master bath is an owner’s dream, with a private toilet room, a separate shower, and a vaulted domed ceiling above a whirlpool tub. A pair of doors from the bath leads to a huge walk–in closet, which is a room in itself.
After coming upstairs, a bedroom and a shared full bath are to the left and a large game room is straight ahead. As you walk around the balcony, you have views to the foyer space below from all four sides. A third and fourth bedroom share a full bath, and one of the bedrooms features a 15′ vaulted ceiling. A window seat is located over the front porch, giving you views to the front courtyard. For those that may want additional space on the upper floor, there is a hallway that leads to a room that is built over the three–car garage.
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 Timeless Classic
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Side 1 Elevation For Timeless Classic
Side 2 Elevation For Timeless Classic
This classic French country–style home has many unique features inside. In the center there's a gallery with a barrel ceiling set between a spacious kitchen and a sunny morning room with a hipped ceiling that rises to just over 11'. Beyond the gallery there's a great room with a tall vaulted ceiling, a large fireplace, and great views to either side. There's a courtyard at the front, a covered terrace off the dining room, and an open terrace off the great room.