Home Plan Detail

Traditional Manor

By: John Barrja
Barrja Design


Square Footage

Total living area: 4048'
Basement: 0'
Main Level:2563'
Upper Level:1485'
Footprint: 85' 0" W x 42' 0" D


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4.0
Master suite location: Main Floor


Levels: 2
Parking: Garage
Number of car stalls: 3
Foundation: Crawlspace
Lot type(s):
Modifiable to:


  • Study/Nursery
  • Optional Bonus Rm.
  • Vaulted Ceiling
  • Fireplace
  • Upper Media Rm.
  • Rear Terrace


The covered porch has three arched openings between "doric" columns, and has three pairs of French doors that open into the entrance hall. Straight ahead is an arched opening to the great room, which has glass doors, and windows that reach the two–story high ceiling, bringing in views to the open terrace, along with an abundance of natural light. To the right is a fireplace, flanked by built–ins, and to the left the great room is open to the kitchen and breakfast area. A large square island with a prep sink is located in the center of the kitchen, and a door from the breakfast area walks out to the rear terrace. Next to the kitchen are a central stairwell and a formal dining room. The kitchen leads to a mudroom, which has doors to a walk–in pantry, a laundry room, a side porch, and a three–car garage. To the right of the great room there is a small hall that leads to a study/nursery, which accesses a full bath by a secondary door, a coat closet, and the master bedroom suite. The master bedroom has a door that walks out to the rear terrace, a huge walk–in closet with 'his' and 'her' sides, and a spacious master bath. The master bath features a private toilet room, a whirlpool tub, and a separate shower.

As you go up the stairs, you pass an optional bonus room with a wet bar, which is located over the garage. On the upper floor, a pair of doors opens into a media room, and a long overlook balcony with three window seats looks down to the great room. Next to the stairwell is a bedroom with a private full bath, and in the other wing of the upper floor, there are two more bedrooms, both of which have a walk–in closet and a dressing area with a sink, and which share a bath. An alternative plan, which is included, provides a full bathroom for each of the bedrooms, as opposed to a shared bath.

Other optional floor layouts include a nanny's suite with a kitchenette, walk–in closet, and full bath, located over the garage. Instead of a two–story ceiling in the great room, there is an option of having a game room with a fireplace built over the great room. On the main level, you may also enclose the outdoor terrace, to create a screened porch.

Please Note
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.

Floor Plans