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Emerald Island

Plan ID Number: EK-943

Designed by: Ed Kriskywicz
Construction Design


Square Footage

Total living area: 2,960
Total with basement: 3,936
Main Level:1,646
Upper Level:1,314
View Room:320
Footprint: More Information 38' 0" W x 66' 8" D


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Master suite: Upper Floor


Levels: 2
Parking: Garage
Number of car stalls: 1
House Height: More Information 37' 0"
Ceiling Heights: More Information
Basement 8' 9"
Main level 9' 4"
Upper level 8' 0"
Vaulted Ceilings in the: More Information


  • View Room
  • Double Fireplace
  • Open Plan
  • Pilot House
  • Curved Stairs
  • Exposed Beams
  • Luxurious
  • Attic Storage


As its name and design would suggest, Emerald Island was originally designed for an island setting and a water view. One whole end of the home is a curved pilot house design with windows on three sides.

Clever design of the front entry, and placement of the garage below the home, allow Emerald Island to be sited with either its wide or narrow side towards the street. This narrow lot ability can be very helpful in many water front situations. Entry into the home itself is through a tiled mudroom and entry hall. Like many of our plans, the hall opens into the very large open floor plan of the kitchen, dining and living room of the home, all with 9 foot high ceilings. A large stone fireplace visually grounds the room, and exposed wooden beams give it a rustic charm. There is a half round porch off the living room with a flagstone floor, and a double-sided fireplace shared with the living room.

An elegant curved stairway leads to the upper level of the home. All of the bedrooms are on this level. One end has two bedrooms, each with a place for an optional woodstove. They share a full bath, and are conveniently located near the upper level laundry and walk–in linen closet. The rest of this level is dedicated to the master suite. The master bedroom itself is in the curved pilot house, and is surrounded by beautiful view windows on three sides. It too has a stone fireplace. A large walk–through closet separates the bedroom from the spacious master bath and its whirlpool tub.

Above the master bedroom and about the same size and shape is a spectacular tower observation room. It has large windows with transoms above, and the conical ceiling is vaulted to over 13 feet. Operable windows in this room allow for the venting of excess heat in the summer, which reduces demand on cooling appliances, and helps with indoor air quality on all levels of the home. This entire level is insulated, and is designed to be closed off in cold winter months. Most of the rest of the attic level is left as storage space.

The basement level is left as a large open workshop, with very wide doors between it and the garage. The area at the base of the curved pilot house is left as unfinished storage space.

Floor Plans

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