Urban Eclectic Three Bedroom Home
|Total Above-ground living area||2546|
|Lower level living area||912|
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 44 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 covered front porch is framed by a stone arched opening, and leads to an entry foyer with a central staircase. To the right are a pair of doors to a study and to a small vestibule with a coat closet that leads to a powder room. Straight ahead is an open living space, with sliding glass doors that lead to an outdoor deck. The living room has a fireplace hearth, flanked by built–ins on either side, and is open to the dining area and the kitchen. The kitchen has a curved center island with an extended counter for eating, and has doors to a screened porch, which also opens onto the rear deck. A door from the living space leads to a mudroom, which connects to a two–car garage with a shop area.
After coming upstairs, the master suite is to the left. The master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling, a walk–in closet, and a bathroom with a toilet room, and both a shower and a tub. There are also two more bedrooms on this floor that share a full bath, a laundry room, and a bonus room.
The basement level has a large family room that walks out to the rear patio, and a nook for an exercise room. There is also a mechanical room, a study, a full bath, and a wine cellar/storage room.
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Steep roofs, punctuated by abundant dormers with windows, characterize this light–filled home. It was originally designed for a sloped lot, so the front appears to be two floors, but at the rear it's three levels if you build the basement level. Kitchen, dining and living room occupy one large open space with a fireplace at one end. There's a screened porch off the kitchen for outdoor dining, and a door in the porch opens to a sunny deck. There's also a sunny study off of the foyer that would work equally well as a home office. The master suite is on the upper level, along with two more bedrooms and an optional bonus space above the garage.