Wrap Around Rear Porch
|Total Above-ground living area||1959|
|Lower level living area||1220|
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.
|50 W x 35.5 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
From the foyer off the large front stoop, the great room is on your left, the master bedroom is on your right, and the kitchen is straight ahead past the central stairway. The great room is quite large, and it features a fireplace at one end next to a bay window with a window seat. A door between this room and the dining room, and another between the dining room and the kitchen, lead to a large wrap–around covered porch. The kitchen is separated from the dining room by a breakfast bar, and it includes a pantry. Next to it are a half bath and a desk/computer nook. The laundry room sits behind the kitchen, and it's spacious enough to include a freezer, a place for coats and boots, and a back foyer leading to a back porch and the detached garage.
The master bedroom also has a fireplace, and a large walk–in closet. Views to the front match those in the great room, letting in lots of natural light during the day. The master bath has two separate sinks, and room for both a whirlpool tub and a large shower.
There are two good–sized bedrooms upstairs that share a full bath, and have access to both an insulated storage area and an uninsulated attic above the dining room.
The basement foundation was designed for 6 inches of stone on the exterior. The stone is designed to be flush with the wood framed walls above. The basement has a game room large enough for a pool table, and a fireplace of its own, as well as a bath, a sewing nook, and lots of storage.
The back porch links the house to the parking area, whether it is a detached or attached garage.
Front Elevation For Wrap Around Rear Porch
Rear Elevation For Wrap Around Rear Porch
Side 1 Elevation For Wrap Around Rear Porch
Side 2 Elevation For Wrap Around Rear Porch
This sunny house has terrific views to the front, and wrap around porches that face the side and rear. Upstairs, in addition to two bedrooms, there are two huge attic spaces for storage (one insulated and one not). The master bedroom has a fireplace in the corner, and a very deep walk–in closet. It can be a passive solar house if it faces south.