Home Plan Detail

Contemporary Victorian

By: Leigh Overland
Leigh Overland Architect, LLC



Specifications

Square Footage

Total living area: 3115'
Basement: 0'
Main Level:1900'
Upper Level:1215'
Footprint: 31' 6" W x 78' 2" D

Rooms

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.5
Master suite location: Main Floor

Attributes

Levels: 2
Parking: Garage
Number of car stalls: 1
Foundation:
Modifiable to:
Crawlspace, Pier, Slab
Lot type(s):
Modifiable to:
Sloping
Climate(s):
Modifiable to:
All others

Features

  • Wraparound Porch
  • Game Area
  • 2-Sided Fireplace
  • Dance Studio
  • Open Plan
  • Detached Garage
  • Mud Room
  • Large Foyer

Description

This fantastic house was designed and built for a very deserving family in Connecticut for ABC's Emmy Award–winning program, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Designed by Danbury architect Leigh Overland, http://www.ldoverland.com, and built by New Canaan construction company Gulick Associates, this house is a seamless combination of traditional design and contemporary living. We are proud and honored to be selected to market the plans for this special home.

As you approach the house from the street, a welcoming covered porch wraps around the entire front of the house, and along one side. The lovely Victorian–style element projecting from the front of the house adds to its unique charm and appearance, and also creates exciting spaces inside on both levels of the house.

Upon entering the house, you find yourself in a spacious foyer with a closet and a powder room. As you enter the family room, the open floor plan allows you to view the entire living space on the main floor. The large family room includes an octagon shaped area that can be used for game–playing or other family activities. An abundance of windows here and throughout the rest of the house provide views in all directions, and lots of natural light during the day.

Nestled between the family room and the kitchen is a table with banquet seating for casual dining. Directly across from it, framed by an attractive arch, is an elegant formal dining room. The thoroughly modern kitchen features an island in the middle with a separate prep sink. The entire living area is visible from the kitchen, so everyone can stay involved in family activities. Behind the kitchen is a mudroom/laundry room that accesses a deck at the rear of the house, facing the detached garage.

The rest of this floor is taken up by the master suite. The bedroom has 45 degree "cut" corners and a matching vaulted tray ceiling, providing a unique look and feel to the room. It features a large walk–in closet, and a master bath with two sinks, a two–sided fireplace that is open to the Master bedroom, and both a tub and a large shower.

A centrally–located stair foyer opens to the contemplation patio and the stairway leads to the upper level and its three bedrooms. Bedroom 1 has its own bathroom, while bedrooms 2 and 3 share a large bath with an octagon–shaped bathing area, two sinks, and both a tub and a private shower. Bedroom 3 is accessed through a room that the current occupants are using as a dance studio space. A door at the top of the stairs leads to an attic storage area.

Floor Plans